Paul Wiley | Opargo

Paul Wiley

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Optimizer (CEO)

Background

As Co-Founder and CEO, Paul Wiley is responsible for the strategy and day-to-day operations of Opargo, LLC. His primary goal is to help his fellow Opargonauts add value for their customers.

Prior to founding Opargo, Paul was Chief Product & Strategy Officer at GetThere, a Sabre Travel Network brand. He has held a variety of senior leadership roles devoted to product marketing, business strategy, and technology management at United Airlines and Sabre Holdings.

When he’s not focused on optimizing time and value for busy clinicians, you’ll find the former competitive tennis player training for an Ironman, staying active at his church, volunteering as a board member of Tri4Him, and hanging out with his wife and kids.

Paul is a graduate of The College of Wooster and Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business (MBA).

Q&A

Describe your best day or your biggest “win” in your current job.
I love going to speak with customers (or potential customers), talking about Opargo, and seeing that moment when what we are doing just “clicks.” It’s the moment they realize that Opargo could be a huge value-add for their business as well as for their schedulers.

What is the most significant accomplishment of your career?
Starting Opargo has been an incredible ride. I always tell people that it is a daily roller coaster. The nice thing is that of late we have been doing more climbing than falling and those down hills aren’t  quite as steep as before!

What is your most significant accomplishment of your personal life?
I have an amazing and incredibly supportive wife and two kids. Also, I recently completed an Ironman. So maybe the fact that I still have an incredibly supportive wife and kids after training and completing an Ironman is the most significant accomplishment!

What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m a morning person. My prime time is between 2:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. I love getting up early and getting stuff done. My team (and my wife) think I’m crazy, but I get several hours of work done and then typically go for a run, bike ride, or swim before anyone else in my house has opened their eyes.