Features November 2017

Follett Corporation

One of the best lessons Mark Sproat ever learned wasn’t at Loyola University Chicago School of Law; it came well after establishing himself as a capable and ambitious in-house lawyer at the former Hewitt Associates, an Illinois-based human capital, outsourcing and management consulting firm that became Aon Hewitt following its 2010 acquisition by the British […]

Formitex Group

It takes the eyes of an optimist to see light at the end of the dark tunnel that’s become the Brazilian economy. Amira Chammas’ vision is tempered by reality, but she won’t blink in the face of the challenges that confront even a well-run company in a very troubled country. “With the right moves by […]

JDS Therapeutics LLC

It’s not a magic pill—nothing really is—but over 50 clinical studies have attested to the positive effects of Chromax® as a weight-management supplement as well as for cognitive function and an all-around healthy glucose metabolism. Chromax, chromium picolinate, has been affirmed as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) for use in foods and beverages, and is one […]

Joseph Zirkman

Free to chart his own course after mitigating a most acrimonious proxy battle as general counsel of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Joseph Zirkman probably won’t have much time to himself for long. This last autumn found the articulate, affable and business-savvy Brooklyn Law School grad consulting for various companies from his Dallas area home and anticipating […]

Lisa Hatton Harrington—ASICS America Corporation

Getting a leg up in the athletic footwear and apparel business isn’t easy. Name brands spare no expense sponsoring sports events and enlisting the most recognizable athletes as endorsers. Woe to any player under contract who’s wearing the wrong shoes or apparel on or off the court, field or track. Such companies play for keeps. […]

Martin Felli – JDA Software Group Inc.

Rumors of the demise of brick-and-mortar shopping centers may be exaggerated, but perhaps not greatly. Many trusted old names are going to the ultimate clearance sale of no return. Those left standing tend to be those staying ahead of a hi-tech commerce curve which they may need expertise in navigating. Such expertise can be found […]

On cybersecurity, he means business

First and foremost a business guy with law and finance degrees, William Croutch never knows what will wind up on his to-do list each morning when he reports to Optiv Security Inc.’s largest office in Overland Park, Kansas. As senior vice president and head of the cybersecurity firm’s legal department Croutch oversees a team that […]

QBE North America

Hindsight is 20/20, and in the rearview mirror Jose Ramon Gonzalez looks through, his career trajectory makes perfect sense. Always intrigued by finances and international work, the Columbia University-trained attorney found himself working in New York for AIG—then the world’s largest insurer—helping a startup in London build from scratch, and now, walking a middle path, […]

Roberto Paes

Contrary to what corporate America says, sabbaticals aren’t just another way for millennials to scheme and snowflake their way into being lazy or getting more vacation time. Attorneys especially, may be steered away from time off. There are plenty of lawyers out there, the logic goes. Plenty of executives, too. Pulling less than 60 hours […]

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.
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.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants 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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