David Easterling

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.

Ian Massey

Director of Development

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 Director of Development 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.

Bryan Fernandez

Director of People Operations

Bryan is multilingual, holds a Master’s Degree in Work and Organizational Psychology, a specialization in Project Management and a certification in Business Analytics from Cambridge University. 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.

Matias Polizzi

Director of Account Management

Matias is an Argentine living in Louisville, Kentucky. His professional career goes from IT Specialist and vCIO to Account Executive and CEO of two companies he co-founded and helped grow. He’s currently the Director of Account Management with a specific approach to value addition to the teams and clients he works with. Matias believes there’s a Return on Experience [ROE] everywhere and works on defying the status quo with creative thinking to maximize the efforts to create tangible and measurable value.


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