Features August 2018

Rosanna Marrero Neagle – Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream/Nespresso USA

By 2009, two years into her role as general counsel for Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream/Nespresso USA, Rosanna Marrero Neagle felt as if things were beginning to settle. The flood of paperwork and internal policy tweaks stemming from the 2006 Dreyer’s acquisition had slowed to a manageable flow; the late hours and weekend work, replaced by […]

Royce Warrick – Solenis

When Royce Warrick left a longtime position as commercial legal director of a Fortune 100 chemical manufacturer’s multibillion dollar business based in downtown Philadelphia, it was for a more expansive—and maybe more adventurous—role, down the highway in Wilmington, Delaware. For that was where, just days earlier in July 2014, Solenis had sprung from what had […]

Spiro Fotopoulos – Cognosante

Working at a prestigious firm like McGuireWoods provided Spiro Fotopoulos with excellent training, but the University of Virginia undergrad and Wake Forest University law grad found such an environment not quite conducive to his preferred career path. “Private practice is more reactive than proactive,” says Fotopoulos who, in October 2017, was promoted to general counsel […]

Todd McTavish – NYX Gaming Group

The instant he read the Google alert, general counsel Todd McTavish knew his career—and the industry that nurtured it—would never be the same. In a 6-3 decision announced on May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively paved the way for U.S. states to legalize sports gambling,  bringing one of the country’s largest underground businesses—which some […]

Uche Ndumele – Pinnacle Foods

It was 2014, and for 35-year-old Uche Ndumele, life felt pretty close to perfect. He and his wife, Annie, had grown enamored with New York City. His employer, the online services giant AOL, was proving the perfect outlet for his bourgeoning securities and corporate governance expertise. For someone who’d always worn his aversion to change […]

Victoria Newman – TMX Finance Family of Companies

Epiphanies can strike at any time: in moments of peace or panic, on a living room recliner or streets half a world away. Victoria Newman’s came right in the middle of a Caesar salad. While attending a conference for general counsels in Naples, Florida, Newman had dinner with a longtime legal head at a Canadian […]

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