Veteran EdTech Leader Seth Gurss Joins Otus

Former Frontline Executive Enlisted to Expand National Sales for K-12 All-in-One Platform Solution

Otus is a Chicago-based education technology provider for K-12 school communities. Today they announced the appointment of Seth Gurss as Chief Sales Officer.

Gurss most recently served as Regional Vice President for Frontline Education.  He joined as the company’s fourth employee in 2000. Gurss also served as a sales executive for SearchSoft, which was acquired by PowerSchool. He earned his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University.

“We are very excited for Seth to join the Otus team,” said Otus Chief Operating Officer Keith Westman. “Seth was a key part of the unprecedented growth of Frontline Education from a small startup to an edtech unicorn. His ability to see the market not only for what it is but where it will go is perfectly aligned with our mission to rethink K-12 edtech and how schools use it to foster student growth.”

“I joined Otus because I knew that the problems they are solving for K-12 schools are both significant in nature and in desperate need of attention,” said Gurss. “ Students, teachers, administrators, and families are using disconnected technology tools. The team at Otus are veteran K-12 educators, have had previous successes in edtech. Further, each member is committed to offering school communities a truly innovative platform for teaching and learning.”

Otus is an all in one platform solution. Moreover, it is free for students, teachers, and families. Otus was named “Best Learning Analytics Solution” by EdTech Digest this year. In addition, the company recently announced its new student profile feature. The feature highlights student performance across a variety of metrics and timeframes. It allows students to build their own portfolios that represent their learning and growth.

About @OtusK12

To conclude, Otus is a Chicago-based education technology company.  It has developed an innovative school operating system for K-12 classrooms, schools, and districts. We provide an all-in-one technology platform for the entire school community.  Otus allows users to easily view student engagement, performance, and progress. The company is 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.  We feature 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”.  The company was a finalist for “Best Emerging Edtech Solution,”.  Lastly, the company has been recognized by District Administration magazine in its “Top 100 Products” ranking.  For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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