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Jesse Levin

Jesse Levin

CEO - Brightfield


Jesse Levin is the CEO of Brightfield, the leading Data-as-a-Service platform company that is making the market for gig economy commerce through providing pricing transparency and intelligence on the true cost of contingent labor.  He most recently served as General Manager, Chief Strategy & Development Officer and Co-Head of CEB Ventures for CEB (NYSE: EXBD), the world’s leading best practices insight and technology company.  During Jesse’s role tenure, CEB doubled annual Revenue and EBITDA and tripled Market Capitalization, sustaining CEB’s 20% annual CAGR and 25% EBITDA over CEB’s public company history as one of the fastest growing businesses in professional services.  Jesse established and professionalized CEB’s corporate planning and development capability and built and managed teams that executed over 30 acquisitions and investments representing $1B in Enterprise Value across the company’s major product and geographic markets, globalizing the operating footprint and positioning the business for a second major business line.  Jesse’s work extended CEB beyond its original strategy to disrupt the economics of management advice and established a new, adjacent market leadership position leading the analytic transformation of talent management in large enterprises.In his role at CEB, Jesse was accountable for $150M in annual bookings contribution, leading departments, operating units and cross-functional teams that drive growth strategy development and execution globally, including strategic planning and project management, new product platform and market development, mergers and acquisitions, new venture incubation, post-merger integration, indirect channels, and corporate venturing.  Mr. Levin also managed multiple strategic business lines, including: Talent Neuron, a big data business he grew from zero to $40M in under three years and established as the market leader in labor market analytics; and, an Executive Networks & Communities platform that he scaled to $75M in three years.  During that same period, Jesse established and scaled CEB Ventures, a corporate venture capital group that deployed capital and supported 15 venture-sized companies across enterprise software, data/analytics and professional education markets.  With CEB Ventures, Mr. Levin served on the Board of Directors at HiQ Labs, Payscale, ALTIFY, 9Lenses, CorpU and LegalOnRamp.  Previously, Jesse served in roles as Head of Corporate Development & Investments, Chief of Staff to Office of the Chairman & CEO, Head of New Product Development and Strategic Research Analyst.Mr. Levin received his bachelor’s degree with honors in Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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