Features June 2019

Doug Balyeat – Pratt Industries Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Asked to elaborate on what it means for a company to have an “entrepreneurial spirit”—a term he frequently uses to describe his current employer’s overall philosophy and approach—Doug Balyeat could’ve leaned on any number of tired clichés: thinking outside the box or dreaming the impossible. You know the lines. Instead, he takes a moment to […]

Angela Tyczkowski – Marco Technologies

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There has been just too much growth for Angela Tyczkowski to personally quarterback all acquisition matters in her capacity as general counsel for Marco Technologies. More than 20 since she accepted the challenge of starting an in-house legal department for the St. Cloud, Minnesota-based business-to-business technology provider in 2012. The pace has only picked up, […]

Alastair Wood – Kindur

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s rare for a young company’s fourth hire to be its own in-house attorney. Especially so for a start-up, New York City-based Kindur only having commenced operations in late 2017. But the principals weren’t new to this game; collectively they had managed $120 billion over the course of a half-century at previous stops that included […]

Robyn Scott – Fleet Complete

Est. reading time: 5 mins

She has to chuckle when reminded of the many old country songs about truckers playing loose with documentation of driving hours and cargo weight. In trucker’s parlance they were called swindle sheets, abuse of which endangered other motorists while making a mess of the roads. But such dubious recordkeeping may become a thing of the […]

Charlotte Scaglione – DEPCOM Power

Est. reading time: 4 mins

If your employer cracked the top five of “Inc.” magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America, chances are your first thought would be to run straight for the “emergency” champagne bottle inside the break room refrigerator. Charlotte Scaglione’s mind went somewhere a bit different: We’re going to need more contract templates. “The […]

Carolyn Shellman – CPS Energy

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Back in March, while attending the 2019 DFW Auto Show in Dallas, Carolyn Shellman kept noticing clusters of onlookers gathered around a few specific cars. Each time she wove her way through the crowd to see what all the fuss was about, the object of attention was the same. Not a souped-up Ferrari or the […]

John Wicks – 5.11 Tactical

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The emails come in at all hours: another country, another sighting. Now it’s up to Wicks to decide how to proceed. Assuming the intel is good, and the potential benefits outweigh the costs, he’ll give the green light. The warehouse raid is on. It sounds like the stuff of a Hollywood potboiler. Only, the contraband […]

Judith Cahan Lajoie

Est. reading time: 4 mins

How does Judith Lajoie find success as a real estate and financial attorney working in a white, male-dominated profession? By blending her unique combination of intellectual and creative talents. Don’t worry though. Lajoie manages to lighten the mood by mixing in a sense of fun, as well as her favorite pastime outside of work—tap dancing. […]

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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
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