Chief of Operations and Information Technology Services
Eric Kot is the Chief Operating Officer. He has been with KIPP Houston Public Schools since 2006, helping the organization grow from 1,100 students to our current enrollment of over 12,500. Prior to KIPP, he held positions in product management, business planning, and corporate strategy with Hewlett-Packard (formerly Compaq Computers). Before joining HP, he worked at Ford Motor Company in Detroit. Eric has served on the Board of Directors at New Energy Fuels, Inc., a start-up biodiesel fuel manufacturer, and Genesys Works, a non-profit organization that enables inner-city high school students to discover through meaningful work experience that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world. Eric holds a BA from Michigan State University, an MBA from Indiana University, and an EdM from Harvard University.
- Eric got engaged on the bridge in the middle of Harvard Square.
- Eric toured Europe while playing trumpet with an orchestra.
- Eric is an avid freshwater fly fisherman.