Debi Knable

Director of Real Estate Operations

Debi Knable is Director of Operations for OTA Real Estate. She was involved in building this new corporate division from scratch, including scheduling classes, working with students to identify their goals, and tracking revenue for all events. She loves the opportunity to help students realize “they can do this” and design an educational path that will make them successful.

Debi trained in nursing, but she developed her organizational skills coordinating a home schooling program that grew to 400 families across Orange County. She chose homeschooling for her daughter because she believed the individual student learns best when given the tools and support to take their education as far and deep as they want, compared to the less personal focus of public education. She used her nursing background to make a connection with a local hospital to provide educational events. Other events included science clubs, book clubs and classes at the Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, CA. It was through this role that she discovered her talent for being detail and process oriented and being involved with many aspects of a large community.

Debi joined Online Trading Academy in 2010. She first worked as education administrator, where her main role was scheduling instructors across the many campuses. She managed the rollout of a new education initiative and then was promoted to Education Research Manager responsible for coordinating instructor training. Although she has enjoyed the steady increase in her responsibilities over time, Debi says her current role is the most exciting because she is “in the weeds” with every aspect of a new operation from managing enrollment to attending events and making sure they go smoothly.

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