Meet the Core Team

Chris and Troy’s story began 15 years ago when they discovered their unique creative synergy (which later became their super power). Since then, they’ve collaborated on dozens of successful web projects and marketing campaigns. In 2021, they decided to make it official and formed a partnership which they dubbed “Launch in Five.” And so their legacy of helping clients realize ambitious goals continues.

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Chris Ardito

Chris brings decades of experience as a creative strategist, branding expert, and entrepreneur. She has built her own successful businesses and helped countless others elevate their brands and increase revenues. Chris is passionate about the creative process, transforming visions and ideas into powerful campaigns, using the website platform as a focal point for an organization’s brand expression. She works closely with clients to clearly define projects as well as business goals and objectives, establish the metrics for success, and ensure that all deliverables meet and exceed expectations. Clients rely on Chris for brand messaging, creative direction, and expert wordsmithing. She’s also happy to engage in lively conversations about plant-based cooking, the best places to hike in the Bay Area, and the art of bird-watching.

A headshot of Troy Ziel, website developer of Launch in Five who has short brown hair and a slight beard. He is wearing a black shirt and standing in front of a lush, green vertical garden. He has a slight smile on his face and is looking directly at the camera.

Troy Ziel

Troy is an award-winning graphic designer, website developer, and world-traveled photographer. His work is distinguished by an elevated aesthetic and supported by his deep, technical knowledge of digital platforms, especially WordPress. As a developer, Troy is able to leverage his unique blend of skills to create a sophisticated interaction of visual design and platform functionality. He is an expert at creating user experiences that are dynamic, engaging and designed to convert visitors into customers, members, supporters, and followers. Troy’s expertise includes all phases of WordPress design and development, UI/UX, and related technology integration. Clients love Troy’s design genius, the way he makes the whole process seem effortless (it’s not), and the sheer magic he brings to all of his work.


We Help You Meet Your Business Objectives — Fast

SAGE Veterinary Centers had just completed construction of their new state-of-the-art emergency pet hospital in Concord, CA. They were eager to open their doors and urgently needed a team who could come in with a creative strategy for recruiting the top-tier talent needed to fill the hospital. It was also imperative to build community awareness of the new hospital, its services, and how it would transform local emergency pet care. Working closely with internal marketing and management teams, Launch in Five came up with a comprehensive marketing plan, including a new website and grand opening event, designed to meet a very aggressive timeline.

A group of seven people, casually dressed and some in medical scrubs, stand outside the entrance of a building. The building has a large shield with a paw print above the door and the number "2055" above the entrance.

“Launch in Five understood our vision and was able to jump in, take the lead, and get things done. Besides being fun to work with, the results they deliver consistently exceed expectations.”

– SAGE Concord Staff

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