AI-Driven Technology

Making a Better Life More Accessible

Our Mission

Who we are

Ocelots are wild cats. They are pathfinders and readily adapt to their environment. We see ocelots in who we are and what we do: empower administrators and advisors to reach every student and answer every question.

Ocelot (previously FATV) has taken several forms both in name and in the technology we create. From creating financial aid publications, to producing easy-to-digest videos, to our AI student engagement platform, Ocelot has not just kept up with the times, but strived to move higher education forward.

Deep Experience

Striving for higher education

Many of us were previously higher education professionals. Some of us are AI technologists. And bakers, coaches, homebrewers, parents, dog parents, football fanatics (both American and European), travelers, guitar players, and a whole lot more too.

Our Values

What we value

We’re an adventurous group. We play A-UNiT.

Attitude

We are glass half full and can do.

Understanding

We seek to understand, are curious, and listen.

Nail it

We take ownership when no-one is looking.

Team

We work to look after each other.

Our team

Executive Leadership

Damon Vangelis

Damon Vangelis

Founder

Talin Andonians

Talin Andonians

CEO

Kevin O'Shea

Kevin O'Shea

CTO

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Kevin Rich

CFO

Keith Monteverde

Keith Monteverde

SVP Sales

Max Shure

Max Shure

SVP School Partnerships

Steve Johnston

Steve Johnston

SVP Marketing & Sales Operations

Jen Phillips Karosich Headshot

Jen Phillips Karosich

SVP Client Success/Services

The Breakdown

20

Years

~500

Higher Ed Clients

47

States

12M+

Questions Answered Last 12 Months
SUCCESS STORIES

The power of the Ocelot community

Hear how your peers are realizing the benefits of the Ocelot’s AI Student Engagement and Communications Platform.

Students are getting what they need – they are less stressed. Staff are able to focus. Answers are consistent and right. This product is a revenue generator – it drives enrollment and retention.”

Mike Bennett

AVP | St. Petersburg College

One of the best tools we have utilized to answer student questions efficiently and effectively. I love our chatbot.”

Kris Coles

Director of Admissions | Utah Valley University

A much-needed platform for students who urgently need answers.”

Jennifer Achan

Director of Financial Aid | Bakersfield College

In this enrollment environment you can’t afford not to do this.”

Brian Jones

Director of Admissions | Minnesota State University, Mankato

When I see a product that is designed specifically for end-users to easily stand up, the value of a partnership with that organization becomes obvious.”

Rob Stirton

CIO | County College of Morris

The AI gives us the ability to answer the same questions for the millionth time, in a very consistent and scalable way. This provides students the foundational knowledge they need to ask those next level questions.”

Dr. Malinda Daniel

Executive Director of Learning Innovations | South Piedmont Community College

A game changer for providing access to our students and community.”

Elizabeth Hilton

Director | Riverside City College

Our chatbot assists our institution with removing barriers and meeting students’ needs.”

Kristin Milligan

Director of Financial Aid | College of the Desert

Your product is a lifesaver. I am truly grateful for the partnership.”

Kamia “Mia” Mwango

Director of Financial Aid | Santa Fe College

As a large university having this additional tool available 24/7 is great for students, families and staff!”

Erica Corini

Senior Assistant Director of Communications and Outreach | Office of Scholarships & Student Aid, UNC Chapel Hill

Students are getting what they need – they are less stressed. Staff are able to focus. Answers are consistent and right. This product is a revenue generator – it drives enrollment and retention.”

Mike Bennett

AVP | St. Petersburg College

One of the best tools we have utilized to answer student questions efficiently and effectively. I love our chatbot.”

Kris Coles

Director of Admissions | Utah Valley University

A much-needed platform for students who urgently need answers.”

Jennifer Achan

Director of Financial Aid | Bakersfield College

In this enrollment environment you can’t afford not to do this.”

Brian Jones

Director of Admissions | Minnesota State University, Mankato

When I see a product that is designed specifically for end-users to easily stand up, the value of a partnership with that organization becomes obvious.”

Rob Stirton

CIO | County College of Morris

The AI gives us the ability to answer the same questions for the millionth time, in a very consistent and scalable way. This provides students the foundational knowledge they need to ask those next level questions.”

Dr. Malinda Daniel

Executive Director of Learning Innovations | South Piedmont Community College

A game changer for providing access to our students and community.”

Elizabeth Hilton

Director | Riverside City College

Our chatbot assists our institution with removing barriers and meeting students’ needs.”

Kristin Milligan

Director of Financial Aid | College of the Desert

Your product is a lifesaver. I am truly grateful for the partnership.”

Kamia “Mia” Mwango

Director of Financial Aid | Santa Fe College

As a large university having this additional tool available 24/7 is great for students, families and staff!”

Erica Corini

Senior Assistant Director of Communications and Outreach | Office of Scholarships & Student Aid, UNC Chapel Hill

Students are getting what they need – they are less stressed. Staff are able to focus. Answers are consistent and right. This product is a revenue generator – it drives enrollment and retention.”

Mike Bennett

AVP | St. Petersburg College

One of the best tools we have utilized to answer student questions efficiently and effectively. I love our chatbot.”

Kris Coles

Director of Admissions | Utah Valley University

A much-needed platform for students who urgently need answers.”

Jennifer Achan

Director of Financial Aid | Bakersfield College

In this enrollment environment you can’t afford not to do this.”

Brian Jones

Director of Admissions | Minnesota State University, Mankato

When I see a product that is designed specifically for end-users to easily stand up, the value of a partnership with that organization becomes obvious.”

Rob Stirton

CIO | County College of Morris

The AI gives us the ability to answer the same questions for the millionth time, in a very consistent and scalable way. This provides students the foundational knowledge they need to ask those next level questions.”

Dr. Malinda Daniel

Executive Director of Learning Innovations | South Piedmont Community College

A game changer for providing access to our students and community.”

Elizabeth Hilton

Director | Riverside City College

Our chatbot assists our institution with removing barriers and meeting students’ needs.”

Kristin Milligan

Director of Financial Aid | College of the Desert

Your product is a lifesaver. I am truly grateful for the partnership.”

Kamia “Mia” Mwango

Director of Financial Aid | Santa Fe College

As a large university having this additional tool available 24/7 is great for students, families and staff!”

Erica Corini

Senior Assistant Director of Communications and Outreach | Office of Scholarships & Student Aid, UNC Chapel Hill

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