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.
Cofounder & President
COFOUNDER & CTO
Cofounder & Operations Architect
DATA SCIENCE ARCHITECT
Vice President, Product
Vice President, Partner Success & Business Partnerships
Director, Partner Relations