Features April 2018

Kelvin Sellers – Interstate Batteries Inc.

It’s a fairly standard line from a general counsel: You have one client and that’s the company itself. Kelvin Sellers, who heads legal as well as internal audit for Interstate Batteries Inc., can recite that statement as well as anyone, but the upbeat 43-year-old man may just take it to another level. That one client, […]

Kevin P. Mullally – Gaming Laboratories International

Responsible gaming is not an oxymoron So reminds Kevin P. Mullally, vice president of government affairs and general counsel for a global company that won’t just echo that sentiment, but backs it up with the means to better the odds of everyone playing fairly and responsibly. Gaming Laboratories International provides an array of high-tech testing, […]

Liberal arts and technology—with a punch

It’s still music to Hiro Tachibana’s ears. The way the late Steve Jobs would articulate about the harmonic convergence of technology and liberal arts. How, years ago Jobs would remind the people who became today’s high-tech movers and shakers that the future would not be by technology alone. In Tachibana’s case, Jobs was preaching to […]

Lilia Pous – VivaAerobus

Family and friends thought she’d landed her dream job, and early on Lilia Pous might’ve agreed. She’d just been named department chief at Mexico’s Institute for the Protection of Bank Savings, a prestigious appointment that entailed working with high-level government data. But to hear her tell it, layers of bureaucratic red tape quickly diminished the […]

Martin Wilson – Teligent

It could’ve been anything. A computer software company. A machine shop. A run-of-the-mill warehouse. It was the definition of non-descript—a utilitarian building in Buena, New Jersey, halfway between Atlantic City and Philadelphia. Martin Wilson knows the bigger picture. Since mid-2017 he’s been a frequent visitor here, keeping tabs on the site’s construction. All told, he […]

Mike Zitelli – Edrington Americas

He heard it from a professor of sports law while an undergrad at the State University of New York, College at Cortland. Just some simple advice that didn’t need to be embellished with any pretentious Latin. “When the door to opportunity opens, you must walk through it,” young Mike Zitelli was advised not that many […]

Paul Kleppetsch – ITS Technologies and Logistics LLC

When Paul Kleppetsch was a kid, his idea of an exciting day off was visiting federal court. His aunt worked in the human resources department for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Whenever he could, he would go with his grandmother to sit in on the day’s various trials and […]

Ron Palmese – Shake Shack

Like many young lawyers in firms, Ron Palmese was mindful of his professional growth being limited by having to concentrate on a specific area of practice and thus not being exposed to the big picture for a client. Much as he enjoyed transactional law, Palmese didn’t feel satisfied enough with his level of involvement in […]

Tracy Preston – Neiman Marcus Group Inc.

With much credit due to its thriving online operation, Neiman Marcus seems to be tackling challenges in retail by pioneering new frontiers into the digital world. Recently achieving back-to-back profitable quarters has set the luxury retailer on a course for positive growth it hasn’t seen since 2015. In her office at the Dallas headquarters, General […]

UFC GYM

Those who have never stepped foot in a UFC GYM might expect to see the facility constantly full of muscular men and women battling it out in the middle of an eight-sided, cage-enclosed fighting ring. After all, the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization—which blends disciplines like boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, sambo, karate and judo—is now a […]

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