Akhil Bhaskar joins Levvel
Levvel, LLC, a fast-growing IT consulting firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is pleased to announce the addition of Akhil Bhaskar to its executive leadership team. Bhaskar joins as the Managing Director of the company’s offerings in the Asia-Pacific region. In this position, he will have profit and loss responsibility for the APAC region and will oversee sales, delivery, hiring, and day-to-day operations.
“I have known much of Levvel’s senior leadership for years and have enjoyed watching them expand the business throughout North America,” says Bhaskar. “I look forward to bringing Levvel’s deep capabilities and innovative culture to the APAC region, where we can further help clients create and manage disruptive technology solutions.”
Levvel’s decision to build a presence in the region comes as it seeks opportunities to better serve its clients, many of whom are increasingly serving global markets. “We are already working with a number of U.S.-based customers having operations in Australia and Asia; it made sense to build the capability to serve their Asian and Australian operations locally,” says John Espey, CEO of Levvel.
Matt Ernst, co-founder of Levvel, calls the appointment an important milestone, and recognizes the natural alignment between the company’s strategic goals and Bhaskar’s proven record as a strategic, effective leader. “I have had the pleasure of knowing Akhil for over 15 years and have witnessed his development into an incredible leader and strategic thinker,” says Ernst. “Our combined vision for APAC aligns well; Akhil will play a pivotal role in Levvel’s evolution into a world-class IT consultancy.”
Bhaskar brings over 16 years of IT experience to Levvel, particularly in the areas of enterprise software, cloud technology, and integration. He relocated to Melbourne, Australia in 2010 to establish the JBoss Middleware practice for Red Hat. Over the next three years, he helped create teams spanning sales, technical sales, and consulting roles, achieving a thirty-fold increase in revenues across the Australia and New Zealand region. Prior to his time in Australia, he was responsible for the company’s middleware consulting offerings in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and in Canada. Most recently, he served as Red Hat’s Director of Global Partner and Technology Enablement. He has also consulted customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region on a number of topics, such as DevOps, Cloud, and open source.