Del Johnson
Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining OTR in 2015, Del was CFO of the S&P CIQ and S&P Indices segment of McGraw-Hill Financial which is a global provider of research, data, analytics and indices to the financial services industry. Prior to joining McGraw-Hill Del spent eight years in public accounting with Deloitte and Touche.
Del holds a BS in Accounting and a concentration in Management Information Systems from Bucknell University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Thomas Hickey
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Tom Hickey serves in the combined role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer with many years of operational and legal experience. Most recently he was Chief Operating Officer for RMJM Group an international architectural company with firms in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the U.S. Tom was the Co-Founder and CEO of a Stamford Connecticut based Investment manager specializing in foreign exchange. Prior to that, he was a trial lawyer for 19 years and Managing Partner for several firms. Tom served as a Board member and past President of  the City of Stamford Board of Education. Tom holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Catholic University Columbus School of Law, Washington D.C and a B. A. in Political Science from Fordham University.


Jon Gates
Executive Director

Jon Gates has been with OTR since its inception in 1995 and is one of the founding partners. He was OTR’s Director Of Global Research from 2002 to 2013, until choosing to get back into field research, covering Energy & Materials. Prior to his DOR role, Jon developed OTR's industrial research team and initiated the firm’s international expansion, covering capital equipment, manufacturing, logistics and crop genetics, among other industries. He later directed the OTR enterprise technology group during the Internet boom. Prior to that, Jon was a senior reporter at RCM Capital Management covering industrials and agriculture for 10 years. He holds a Series-65 Investment Advisor License and is a published author of four nonfiction works based on California historical research and Russian studies.


Olya Klimiashvili
Director of Research Operations

Olya oversees research operations for OTR Global. Prior to her current role, Olya managed OTR Global's consumer products, retail and restaurants platforms. Olya joined OTR in 2001 and worked across several industry teams as a researcher, reporter and editor. Before joining OTR, Olya worked for Coca-Cola Export Corp. in Moscow. She holds an M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor's in business from Touro University, Moscow.



Allison Malone
Director of Custom Research Services

Allison has been with OTR Global since 1996. She managed OTR’s retail consumer group for 10 years and is currently the firm’s Director of Custom Research Services. Allison developed OTR’s internal marketing training program and she provides continuing education as part of the firm’s ongoing best practices efforts. Her current duties include managing the company’s thriving global custom research platform. Previously she worked in retail buying and management and was a sales representative for a gourmet confections distributor. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Allison now resides in New Mexico.


Irene Neumansky
Director of Technology

Irene Neumansky began her tenure with OTR in 1996. After building OTR's first website in 1999, she expanded the firm's global digital reach to include multiple sites and databases, including the design and development of OTR's robust proprietary intranet/portal. She holds a B.A. from San Francisco State University and is an active participant in local charities.



Katie Sanborn
Director of Editorial Services

Katie joined the firm in 1996 as senior editor for small cap. At OTR, she is responsible for directing the evaluation and production of the firm's research, executing compliance functions for the published research and setting editorial policy. Prior to OTR, Katie was a senior reporter at RCM Capital Management, where she covered financial services, technology and small cap. In her career as a journalist, she also covered financial services as an editor for the San Francisco Business Times, was a correspondent for Money Magazine and ghost-authored a book on family finance. She holds a Series 24 General Securities Principal license, a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts from Mills College. Katie is a trustee of her alma mater, Mills College in Oakland, CA and is also on the board of directors of the Istituto Italiano Scuola in San Francisco.