Consulting Professional, Music Lover, Wishful Writer
Levi Palmer can't stand wasting time with technology. He'd rather not be at his computer, so he works hard and works smart to make technology work for him -- and for you. If your project needs a cross between a customer-focused method actor and an experienced technologist, let's get in touch.
The best way to reach Levi is via a LinkedIn message.
All jokes aside, Levi has done some things. Those things include, in no particular order:
Planned go-to-market and growth strategies for a product partnership between DoorDash & Facebook Marketplace
Managed a team of 40+ developers building out an API led architecture for a Fortune 500 company
Designed both customer and employee-facing platforms, from front end UI to back end infrastructure
Transformed and validated millions of records of HR data
Written dozens of Product Requirements Documents, Technical Specifications, Training Guides, etc.
Configured, extended, or integrated with SAP, Salesforce, Mulesoft, Coupa, SuccessFactors, Jira, and Microsoft Dynamics
Scraped data with Python and sorted it with SQL
Worked with clients in the airline, banking, waste management, government, restaurant, non-profit and packaging industries
While Levi needs to charge his Airpods everyday because he has a soundtrack for each daily activity, his real musical interest is in live performance. Levi is thankful to have had the opportunity to:
Cover way too many Katy Perry songs on bass in the Columbia Business School band, Juranimal
Brush up on jazz standards in the New York Jazz Academy
Practice complex rhythms in the Ohio State University's Latin Jazz Ensemble
Lead his own jazz quintet during college
Bring up the tempo and energy on classic rock hits in a Back to the 80's musical pit band
Write post-hardcore/metalcore mosh pit fuel on a drop-tuned 7-string guitar in Your Dying Breath while in high school
In addition to playing guitar and bass, Levi spends a lot of time thinking about how to make playing jazz guitar easier. In a quarantine-fueled daze, he organized all of his thoughts into the PDF, Jazz Guitar Drop 2 Voicings and Scale Shapes, which you can find on this site.
Over a series of 50+ newsletters, Levi wrote on topics from the lack of free will to children's television. There is a plan to bring The Palmer Press back to life both as a biweekly series and as a full-fledged site with a repository of past writing, but it is on the back-burner until Levi finishes his MBA and re-integrates into the real world. Check out the slightly-out-of-date site and subscribe so you can be one of the first to know when the writing restarts!
Fortunately, writing didn't come to a complete stop during the MBA. In addition to trying too hard on essays, Levi updated several of the cases for Columbia's Core Strategy course, as well as authored a brand new case on stakeholder management through the lens of the Amazon HQ2 expansion.