Executive Staff

Eric Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

Serving as Level 5 Technology Group CEO, Mr. Campbell co-founded the firm with the primary mission of transforming organizations by improving their agility and scalability. His vision was distilled from over two decades serving in senior executive, operations and consulting roles for businesses ranging from small startups to large global enterprises. Through many business and economic cycles, Mr. Campbell grappled with the challenges of scaling operations up and down as well as moving, reallocating and replacing resources to address the emergence and evolution of new markets, routes to market and technologies. The costliest and least flexible of those resources were capital assets and employees. The emergence of the “on-demand” and “As a Service” industries has made it possible to transform or build highly agile enterprises with very little capital or human resource investment. A firm no longer must acquire fixed assets such as facilities and servers or employ a large workforce in order to compete. Virtual or even bare metal servers can be spun up or down on the cloud in minutes and managed remotely from anywhere. Replacing fixed capital expense with variable operating expense that scales up and down with demand and revenue insure the business doesn’t fall off a cliff during a down cycle or hit the wall during an up cycle.

Mr. Campbell and cofounder, Colin Proudfoot, have earned multiple IBM outstanding IT services leadership awards and are three-time Beacon awards finalist. He was the first IBM channel partner to become a certified Cloud Top Gun. He is also certified in Akamai Edge Delivery and Security Services.

Mr. Campbell served as the Chairman and CEO of management consulting firm Level 5 Advantage with clients including Samsung, Hewlett Packard and NTT DoCoMo. He also served in various roles including global VP of HR for with SumTotal Systems, Inc. (formerly Docent, Inc.), Director of HR for Borland Software, HR manager for Bama Foods, and HR Manager for United States Gypsum (USG Corp). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Management with concentrations in Human Resources and Information Technology, from Oklahoma State University in 1985.

  • IBM Business Partner Governance Board

  • Equinix certified

  • Cisco certified

Colin Proudfoot

President and COO

Mr. Proudfoot has over three decades of experience in international finance, operations and general management. His consultancy experience includes interim roles of President, COO and CFO. He leads intellectual property valuations and M&A. He has been directly responsible for securing over $100 million in equity and debt financing.

Prior to Level 5, Proudfoot served as President of Hunter Paine Enterprises, a startup materials technology company, where he built the infrastructure, operational and business processes, and positioned the company to commercialize its unique composite material technology. He was also directly involved in securing $20 million in equity and debt financing.

During a six year tenure with Sun Microsystems, Proudfoot served as Controller of the global supply chain and logistics organizations with a budget in excess of $6 billion.

Prior to Sun, Mr. Proudfoot served as a member of the Board and Executive staff of Integrated Micro Products and was directly responsible for negotiating the company's eventual sale to Sun.

Prior to IMP, Proudfoot served as the CEO of Commodore UK. He assumed leadership of this deeply troubled enterprise returning it to profitability negotiating its sale as a going concern.

He has held various positions at Wang, Xerox and Tube Investments. He has broad international experience including assignments throughout the US, EU, and Asia/Pac. He holds degrees in economics and engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK.

Anneke Leigh

Vice President of Operations

For over twenty years Ms. Leigh has specialized in developing strategic and operational technology solutions for a variety of industries. Ms. Leigh is a highly successful executive having provided strong leadership in the development and implementation of innovative solutions for global business operations, technology, marketing, professional services and knowledge transfer.

Prior to joining Level 5, Ms. Leigh was Director of Software Development for Natural Selection Foods, the largest organic produce company in the U.S. In this position, Ms. Leigh was responsible for organizing and directing the teams that successfully transformed the company's Information Technology culture into a structured environment of defined business processes that delivered improved efficiencies, significantly reduced overhead costs and shortened application development timescales.

Before Ms. Leigh's term with Natural Selection Foods, Ms. Leigh was the Global Director of Professional Services for Borland Software Corporation. Ms. Leigh was responsible for developing and driving the global services strategy for Borland's multinational centers servicing Asia Pacific, EMEA, Latin America and North America.

Timothy Brand, Ph.D.

Vice President of Security & Resiliency

Timothy Brand, Ph.D., joined Level 5 in 2012 as the firm's Information Security expert and as a Managed Cloud Solutions Executive.

Prior to joining Level 5, Dr. Brand served as the Director of International Sales for ERA Tech where he led all sales and business development activities in Central and South America. Dr. Brand successfully developed innovative market penetration strategies within the context of the local political and economic environments and identified new in-country partners while strengthening existing relationships with existing partners.

