Home Care Heroes Blog

What I've Learned from Ankota CFO/COO Marc Ottinger

As Ankota has grown, many of our customers, prospects and blog readers have come to know the story of our origin.  Our CEO, Will Hicklen, was inspired by the tragic loss of his wife Sandy to cancer.  This drove him to want to improve the delivery of home care.  Will brings his experience with supply chain management and Software-as-a-Service to home care.  You've also come to know the inspiration of Hunter Young, MD and Ken Accardi to our product vision, or perhaps you've enjoyed Ken's "Home Care Software Geek" posts.

Our other co-founder, COO/CFO Marc Ottinger, might not get as much visibility outside of the company, but I've learned some Marc Ottingergreat lessons from Marc, which are both worthy of admiration and worth sharing.  Marc brings his level-headed demeanor into every discussion we have.  He relies on simple principles like the reasonable man theory (modernized at the "reasonable person" in this Wikipedia Entry).  He also has prevents us from pontificating about what someone else may or may not agree to, by giving counsel like "We're entitled to ask.  They're entitled to say yes or no.  Let's ask them."

What especially impresses me about Marc is the way the people he knows are always willing to meet him, help him, counsel him and often do business with him.  When Marc asks for a meeting, nobody feels like they're threatened or exposing themselves to a sales pitch.  Marc wants to share what we've learned and to learn from others. 

So make sure that as you get to know us better, that you get to know Marc.  You'll be glad that you did.

Ankota provides software to improve the delivery of care outside the hospital.  Today Ankota services home health, private duty care, DME Delivery, RT, Physical Therapy and Home Infusion organizations, and is interested in helping to efficiently manage other forms of care.  To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact Ankota.


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