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Jack Laughlin

founder, ceo

Jack Laughlin is founder, ceo of BinStar. Previously he managed brands and business operations at Perch, a large eCommerce aggregator. He also worked in private investments at Bessemer Trust, a multifamily office based in New York. Jack started his career in the private asset management group at JPMorgan. A Texas native, Jack graduated with honors from Wake Forest University and lives in Jamaica Plain, MA with his wife and dogs.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Lives: Jamaica Plain, MA

Most exciting thing about BinStar? Real opportunity to change how retail works with our delightful treasure hunt experience, employee-owned team structure, and real environmental benefit.

What treasure are you hoping to find? I’m always on the hunt for video games, Red Sox gear, and dog toys!

Ben Weiss

founder, head of growth

Ben Weiss is founder, head of growth of BinStar. He is an active investor with a focus on growth investments in old line industries. He has previously held investment roles at Blackstone and JPMorgan and started his career at Bain Consulting. Ben and his family also own and operate SF Holiday Lighting, the largest holiday light installation business in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ben graduated with honors from Harvard College, where he played hockey, and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MSc from The London School of Economics. Originally from the Boston area, Ben lives with his family in Corte Madera, CA.

Hometown: Boston, MA

Lives: Corte Madera, CA

Most exciting thing about BinStar?  I love Saturday mornings.  Feeling that anticipation in the line-up with the rest of the early morning crew, then zipping into the store, grabbing a bag and getting into the fresh bins.  It’s a new experience every time.

What treasure are you hoping to find? Anything for my kids!  Toys, clothes, gadgets.  For me, I’m pretty easy – I love books, boring as that might seem.

Kevin McPartlin

manager, Binstar Avon

Kevin is the manager of BinStar’s Avon location and headquarters. Kevin is from Quincy, MA and has over 25 years in retail management experience, (specifically at Star Market and Stop and Shop). Kevin loves going to Boston sporting events and has been a proud Patriots season ticket holder for over 22 years. He is an active participant in his local community and loves participating in charity events such as golf tournaments, local road races and his local bowling league.

Hometown: Boston, MA

Lives: Quincy, MA

Most exciting thing about BinStar? We are bringing a new, exciting shopping experience to New England, where 7 days a week we deliver customers great items, great value and, last but not least, a fun time!

What treasure are you hoping to find? I’m on the hunt for Nike sneakers, boogie boards for Nantasket Beach, Bruins jerseys and cool electronics.