Board of Directors
Kevin is a Founding Principal of Arc Capital Development, a Private Equity firm focused on the Education and Healthcare markets. He has been the primary architect in the launching of six startups, all becoming multi-million dollars companies, three of which achieved over $20 million in revenues within their first three years, two of which went public with his leadership. The products of his companies have been installed in more than 50 percent of the K-12 schools in the United States with over 10 million online users each week and total over $100 million in annual revenue. He currently serves on the Board of three portfolio companies including C8 Sciences, Brain Parade and My Payment Network as well as Board advisor to several client companies. Over the last 10 years, Arc has made over 14 investments with, with five exits and been advisors to more than 60 of the Education industries fastest growing companies.
Custer received a bachelor’s of science in marketing from the University of Northern Colorado; and, he serves as Board President for the Autism Society of Colorado and on the national Board of Directors for the Autism Society of America as well as a volunteer ski instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, CO.
Mr. Flowers currently serves as CFO and interim CEO of Patriot Scientific Corporation, a publically traded intellectual property licensing company. Mr. Flowers previously served in multiple CFO roles with various technology-based companies both public and private, with broad responsibilities inclusive of financial, administrative and legal affairs. Mr. Flowers earlier served as an audit manager with Price Waterhouse, LLP, and graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. summa cum laude in Business Administration with and emphasis in accounting.
Greg is the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Operations Officer for The Hanover Insurance Group. He has over 30 years of management and senior leadership experience in the property and casualty insurance industry. He is a member of the senior executive team of The Hanover Insurance Group, where he has been since 1998. He has executive responsibility for the company’s technology and operations areas, as well as its facilities, real estate, sourcing and risk management areas. He leads an organization of approximately 1,000 employees and sourced staff.
Greg’s passion for learning and developing talent is a driving force at The Hanover where he is the corporate sponsor of the company’s Future Leaders Program, partnering with universities and colleges across the country for talent recruitment. He also is an executive sponsor of the company’s Early in Career and Accelerated Learning Experience programs for managers.
He has been featured in numerous industry trade publications and was named an Elite 8 CIO by Insurance and Technology magazine in 2003. He also has been featured in several case studies by Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company.
Greg is a member of the board of directors for Tufts Health Plan (since 2007), and is chairman of its Technology Committee and a participant on various other committees. A life-long Buffalo Bills fan, with memorabilia to rival any museum, he is a member of the board of managers for Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society (since 2013), and a participant on its Collections Committee.
Greg graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Scranton.
Andrew Whittingham is the President and CEO of C.A.W.L. Developments Inc., a private investment firm in Stamford, CT.
Mr. Whittingham began his career in sales training and management at Phillip Morris, USA. He then joined Joint Medical Products (Stamford CT), where he was involved in the manufacture of orthopedic implants, developed the training department and led the sales force. He later led the sales forces at an orthopedic division of Johnson and Johnson Professional (New Brunswick NJ) and the spinal medical devices division of U. S. Surgical Corporation/Surgical Dynamics (Norwalk CT). He attended the University of the State of New York and Vassar College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Andrew currently serves on the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee at Norwalk Hospital, the Leadership Board at American Cancer Society, the Board of Directors, Investment Subcommittee, Strategic Planning Committee and Technology Committee for the Western Connecticut Health Network, and the Board of Directors at Brain Parade, LLC, an educational software company.
Jim McClafferty is the Founder and President of Brain Parade, LLC. He has over 25 years of technology and management experience across many industries in both large and small companies. He received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Manhattan College in New York, and spent several years writing software code before moving into management roles of increasing responsibility at a diverse group of companies including Accenture, GE, Hanover Insurance, Financial Profiles, Marsh & McLennan and others. Throughout his career he has been responsible for evaluating technology developments and identifying the opportunities that these developments created. Jim built a successful career helping companies make strategic decisions to take advantage of technology developments. In 2010 he founded Brain Parade, LLC and designed its groundbreaking app, See.Touch.Learn.®
Jim currently serves as the Co-President of Stamford Dollars for Scholars, and serves on the advisory board of Partnering Resources.