Paul Pagel founded 8th Light in 2006, and has been a driving force in the software development community ever since. He has grown 8th Light from a small consultancy into a brand that is recognized by software developers worldwide.
Today, Paul serves as 8th Light’s President, focused on sales and other growth initiatives. He will also continue to participate on 8th Light’s Board of Directors. During his tenure as CEO, Paul led 8th Light in making financial investments in several startups and partner organizations; he has also managed the teams, built internal teams, and helped deliver the software that has directly led to the impact these partners have had in their own markets.
Paul sits on the Board of Directors for Hearken, a web platform that connects newsrooms with the communities they cover. He was also an early investor in AXUS Travel App — a web and mobile platform for travel advisors and travelers to collaborate on and manage travel itineraries — and advised the business through the initial development and growth of their platform, all the way through their successful exit to Northstar Partners.