Brian Barker

Founder, CEO
NextLevelFan

Prior to July 2017, Brian spent his entire career with AFS Logistics (Shreveport, LA), a shipping analytics provider serving the SMB and Fortune 1000 markets. As a Corporate Board Member, he led the Sales team, Marketing team and served as Interim CTO.

During his tenure, Brian shaped all aspects of the customer experience, including corporate events in the companies' two luxury suites at Dallas' AT&T Stadium and Atlanta's Georgia Dome.

His responsibilities included every aspect of the event lifecycle, from strategy, logistics and internal coordination to hosting, metrics and executive reporting. He found the experience both rewarding and frustrating. Just ask him.

Brian's corporate challenges have shaped his loftiest ideals, driving him in his early-stage tech start-up NextLevelFan.

"I want to hand an executive a dashboard showing the event's real-time corporate value, from RSVP to Post-Event Follow-up. Equally, I want to give guests a measure of event value to them."

"Events are like the tango, a planned improvisation between two parties, one of whom has to lead. It's my job to equip hosts to lead."

Brian is a 2003 graduate from TCU (Fort Worth, TX); his 4th-best day is attending the 2011 Rose Bowl to watch #3 TCU defeat #5 Wisconsin.

He also volunteers as Board Member for a local non-profit and Webmaster for his children's school.

Brian and his family reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

 


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