OCTANT8
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About

Strategy. Creativity. Passion.

OCTANT8 is a catalyst. 

We bring perspective, energy, clarity, creativity, strategy, and ideas to help organizations understand their moment and move forward.

Established in 2009, we are a consultancy that brings proven skills and perspective to help nonprofits in develop greater capacity and sustainability, to get “unstuck,” and to better fulfill their missions. We built OCTANT8 after many years of collaborating in the nonprofit sector to be a catalyst for organizations. We have unique creative, cultural, and strategic skills that come from our diverse backgrounds in entrepreneurship, engineering, social causes, music performance, arts & culture, technology, and business management. 

We’re passionate about helping people solve persistent problems in creative ways. And we love what we do. Success isn’t just the receipt of a final payment. We succeed when our clients succeed in doing what they have been created to do, only better.

 

Get in touch

We know that finding the right partners to help your organization is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget. 

We can also provide client references as needed. 

We believe the best way to find out if we're a good fit to help is by starting a conversation.

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If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
— ABRAHAM MASLOW

 
 

Principal Partners

 
 
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Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Horvath

As an organizational strategist, Bryan Horvath has advised executives both domestically and internationally. His background gives him a distinct perspective that helps organizations connect vision to strategy, and strategy to action. He specializes in distilling complex problems and systems into simple language that allows people to get work on the mission. He has directed an international arts organization, engineered Cadillacs for GM, run an indie record label, and licensed inventions to a major manufacturer.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
B.S., 1992

 

 
 

 
 
 
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Chief Strategy Officer

Kevin Gosa

Kevin Gosa has held nearly every position within a nonprofit organization, from intern to director. For more than 10 years he's been helping nonprofits discover what strategy helps them truly achieve their mission. His unique perspective on strategy is influenced by his Master’s of Music degree and decades of performing on saxophone all over the world. As a creativity and culture specialist, he's lectured at MIT and Baylor University, planned international arts conferences, and published poetry and essays.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
M.M, 2004

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
B.M., 2001