Will Paden is the President of Soaring Eagle Technologies, and a pilot and instructor for UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters for the MS Army National Guard. Soaring Eagle is a technology-enabled unmanned aircraft systems drone inspections company, serving the utility industry nationwide. In 2015, Paden founded Soaring Eagle Imaging, an aerial imaging and GIS company. In 2021 the company united with Skynetwest to become Soaring Eagle Technologies, which is owned and operated by Houston-based Iapetus Holdings LLC. Paden is a graduate of Mississippi State University and since 2010 has been conducting UMV missions with a focus on safety.