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Managing Director

Carolina Angel Network
919.428.1919

Kenan Center 402A
Kenan-Flagler Business School
CB 3440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3440


Randy Myer leads the Carolina Angel Network (CAN) and is a professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. He teaches entrepreneurship classes in the MBA program. He joined the faculty in 1999 as a part-time instructor and became a full-time faculty member in 2002. He assumed the leadership of CAN in November 2016.

Besides his teaching activities, Randy is an active angel investor and board member. He is an investor in two North Carolina venture capital funds, a private equity fund and two local angel groups as well as one in Seattle. He is a board member of the Carolina Research Venture Fund. He is a current board member and former executive committee member of the North Carolina School of Science & Math Foundation.

In 1991, Randy founded Best Friends Pet Care, a national chain of quality hotels and day care facilities for dogs and cats. Beginning with just an idea, he raised $3 million in seed capital and then did three more rounds of financing, raising another $45 million. He built it into a large national chain that is presently located throughout the country before successfully selling his interest in the company to a private equity firm. After Best Friends Pet Care he was president of Lindblad Expeditions, a high-end travel company.

Before starting Best Friends, Randy was a partner with Booz, Allen & Hamilton for 13 years. He specialized in the consumer product and services industries. In 1989, he authored an article in the Harvard Business Review on customer service strategy.

Randy graduated with a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and received his MBA from Harvard University.

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