Professor of the Practice of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
McColl 4221, CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490
Randy Myer teaches the VC Angel Intern program and is a faculty advisor for the STAR Program.
He part of the founding team for the Carolina Angel Network and serves as its managing director of the Carolina Angel Network. He also is an active local investor and board member.
He is chair of the board of a startup in the medical device space and NC Idea, a foundation devoted to funding early-stage companies. He is a board member of the Carolina Research Venture Fund and a former member of the board and executive committee of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
Professor Myer founded Best Friends Pet Care, a national chain of high quality luxury hotels for dogs and cats, in 1991. Beginning with an idea and a business plan, he raised $3 million in seed capital to launch the company and then raised another $45 million in three more rounds of financing raising. He built the the company into a large national chain before selling his interest in the company to a private equity firm in 1997.
He was president of Lindblad Expeditions, a high end travel company, between 1997 and 1999.
Professor Myer was a partner with Booz, Allen & Hamilton for 13 years. He specialized in the consumer product and services industries and led consulting assignments in customer service, strategy, marketing and operations. While a partner he wrote an article on customer service strategy in Harvard Business Review.
He received his MBA from Harvard University and his BA from UNC-Chapel Hill.