Uplevel Systems was founded in 2015 with the vision of helping IT consultants that serve small businesses deliver better solutions with greater ease and profitability. This vision emerged because, as networking industry veterans, our friends and relatives running small companies were constantly coming to us for unofficial IT expertise.
We didn’t mind helping (much), but had become frustrated by the fact that there were only two choices: Set our friends up with a hodge-podge of “consumer grade” devices that lacked functionality, reliability, and security—or—have them over-invest in “enterprise grade” requiring ongoing support (by us).
We set about creating a better way. First, we developed an integrated services infrastructure that delivers the precise technology infrastructure small businesses need, at a price they can afford. Next, we determined the ideal delivery model: Managed services provided by local IT consultants who already serve and understand the needs of small business.
We created a hybrid model combining onsite equipment for robust functionality, and cloud-based management that frees IT consultants to rapidly grow their business by providing more services to more clients in less time, and with far fewer site calls.
Tom Alexander, CEO
A serial technology innovator and entrepreneur, Tom has led two previous startups to highly successful outcomes during the past two decades. While serving as a Principal Architect at Bit, Inc., he led the company through the launch of the industry’s first fully integrated 8-port Ethernet switch to utilize a Network Processing Unit. After PMC-Sierra acquired Bit, Tom served as the Chief Architect. Later, he helped lead VeriWave in creating the Wi-Fi infrastructure test market and through its subsequent acquisition by Ixia in 2012.
At Uplevel, Tom’s vision again plays a pivotal role in identifying and developing high-growth markets, and ideating and executing an aggressive business plan. His role as CEO once again includes building a core management team, driving efforts to secure funding, and delivering on the company’s growth and technology strategies.
Glenn Chagnot, VP of Marketing
He held high-profile product management roles at Spirent Communications and worked closely with customers such as Cisco, Juniper, and Brocade before joining Wi-Fi test startup VeriWave as Chief Architect in 2008. This role spanned sales and marketing along with product and market development through the introduction of VeriWave’s industry-changing products. Upon the acquisition of the company by Ixia Communications, Glenn continued to lead cross-functional teams that introduced breakthrough products in Wi-Fi, test, and network visibility.
Glenn’s role at Uplevel includes market and brand development, corporate and product marketing, strategies, and partner recruitment and enablement.
Sergey Rathon, Product Architect
At Uplevel, Sergey applies strong focus on customer usage models, from product and service design through partner recruitment and enablement, sales, marketing, and support.
Christopher A. DeMonico, Board of Directors