Our Story

At Levitate, helping small businesses grow is in our DNA.

Our founder, Jesse Lipson, previously built ShareFile (acquired by Citrix in 2011), a secure file sharing system that has over 50,000 small business customers around the world. ShareFile helped solve the problem of securely transferring files between small businesses and their clients and partners, but along the way Jesse noticed something about relationship-based small businesses: They all struggled to keep in touch with their network in a personal and authentic way—and it was hurting business.

Jesse left Citrix, teamed up with some early team members from ShareFile, and founded Levitate on a mission to help businesses grow through the power of keeping in touch.

Today we have over 1,000 small business customers and 70 employees at our headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, and we’re backed by some great investors: Tippet Partners, Peter Gassner (co-founder and CEO of Veeva Systems), and Bull City Venture Partners.

Our Mission

To make the world a more entrepreneurial and creative place, by building software that helps small businesses grow.


Jesse Lipson
Founder and CEO
Nancy Slane
Director of Product Experience
Grant Kitching
Chief Revenue Officer
Rachel Walter
Director of Marketing
Peter Harvey
Robert Mills
Chief Architect
Sarah Kordulewski
Director of New Verticals
Ari Gardner
Director of Insurance and
Real Estate Sales
Sara Jane May
Director of Insurance Success
Leia Stallings
Director of Real Estate and
Financial Success
Crystal Ricevuto
Director of Business Development

Board and Investors

Andrew Sheehan
Tippet Venture Partners
Peter Gassner
CEO, Veeva Systems
Jason Caplain
Bull City Venture Partners