Features July 2018

Kurt Stepaniak – KONE Inc.

When Kurt Stepaniak came aboard as senior vice president and general counsel of KONE Inc.’s North American operations in 1997, the company was still very much about products. They were impressive, as well as highly regulated products, to be sure— the elevators, escalators and people movers so necessary in shopping malls, public and private office […]

Larry Samuelson – Cvent Inc.

Time was when professional conferences were confined to boardrooms, but that was before such innovations as Salesforce, Dreamforce, Google I/O and Amazon Reinvent allowed executives worldwide to put their heads together. But for every process that’s been simplified, another inevitably arises with its own complexities. Larry Samuelson, the tech-savvy general counsel and senior vice president […]

Lily Tsen – Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific

Lily Tsen was drawn to medicine. Or so she thought. Tsen chuckles while recalling how she tortured herself with math and science as a University of Melbourne undergrad, while others recognized her potential in law, commerce and anthropology. Not too many years later, the woman who became the first general counsel for packaging giant Amcor […]

Lori Burrows – Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

As a young girl growing up in a working-class home outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, Lori Burrows’ parents imbued her with a single, deeply-held belief: If you’ve been given much in life, you should give back even more. The words clearly stuck. From spending more than two years in the Peace Corps to a post-college […]

Michael Capone – CCS Medical

Whenever he pays a visit to one of CCS Medical’s regional distribution centers—sojourns that have become a beloved part of his routine—Michael Capone doesn’t come to be seen. Though, he says, he can always count on a few hearty handshakes. Instead, he’s here to serve witness: To watch pallet upon pallet of medical supplies get […]

Nicole Liebman – WithumSmith+Brown

Whenever Nicole Liebman is running low on dinner party small talk, she can always recount the time she was flown business class to London for the deposition of a very well-known singer on tour, only to be stood up. Even the more “boring” details are sure to send eyebrows rising. About how she represented the […]

Rodrigo Cárdenas Valenzuela – Laureate International Universities

Once completed in early 2019, the 37,000-square-meter Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (ULCR) will be nothing short of commanding. Located in Heredia, just north of the country’s San Jose capital, the sprawling three-story complex will feature stately palm trees and a vertical wall of living grass. But it’s the flags lining the main entrance of […]

Tammy Brandt – Dreamscape Immersive

With her crew’s interplanetary spacecraft safely landed, Tammy Brandt grabs a flashlight and points it towards the strange flora in front of her. A friendly-seeming amphibian—a kind of cat-frog hybrid—emerges from the shadows. Minutes later, a herd of massive dinosaurs passes by in the distance, right before a terrifying, toothed-and-clawed creature, eyes aglow and eager […]

Vincent Castiglione

For Vincent Castiglione, work and winemaking—two lifelong passions—have much in common. Chief among them is the notion that, no matter how diligent you are, the results are out of your hands. Environmental factors, you might call them. In the case of Castiglione, among these outside forces was the sale of his most recent employer, Nautica—the […]

Wylie Strout – Laserfiche

A generalist with a knack for adjusting to changes in the marketplace, Wylie Strout was putting both of those attributes into practice in early April, while taking time to chat with Vanguard. Her employer, the Long Beach, California-based Laserfiche, is noted for being ahead of the high-tech curve when it comes to providing the safe […]

Testimonials

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.
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.
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.
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.

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