OTAVA in Ann Arbor Names Austin Cook CFO and Stefan Richardson as VP of Operations

OTAVA, an Ann Arbor-based provider of secure and compliant multi-cloud solutions, appointed Austin Cook as CFO and Stefan Richardson as vice president of operations.
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OTAVA, an Ann Arbor-based provider of secure and compliant multi-cloud solutions, appointed Austin Cook as CFO and Stefan Richardson as vice president of operations.

“Austin and Stefan have been invaluable members of the OTAVA team for many years, and we are thrilled to celebrate their well-deserved recognition,” says TJ Houske, CEO of OTAVA. “As we continue to focus on creating a culture of empowerment, we recognize Austin and Stefan for their initiative, drive, and supportive mindset. We look forward to their continued leadership in their new expanded roles.”

Austin Cook
Stefan Richardson

Cook joined OTAVA in 2019 and has held multiple finance roles, including most recently, vice president of finance and controller. As CFO, Cook will oversee the company’s financial operations including financial strategy and reporting.

In the past year, he has been responsible for the company’s legal requirements and most recently assumed leadership over corporate compliance.

“OTAVA is a special organization filled with dedicated and talented people, and I appreciate this recognition,” says Cook. “Every day I am energized by working with our incredibly committed team that is delivering technology innovation with hands-on human support. I look forward to continuing the great work being done in the months and years ahead.”

Richardson joined OTAVA in 2016 and has held several roles at the company, including most recently, chief of staff. As vice president of operations, Richardson oversees the company’s operations initiatives to improve organizational efficiencies and align with the delivery of customer experience.

“OTAVA has grown tremendously in my time here,” says Richardson. “I am very fortunate to have had so many opportunities to support all areas of the company over the years and am excited to put all that knowledge into action for the operations side of the business. It is great to be part of this committed team, bringing people and technology together to deliver tailored, secure, and compliant multi-cloud solutions.”