Founder and CEO
A lifelong entrepreneur with a passion for helping small businesses, Jesse built secure file-sharing platform ShareFile (acquired by Citrix in 2011) to over 50,000 business customers and several hundred employees across the globe. At ShareFile, Jesse noticed relationship-based businesses struggling to stay top of mind in a personal and authentic way with clients, prospects, and referral sources. Inspired to help, he started Levitate on a mission to bring a keep-in-touch marketing platform to millions of small businesses. Jesse is a graduate of Duke University and lives with his wife, fellow entrepreneur Brooks Bell, and their dog Cecil in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Director of Marketing
As a former small business owner, Rachel brings first-hand experience growing a company on a bootstrap budget to her work with small business clients. A brand-builder at heart, she partners directly with small business owners to craft authentic, personal email campaigns that deliver results. Rachel has led marketing efforts in both B2B and B2C environments, and loves working at every stage of the marketing funnel on behalf of clients. She is a graduate of Duke University, former U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Sri Lanka, and was featured on Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” List for her start-up experience.
Director of Product Experience
With a passion for design and solving customer pain points, Nancy joined Levitate as employee number one in 2017 and designed the very first version of our app. Nancy spends her days speaking to customers, hosting webinars to highlight new features, and continuing to improve the product based on customer feedback. You may often see her image bubble popping up in the Levitate app with helpful tips–and yes, she’s a real person! Nancy is a graduate of North Caroline State University’s College of Design and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband Grady.