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Our Story

At eQ8, our journey began long before we launched the first end-to-end Strategic Workforce Planning platform for our enterprise customers, and we’re not stopping there.
Early 2014

The Time Before

In 2014, Quantitative HR (QHR) Consulting was founded by Alicia Roach and Chris Hare. This was our first step on the journey towards where we are today.

Late 2014

Assembling the Experts

We expanded our expert team which drove SWP and HR strategy for 60+ global customers.


The Path Forward

In 2018, the idea of eQ8 is born. Our journey to combining innovation, data, and strategic workforce planning into a never-before-seen platform began with initial software development.


What's in a Name?

In 2020, after the successful global launch of our core Strategic Workforce Planning technology of the same name, the organization was rebranded as eQ8.

July 2021

Expanded Growth

In July 2021, we founded our Austin, Texas headquarters, giving us the ability to serve even more customers across the world.


Building Toward the Future

In November of 2022, eQ8 secured $4m USD in Series A funding from OIF Ventures.

September 2023

A New Era Begins

We're changing the SWP game, bringing accessibility and ease to anyone interested in the long-term success of their organization or team. We're on a mission to bring SWP to all, and we hope you'll join us.


The Dream Team

Alicia Roach and Chris Hare, Co-Founders and Joint CEOs of eQ8 have been helping organizations connect their people to purpose and ensuring organizational success for a decade.

Look for us at these Events or connect with us; we might share the inside joke about the sneakers.

Our Leadership Team

Meet the thinkers and creators that make eQ8 possible.


VP of Engineering
Owen Craig




Director of Customer
Alex Reece




VP of Marketing
Angela Shori




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