The LAUNCH Board of Directors is committed to supporting and advancing LAUNCH’s vision and mission in pursuit of exceeding performance and service goals to enable continued growth and prosperity for the company, its employees, contractors, and clients.
Chairman of the Board, Founder, Equity Partner
As Chairman of the Board of LAUNCH, Ian collaborates with leadership to drive the growth of the organization. He is a 30-year veteran of the aerospace industry. His extensive experience and industry contacts have taken him from executive management to ownership in multiple aviation companies with impressive success. He has a long history of experience with MROs, aviation contract labor, and aircraft interior modifications. At LAUNCH, Ian and his partners have revolutionized the technical staffing business through innovation and technology.
CEO, Board Member, Founder, Equity Partner
As CEO of LAUNCH, Mike is responsible for building and growing LAUNCH to honor the commitment to be the most innovative, customer-driven and solutions-based firm for technical workforce solutions. During his 25-year career, he has helped lead a diverse set of companies on strategy, operations and finance. Mike has developed relationships and provided aviation-related resources to MROs, airlines, leasing companies and engineering firms. Mike has a passion for entrepreneurship and a long history of leading his clients and employers to financial success.
President, COO, Board Member, Founder, Equity Partner
As President and COO of LAUNCH, Jean oversees all of the day-to-day operations of the company, including recruitment, HR, marketing, compliance and finance, LAUNCH methodologies and office operations. She is a 20-year veteran of the technology industry. Jean’s extensive experience in executive management and ownership in the technology and aviation industries provides her with a unique capability to play a key role in LAUNCH.
Board Member, Equity Partner
Daniel Raynor is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Argentum. In addition to leading new investments and co-managing the firm, Dan is an active board member of Argentum’s portfolio companies and an advisor to Argentum’s CEOs. Dan has more than 25 years of private equity experience and has led nearly 40 investments for Argentum and served on a similar number of boards of directors. Dan’s areas of expertise include technology-enabled services, business services, healthcare & pharmaceutical services and logistics.
Board Member, Equity Partner
Chris Leong rejoined Argentum as Partner and Head of Business Development in 2008, after spending several years in executive positions at growth stage ventures. With over 20 years of operational and growth equity experience, Chris is responsible for originating new investments for Argentum’s funds and acquisitions/strategic opportunities for Argentum’s portfolio companies. Chris began his career as an analyst with the Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Partners private equity fund and most recently held an executive position at Sirit Inc., a leading developer of NFC and RFID technology, before returning to Argentum.