From the outside, Pax8 might seem like just a tech company rapidly growing due to the demand for cloud products. But if you take a closer look, you’ll see that it’s the people of Pax8 who are driving our growth.

 

In this article, you’ll get to know some of these wonderful people. They work in different departments and come from different backgrounds — but by bringing their unique qualities to Pax8, they’ve made the company more diverse, interesting, and successful.

 

From the animal traits they wish they had to the experiences they bring to the table, these Pax8 team members are ready to share their passions and stories with you.

 

Meet Ashlie Arnold, Rural Empowerment Programs Manager

 

What is your role at Pax8 and how long have you been here?  

I’m a Rural Empowerment Program Manager. I work with rural communities to establish Pax8 through our Rural Empowerment Program. I’ve been here for one year!

 

What does a typical day at work look like for you?  

Various calls with economic developers and community leaders, working alongside all departments regarding Rural updates, and lots of research into the rural communities across America.

 

Which technological innovation made the biggest impact on your life?  

Any technology that reframes analog information into digital. Like the data needed to develop 3D printers or the algorithms that affect purchasing behavior.

 

 What’s one important skill you think everyone should have?  

The ability to gather data, analyze it, and verify an opinion.

 

What commercial jingle gets stuck in your head all the time?  

Not a jingle, but “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!” from The Little Engine that Could.

 

Meet Pedro Wall, Channel Account Manager (CAM), Pax8 UK

 

What is your role at Pax8 and how long have you been here?  

I’m a Channel Account Manager, so my role is to manage relationships with small and medium-sized businesses. My approach is consultative, which allows me to discover new ways to drive vendor engagement. I was hired in March 2021.

 

What past experiences or lessons do you bring to your current role?  

My background is B2B and B2C tech sales. I’m a chartered member of the BCS institute and I have a knack for consultative selling and building rapport. I stick by the phrase, “Work hard, but party harder.”

 

What are your favorite albums from your teenage years that you still rock out to when nobody else is listening?  

Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak and The College Dropout are unmatched to this day. Let’s hope his pending album Donda hits as hard.

 

What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?  

A cobra’s heart — Vietnamese style.

 

There are now 25 hours in a day! How do you spend your extra hour?  

Lying in bed, surfing through social media, or browsing the next purchase.

 

Morgan Huber, International Operations Senior Manager, Pax8 UK

 

What is your role at Pax8, and how long have you been here? 

As our International Operations Senior Manager, I coordinate initiatives that contribute to the success of our UK and European teams. I joined back in February 2020.

 

Why did you want to work at Pax8? What did you find most attractive about the company?  

 

Pax8 had been my dream company for years! I admired Pax8 for engaging its employees and improving their quality of life. It’s incredible to be a part of an organization that pours so much energy into supporting its team members.

 

Did you have an imaginary friend as a child? If so, what was their name?   

No imaginary friends for me.

 

If you could gain a trait from any animal, what would it be?  

I would like to have three hearts like an octopus!

 

What dance move are you secretly awesome at?  

Oh, it’s no secret… “Cha-Cha Slide” is my jam — only because it tells me the exact moves to make and when.

 

When you partner with Pax8 or join our team, you’re not just another cog in the machine. Our employees bring their stories with them into their roles. They show the industry that it’s possible to love the cloud, love your job, and love other, completely random things outside of cloud.

 

The people of Pax8 are the secret ingredient to our company’s success.