February 11, 2020 (PITTSBURGH, PA)—Othot, Inc., the leader in artificial intelligence and prescriptive analytics for higher education, announced that Fred Weiss has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective February 10, 2020. Andy Hannah, the founding CEO, will continue to be an evangelist for the Othot Platform and how the use of AI and prescriptive analytics optimizes the relationship between institutions and their prospective, current, and former students. In his roles as Co-Founder, Board Member, and Chief Partnership Officer, he will also lead the Company’s efforts to develop industry partnerships.
“Fred is the ideal person to build on Othot's impressive success and lead our company into the future,” said Hannah. "His strong understanding of the higher education market, and his proven ability to drive results, will help Othot bring exceptional value to colleges and universities across the country. Our entire senior leadership team and I are excited to work with Fred to drive Othot’s next phase of growth and market leadership.”
Weiss was most recently the Chief Research and Data Officer of CASE (the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education). Prior to joining CASE, he was the president and CEO of iModules, an EdTech company focused on alumni engagement. Weiss also spent 20 years at Ellucian (and its predecessor companies) where he held various executive roles in product strategy and field operations.
“I am truly honored to lead our extraordinary company as Othot’s second Chief Executive Officer, and I look forward to working closely with Andy and our exceptional senior leadership team," said Weiss. "Year-on-year growth was over 90% in 2019, and we will build on that momentum by bringing custom solutions and results to our customers. Higher education is facing multiple challenges, including recruitment, retention, alumni support, and budget pressure. I believe Othot has the most talented people in the industry focused on AI and prescriptive analytics, and our solutions are vital to colleges, universities, and their students."
Co-Founder and CTO, John Abbatico, said, “Fred has the leadership track record and breadth of industry and business experience we believe are critical to forge major partner relationships, fuel innovation, and transform strategic enrollment management in higher education. Speaking on behalf of the founding team and the board, we are excited to have Fred join Othot as Chief Executive Officer.”
Othot is the leader in artificial intelligence and prescriptive analytics solutions for higher education institutions across the United States. Othot focuses on each school’s specific enrollment, retention, student success, and alumni engagement goals. Othot’s cloud-based software provides continuous intelligence in real time and empowers schools to engage each prospective, current, and former student with the right tactic at the right time. Othot is higher intelligence for higher education.