Features December 2019

Ben Kwakye – Legal Counsel

Est. reading time: 4 mins

If there’s one word that comes to mind when talking to Ben Kwakye, it’s resiliency. From surviving a coup d’état with his family in his native Ghana—and the life-changing circumstances that followed—to a 25-year legal career full of twists and turns, Kwakye has—excuse the cliché—seen it all. Now, this veteran attorney and published author is […]

Steve Huang – Silgan Containers LLC

Est. reading time: 3 mins

It’s taken some adjustment, Steve Huang says with a chuckle, having gone from 15 years in solar energy to food cans. But with his most recent employer also committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, Huang can find similarities even if he has to think in different terms. “In solar energy, when you talk volume […]

Brendan Malley – QBE North America

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The very nature of the insurance business is about mitigating the risk of clients, and Brendan Malley takes that approach in his role with the regional division of the Australian-based company that is his sole client. A member of the legal staff at the top 20 global insurer QBE North America since 2011, and senior […]

Charlie Bingham – Microsoft

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Legal ninja, blue sky visionary, trusted business advisor, contractual gunslinger and out-of-the box thinker. These are just some of the titles Charlie Bingham, attorney at the American multinational technology giant Microsoft prefers. Working from a field office in Atlanta, he provides innovative legal support for a billion-dollar sales team in a territory that covers half […]

Kristin Paiva – Massage Envy

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In late 2018, right around the time Kristin Paiva was interviewing to become the new general counsel for Massage Envy Franchising, LLC, the company was just months away from inking agreements to bring several multi-unit operators into the fold to develop and acquire franchise locations numbering in the triple digits over the next five years. […]

Tanya Quiñonez – Honeywell Building Technologies

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Tanya Quiñonez was asked to lend legal support to one of Honeywell Building Technologies’ (HBT’s) most ambitious projects to date—an initiative that involved multiple stakeholders across the company—she jumped at the chance. There was, however, an important catch: she wouldn’t just be providing guidance on contracts and compliance; rather, it was her job to […]

Franco Tenerelli – Landsea Homes

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Franco Tenerelli likens the homebuilding business at Landsea Homes to zipping around in a small handy speedboat, darting between a fleet of lumbering, slow-moving ships. “We are able to do things quickly and in a timely manner, more so than our competitors,” says Tenerelli, executive vice president and chief legal officer at the Newport Beach, […]

Patricia Diniz – JDA Software Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

With a territory covering two continents and more than a dozen countries, Patricia Diniz’s workload may seem never ending and its pace frequently frantic. Yet as JDA Software Inc.’s regional senior counsel for Latin America, Diniz not only welcomes the demands and ever-changing priorities—she welcomes them as a sign the tech industry is becoming more […]

Douglas Charton – GMO

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Douglas Charton vividly remembers sitting in an internet café on the Greek island of Ios in the Summer of 2007, enjoying a much-deserved holiday following the bar exam. It was there he received an email notifying him he got a job in the Investment Management practice group of K&L Gates LLP, a prominent global law […]

Jill Javor – November Properties & York Investment Properties LLC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

On a calm October day, Jill Javor, husband Attila and 6 1/2 year-old son, Ryan, stand beside U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, their ribbon cutting scissors poised and ready. It’s the official opening of the 127-room Cambria Hotel Fort Mill in South Carolina. The property is just a healthy bike ride away from the sold-out, wait-listed, […]

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