Meet Our Team

The expert staff members, entrepreneurs, and faculty advisers of the Butler Launch Pad are dedicated to supporting students looking to start or advance entrepreneurial ventures.

Program Team

Debi Kleiman

Executive Director
Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship
781-239-5023

Cindy Klein-Marmer

Associate Director
Butler Launch Pad
781-239-5087

Antonette Ho

Assistant Director, Entrepreneur Programs
Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship
781-239-4456

Faculty Advisers

Brad George

Explore/Early Pursue Phase Adviser, Butler Launch Pad
Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship

Caroline Daniels

Advanced Pursue Phase Adviser, Butler Launch Pad
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

John Hallal

Launch and Grow Phase Adviser, Butler Launch Pad
Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Leslie Garbarino

Legal Adviser, Butler Launch Pad
Lecturer in Law

Summer Venture Program Team

David Chang

Director, Summer Venture Program

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Peter Biro

Blair Heavey


John Butler ’52, P’84, and his wife, Alice P’84

Meet Our Donors

In 2011, John Butler ’52, P’84, and his wife, Alice P’84, made a generous gift to support the Butler Launch Pad Program for entrepreneurs. While at Babson, John not only met Alice (a student at nearby Wellesley College), he gained the entrepreneurial tools that enabled him to grow Cottingham & Butler, the insurance business founded by his great-grandfather in 1887, from three to more than 500 employees across the country.

The Butlers are proud to support new entrepreneurs in growing their businesses. “We believe entrepreneurship has a positive impact on society,” says John Butler, “and we are delighted to help cultivate it among today’s students.”