Making a difference.

We created LaunchSource to help recent college graduates start their careers with fun young companies. We wanted to build a company that bridges this gap by finding recent graduates with the intangibles necessary to succeed.

Meet the team

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Sasanka Atapattu

CEO | Co-Founder
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Sasanka Atapattu – CEO | Co-Founder

It’s not that hard to pronounce. Just think “Sri Lanka,” Sa-san-ka. Sasanka never thought he would end up in sales, but he realized it was the perfect way to start his career in business. That’s where the idea came from. He’s passionate about building great teams and helping our people develop professionally.

He has his MBA from Babson and BBA from UMass Amherst. He leads our strategic direction and manages client relationships. Prior to LaunchSource, Sasanka worked in sales and business development roles at GlaxoSmithKline and Affinnova (acquired by Nielsen).

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John Harvey

Board Member | Co-founder
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John Harvey – Board Member | Co-founder

John just finds a way to get the job done. It’s never pretty, but that’s okay with us. He is passionate about sales as a discipline, and mentoring young professionals that are serious about launching their business careers.

Originally from the Worcester Area, John is a proud graduate of Saint John‘s High School in Shrewsbury, MA, The College of the Holy Cross, and completed his MBA at Boston College. He is the original visionary behind the LaunchSource concept. In addition to his Board position at LaunchSource, John is an accomplished business development professional with 12 years of multiple award-winning success, the majority of which has been in the life sciences and IT sectors. John is a proud father and husband, and loves anything affiliated with Cape Cod and Nantucket.

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Nicholas Rinehimer

Manager, Learning and Development
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Nicholas Rinehimer – Manager, Learning and Development

As Manager, Learning & Development, Nick trains, coaches, and oversees the development of LaunchSource’s eLearning. In addition, he works one-on-one with candidates to assure they receive the coaching they need in order to realize their potential from day one.

Nick was raised in Bermuda but went back to his home state of New York where he attended New York University to study Economics, Psychology and Film.  A man of many talents, Nick enjoys video, photography and all things technological. When he’s not working, you’ll find him sharing a cocktail and engaging in lively debate with friends.

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Chris Algiere

Marketing Lead
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Chris Algiere – Marketing Lead

Chris is originally from Connecticut. After graduating with a Journalism degree from Rutgers University, he honed his technical marketing skills and now oversees and executes all things marketing for the LaunchSource team.

Chris’ many talents include eating, drinking, and telling stories – all of which you can find him simultaneously doing on the golf course.

Jeff Francisco

Jeff Francisco

Software Engineer and Technical Advisor
Jeff Francisco

Jeff Francisco – Software Engineer and Technical Advisor

Jeff is a software engineer with experience in big companies and start-ups. Originally from Western Mass, he graduated from Northeastern University in 2009 and has been in the Boston area ever since. Jeff helps us with our web development needs and serves as a technical advisor.

When not tinkering with code and learning new things, he is playing soccer, watching basketball, watching shows like Game of Thrones and relaxing with his fiancée.

Elizabeth Glavan

Talent Advocate

Elizabeth Glavan – Talent Advocate

Originally from Minnesota, Elizabeth came to Boston to compete as a member of the UMass Boston’s women volleyball team and will graduate in May of 2017 with a BS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. In her free time you’ll find her watching sports, traveling around the U.S. and on the lookout for the best taco spot in town.

Our Team Culture

We work hard, but also have a lot of fun! Check out some shots of us at the office and around Boston.

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