Randy Ottinger


Randy Ottinger


Randy Ottinger brings more than 25 years of business and leadership experience to Kotter International. Randy spent more than 20 years as a high tech executive for companies like: IBM, McCaw Cellular (Claircom), and Captaris. He also served as Senior Vice President for Bank of America.  In addition, Randy is an established author as well as a legacy leadership expert. Before joining Kotter International, Randy founded LMR Advisors, which provides business and leadership advisory services to legacy business leader. He is also a co-founder of the Philanthropic Advisor Network, a national network of advisors supporting clients in the areas of philanthropy and legacy.

Randy is the author of Beyond Success: Building a Personal, Financial and Philanthropic Legacy, a thorough guide that assists individuals with the achievement of a meaningful and lasting financial, philanthropic, and generational family legacy (McGraw Hill in 2008). He has written and published numerous papers and articles on leadership, strategy acceleration, family wealth, and social enterprise. His articles have appeared in The Financial Times, Worth Magazine, Stanford Center for Social Innovation, Forbes, and The Journal of Practical Estate Planning.

Randy has a B.A. from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a member of Cornell University’s Advisory Council, Young Presidents Organization, and Advisors in Philanthropy, and has served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards.

Randy resides in Mercer Island, WA with his wife and three children.


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