Otis was trained as a neuropsychologist and has spent the last 20 years using his background in psychology working primarily with multi-national education companies. For ten years, he was the SVP for Government Relations for MetaMetrics, Inc., a psychometric R&D company in Research Triangle, North Carolina. He has been a consultant since 2010. In addition to Turnkey, his current clients include Pearson Education and CogniSens, Inc., a "human potentials" firm affiliated with the University of Montreal. He has degrees in social psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia, where he also played on its first ACC Champion basketball team. He had a brief gig as an actor, but fortunately did not give up his day job.