John Abbatico

Chief Product Officer

John is Liaison’s Chief Product Officer overseeing the full lifecycle of all edtech solutions, from conception and planning to development and go-to-market strategies. He has long distinguished himself as an innovator in the system applications and data management arena, focusing on customer-specific platforms. John, a cofounder and former chief technical officer at Othot, leveraged his extensive experience in developing SaaS platforms to build Othot’s unique advanced analytics platform.

Previously, he was the cofounder and CTO of Hiperos, a comprehensive SaaS solution in the 3rd-party management space, which was ultimately acquired by Coupa Software. He also led product solutions at Venafi in the early stages of the company. He has broad experience working in cutting-edge software companies, serving in critical technology leadership, sales engineering, and consulting roles for Oracle, SAP, and Ariba. John is a graduate of Penn State University, earning bachelor of science degrees in both Physics and Nuclear Engineering.

Over the last three decades, Liaison has helped over 40,000 programs on more than 1,200 campuses more effectively manage admissions through its Centralized Application Service (CAS™) technology and complementary application processing and support services. The higher education technology leader supports its partner institutions’ total enrollment goals by pairing CAS with its Enrollment Marketing (EM) platform as well as the recently acquired TargetX (CRM) and advanced analytics software Othot.