Launch Entertainment Announces Jeff Todd as New Chief Development Officer

Leading Family Entertainment Franchise Reinforces Commitment to Fueling Brand Growth through Leadership Team Development

WARWICK, R.I. Launch Entertainment, a leading indoor family entertainment concept, proudly appoints Jeff Todd as its new Chief Development Officer (CDO). 

Previously, Todd was the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Launch since June 2022, bringing a wealth of experience and strategic vision to his new role as CDO. Prior to Launch, Todd held the position of Vice President of Development for Driven Brands, where he spearheaded development initiatives for Meineke, Maaco and Merlin. 

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to lead Launch’s development efforts as the organization continues to reach new heights. Launch’s franchise support team and franchisee partners are second to none, and I’m honored to be able to continue having an impact on the brand’s journey,” said Todd. “Our recent momentum with signed development and lease agreements nationwide signals an exciting new phase of our expansion. I look forward to continuing to partner with world-class operators as we expand into untapped and underserved markets throughout the country.” 

The strategic moves on the leadership team are accelerating Launch’s development, as the brand continues to invest in top talent on its executive bench. The brand recently signed franchise agreements and new park leases across the nation including Broomfield, Colorado, Saugus, Waltham, and Braintree, Massachusetts, Cherry Hill, Morristown, New Hope, and Brunswick, New Jersey, Valley Stream, New York, and Denton Texas, with many more in the pipeline for future development in 2024. Launch has a keen eye on its growth in new and existing markets across the nation.

“We are thrilled to announce Jeff’s role as Chief Development Officer. With his proven track record, Jeff has played a pivotal role in Launch over the last few years,” said Craig Erlich, CEO of Launch Entertainment. “Jeff is a valuable member of our team, with an expertise that has been and will continue to be instrumental in driving our brand’s expansion efforts and delivering exceptional experiences to families across the nation.”

The Launch business model offers a scalable, multi-unit opportunity and provides a fun, dynamic, and competitive environment to further drive growth for its franchise operators. With multiple revenue streams, the concept entices customers of all ages with a thrilling experience through its various attractions and amenities.

Target markets for growth include new and existing markets around the Midwest, Northeast, and Southwest, with a current emphasis on Georgia, Texas, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Connecticut, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Alabama, New Jersey, Kansas and Missouri. The brand is seeking franchise partnerships with investors wanting to diversify their portfolio through its multi-revenue stream business model. Potential franchisees are higher net-worth individuals, with $1.5M liquid and $3M net worth. 

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About Launch Entertainment  

Launch Entertainment is the leader in the indoor family entertainment segment. Founded in 2012, the concept has evolved from a trampoline park and small arcade to the ultimate family destination: a full family entertainment center offering a variety of “Awesome” attractions, a premium bar, and a restaurant. The brand currently has 29 locations across 14 states, with several new locations in development. Backed by an experienced leadership team and a private equity deal with Silver Oak Services Partners, Launch Entertainment has initiated a full-scale franchise development plan.  

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