Brent
Filson

Director of Programs & Operations

In addition to running the entrepreneurial programming at Lever, Brent focuses on finding and coaching entrepreneurs that are seeking to fund their startups. Prior to Lever, Brent led a team of consultants at MassMutual that employed Lean Startup methodologies to accelerate innovation. Brent holds an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and is an 8-year veteran of the U.S, Marine Corps.

Jeffrey
Thomas

Executive Director

Jeffrey founded Lever in 2014. He focuses on fundraising, community engagement, and startup funding. His career began in scientific research which led him to biotechnology and entrepreneurship. Jeffrey holds a B.A. from Wabash College and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University.