OCTANT8
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OCTANT8

We help companies

break the cycle of

BUSINESS AS USUAL.


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

 

How We Help Companies…

Creativity, culture, and strategy are the keys to overcoming "business as usual."

Established in 2009, we are a consultancy that brings proven skills and perspective to help companies breakthrough persistent challenges and roadblocks. We are freelance problem-solvers. We work from a 50,000 ft. vantage point downward, so we see the big picture and connect that to real actions that drive change. We synthesize solutions and find connections that cut across silos to maximize results while minimizing the use of valuable resources.

Our clients face obstacles for which they aren't able to envision a solution or approach. From navigating transition, to overcoming scaling challenges, or building the right culture, we’re passionate about helping people solve persistent problems in creative ways.

The best way to find out if we're a good fit to help you get unstuck is by starting a conversation.

 

& Nonprofits.

Helping Nonprofits Better Fulfill Their Missions.

We help our clients with board challenges, strategic planning needs, capacity constraints, team issues and more. We bring passion and energy to our work with our clients to help drive real change

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. 

 

 
I’ll admit, I was supportive of the project, but skeptical whether it would end up being helpful. You guys proved me wrong. The work you did was exactly what we needed to turn things around and get moving forward.
— Tony Fineman - ACORE Capital
 

 

Who We’ve Helped

 

 

Principal Partners

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Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Horvath

Bryan 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 core mission. He directed an international arts organization, engineered Cadillacs for GM, launched indie record label, and even his licensed own inventions.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
B.S., 1992

 

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Chief Strategy Officer

Kevin Gosa

For 20 years, Kevin has played saxophone all over the world—from Texas to Thailand. Influenced by this and his Master’s of Music degree, he’s brought unique insight to strategic challenges at organizations for over 10 years. He has lectured at MIT and Baylor University, led international conferences, published poetry, written essays on post-modernism in Latin-American politics, co-hosted a technology and culture podcast, and can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under 90 seconds.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
M.M, 2004

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
B.M., 2001