Features May 2019

Marilee Holmes – Wilhelmina International Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

To paraphrase the old song, if they can make it in New York, they can make it anywhere. “They” being young models from all parts of the world, and much in demand by a fashion industry that’s growing ever more multicultural. Only getting to the Big Apple from a foreign land with the necessary working […]

Louis Shansky – Upgrade, Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Louis Shansky remembers his glory days of anarchy and freedom, shredding guitar riffs and belting out vocals on a Michigan stage with his punk rock band “Bounder.” To him, management and financial security meant earning enough gas money to get home, and perhaps buy a beer or two. That was then, and this is now, […]

Dan Anixt – Right Sourcing Solutions/R$2

Est. reading time: 3 mins

It goes on day in, day out, at companies big and small across the globe: employees are hammering out contracts and agreements, closing deals, signing on dotted lines. But think about it, says Dan Anixt: With staff turnover, hectic schedules, employee and management disconnect, and just the sheer number of contracts and agreements at any […]

William Benvenuto – Retrophin Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In his high school yearbook profile, Bill Benvenuto included a quote—a two-clause reminder that he should never settle or sell himself short: “Once you’ve stopped facing the challenges in life, you’ve stopped living.” It being natural to soften one’s youthful zeal with a bit of world-wise nuance, Benvenuto offered a slight addendum when he spoke […]

Kevin Rakowski – Radian Group Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It might seem like a long shot—or perhaps a long “line” would be more appropriate—but correlations can be made between the legal aspects of insurance, real estate services and fly-fishing. That’s according to Kevin Rakowski, who has been deeply involved in both the sport and the industries for some time. As he has learned, they […]

Allyson Guy Krause – Promethean

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Students have taken personalized tours of the White House, spoken with a park ranger halfway around the world on the topic of adaptation, and even tinkered with protons, neurons and electrons—without having to worry about blowing anything up. Those are just a few examples of how Promethean’s interactive educational products are being used in classrooms […]

Ejola Cook – Off Lease Only Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

She had all the makings to be Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and General Counsel of this mega used-car dealership chain in Florida, Ejola Cook was told in early 2015 by Mark Fischer, the founder and boss of Off Lease Only Inc. Whether Cook would have enough work to keep busy if she left a […]

Randy Noe – Norfolk Southern

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Like so many federal laws, the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was devised with the best of intentions: to prevent certain types of train collisions, derailments and other incidents by requiring all Class I railroads to implement a new safety technology system known as positive train control, or PTC. But as often happens with […]

Richard Ogawa – Inphi Corporation

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Richard Ogawa opened his email in a hotel room in Taipei, Taiwan, to find a message from the White House inviting him to meet President Obama, he thought it was a joke. Or spam. Or sent to the wrong Richard Ogawa entirely. So he ignored it. Within minutes, a string of 202 numbers were […]

Peggy Barber – IACCM

Est. reading time: 7 mins

They’ve existed since at least 2,300 BCE, with records from ancient Mesopotamia highlighting everything from marriage and mortgages to adoptions and bankruptcy. Without them, there would be no civilization, let alone markets or governments. And yet, these documents have become so fundamental to the human experience (and the daily lives of lawyers) that their importance […]

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