New hires bring over 50 combined years of education and edtech experience to the company
CHICAGO — Otus, a Chicago-based education technology provider for K-12 school communities, today announced the appointments of three new salespeople: Tim Jarotkiewicz, Brad Hytrek, and Ben Allston. The three new additions grow the Otus sales team by nearly 50%, and combined bring with them more than a half-century of edtech experience. All three will report to Chief Sales Officer Seth Gurss, who joined Otus over the summer.
Tim Jarotkiewicz has spent 15 years working in K-12 schools and served as both a high school teacher and an assistant principal at Notre Dame High School in Niles, Illinois. He was an early employee at TeachScape, a widely-used teacher evaluation platform that was acquired by Frontline Education, and has been a top performer at Frontline since the acquisition. He’ll be covering the Midwest and Upper Northwest regions of the country.
Ben Allston was another top performing sales representative at Frontline Education and has over 10 years of experience working with school systems throughout the United States. Ben was an early employee of Frontline, and has a great deal of experience in growing new territories and products from scratch. He will be working in the Southeast region.
Brad Hytrek joins Otus from education, and has over two decades of experience selling technology solutions to school systems. Brad was an early employee of Illuminate and is also an alumnus of Apple, where he sold PowerSchool for five years, including the time period after Apple sold PowerSchool to Pearson. He will cover the Eastern Midwest and Northeast regions for Otus.
“Tim, Brad, and Ben have all proven themselves as exceptional salespeople, and more importantly, they have clear expertise and a passion for education,” said Gurss. “Otus is a national platform now, supporting communities and learners in nearly 30 states, and these three will ensure we’re offering the best possible solution to schools and the best possible outcomes for kids in every part of the country.”
Otus combines learning & classroom management, data management, and assessment management all in one tool, which entirely free for students, teachers, and families. The company also recently announced its new student profile feature, which highlights student performance across a variety of metrics and timeframes and allows students to build their own portfolios that represent their learning and growth.
Otus is a Chicago-based education technology company that has developed an innovative school operating system for K-12 classrooms, schools, and districts. Otus provides an all-in-one technology platform for the entire school community and allows users to easily view student engagement, performance, and progress. Designed and built by teachers and school administrators, Otus empowers teachers in the classroom, informs school leaders, keeps students engaged and organized, and helps parents stay better connected. Otus features three primary components: a Classroom and Learning Management System, an Assessment Platform, and a Data Management system. Otus received EdTech Digest’s 2018 award for “Best Learning Analytics Solution” and was a finalist for “Best Emerging Edtech Solution,” and the company has been recognized by District Administration magazine in its “Top 100 Products” ranking. For more information, visit www.otus.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.