Peter DragoneAbout Me
For the past twenty-plus years I have followed my startup muse; it’s been a fascinating pursuit. [read more=”Read more….” less=”Read Less”] ‘I’ve imported seafood from South America, sold dips to BJs and Whole Foods, manufactured and distributed Indian food, pedaled energy supplements, even coated auto emblems for GM and Nissan. Most importantly, I’ve helped entrepreneurs and their teams. [/read]
I have assisted numerous entrepreneurs with their planning, implementation and analytics. Whether theirs was a Food, Health and Beauty, CPG, SaaS, Ecommerce or Industrial Services business, I helped them succeed.
Most companies come to me when they are preparing to raise money. I’ve helped them prepare for and find investors, assisting later with their Corporate Governance and Investor Relations.
I’ve helped entrepreneurs to expand and, when desired, even sell their businesses. Along the way I’ve advised them in areas like Financial Planning, Human Resources and Contract Manufacturing.
A Team Of Professionals
Entrepreneur; Business Coach
Specialites: Insurance | Banking | Startup Coaching
Marc Slafsky is a Certified Insurance Councilor (CIC) with a thirty year history of success in commercial insurance. Marc has built a book of clients throughout the East Coast by becoming a trusted business advisor.
Prior to WWLC, Marc owned his own insurance agency. He now works for bank owned insurance agencies, helping clients solve their insurance and funding needs.
In his spare time Marc is a Business Coach; he is currently writing a book on business networking.
Marc has multiple degrees from Bentley University.
Hans van Putten
COO + Creative Director
Owner 40ParkLane,llc – Entrepreneur Mentor and Startup Quarterback
Specialties: Strategic Planning | Web Design | Digital Marketing
Hans van Putten ran his food manufacturing company for 17+ years. While growing the Carolyn’s Handmade brand, he transformed 40ParkLane,llc into a company that focuses on strategic planning, operational management, web design and digital marketing.
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.
Co-Founder – Keurig Inc
Specialites: Financial Planning | Fundraising | Corporate Governance
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 startup and turnaround projects. He was a co-founder of Keurig, Inc.
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.