We believe the world would be a much better place if
everyone said “please” and “thank you", cell phones didn’t ring during
movies, and all toys were fun, safe, and made from environmentally
friendly materials. Since it’s probably no use holding our breath for
those first two, we’re concentrating on the toys.
Green Toys Inc. makes an awesome line of classic children’s toys
constructed from recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly
materials. This helps reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas
emissions, improving the overall health and happiness of the planet.Robert
von GoebenWay back in
the pre-Green Toys era,
Robert was the founder of Propellerhead Studios, a leading Silicon
Valley design studio specializing in electronic toys and games. At
Propellerhead Studios, he worked with many major toy companies,
including Mattel, Radica and Wild Planet.
Before that, he was the founder and managing director
of Starter Fluid, a seed-stage venture capital fund backed by
institutional and corporate investors, including Compaq Computers and
the University of Chicago. Robert’s career began in the entertainment
industry where he started and managed the online division at Geffen
Records. Robert has an MBA from the University of Southern California
and a BA in Mathematics from the State University of New York.
Bonus factoids: Robert holds two U.S. Patents in the
field of toys and games, and plays a mean set of drums. His all-time
favorite toy is Bing Bang Boing.
Laurie HymanPrior to
starting Green Toys, Laurie worked as a marketing executive for several
online consumer-marketing companies, including most recently Ingenio, a
pioneer in combining the power and ubiquity of the Internet and phone to
connect buyers and sellers.
Before that, she was the first member of the marketing
team at Webvan, where she managed relationships with some of the
world’s largest consumer packaged good companies, including P&G,
Nestle, Coca-Cola, Kraft, General Mills and Pillsbury. Laurie also
served as the director of marketing at Goodcompany.com, one of the
Internet’s first online social networks.
Laurie has an MBA from the University of Southern
California and a BA in Business from Indiana University.