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…

Matt Ching

Matt Ching MEMBER Matt Ching is a second generation banker.  He chose his career after seeing how much his banker father was able to help the community where he worked, enabling people to raise families and create jobs in their neighborhoods.  Matt currently serves as Vice President & Manager at City National Bank.  Before that…

Richard Morris

Richard primarily supports the management of the Entrepreneur-In-Residence program along with other special projects focused on African American entrepreneurship in Stockton, CA. Most recently, Richard worked as an Executive of Solar Energy Collective where he managed the Finance and Human Resource departments. Before SEC, Richard was with BBVAUSA as the Branch Manager of several branches…

Richard Morris is the AVP – Senior Program Manager. He supports the management of the African American Entrepreneurship Institute along with other special projects and lending programs focused on African American entrepreneurs and other historically disadvantaged small business owners in Stockton, Oakland, and San Francisco. Previously, Richard worked as an executive of Solar Energy Collective…

As Accounting and Administrative Specialist, Shay is responsible for managing various forms of accounting data and documentation. Shay holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, and has held roles from Accounting to Marketing in a variety of industries. When she is not working, she is either enjoying a day at the spa, relaxing at the…

Robert Blundell is the Portfolio Manager for Veteran Launch. He manages risk levels in the portfolio and provides technical assistance to clients. Robert brings a wealth of knowledge and experience helping business start-ups and working with business owners to successfully negotiate business challenges. Robert’s background as a retired U.S. Marine is invaluable in his ability…

Robert Blundell

Robert Blundell is the Portfolio Manager for Veteran Program. He manages risk levels in the portfolio and provides technical assistance to clients. Robert brings a wealth of knowledge and experience helping business start-ups and working with business owners to successfully negotiate business challenges. Robert’s background as a retired U.S. Marine is invaluable in his ability…