Chief Financial Officer

Charles Johnson is an expert in marketing and business development with over 15 years of service in helping to build the brands of African American entrepreneurs. In 2013, Charles Johnson opened the doors of CJC Solutions, an Atlanta-based LLC committed to helping entrepreneurs navigate business ownership, marketing, advertising, and business scaling. His belief as a…

Chief Financial Officer

As the Loan Servicing Specialist, Jose is responsible for performing all of the organization’s servicing functions and completing requests submitted by clients.  Jose holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from San Francisco State University. Before coming to Main Street Launch, he worked for several years at Wells Fargo Bank in the Wholesale Loan…

Chief Financial Officer

LaShan is an experienced professional who brings more than 25 years of administrative experience to her role as Office Manager at Main Street. As the first face our clients meet, LaShan makes sure that the in-office visit experience is always a pleasant one. Outside of Main Street Launch, she has a passion for fashion, keeping…

Chief Financial Officer

Acacia is an educator, entrepreneur and forever economist of the people. She believes in small business development as one of the strongest and consistent forms of community and social development. Through her local, regional, and international work, Acacia has supported many high-opportunity underserved entrepreneurs as a program facilitator, coordinator, and now in her current role…

FRED PARRISH Son of a Marine veteran, Fred Parrish is Founder and CEO of The Profit Experts, an affordable CFO service that helps small business owners improve their profitability and cash flow. He is also creator of The Profit BeaconTM, a new app that provides predictive analytics to help businesses make smart and timely decisions,…

MICHAEL MALONE, USMC Mr. Malone is an experienced senior software executive who has specialized in managing and growing leading edge technology companies. Previously CEO of Gryphon Software Corporation and COO of Stellcom Technologies, he is also founding President of the San Diego Software Industry Council. Since 1999 Mike has been assisting venture capitalists and angel…

STEPHANIE BROWN, MSP Founder and CEO of The Rosie Network, Stephanie is a member of the DoD Office of the Assistant Secretary, Spouse Ambassador Network and a founding affiliate partner of the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business (CVOB) with other founding companies Disney, USAA, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon and American Express, among others. CVOB’s…

MEMBER Tiffany Short is an experienced human resources professional with a strong history of working in the healthcare industry.  As HR Business Partner at Kaiser Permanente, Tiffany manages HR client relations and consults on employee relations, workforce planning, performance management, organizational development, and more.  Before joining Kaiser’s team in 2008, Tiffany worked with Robert Half…

TERESA DAVIES, USN Spanning both public and private sectors, Ms. Davies has a depth of experience in business development, sales strategy, client advocacy, and operations management, driving results and strengthening customer loyalty. Teresa served most recently as Head of Department, Program Development & Implementation for DNV GL, a global energy and sustainability consultancy. As Senior…

CLAUDE BURNS, USN Claude Burns is an Oakland-based serial food and beverage entrepreneur whose companies have been featured in Fortune, Food and Wine, Urban Daddy, and Liquid Bread. Now as CEO of Office Libations, a corporate refreshment service, and Ale Tales, a specialty bottle shop with multiple locations, Claude currently employs 15 people who have…