Principals

Russ Levanway

Chief Executive Officer

Recently recognized in Pacific Coast Business Times "Who's Who in Business Leadership," Russ is a sought-after public speaker, technology expert, and community leader.

As co-founder and CEO of TekTegrity, this upstate New York native relocated to San Luis Obispo in 1996. During an 8-year stint in the IT department at Cuesta College, Russ gained a broad range of expertise including project management and technical implementation of complex equipment such as SANs. As the CEO of an ever-growing company, Russ hasn’t had many opportunities to perform tech work lately, and focuses on company strategy, finance, and human resources. His goal is to build a successful and sustainable business that provides incredible value for clients, and a great workplace for his team.

When not charting out the future for TekTegrity, Russ serves on several non-profit boards and is a past Board President at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. He enjoys spending time with his two adorable daughters Alayna and Aviah and his wife Sarah, and training for his next 5k run. An interesting fact about Russ: He lost almost all of his hearing at the age of 4 due to spinal meningitis. Russ is one of only a few thousand people in the world who have bilateral cochlear implants.

Community Involvement: 

2012 SLO Chamber of Commerce Board President, 2011 Softec Board President, 2011 SLO Chamber Vice Chair for Community Affairs, 2010 Softec Board Vice President, multi-year terms on other boards including Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO county and Executive Networking, and People’s Kitchen volunteer


Additional Certification:

  • CompTIA Customer Service Excellence Program

Jeremy Koellish

Principal

As co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of TekTegrity, Jeremy stays very busy. That's just how he likes it. Never one to shy away from a challenge or leave a job only 100% complete, Jeremy is known for his ability to continually review and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of systems and processes. His team is used to hearing phrases such as "continuous improvement", "best practices" and "Scalable! It has to be scalable!"

A recognized operations expert, Jeremy is a popular speaker and advisor in the managed services provider field. He is an active member of the Datto advisory body, is TekTegrity's authority on ConnectWise, and holds a variety of technical and professional certifications. 

Jeremy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University with two degrees and speaks fluent Spanish. His love for learning extends to exploring other cultures and regions, something he enjoys while traveling the world with his wife.

In addition to displaying his boundless energy while running circles around other team members, Jeremy is an avid fitness runner, participating in races whenever his schedule permits it.

Find Jeremy on Twitter @JKoellish for industry insights and IT humor.

Professional Awards: 

Pacific Coast Business Times "Top 40 Under 40", 2007 & The Tribune's "Top 20 under 40", 2008

Additional Certifications:

  • CompTIA Customer Service Excellence Program
  • Dell Enterprise Architecture Certified Storage Technical & Sales Specialist
  • Dell Enterprise Architecture Server Technical & Sales Specialist

John Lim

Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, John directs our team of technicians in support cases, new project planning, and research and development. John came to TekTegrity after spending ten years as a leader in Cuesta College's Information Technology Department where he helped make possible Cuesta's High Tech building, myCuesta portal, and Gmail integration.

If you come by our office and there are dozens of donuts, bagels or fresh egg rolls (from San José) in the break room, John is most likely the food fairy who left them. And if he’s not feeding or directing the tech team you might find John having lunch at the Elks Lodge or spot him cruising the coast with his motorcycle gang.


Additional Certifications:  

  • CompTIA Customer Service Excellence Program
  • Certified Citrix Service Provider


Jeff Bower

Vice President of Consulting

A central coast native, Jeff graduated cum laude from the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly in 2002. He has over a decade of experience consulting for many of the area’s largest businesses, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations on information systems management and security. 
 
Named one of the top 20 under 40 by the San Luis Obispo Tribune in 2014 and long-time community leader with the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, Paso Robles Children’s Museum, Paso Robles City Sales Tax Oversight Committee, Executive Networking of San Luis Obispo County, and Agape Church of San Luis Obispo, Jeff finds great joy serving locally. He and his wife live with their three young children on a historic family ranch in west Templeton. 


Additional Certification:  

  • CompTIA Customer Service Excellence Program