Features July 2018

Aldo Escalante – Grupo Financiero BASE

Just a little over 30 years old as a financial institution—and only seven of those as a validated bank—Grupo Financiero BASE is downright young when it comes to the banking industry: Its competitors and contemporaries have many more decades, very often centuries, of experience behind them. But youth also means there is ample opportunity for […]

Casey Schwab – NFL Players Inc.

To borrow a football term, this past spring the U.S. Supreme Court sacked the so-called Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 that limited sports wagering—well, at least the legal kind—to Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana. But at NFL Players Inc., the ruling caught no one by surprise; least of all Casey Schwab who, […]

Daniel Perez-Cirera – Samsung Mexico

Daniel Perez-Cirera rarely feels nervous anymore. Nervous was going to bed Sunday night ahead of another 80-hour workweek, or flying to Finland for that first meeting at Nokia headquarters. As he walks once again into the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) in Mexico City, Perez-Cirera isn’t gripped with doubts. But he’s aware of the […]

Eric Masson – Dental Whale

The first time Eric Masson had to ponder his future, during a high-school career day, the beach-loving teen took what he thought was the easy way out: a day long trip to see a Coast Guard recruiter for a career-report assignment. Enamored with the mix of service and seafaring adventure, Masson would spend the next […]

Gonzalo Ruiz San Sebastián

After more than a couple of decades of high-profile in-house legal roles at The Coca-Cola Company and Sony Interactive Entertainment, Gonzalo Ruiz has been pondering what will happen in the second half of his professional life. The affable and well-spoken man recently moved to San Mateo, California, with his wife Claudia and their three children […]

Hector Izzo – SUEZ Mexico

Once completed, it will pump out more than a hundred million gallons of clean, potable water a day. The largest of its kind in the Americas, the planned water desalination plant in Playas de Rosarito, Mexico, has widespread implications for the community, the country, the continent—and the world at large. And Hector Izzo is right […]

Jay Cain—The Sewell Family of Companies Inc.

Accounting was Jay Cain’s first interest, but as a young professional he realized he could double his value with a juris doctorate. So, rather than continue with a choice position as an energy industry certified public accountant, in 2011 he opted to enroll at Texas Tech University School of Law. Just a couple of months […]

Jose Eduardo Salgado Villegas – Capgemini

Jose Eduardo Salgado knows the deadline. It’s been marked on his mental calendar for months, circled in red so many times he could stretch the line out and measure the height of his ceiling. December 1, 2018: the day his debut novel—800-plus pages and more than a decade in the making—will finally be finished. Blending […]

Josh Nicosia – Jamba Juice

If you ever find yourself in a Jamba Juice—and with over 900 worldwide locations and counting, that’s hardly a far-fetched scenario—take a second to ponder how it all got there, from the employees and blenders behind the vibrantly colored counters to the crates of fresh fruit. Now picture the paperwork needed for all those elements. […]

Julie Elliott – The Annex Group

Commute to campus, attend class, commute back home, put in eight hours at work, find time to study—repeat. In the simplest of terms, this was Julie Elliott’s undergraduate college experience. And it’s not unlike that of many degree-seekers. With more people of all ages and a diversity of backgrounds attending college, the so-called “non-traditional” student […]

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