Features March 2020

Angela Petrucci – NBH Bank

In the four and a half years since Angela Petrucci joined Denver-based NBH Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Bank Holdings Corp., the organization has surpassed a quarry’s worth of milestones. It established itself as a publicly-traded company. It converted to a Colorado state-chartered bank in 2016. It acquired two banks in 2017. It refined […]

Ashianna Esmail – Flexport

It’s an industry ripe for disruption, the age-old process of moving goods from one locale to another. Yet despite the technological revolutions happening around it,  international shipping and logistics haven’t changed as much as one might expect, says Ashianna Esmail, who is in a position to effect some long-overdue modernization at Flexport. A fast-growing global […]

Bill Burding – Orange Coast Title

Homebuying. It’s a process that ranks as one of the most important purchases people make in their lives, and one that can be fraught with difficulty. Bill Burding, general counsel for Orange Coast Title in Santa Ana, never loses site of that event’s significance and what it can mean to a family—even if he does […]

Chris Young – Ironclad Inc.

Between the endless hours of contract review, keeping an eye on the ever-changing regulatory landscape and advising the C-suite and board of directors, the burdens shouldered by today’s corporate counsel can be as daunting as they are dynamic. But with the typical in-house workload having increased by more than 90 percent—at a time when resources […]

Chuki Obiyo – Chuki Law

In 2008, on the precipice of the Great Recession, law schools could be pretty scary places to be. Law firms were laying off associates; law students were piling up debt and facing dubious job prospects; and corporate legal departments were being stretched thin, affecting performance for attorneys just about everywhere. For Chuki Obiyo, being a […]

Dan Schwarzenbach – Sunland Construction

While squishing through the oozing mud, the marsh buggy trundles slowly through the murky shallow waters. This excavator on two pontoons needs to touch the ground in order to operate. Then the excavator’s bucket reaches out and disappears down into the brown water with a loud dunk. It scoops up the muck under the marsh, […]

David Kenzer – HERE Technologies

He may not always win points for diplomacy, but David Kenzer gets his message across in a manner that deliver results. Such was the case at a HERE Technologies leadership summit a couple years ago when CEO Edzard Overbeek asked the still-new general counsel to get up and say a few words. “I said, ‘we’re […]

David Martinez – Electus

Once upon a time, people who asked, “what’s on TV tonight?” could expect a simple answer. People may still settle down to watch their favorite show on network TV. But it’s just as likely the person next to you on the bus or sipping that latte is catching up by phone or tablet, snatching a […]

David Phillips – Directly

“You’ve got mail!” It was the dawn of the internet, and America Online held nearly all online consumer traffic thanks in part to that magical mailman’s voice. But fast-moving digital technology was about to run away from the law, owing to an inferno of legal cases sparked by unclear rules on intellectual property, copyright infringement, […]

Hannah Lim-Johnson – Kelly Services

Once upon a time, the “Kelly Girl” was a ubiquitous image—a woman filling in for a day or a week in a company typing pool or another clerical job. The better part of a century later, Kelly Services has evolved to be a go-to resource for labor in a wide array of industries with assignments […]

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