David Easterling
number8 Founder and CEO

David Easterling is the founder and CEO of number8. Over the past 20 years, he has had a distinguished career as an innovative entrepreneur. David typically comes into the number8 office enthusiastic about a new and difficult to implement idea (usually before the team has had a chance to implement his last idea). This has led him to start several businesses including the Kentucky-based staffing firm, Prosoft and the revamp of the historical Falls City Brewing Company. In addition to his entrepreneurial spirit, David is an adept problem-solver. His passion for process improvement led him to become a Certified Scrum Master in 2008 and has remained the backbone of the number8 success story. Outside of the office, David is a classic car fanatic and world traveler.

Oliver Ray
Managing Director

Prior to working with number8, Oliver worked in a consulting and delivery role for a large actuarial consultancy helping teams migrate their processes to the cloud. Before that, Oliver held multiple positions in IT at the Fortune 100 health insurance company, Humana. Oliver has worked with distributed teams in various forms throughout his entire career. He believes in the value of bringing a team together no matter where they are located. Oliver always enjoys a good challenge and, in that vein, has recently purchased a Peloton to see if he can ride the Tour de France course.

Tim Rahill
Relationship Manager

Tim attended the University of Dayton where he received a degree in finance in 2010. After college, Tim spent 10 years working in sales and consulting for several IT software companies. Tim believes that understanding a client’s unique needs and problems helps to build the right solution. He enjoys problem-solving for his customers and achieving measurable results. In his free time, Tim enjoys playing golf, watching Dayton Flyers basketball and cheering on cursed Cleveland sports teams.

Ian Massey
Development Manager

Ian is a Louisville native with over twenty years’ experience in software development and managing software developers. number8 first met Ian when he was a client manager at CafePress. He can speak first-hand about the ease of integrating number8 consultants into an existing team. Now, Ian is our development manager and has been instrumental in developing our internal reporting structure. When he’s not at work, Ian enjoys loud music and spending time with animals.

Mauricio Morales
Development Manager

Mauricio has been with number8 (nearly) from the time we started operations in Costa Rica back in 2008. He is a talented developer and software architect with a focus in .Net, C#, Java and Angular. Mau holds a computer engineering degree from the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica and a master’s degree from the Universidad de Costa Rica. He is currently pursuing his MBA and is known for his great sense of humor and animal training skills. In fact, Mau was even able to teach his cat how to say his name.

Grazzia Paz
Account Manager

Grazzia has a degree in Psychology from Unitec in San Pedro Sula and is certified in IT project management. Prior to working at number8, she was an application analyst and project manager. Grazzia is instrumental in keeping the relationships between clients and consultants moving in the right direction. She enjoys having the opportunity to improve her communication skills as she talks with clients and consultants on a daily basis. In her free time, Grazzia enjoys reading, writing blogs and listening to podcast. Although she enjoys cooking, she can’t seem to learn how to bake to save her life.

Kate Alexander
Account Manager

Kate has over 10 years of extensive experience in customer facing IT roles. In addition to her customer support roles, she also has 5 years of custom software development and scrum experience. She is most passionate about helping companies achieve their business goals with the help of technology. Kate is multilingual and loves to travel and immerse herself in the culture of the places she visits.

Bryan Fernandez
HR Director

Bryan is multilingual, holds a master’s degree in work and organizational psychology and a specialization in project management. He is a problem-solver who excels in the creation and improvement of company processes. He is also a strong team leader, excellent communicator and prides himself on his ability to motivate others to do their best work. He loves that number8 gives him the opportunity to have an authentic work-life balance. Bryan enjoys reading, watching anime and playing video games when he’s not training in Mixed Martial Arts.

Mónica López
Account Manager

Monica has a bachelor’s in business administration and is a certified project manager. She has 8 years of experience working with clients from around the world in social compliance, project management and IT business analysis. In that time, she learned the importance of building good relationships, communicating, and going the extra mile to solve problems and provide client satisfaction. She believes in setting personal goals and taking responsibility for her life. In addition to her successful career in IT, she’s passionate about interior design, her dogs, and baking macaroons. She also really enjoys escaping to the beach whenever she can.

Luis Macovei
Engagement Manager

Luis has a computer science degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and more than six years of experience in software development. He worked previously in the banking area as a .NET developer and project manager. As Engagement Manager for number8, Luis ensures that our consultants are successful once they are assigned to a client project. Luis helps create the job responsibilities with the client and once a consultant is assigned, he communicates with the consultant and client manager weekly to ensure expectations are communicated clearly and objectives are met. His performance in this area has really pushed the needle for us and our clients.

Andrea Donaldson
Marketing Manager

Andrea graduated from Indiana University with a degree in advertising. Before working for number8, she managed the marketing and sales strategy for a national craft brewery. She loves that it’s her job at number8 to champion new ideas and spread awareness about the benefits of nearshore development. After work, she still likes to unwind with an IPA and hang out with her dogs, Shiner and Millie.

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number8’s onshore office is located in Louisville, Kentucky where our Account and Relationship Managers work hard to provide all of our clients with exceptional customer service. We also have consultant offices located in Escazú, Costa Rica and San Pedro Sula, Honduras that give us a strong local presence allowing for top-level recruitment, technical training and low employee turnover.

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