LAUNCH Congratulates Guagenti

Posted on June 6, 2018

“This recognition isn’t about me alone, it’s really a reflection of our team. I’m excited about the group of people I work with everyday. And that excitement is contagious.”
– Mike Guagenti, LAUNCH CEO

LAUNCH is pleased to announce that our CEO, Mike Guagenti, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2018 Award for the Midwest region.

This prestigious award celebrates entrepreneurs who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities worldwide.

Since 2013, Guagenti has led LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions, one of the fastest growing staffing companies in the U.S. serving the commercial aviation industry, and many others. LAUNCH finds and places skilled technical workers and professionals in contract jobs and permanent positions in over 200 locations across the globe.

What that means for our clients

“Our company is helping to fill key contract and staff positions for our commercial aviation, transportation and industrial clients by connecting them with highly qualified, trained workers to fill critical roles,” says Guagenti. “Our business isn’t about selling a product or a service,” he adds. “We listen first, and then work together as a team to provide the best solution to our clients’ needs.”

Guagenti has a 25-year track record building winning teams–in his own business, and for his clients. With a background in finance and investment banking, and driven by his passion for entrepreneurship, he’s managed and advised numerous companies throughout his career in the areas of business strategy, leadership, operations, marketing and finance, and has led several successful turnarounds and acquisitions. His formula for success is simple. “Surround yourself with the best people,” he says, “invest in them, and then let them do what they’re great at.”

Guagenti will join other nominees at a black-tie gala on June 13 at Navy Pier in Chicago where the award winners will be announced. To learn more about the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurship Awards, please visit

From the entire LAUNCH community, congratulations to Mike for this recognition of his outstanding leadership and commitment to excellence.