Features October 2019

Francesco Tallarico – Flowr

When Francesco Tallarico decided to wind down his role at Concordia International Corp., the idea was to take a year off before making any life-changing decisions. Travel with his wife. Dive into Toronto’s blossoming restaurant scene. But as the adage goes, even the best-laid plans can go awry. In Tallarico’s case, however, the disrupting force was […]

Gabriel Hoyos – Under Armour

Like the sports teams that wear its high-performance apparel and footwear, Under Armour can experience streaks hot and cold. Often, to borrow from sports jargon, it must change on the fly, make a halftime adjustment or shuffle the lineup. Which is what its Latin American division has been doing—putting more emphasis on its products for […]

Jacquie Katzel – PayPal

Sometimes to chase down a dream you have to pack your bags, hop on a plane and fly to a new opportunity. Jacquie Katzel is getting pretty good at that. From escaping political strife in Jamaica as a child—to finding sanctuary in Canada, the United States and the halls of Harvard—she’s found opportunity once again, […]

Jo Ann Davaris – Booking Holdings

In April 2016, just days after Jo Ann Davaris was named global chief privacy officer (CPO) for international consulting giant Mercer, the European Union passed the sweeping General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which laid out strict rules for how companies operating in the EU handle the personal information of consumers. At that point, companies had […]

Joe Moschella – Jukin Media Inc.

Sadder but wiser? Well Tori Locklear never seemed that devastated—just bemused—back in 2012 when the then-precocious 13-year-old attempted an online hair-care tutorial and accidentally burned off much of the right side of her locks with a curling wand. Seven years and more than 52 million views later, Locklear continues to take it in the best […]

Josh Condon – Lone Star Paving

Helping to modernize an industry that in the not-too-distant past sealed the vast majority of its deals with a handshake is something Josh Condon feels good about at Lone Star Paving. Sure, there is still a value to keeping a laid back friendly feel to the construction business, Condon, the general counsel for the five- […]

Juan Blanco Dávila – Ferrero

Juan Blanco’s legal career has been filled with teachable moments, often in sweet settings as he helps guide the growth of the Ferrero Group’s South American operations. As Ferrero’s general counsel working in São Paulo, Brazil, Blanco navigates rules and regulations in 10 countries where Ferrero makes and sells Nutella hazelnut spread, Kinder products, Tic […]

Juan Pablo Restrepo – Mondelez International

Pick a brand—any brand—of sweets, snacks or drinks. There’s a good chance it’s made by Mondelez International. From Tang drink mix to Club Social crackers, the company that owns Nabisco and Cadbury Chocolate tempts taste buds globally, and even eases sore throats and coughs with its Hall’s lozenges. But no matter the popularity of the […]

Julia Hanft – Speedcast Government

This is not likely the twilight of Julia Hanft’s legal career, but her shift into an advisory role at Speedcast Government is as close as she’s come to hitting a pause button in 30 years. Hanft is now legal counsel for the company that bought Globecomm Systems Inc. in February 2019, advising it on its […]

Karla Baez Elizondo – Grupo Idesa

It can’t get much more satisfying than to see the fruits of one’s labor, Karla Baez Elizondo muses from her office in Mexico City this past spring, after helping to consummate a deal that opens up further opportunities for Grupo Idesa. And how the past four years have flown. Baez came aboard as general counsel […]

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