The Launch Place currently has five full-time staff members. Our core consulting team members have MBA degrees and decades of international business consulting experience with the required expertise to perform geo-demographic research and business consulting services. In addition, we have a special working relationship with colleges and universities nationally, and as such, have the capacity to hire student interns and university faculty as sub-contractors with relevant experience and educational backgrounds to contribute to the consulting projects.
Eva DossPresident and CEO
Eva Doss has twenty years of experience in business consulting, strategic planning, business development and equity fund establishment and management in the United States and Europe. During her career Eva established new business ventures and seed investment opportunities, and developed strategic business partnerships for companies internationally. Eva has also worked with Booz Allen, RTI International, and the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C.. She is a member of the Angel Capital Association Board of Directors and serves on several other corporate boards in North Carolina and Virginia, and speaks several languages.
Varun SadanaVice President
Varun Sadana has a Master in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business. Varun also is a 2004 graduate of the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, from where he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree. In addition, he has a Post-Graduation Diploma in Export Marketing Management from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India.
Regina C. HaynesOffice Manager
Mrs. Regina C. Haynes has been employed at The Launch Place since 2008, starting as a Senior Executive Assistant and is now the Office Manager. Regina's duties include the overall administrative, office management and accounting functions of the organization. She graduated from Averett University in Danville, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Larry LongResearch Analyst
Larry Long has recently joined The Launch Place at the beginning of June 2016. He is originally from Durham, NC. He graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), where he earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Entrepreneurship and Finance. While attending the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG, he also obtained a Minor in Economics.
Mark FriedmanPortfolio Manager
Mark Friedman, is a founding member and current President and member of the Board of Directors of RTP Capital Associates, Inc., an angel investor network based in Research Triangle Park, NC. Mark has held numerous senior level positions throughout his career, and is currently CEO of Lakeview Business Advisory and Management, Inc., a business assistance firm he formed in 2018. Mark is also chairman of the nationwide series of educational conferences, the Mid-Sized Retirement and Plan Management Conferences. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Cutting Edge Information, LLC, a leader in providing Fair Market Value databases and market research to the pharmaceutical industry.
Kelly FitzgeraldMarketing Consultant
Kelly Fitzgerald now serves as a marketing consultant for The Launch Place. Kelly previously served as TLP's Engagement and Marketing Director from 2015-2019. Currently, she works at Lifepoint Health as the Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Digital Experience. She is a 2014 recipient of the Young Professional & Community Engagement (PACE) Award from the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce and a native to the Danville-Pittsylvania County region.