Features June 2020

Anthony Raimondo – Raimondo & Associates

Est. reading time: 5 mins

He’s used to sometimes being bad-mouthed in the media, Anthony Raimondo saying it comes with the territory. “I am a defense attorney and part of my obligation is to take on unpopular causes,” the president of Raimondo & Associates tells Vanguard in May from his office in Fresno, California. “But doing the right thing doesn’t […]

Cathy Konwisarz – National Energy Services Reunited Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There’s nothing like a perfect storm breaking as you start a new job, particularly one in which personal and professional relationships are vital. So says Cathy Konwisarz, who had just a few days in the office to get the lay of the land after joining international oilfield services provider NESR as its first general counsel […]

Tommaso Di Chio – Kambi

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Like any athlete looking for a competitive edge, it was all about positioning. The U.S. was not the only nation that did not allow wagering on many sports, but it was one of the largest, thanks to the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act passed in 1992. But as casino gambling grew and online […]

Sara M. Cunnard – FARO Technologies

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Like so many great mottos, it stands the test of time. “If you’re not growing, you’re dying,” Sara M. Cunnard says, sharing a sentiment expressed in some form or another by everyone from Bob Dylan to the 1994 classic “The Shawshank Redemption.” That way of thinking should keep her in good standing with FARO Technologies, […]

Joe Rose – Onni Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Joe Rose was asked whether he could create a new legal department for a Canadian development company poised for a significant U.S. expansion, he didn’t have to look far down his resume to prove that he could. Back in 2017, he helped shepherd the successful completion of the largest tourist attraction in Times Square—the […]

Jaclyn Walliser – InfoSystems

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It looked like an email from the boss. It had the same address and asked for information you’ve provided before—files or information vital to closing a deal or even a funds transfer request. So you dropped what you’re doing and responded, quickly attaching files and hitting send, showing again how you can shift priorities in […]

Beatriz Beltranena

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Growing up in Guatemala, Beatriz Beltranena remembers being very sick with cancer as a child. With a failing kidney from birth, chemotherapy and radiation marked her days, finally resulting in surgery to remove one of her kidneys and a painful tumor along with it. Lucky to be alive, by the time she was a young […]

Jim Kastenmayer – Viela Bio

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Imagine strolling through a park splashed with the greens, yellows and reds of trees, grass and flowers. The gravel or woodchips crunch underfoot as you enjoy exercise, sunshine and good health. And suddenly, you can’t see well or have trouble walking. It could be an attack of a terrifying and debilitating condition called neuromyelitis optica […]

Troy Grabow – PAX Labs Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s a skill that’s not dependent on age or location. In fact, you don’t need to be a Hippie living near Haight-Ashbury to know how to enjoy cannabis. In a time-honored tradition, members of the counterculture from Woodstock to Kingston have developed different ways to consume marijuana over the years. But with legalization the world […]

Richard Mosher – Wind River

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Whether its software is powering the Mars rover or directing a self-driving car, you’ll find Wind River. It’s one of the reasons why leading global companies across multiple industries seek out the Alameda, California-based company. Its pioneering technologies accelerate the digital transformation of systems with the highest standards for security, reliability and safety, says Chief […]

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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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