Board of Directors

Our Thought Leaders

At Xceleration, we work hard to surround ourselves with individuals who help us improve our products and processes. Our Board of Directors' diversity of experience helps us innovate and offer top-level care to our customers.

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Ben Levenbaum

Ben Levenbaum is Xceleration’s founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Levenbaum’s career in rewards and recognition started at MCI Telecommunications in 1994, where he was responsible for designing one of the very first enterprise web-based incentive programs. Seeing a need in the market, Ben leveraged his experience to develop RewardStation®, Xceleration’s industry leading SaaS technology platform. He has spent the last 25+ years delivering innovative engagement, incentive, and loyalty programs to global companies.

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Courtney Harrison

Courtney is the Founder of Medius Advisory Group and works with start-ups, mid-size and Fortune 500 Companies to help align their People Strategy with their Business Strategy.

Her clients include Nike, Starbucks, Microsoft, Optiv, Intuit, Tesla and Biodesix. Prior to starting Medius, she held many HR-related executive positions at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, American Express, Juniper Networks and was the CHRO of Asurion and the United States Olympic Committee. She also served on the faculty of the Center For Creative Leadership.

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Chris Williams

Chris has more than 20 years of experience shaping strategic initiatives and building highly scalable technology platforms in both global corporations and start-up companies.

He has served on the board of several software companies, and is regarded for his ability to commercialize product concepts and launch business ventures. As the President and COO of Sureshot, Chris’ background in business operations and deep martech knowledge, enable him to shape the vision of the company, ensuring its continued growth. Committed to giving back to the community, Chris serves on the board of All-In to Fight Cancer, a local non-profit, and is an active angel investor, who helps a diverse portfolio of companies maximize their value and potential.

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Jeff McCabe

Jeff McCabe is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, an experienced executive, and a serial entrepreneur who has worked with companies large and small in a variety of leadership and advisory positions.

Jeff is co-founder and Executive Chairman for BWQOHT Inc, whose assets include Big Woods Restaurants, Quaff ON! Brewing Co. and Hard Truth Distilling Company.
Jeff’s previous Board experience includes 10 years on the board of Concur (CNQR) technologies, where he served on the audit and compensation committees and chaired the nominating/governance committee until their acquisition by SAP in 2014.

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Rick Bell

Rick Bell is the Chief Financial Officer at Xceleration.

For nearly 30 years, Rick has established a proven track record building and operating leading-edge companies in the technology industry gaining valuable experiences from both small & large and private & public entities. Rick manages all aspects of Xceleration’s financial planning, accounting operations and financial reporting to include various administrative functions. Rick’s collaborative management style coupled with an ability to balance financial and strategic responsibilities creates an intense focus towards achieving improved financial results. Rick holds a BS degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and an MBA from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA.

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Preston Fay

Preston’s helped Fortune 500 clients glean insights, take action, and measure success with data for more than 25 years.

He’s grown two data-driven start-ups from employee #1 to multi-million dollar organizations with long, successful track records of putting data to work, the most recent of which was acquired in 2019 by $15B+ TELUS Communications, Inc. Preston has developed and led global data science teams delivering AI, ML, and business intelligence capabilities. Preston’s gift is helping clients identify opportunities in data, developing strategies and solutions to maximize results, and quantifying outcomes.