Chicago Tech Leader Ed Earley Joins Otus

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Former SpotHero, Scientific Games Exec Enlisted as K-12 EdTech Platform Scales

Joining Otus offered a profound opportunity to continue to build an industry-leading platform that fosters student growth and shapes the next generation of learners.

Otus, a Chicago-based educational technology provider for K-12 school communities, today announced the appointment of Ed Earley as Chief Software Architect.

Earley most recently served as Head of Engineering and Chief Architect at SpotHero, where he focused on a large-scale transformation of the company’s engineering organization, architecture and internal processes. He previously served as CTO at Scientific Games, where he oversaw all aspects of multiple casino gaming business lines in U.S. and European markets. Earley holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s from the University of Chicago.

As part of Otus’ leadership team, Earley will focus on building up the platform’s architectural and technology vision and scaling the engineering team’s processes and organization.          

“Ed has a proven track record of building high-performance teams and innovative platforms,” said Otus Chief Operating Officer Keith Westman. “His leadership and vision will help take Otus to the next level in our mission to transform K-12 edtech and help educators, students and parents be more productive, connected and informed. This is an incredibly exciting next chapter for Otus.”

“Joining Otus offered a profound opportunity to help build an industry-leading platform that fosters student growth and shapes the next generation of learners,” said Earley. “I knew I wanted to be part of that transformation, bringing my decades of experience in delivering cutting-edge architecture and building dynamic teams to keep this company at the forefront of edtech.”

Otus, which is free for students, teachers, and families, was recently named by Built In Chicago as one of the 100 best places to work in Chicago. It has also been recognized as the “Best Learning Analytics Solution” by EdTech Digest. The company recently unveiled several added features, including its new student profile, which highlights student performance across a variety of metrics and timeframes, and its interactive historical analytics, which will be available in 2019 to enhance educators understanding of student performance and improvement over time. All of these tools are designed to support the successful implementation of initiatives such as standards-based grading, differentiated instruction, and data-informed decision making.

About @OtusK12
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 was named one of Chicago’s 100 best places to work by Built In Chicago in 2019. The company received EdTech Digest’s 2018 award for “Best Learning Analytics Solution,” and it has been listed in District Administration magazine’s “Top 100 Products” ranking. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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