Break the cycle of


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


OCTANT8 is an advisor and a catalyst.

We bring perspective, energy, clarity, language, creativity, strategy, and ideas to help leaders understand their moment, get unstuck, and break the cycle of business as usual.

For more than a decade gurus have said you need creative-thinkers, right-brainers, artists, linchpins, and mavericks to succeed in the 21st Century marketplace. Those are the skills and perspective you need to break the gravity of status quo. That's why our work is a valuable asset and key driver for the breakthrough you need. We bring that perspective to your moment.

We are expert generalists with skills and experience in dozens of fields. We connect the dots across fragmented and specialized verticals. We see what everyone else has seen, but think what no one else has thought.

We work as a team and we pick up a shovel to work alongside you. We ask lots of questions. And, We never assume we have the right answer the first time.

Most importantly, we love what we do and have fun doing it.


Our Branded Services


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
Bryan and Kevin were able to sift through the layers of both business data and management dynamics to arrive at key solutions. Along the way, their integrity and passion won us all over and made the tough process much more enjoyable.
— Julie Houts, Sunesis Advisors


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.


B.S., Engineering 


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 15 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.


M.M., B.M.