Features March 2017

Todd Hanna – Sovos Compliance

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Todd Hanna is as good a salesman as he is a lawyer, and he’s a damn good lawyer. When his company, Sovos Compliance, came to a roadblock while negotiating with a new customer, a large shoe company, Hanna went online and ordered a pair of their shoes. “After I made my pitch for them to […]

Denelle J. Waynick – UCB Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

This past year, Denelle J. Waynick was at a conference when a woman she worked with 17 years earlier approached her. This fellow attorney recounted how, when she found herself pregnant and about to become a single parent, her initial reaction was apprehension. She feared her law firm’s reaction and even considered foregoing taking the […]

Henry Marquard – Stanley Consultants Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

From putting out worksite fires—sometimes literally—to negotiating with foreign governments and serving on Iowa’s version of the EPA, even advising presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, Henry Marquard says his 26 years of in-house counsel work have opened doors few other positions could. The company he’s worked for that entire time, Stanley Consultants, also provides him ample […]

Tiffany Walden – Olaplex

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Marie Claire magazine calls it “the biggest new hair-treatment technology for years.” Kim Kardashian says it enabled her to go platinum and back without making a mess of her famous tresses. Molly Sims, she of Sports Illustrated swimsuit and NBC “Las Vegas” fame, also lauds the stuff. The miracle products limit damage to hair during […]

Thomas Ting – Starkey Hearing Technologies

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 1983, Ronald Regan became the first president to wear a hearing aid on TV. Less historic perhaps than authorizing a moon landing or ending a war, his decision nevertheless removed much of the stigma around hearing aids as being unsightly and a sign of frailty. Shortly after, hearing aid sales shot up, and Starkey […]

Raquel Tamez – SourceAmerica

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Long before becoming chief legal officer, general counsel and senior vice president of legal at the central nonprofit agency SourceAmerica, which creates employment opportunities for persons with significant disabilities and is based in Washington D.C., Raquel Tamez went through the ringer at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, and before that, […]

Paul Neumann – Trinity Health

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Some people approach life like a blank canvas. Paul Neumann approaches life like a fresh piece of copper. Neumann is executive vice president and general counsel for Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving more than 30 million people across 22 states, and headquartered in Livonia, […]

Otis Carter – TriMark USA LLC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Otis Carter, general counsel for TriMark USA LLC, made plans to have dinner with friends in Chicago, they asked if he might be able to get a reservation at Duck Duck Goat, a new restaurant opened by Stephanie Izard—the first female chef to win the Bravo television show Top Chef. As it turned out, […]

Michelle Fang – Turo

Est. reading time: 6 mins

There are over one billion cars on the planet, and each one spends a majority of its time idle in parking lots, driveways and alongside ticking parking meters. Turo’s founders set out to solve this inefficiency. The car sharing company, originally known as RelayRides, was launched in 2009 and initially focused on providing hourly, peer-to-peer […]

Michael Rispin – Tecogen Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Michael Rispin remembers a time—not so long ago for the 31 year-old attorney—when he was working a fulltime job as an investigative paralegal for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) during the day and attending classes at New England School of Law at night. Rispin’s never been a stranger to hard work. He wrestled […]

Testimonials

As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
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– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.

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