UF ISE Alumnus Scott Bartnick Selected as Gator100 Honoree

A picture of Scott Bartnick holding his Gator100 award.

Scott Bartnick, a 2015 graduate of the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Florida, has been named as a 2024 honoree of the Gator100 award. The award honors alumni from UF who have created and guided some of the fastest-growing businesses in the world. Bartnick is the Co-Founder & CEO of Otter PR, which ranks fourth on the 2024 list of honorees.

After attending UF, Bartnick spent several years working for Fortune 500 companies before launching his first entrepreneurial venture as an Amazon service consultant and brand marketer. He is an internationally renowned e-commerce and media expert who has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, IBTimes, and more for his serial successes in founding and helping to rapidly scale ventures in e-commerce, marketing, and media strategy and outreach. One of his earliest ventures, the Five-Day Startup, has also been transcribed into a bestselling book.

During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, Scott co-founded Otter Public Relations as the company’s COO alongside Jay Feldman. Scott’s entrepreneurial passion and drive for generating mission-driven value have helped the company grow into a multi-million-dollar media agency working with some of the world’s top thought leaders, businesses, and entrepreneurs. His insight and expertise help them break into mainstream media and grow their brand into globally-recognizable names.

About Otter PR: The company is the #1 PR firm on Clutch, G2, and UpCity while also boasting clients like Alibaba & US Congress. Based in Florida, the award-winning team of 45+ experts guarantee media coverage monthly. With 35+ awards and features in Forbes & The New York Times, the company redefines PR. Otter PR’s proprietary “OTR™” method emphasizes Outreach, Trends, and Relationships. Recognized by industry leaders and trusted by global brands, the company ensure your narrative stands out.

*The Otter PR and Gator100 websites were used as sources to write this article.