About Opolis

Vision & Purpose

Opolis' purpose is to enable solopreneurs, the self-employed, and independent workers to choose the way they want to work and to express their unique creativity. To choose...from where, with whom, and how much makes sense to them and their personal goals.


Opolis was birthed by the vision of a more egalitarian global employment framework: A platform that brings tools and infrastructure to independent workers whereby they design their work in a way that suits their personal lifestyle preferences.

With an estimated 90 million self-employed workers by 2028 in the U.S. alone, current toolsets are either out-of-date or non-existent for this population of workers. Up to now, virtually all employment and HR technology is designed toward corporations as the primary ‘customer’.

Opolis represents a new paradigm for employment. One where mutualistic outcomes prevail for workers and the clients or projects they serve. 

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Our Founders

Illustration of John Paller
Illustration of Eddie Pastore

John Paller is a technology entrepreneur with 20 years in the HR technology, compliance, and employment systems space. After building multiple successful enterprises, he founded Opolis, a next-generation employment platform for the independent worker. John serves as the Executive Steward for Opolis, where he provides vision, strategy, and domain expertise to the project. 

Eddie Pastore is Co-Founder and Chief Operations Steward at Opolis. Eddie is responsible for Opolis’ overall financial strategy and operational direction. Eddie has been an executive in the HR Tech and Payroll Compliance space for 10 years, overseeing payroll compliance in nearly every US state. 

Prior to entering the world of payroll, Eddie worked in the traditional corporate finance and real estate sectors where he developed and led the strategy and budget planning process to support the execution of $100MM+ plans.

The meaning behind the "O"

The Opolis “O” symbol isn’t really an “O” at all. It’s a ‘Golden Ellipses’. A Golden Ellipses incorporates the Golden Ratio (a commonly used ratio in art and architecture of 1.618) to demonstrate an aesthetic balance between space and form. Opolis has incorporated this concept into its core logo mark to demonstrate its commitment to balance of equity within the ecosystem.

Why the name "Opolis"?

Opolis is a combination of the Greek words “Opus” and “Polis”. Opus translates to "work" while Polis is the Greek word for “community” or “city”. Opolis is "Work City". 

Magnum Opolis

The Opolis WORK Rewards Program is embodied in the Magnum Opolis. Inspired by the Magnum Opus (or "Great Work"), the Magnum Opolis (or "Great Work City") represents the transformation of employment from a corporate activity to one of self-employment ownership. Each stained glass pane also represents the diverse communities that culminate our "community of communities" mantra.