Our Team

Hans van Putten - Entrepreneur Mentor | Startup Quarterback | Strategic Planning | Web Design| Digital Marketing

Marc Slafsky – CEO

Certified Insurance Councilor (CIC); Entrepreneur; Business Coach
Insurance and Networking Specialist/ Startup Catalyst

Marc Slafsky has built an extensive book of clients throughout the East Coast by becoming a trusted business advisor and mentor.  He has over thirty years of commercial insurance experience.

Prior to WWLC, Marc owned his own insurance agency and, later, worked for large regional insurance agencies.  Marc now works for bank owned insurance agencies where he helps startups with their funding and insurance challenges.

Marc has a passion for networking & teaching, and a particular interest in helping startups thrive.  In his spare time he is a business coach.  March is writing a book on business networking.

Marc has multiple degrees from Bentley University.

Hans van Putten - Entrepreneur Mentor | Startup Quarterback | Strategic Planning | Web Design| Digital Marketing

Hans van Putten – COO and Creative Director

Owner 40ParkLane,llc – Strategic Planning | Web Design | Digital Marketing
Entrepreneur Mentor and Startup Quarterback – Startups + Small Businesses

Hans van Putten owned and ran operations of his food manufacturing company for 17+ years building the Carolyn’s Handmade brand under the umbrella of 40ParkLane,llc.

After the successful sale of the food business, he took advantage of the years of strategic planning, operations management, web design and digital marketing and photography experience , to help startups and small businesses and has been involved in a number of start-up ventures since.

Prior to founding 40parkLane,llc Hans worked for the Gillette Company for 10 years in various financial roles of increasingly bigger responsibility, culminating in his last position as Director of Business Planning for The International Group at Gillette HQ, Boston. Hans has an MBA (Marketing & International Business) from Aston University, and a BA in Business Administration from IHBO de Maere.

Peter Dragone - Co-Founder - Keurig Inc. - Startup Advisor

Peter Dragone – CFO

Co-Founder – Keurig Inc. | Financial Planning | Fundraising
Startup Advisor

Mr. Dragone has spent the past fifteen plus years as an acting/consulting CFO for a number of start-ups in a wide range of industries.

Peter’s prior experience is that of a serial entrepreneur, managing various start-up and turnaround projects, including DB Thin Films, Sulzer Metaplas and Monsoon Kitchens.   He was a co-founder of Keurig, Inc., now the multi-billion dollar Keurig/Green Mountain Inc. owned by JAB Holding Co.

Previously, Mr. Dragone was a senior financial/operational manager for Chiquita Brands International.  He moved to Chiquita after working in international banking at BankBoston.

He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MA (in Spanish) from Middlebury College and a BA from Colby College.


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