Our Story

 

In 2014, three Pittsburgh-based entrepreneurs—Andy Hannah, John Abbatico, and Jeremy Garvey—recognized an opportunity to combine their unique backgrounds and successful entrepreneurial experiences to provide insightful analysis to higher education leadership.

Hannah, Abbatico, and Garvey knew that data-based decision making would improve enrollment, retention, and advancement results so they set out to build the best data analytics platform they could. They named the company Othot, which stands for “original thought,” to reflect their creative approach to solving problems in new ways.

The result was the AI-driven Othot platform which makes it possible for colleges and universities to understand and engage with each student and alumnus/a individually – and change outcomes in real time. The platform’s prescriptive analytics illuminate the full student lifecycle from recruitment and financial aid optimization to student retention and persistence and finally to alumni engagement.

Awards & Recognitions

 

2021 Tech and Learning Higher Ed Winner
 EdTech - 2021 Cool Tool Finalist
Evocate Awards 2021 finalist

We are Othot

Andy Hannah

Andy Hannah

Cofounder & President

John Abbatico

John Abbatico

COFOUNDER & CTO

Jeremy Garvey

Jeremy Garvey

Cofounder & Operations Architect

Mark Voortman

Mark Voortman, Ph.D.

DATA SCIENCE ARCHITECT

Kelley Lynch

Kelley M. Lynch

CFO & Vice President,
Operations

Greg Curry

Greg Curry

Vice President, Sales

Robert DiMaggio

Robert DiMaggio

Vice President, Product

Zach Varga

Zach Varga

Vice President, Partner Success & Business Partnerships

Patty Beeson

Patty Beeson

Director, Research

Chris Lucier

Chris Lucier

Director, Partner Relations

Advisory Team

Jack Phillips

ANALYTICS ADVISOR

Leo Hannah

FINANCE DIRECTOR