Team

Kevin Gadd

Hero Pose smallKevin is a successful serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and CEO of Venture Highway.  He teaches entrepreneurship at Columbus College of Art and Design and The Ohio State University where he also serves as a member of the board for the Center for Entrepreneurship.  Kevin is a retired Chief Master Sergeant with 23 years service to the Air Force and Air National Guard.  More…

Carolyn Young

Carolyn Young

Carolyn is the Director, Product Development for Venture Highway, overseeing the development of all Venture Highway content, tools, resources, and other related materials for instructors and students.

Prior to joining Venture Highway, Carolyn worked as an independent business writer and business consultant. She specialized in creating business plans and related materials for startup companies and small businesses, as well as in assisting small businesses with fund raising procedures, operational functions, and marketing.   She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance from The Ohio State University.

Carolyn is married to Joshua Young, who is a Certified Financial Planner, and they have two children – Dylan who is 14 and a dedicated basketball player and an honors student, and Kaya who is 10 and a gymnast, a creative writer, artist, and history lover.

Carolyn loves to write creatively, read a variety of genres, and take road trips to find the coolest, oddest, most offbeat places in the country.  She also loves classic rock music, fine wine, watching football and basketball, and exploring woods, mountain trails, and all the landscapes of the western United States.

Neil Gilbert

Neil GilbertNeil is the Director of Business Development for Venture Highway overseeing all sales, marketing, and advertising.  Prior to joining the Venture Highway team Neil worked in the sports world covering the East Coast of the United States and 7 provinces in Canada.

Neil is passionate about music, football, technology, food, and dogs.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the Ohio State University where he double majored in Communications and Political Science and minored in Philosophy. He loves beach vacationing but the only surfing he does is on the Internet.

Richard Langdale

Rich is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor and Co-Founder of Venture Highway. In 1986, while attending The Ohio State University, Mr. Langdale founded Digital Storage, Inc. (“DSI”). Since that time he has founded, co-founded, acquired or invested in several more under the umbrella of NCT Ventures. Through his capacity as a Managing Partner of NCT Ventures, he is involved in many investments, including Venture Highway.  Rich is the partner in charge of our investment and serves on our advisory board.

Judith Mark

Judith is the Managing Director and founder of CME (Consulting) Limited, our alliance partner for the sale of Venture Highway products in the Caribbean.  Judith has seventeen years experience in the area of entrepreneurial development as a policy maker, business advisor and educator.  She has lectured at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, University of the West Indies on Venture Capital Financing and more recently, the Design and Management of Innovative Start-ups. Judith brings to the Venture Highway team a wealth of executive management experience and valuable networks, obtained from years of experience as chief executive at companies in Trinidad & Tobago.

QStart Labs

QStart Labs is our technology partner.  QStart handles all development of the Venture Highway application and website and also manages the hosting of all of our technology assets.  More…