President and Chief Financial Officer
Bonnie grew up on a small family farm in Massachusetts where she developed her love and empathy for animals. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Bentley College and soon after became licensed as a Certified Public Account (CPA). Later she earned a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.
Bonnie became a vegetarian as a teenager and vegan years later, for the animals. In her efforts to better apply her skills to her passion and change the world, she identified the need for an employment platform with resources to help those so inclined to follow their heart into their work, paid or volunteer, where the mission of an organization connects with their passion. Thus Passion Placement was born.
Bonnie is a business executive, CPA and entrepreneur with extensive US and global experience in finance, raising funds in both private and public markets, SEC reporting, taxes and leadership.
Director of Development
Paul is an entrepreneur with a wide variety of experience. Prior to his career in real estate he was involved in marketing, advertising and sales for a number of ventures. He came to Boston to study music at Boston Conservatory and later became Director of the New England Bartender’s School. This led to a Boston restaurant partnership, and ultimately into real estate sales.
Paul became a Real Estate Broker and opened RE/MAX Destiny in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1999. He built, managed and sold this successful brokerage company of over twenty years.
In 2013 Paul was inspired to take charge of his health and ultimately adopted a plant based diet. He and Bonnie married in 2017 and decided to combine talents to create a vehicle that would make it easier for people to connect their passion with organizations that share similar missions.
Bonnie and Paul live on the coast of Massachusetts with their two cats, Lily and Carrie.
Director of Marketing Strategies and PR
After receiving degrees from Northwestern and from The Thunderbird School of Global Management, Elysabeth Alfano started her career in Brand Marketing with Special K and Frosted Mini Wheats at The Kellogg Company. She then successfully ran her own international company before exiting and focusing on investing. In 2019, she started Plant Powered Consulting to help brands launch and succeed by solidifying branding, growing brand awareness and voice, and carving out market share.
A seasoned speaker and writer, Elysabeth combines her business acumen, journalism and on-camera skills to host The Plantbased Business Hour and The Plantbased Business Minute.
Citing clients such as vegconomist-the vegan business magazine, vKind, The Vegan Museum and Change Foods, Elysabeth has been with Passion Placement since the early days. She focuses on marketing and media strategies, assisting with client relations and connections in the plant-based landscape, and, along with Plant Powered Consulting Team Member, Jackie Lutze, developing and executing the branded social media platforms.