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Otus provides technology that empowers educators to make meaningful decisions by acting on student growth data.

About Us

Launched in 2013, Otus is an educational technology company dedicated to empowering educators to harness and act on educational data to improve learner outcomes.

Today, Otus is utilized by over 240 K-12 districts and schools and has delivered improved results for more than 1 million learners and their families.

Otus was created and built for teachers, by teachers. This unique characteristic is the foundation and driving force for all future development and every implementation of the platform.

Our Story

A group of teachers sat around a table at Elm Place Middle School in Chicago trying to work out why their student wasn’t succeeding, triangulating student data that lived in just as many platforms and gradebooks as there were people in the room.

One of those teachers was Chris Hull – and he knew there had to be a better way.

“Everyone at Otus is so willing to support and answer questions. Otus makes you feel like you’re it. You’re the focus.”

Dani Ladwig

Executive Director of Learning

Blair, NE

Meet Our Team

We are a team of people passionate about improving the lives of teachers and students. Just as we believe students should be seen for who they are, so should our employees. Scroll to meet the stellar Otus team!

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  • Deepak Karandikar

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Elizabeth Thomas

    Jr. Business Operations Analyst

  • Vanessa Carroll

    Account Executive

  • Lexi Kozicki

    Digital Marketing Manager

  • Heather Adams

    VP of People & Operations

  • Jessica Haberny

    Product Designer

  • Monika Norcross-Cerminara

    Motion Designer/Animator

  • Jessica Seiler

    Client Experience Partner

  • Keith Westman

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Nikki Veen

    Senior Engineer

  • Ryan Bladorn

    Account Executive

  • Joseph Fortman

    Senior Software Engineer

  • Jacqueline Takyi-Yeboah


  • Kristin Town

    Client Success Specialist

  • Stephanie Baeza

    UX Researcher/Designer

  • Kevin Johnson

    Engineering Manager

  • Monica Burke

    Senior Client Support Specialist

  • Kelley Britton

    Manager of Client Experience

  • Olivia Reinauer

    Client Support Specialist

  • Anna Gulstine

    Engineering Manager

  • Sam Drilias

    Full Stack Engineer

  • Zach Fodor, Ed.D.

    Lead Client Experience Partner

  • David Specht

    Senior Marketing Copywriter

  • Jim Hudson

    Regional Sales Manager

  • Josiah Denny

    Senior Infrastructure Engineer

  • Kevin Gallman

    VP of Sales

  • Paul Kaskovich

    Account Executive

  • Ethan Kelly

    Senior Client Support Specialist

  • Zach Schneider

    Product Manager

  • Taylor Yoon

    Regional Sales Manager

  • Phil Collins

    SVP of Client Success

  • Kris Hyland

    Client Data Specialist

  • Hillary Kleppel

    Client Experience Partner

  • Corey Maxey

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Ty Mondragon

    Full Stack Application Engineer

  • Gabe Fennema

    Data Marketing Engineer

  • Michelle George

    Client Experience Partner

  • Stephanie Galvan

    Integration Specialist

  • Samantha Mason

    Director of Client Success

  • Douglas Van Beynen

    Data Lead

  • Christopher Hull

    Chief Product Officer

  • Surbhi Agrawal

    Senior Backend Engineer

  • Laura Cristelli

    People Operations Coordinator

  • Polly Thomas

    Regional Sales Manager

  • Kendell Hunter

    User Community Coordinator

  • Brooke Fodor

    Lead Client Support Specialist

  • Matt Frank

    Client Data Specialist

  • Dave Smith

    Integration Specialist


We are always on the look out for talented people to join our team.

Interested in joining us? Check out our current postings!