Since the time we started building middleware and adapting existing technology, to today where we are building the platform that forms the foundation of the new video ecosystem, we have always been a team of passionate, dedicated, smart people. Come on in and learn more about us.
Art Raymond comes from a successful 23 years in the technology space, primarily running IT organizations and enterprise projects for major media companies. Art’s technology background started at California Polytechnic – San Luis Obispo. His work experience ranged through enterprise finance, operations, and media management, and creating solutions for technology companies.
Prior to Levels Beyond, Art consulted through Deloitte and Touche in the media space, did an 8 year stint as a divisional CIO with Hearst Corp. in New York, and started his career with Freedom Communications as a project lead and eventual IT Senior in Southern California. Career experience has ranged from launching new financial systems, directing a companies first foray into the interactive cable space, and developing new divisional product launches.. Art’s strength lies in seeing strategic opportunity for a business, and tying that opportunity to the ever changing technologies in the present market.
Co-Founder, Technology & Architecture
Dave Lamy has over 14 years of experience in software development and has been deeply involved in a variety of technologies and business problems across several industries, from travel to telecom. Before joining Levels Beyond, Dave held lead design and development positions on a number of highly flexible, strategic-level business software projects. Highlights of this experience include the design and development of a highly customizable CRM platform, and the reconstruction of a tour operator’s business operations software. Previous companies include: NCR, Marketvision Inc, OppenheimerFunds, Globus & Cosmos, and ADTRAN.
The common thread Dave has found over this experience is that business software has a very human angle that is all too often unappreciated by software engineers. Dave graduated with a dual Marketing/MIS degree in 1996, which helps fuel his passion for developing software that solves business issues without alienating the end user.
Jason Perr has worked in all sides of film and television production and post-production, providing him a unique view of the landscape of digital asset management issues, solutions, and trends. Working as a visual effects supervisor in 2003, Jason built his first automated distribution and approval workflow to automate processes between post-production offices in Los Angeles, and visual effects offices in South Korea. After many previous jobs in producing, production coordination, post-production supervision, and editing, Jason saw a unique niche being created in the technology space that would be a perfect fit to make his transition away from production and into the tech world. A few years later, Jason create MacHarmony with partner Jeff Kinley. MacHarmony built and supported post-production facilities in Southern California and provided custom workflow automation utilities to ease the pains of slow, manual, workflows.
After building a successful consulting and integration business based on the Final Cut Server platform, Jason discovered the platform being developed by Levels Beyond. In September of 2011, Jason joined the team to help spearhead a new initiative to create a low-cost Professional version of their very successful Reach Engine product.
Chief Revenue Officer
Co-Founder, Strategy & Solutions
Danny Gold has covered the full spectrum of software and technology, from low-level codec work to architecting large multi-system enterprise applications. With a degree in Computer Engineering and Mathematics, Danny is able to view systems as a whole and visualize all of the moving parts and how they need to fit together. Danny has gained the invaluable insight of how end users think and interact with software and systems and is able to bring that focus and direction to solving the multitude of challenges faced by content owners and producers. For the last 6 years at Levels Beyond, Danny has been solely focused on disruptive software applications in the Media & Entertainment space and has been responsible for successful deployments managing millions of digital assets and content movement around the globe.
Danny is leading the Strategy team at Levels Beyond and is focused on applying the Reach Engine platform to streamline video creation, management, publishing, distribution and analytics.
Managing Director UK & EMEA
Paul Phillips has an acknowledged reputation in the Media & Entertainment market for identifying and nurturing customer relationships at the highest level working with national & international broadcasters, post producers and creatives.
In recent years Paul was part of the founding management of Active Storage, an Intel Capital Portfolio Company and Sales Director of Kazeon Systems who were acquired by EMC and are today EMC OneSource eDiscovery. Paul has started international sales & support organisations from scratch in recent years being acknowledged for outstanding levels of sales achievement and customer satisfaction in demanding technical environments.
Now responsible for establishing the sales & operations of Levels Beyond across EMEA and Asia. Paul resides with his family in Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom.
Director of Client Services
President & COO
Nick Rhodes has joined Levels Beyond after a long career in TV programming and linear channel creation. He has been the lead development executive for the creation of four 24-hour programming services, five specialty online sites, and two 24-hour satellite radio networks. Rhodes has also been part of senior management teams that built regional sports television, the first interactive sports television trials, companion lifestyle events, and the first Spanish language sports network in North America.
The services for which Rhodes was part of founding management included Prime Ticket and La Cadena Deportiva, Speedvision, and OLN. These channels were acquired by News Corp and Comcast, and exist today as Fox Sports and Fox Deportes, Speed Channel, and NBC Sports Network.
Rhodes is a graduate of the University of Iowa, with a degree in Broadcasting and Film. He is a member of the President’s Club and has served on the Advisory Board of the College of Liberal Arts. Rhodes resides in Malibu, CA with his wife Penny and two children.
Director of Technical Sales
Chuck Buelow comes to Levels Beyond with 23 years of Sales and Marketing experience within the Corporate, Post Production, and Television Broadcast industry managing many tier 1 accounts including Fox Sports, ABC Broadcast, Warner Bros. and Comcast.
Prior to Levels Beyond, Chuck spent 8 years at Telestream, Inc. selling enterprise transcoding products to key accounts in the Western Region of North America. After graduating from San Diego State University with a B.S. Degree in Marketing, Chuck began his career in the computer industry launching many consumer electronic products, like the first computer sound card and MP3 Player in the retail market place. His Career experience includes V.P. of Sales and Marketing for a video encoding company, where he was instrumental in developing and launching several well known video capture and NLE products.
Chuck’s strengths incorporate an ability to visualize and embrace market needs and present his clients the best possible solution the market has to offer. Levels Beyond’s Reach Engine Platform and the Reach Engine Studio offers Chuck and his team a strong tool set to provide the best solutions to his clients in the ever expanding digital world.