Cheryl Ragland

Authentic leadership, commitment to excellence and razor-sharp precision are only a few of the many attributes that make Cheryl Ragland one of the most competent and accomplished women in the market research technology arena. 

Ms. Ragland is CEO of The MarketPlace Firm (TMPF), a highly successful independent market research and analysis firm that serves global leaders of businesses and non-profit organizations.  Specifically, her realm of expertise has afforded her the opportunity to strategize winning solutions in an array of professional settings to include health care, banking and finance, media, hospitality, business advocacy, small business, Fortune 500, faith-based, broadcast and print media, as well as telecommunications.  Under Ms. Ragland’s leadership, TMPF has helped its clientele achieve greater sustainability and productivity through the utilization and analysis of statistical data and market research.

Ms. Ragland is frequently sought to share expertise on market research & technological topics with a diverse group of audiences.  She has been recognized by the Atlanta Business League, Urban Professionals, Rolling Out Magazine Top 25 Influential Business Women, Who’s Who in Black Atlanta (2009 & 2012), Trendsetter to Trendsetter Magazine, among others as an exceptional leader.  But the accolades she has received are meaningless without the opportunity to give back.  To that end, she counts mentoring others, particularly young women, among her greatest prides.  With a strong sincere to give back, Ms. Ragland successfully launched The Lamar Jones Foundation.  Named in honor of her mentor, this organization was established to honor and recognize mentors for their outstanding contributions.  Additionally the foundation will focus on four key areas to serve:  community, church, country and education.  

Ms. Ragland’s strong determination to create a company that would strengthen other organizations has helped create a solid foundation upon which to build The MarketPlace Firm.  “Our firm clearly understands that the stats are facts. Having statistical data is a wise investment that can safeguard against costly business mistakes.  Many times it’s underrated, but comprehending why people exercise the practices that they employ also provides insight on how to make more cost-effective business decisions,” she states. For more information on Ms. Ragland’s company, visit

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