Thomas Kaufmann holds a German diploma degree in Physics and graduated from UCSB with a Master of Science degree in Chemistry. While working in music and entertainment, Thomas was always concerned about protecting his own hearing. His experiences in marketing and patent law eventually led him to the field of hearing loops. Thomas became passionate about helping other people hear and conserve their ability to communicate with the gift of hearing.
Thomas founded OTOjOY to raise awareness about hearing loop technology and to offer high-quality assistive listening services that let people’s ears smile. Besides technical design for hearing loop systems, he focuses on marketing, international partnerships, and product development.
Megan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Linguistics and Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego. She is extremely passionate about helping people, and very committed to sustainability and conservation efforts.
Megan’s role as Thomas Kaufmann’s assistant allows her to participate in all areas of OTOjOY, and enables Thomas to grow the business and bring the gift of hearing to as many people as possible.
Jan-Niclas Bockard holds a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering, graduated with an engineering master degree in international production management and obtained an MBA at the Northern Institute of Technology Management in Germany. While heading the operations at OTOjOY, Jan works closely with Thomas Kaufmann on the company’s strategic expansion.
Through his passion for music, and cases of sudden deafness and tinnitus that Jan witnessed within his immediate family, he developed an intrinsic motivation to mitigate disadvantages and obstacles associated with hearing loss. One of his personal goals is to improve people’s hearing access and therewith living experiences.
Vaibhav Sharma is a high-spirited, self-taught IT enthusiast, who oversees management of key projects at OTOjOY, ensuring resource availability and allocation and that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
His role at OTOjOY further expands to maintaining a solid communication network with both his team and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of the project. He joined OTOjOY not only due to the challenging nature of the job, but because it inspired and pushed him to use his skills for the greater good.
Mohit Sharma is responsible for everything web and design related at OTOjOY, ranging from logo designs, illustrations, and solving code related problems to updating and maintaining multiple websites for the company and its affiliated non-profit campaigns.
Mohit has been with OTOjOY since the very beginning. He gave life to the company's brand identity as part of an online competition and was hired instantly due to his exceptional talent. Mohit considers working for OTOjOY a great cause to serve others by applying his passions.
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