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Kelley Bradder, Veteran Higher Education & Technology Executive, Joins Ocelot as VP of Data Integrations and Security

Kelley Bradder Brings Deep Information Technology Expertise to Ocelot as the Company Continues to Expand its Data Integrations Offerings for its Cloud-Based SaaS Suite of AI Products

BOULDER, CO – Ocelot, higher education’s leading AI Student Engagement Platform and provider of artificially intelligent conversational chatbots for colleges and universities, announced today that Kelley Bradder, a veteran information technology executive, has joined the company as Vice President of Data Integrations & Security.

Bradder will lead the management of Ocelot’s data integration strategy as well as a team of integration program and implementation managers. Additionally, Bradder will be responsible for the execution of Ocelot’s information security program. Under Bradder, the integration and implementation team will provide clients with critical integrations that align with their technology goals, ensure that data remains secure, and deliver a strong customer experience.

Bradder was most recently Vice President, CIO Services and Security at Higher Digital Inc., whose enterprise platform helps higher education executives assess and measure their technology strategies. Prior to Higher Digital Inc. Bradder served 20 years as Vice President of Information Technology Services and CIO at Simpson College.

“We’re thrilled to have Kelley on board and lean on her experience on both sides as a CIO and technology executive,” said Talin Andonians, Ocelot CEO. “Our investments in innovative integrations are our commitment to solving our customer needs, both from a technology perspective as well as client experience.”

Bradder said: “The company’s consistent, relentless trajectory is a testament to great technology that is solving real challenges for institutions while engaging and serving students, and includes an amazing team that makes it all happen. I can’t wait to start working with customers (old and new) to help them realize the full potential of Ocelot as a critical component of their tech stack.”

 About Ocelot

Ocelot is higher education’s #1 AI Student Engagement Platform serving over 7 million students at 450+ institutions. The Ocelot platform combines text campaigns for student outreach, AI + live chat for student support, and an unrivaled knowledge base of content – including thousands of video explainers and text Q&A – that answered 4.2 million questions in 2020 alone. By using Ocelot, colleges and universities can reach every student, answer every question, and ensure students and families can be guided through all aspects of the student lifecycle and address enrollment, persistence, and access challenges. Visit to learn more.

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