Dr. Brand served as a Regional Director of International Market Development for Honeywell International from 1992 through 2006. As the first incumbent of this newly created role, he successfully drove strategic planning and established operational tactics for all sales and business development activity in the Latin America military and government market segments. Honeywell awarded Dr. Brand both the Top Sales and Marketing Performer and Aerospace Partnering awards recognizing his success in building this new business unit.

From 1986 through 1992, Dr. Brand served the U.S. Department of State as a Senior Negotiator for International Trade Controls where he formulated the U.S. negotiating position in multilateral export control talks with NATO allies in the areas of aerospace, advanced materials, atomic energy and biotechnology. Dr. Brand led senior cross-departmental teams in evaluating the political, economic and national security implications of technology transfer to allies and potential adversaries. He led US delegations on several successful bilateral negotiations associated with key economic and national security issues including the successful resolution of two US export cases that resulted in major U.S.-Soviet Summit announcements. Dr. Brand received the U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Award.

Dr. Brand began his career as a professor and research marine biologist. After earning his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis, he completed his Postdoctoral work at the U. S. Department of State Bureau of Oceans, Environments and Scientific Affairs. Prior to completing his Ph.D., he served as a United States Antarctic Research Program biologist at Palmer Station, Antarctica, where he earned the prestigious National Science Foundation Service Award and the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names named a Peak after him.

Dr. Brand has completed many hours of continuing education including:
  • Diplomatic Language Services: Individualized Brazilian Portuguese

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Foreign Politics, International Relations and the National Interest

  • National Defense University: National Security Management

  • Foreign Service Institute: Science, Technology & U.S. Foreign Policy

Erik Nguyen

Digital Strategist

Erik Nguyen graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in Business Marketing. He joined Level 5 in 2012. While in college he held several internship positions including Marketing Intern at RollCall, Event Coordinator Intern at the Decathlon Club and others. His marketing efforts and involvement led to the sale of RollCall. Nguyen joined Level 5 in a multi-faceted role and is assisting in marketing efforts and systems to further business opportunities. He brings marketing and business experience with startups to Level 5 Technology Group.

Teri Campbell

Senior Consultant

Teri provides her Level 5 clients with a fully outsourced HR solution as well as project specific services. Ms. Campbell has over twenty years of professional experience in the field of human resource management as both a generalist and specialist. Her specialized expertise is in outbound and inbound immigration, international assignment, employee relations, employment law compliance, and employee health and welfare plan design.

Prior to Level 5, Campbell held the title of Human Resources Manager for Borland Software. During her twelve-year tenure, she provided HR guidance and support to clients in 12 countries across all regions of the globe. In addition to her generalist and client support responsibilities, Ms. Campbell personally designed and managed the company's inbound and outbound immigration programs handling an average of 150 immigrating employees. She was also responsible for leading the redesign of the company's outbound and inbound international assignment program. Ms. Campbell also played a vital role as a member of the mergers and acquisitions integration team through three acquisitions integrating more than 2,000 employees.

Prior to Borland, Campbell held various professional and managerial HR positions with CodeMaster Corporation, Silicon Systems, Inc. and Harmony Foods.

Affiliations:
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 1989
  • Western Immigration Networking Group (WINGs)
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification

Rory Barr

Controller

Ms. Barr is responsible for accounting and fiscal control at Level 5. She is an innovative and disciplined accounting professional with over 20 years experience.

Previously she was Controller and Treasurer for Hunter Paine Enterprises, a manufacturing technology company, where she was responsible for treasury and financial reporting, implementation of accounting systems, tracking and documentation of research and development costs.

Prior to Hunter Paine, Ms. Barr was Controller for Light Speed Interactive, a start-up software development company, where she built an accounting and finance team, established job cost controls, implemented stock and option tracking software, set-up debt financing and accounts receivable factoring.

Prior to Light Speed, Ms. Barr was Assistant Controller at 24 Hour Fitness, the international multi-divisional fitness company, where she managed the corporate accounting team, was responsible for all corporate accounting, consolidation reporting for 200 plus locations, merger and acquisition accounting, due diligence and assisted with debt financing of $150 million.

Prior to that Ms. Barr was responsible for SEC reporting for Natural Wonders, a 100 plus location retail chain.

She has been active in her local community for over 10 years, currently serving on the Executive Board as Treasurer for San Ramon Valley School PTA.

Ms. Barr holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from California State University at Chico, California.

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