Rand Enterprises is an international corporation, headquartered in New York City. Founded by Wendell Rand and his partner Harold Meachum, the company flourished under their leadership. In 2001, Meachum engineered an airplane accident which claimed the lives of Rand and his wife, and led to their son Danny Rand being declared legally dead; with Rand's death, the company subsequently fell under the sole leadership of Meachum.
In 2004, Meachum died of cancer and his son Ward Meachum and daughter Joy Meachum officially took over, although Harold, who had been resurrected by the Hand, continued to lead the company from the shadows. After Danny Rand returned to New York in 2016, he was granted his rightful position as majority shareholder, although his decision to place morality over profits caused the board to terminate his employment, firing Ward and Joy as well.
Following the assassination of board member Lawrence Wilkins, slated to be the company's new leader, Rand Enterprises had the three reinstated in order to salvage their public image. After the death of Bakuto, Harold decided to reveal his existence in order to officially reclaim the title of CEO; however, Ward took over the position after he killed his father in order to save Rand's life.
Businessman Wendell Rand and his friend Harold Meachum established Rand Enterprises and ordered the construction of the company's headquarters in New York City. Since its initial launch, Rand Enterprises has been a successful international company. Rand Enterprises specialized at several industries such as chemicals, cybernetics and pharmaceutics. Rand Enterprises made business rivalries with various companies such as the Roxxon Corporation.
In 1994, a Rand Enterprises truck with hazardous chemicals was part of a car accident that almost killed an elderly man. Chemicals from the flipped truck splashed on the face of the Matt Murdock, who saved the man's life. As they were absorbed into his eyes, Murdock was blinded.
The Rands Are Gone
The company's success drew attention of the Hand, an ancient and mysterious crime organization. Harold and Wendell were approached by Madame Gao, one of the Hand leaders, who sought to make a business deal but Rand disapproved. In 2001, Meachum began receiving treatment for terminal cancer. Gao promised to cure Meachum's cancer if he agreed to work with Hand. Unbeknownst to Rand, Meachum used Rand Enterprises' assets and built several laboratories in China for the purpose of expanding the Hand's drug manufacturing operations.
After uncovering Meachum's actions, Rand charted a plane to Anzhou and planned to take his wife Heather and their son Danny with him. Meachum decide to prevent Rand from bringing back proof by causing his plane to crash mid-flight. Before the Rands left the United States, Meachum injected the pilots with a poison he previously obtained from Madame Gao. En route to Anzhou, both pilots succumbed to the poison and lost control of the plane. The plane crashed into the Himalayan mountain range, instantly killing Heather and Wendell. Danny was lost and declared legally dead.
Meachum became CEO of Rand Enterprises and continued his cooperation with Gao. In 2004, Meachum died of cancer. The company subsequently fell under the leadership of his son Ward Meachum and his daughter Joy became Chief Counsel. Later, Meachum rose from the dead as Gao had promised and the Hand began forcing him to live in hiding, controlling Rand Enterprises for the Hand's benefit through his son Ward who was the only one to know of his survival.
Danny Rand's Return
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Danny Rand returned to New York City after his trip across many countries and fight with Hand. Rand realized that he could use his privileges as owner of Rand Enterprises to fight the Hand. Rand and Colleen Wing went to the Rand Enterprises Building and the receptionist informed them that Ward Meachum went on a buisness trip. She helped them and tracked down assets of several companies across the world that had ties to the Hand. Several companies were shut down but their transaction ended at Midland Circle Financial.
Crafting Misty's Bionic Arm
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Lending Out a Pharmaceutical
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|Wendell Rand||Co-Founder and CEO||Deceased|
|Harold Meachum||Co-Founder and CEO||Deceased|
|Joy Meachum||Chief Counsel||Resigned|
|Lawrence Wilkins||Board of Directors Member||Deceased|
|Maria Rodriguez||Board of Directors Member||Alive|
|Donald Hooper||Board of Directors Member||Alive|
|Billy||Head of Security||Resigned|
|Shannon||Head of Security||Alive|
|Sarah Galvin||Transport Worker||Alive|
- Rand Enterprises Building
- Rand Enterprises Chemical Plant
- Rand Enterprises Research Facility
- Red Hook Pier
- In the comics, Rand-Meachum Inc. was owned by Wendell Rand and Harold Meachum. Meachum killed Wendell, while his wife and their son Daniel were on an expedition. When Daniel Rand finally returned to New York after many years of training in K'un-Lun, Meachum was killed before he could get his revenge. The company was then left to Ward and Joy Meachum. But eventually the company came under Danny's control and with the help of Jeryn Hogarth and it was rebranded Rand Corporation.