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My name's Andy Moye. I am the CEO of Paige AI. We're a startup here in New York City. Our vision is really around transforming cancer diagnostics through artificial intelligence. We're really trailblazing in this space, and the first for us is we have the only FDA approved AI algorithm for cancer detection. The biggest challenge coming out of the military, at least for me, was I didn't know where to start, but you got to take one step. I met just an awesome CEO, and she had said to me, hey, I'm part of this amazing CEO circle. You should apply.


What's exciting about this is that it really is veteran and veteran spouse, and that aspect's really important. I'm super excited about the opportunity not just to learn from other CEOs, but from other veteran entrepreneurs that are out there. The military, everybody sort of hold each other accountable for the mission at hand. This year, for example, we set a goal at the beginning of the year to impact 10,000 patients' lives with AI. The best, most successful, particularly startups in healthcare are the ones that can balance a strong mission. Coming out of the military with that service bent, right? You spend a lot of your time-serving when you're in the military, getting into the civilian sector. How am I going to continue to serve? And this has been my way to serve, and it's been great to be part of Paige as part of this journey.

Andy Moye had one driving thought after retiring from his career in the U.S. Navy: “How will I continue to serve?”

This propelled him to join Paige, a New York City-based AI solutions provider with a mission to transform the way cancer is diagnosed. “So many lives can be impacted by enhancing the way we approach pathology and diagnostics,” Moye explained. “I feel fortunate to have found a way to continue to serve by leading this critical work.”

Utilizing data to drive change

A technology spinoff of New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Paige taps into the rapid development of AI to support data interpretation in the health care sector.

“The digitization of medical records has created a massive database for practitioners and health care professionals to leverage,” Moye said. “We can pair that data with artificial intelligence techniques to provide fast, cost-effective answers for cancer patients.”

In fact, Paige is the first company to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its clinical AI application, Paige Prostate, and it’s already having a significant impact. A recent study from the College of American Pathologists found that use of Paige Prostate during diagnosis can reduce diagnostic errors by 70%. What’s more, the study showed that AI can enable generalists to operate at the level of a specialist, providing patients with greater access to specialized care—regardless of location.

Embracing a likeminded community

While Moye has found great success leading Paige, the journey from Naval officer to health-tech CEO wasn’t linear. “The transition to the civilian world is challenging for many veterans,” Moye said. “It was for me. Now as a CEO, there are even greater responsibilities.”

To build out his support system, Moye joined IVMF’s Bunker Labs CEOcircle, a peer accountability program for veteran and military-connected business leaders. Operated by Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), the program offers networking and mentorship to growth-stage companies, along with access to dedicated experts from JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking.

The foundation of trust forged by a common connection to the military sets CEOcircle apart from other leadership groups. It also reinforces a core component of military service: holding each other accountable for the mission at hand.

“Culture, vision and accountability start at the top. As a CEO, being able to set the tone for the entire organization is paramount,” Moye said. “If you’re not there for your team every day, those missteps cascade. My cohort members in the CEOcircle understand that, and we hold one another accountable.”

Mission-first mentality

Moye operates with a mission-first mentality, and it’s clear how it translates to his relentless pursuit of continued growth at Paige.

The team is aiming to impact 10,000 patients’ lives with AI this year. They’ll increase that number next year—and again the following year. The goal is to maximize patient impact year over year.

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