Features July 2020

Adriana Cardinali Straube – PepsiCo Brazil

In a 20-year career that has taken her around the world and through a gamut of industries, what’s remained a constant for Adriana Cardinali Straube is her desire to learn and positively contribute to the business. Given the encompassing and international work she’s done, you could say it’s necessary. Now the legal director at PepsiCo […]

Aislinn Flores – Banco Sabadell

Shuttered hotels and darkened restaurants and pubs are no way to celebrate a tourist season, but all are a grim reality as Mexico and the greater world works through the COVID-19 pandemic. Banco Sabadell is not alone in working with borrowers who have been devastated by the imminent collapse of tourism or other industries, but […]

Alejandro Nino – Uber

At first glance, the last thing an Uber customer needed during a government stay-at-home order amid the COVID-19 pandemic was a ride. Literally, where could you go? But upon further reflection, Uber’s situation offered the multinational technology company an opportunity to innovate and positively contribute to communities during a crisis. Through development of new safety […]

Anthony “Tony” Nolte – Open Mortgage

While Anthony “Tony” Nolte may not have known much about the mortgage industry aside from the details of his own loan, his decades of business development and legal experience at Shell Oil made him a likely choice to be CFO and general counsel at Open Mortgage. To be sure, the lending regulatory details he’s learning […]

Brett Dakin – Child Mind Institute

Depression. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Abuse. Anxiety. Under “normal” circumstances, many of today’s young people struggle with mental health and learning disorders. Now, add to the mix COVID-19, school closures, civil unrest.   It’s a lot for a child to process, says Brett Dakin, general counsel for the Child Mind Institute, noting that the number of […]

Christianne Kerns – Hahn & Hahn

It was a firm and a position worth waiting for—marking a historic progression—remembers Christianne Kerns, thinking back to joining Hahn & Hahn 17 years ago. It was there where she later became the first female managing partner of the prestigious 121-year-old Pasadena, California-based law firm which has transitioned from a historic “old-line firm” into a […]

Daniel Podhaskie – General Counsel

Daniel Podhaskie built a career as a litigator in New York City firms, representing real estate investors and developers such as the Trump Organization and Tishman Speyer in addition to financial institutions like JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America. Big names, to be sure, with some big legal victories along the way as […]

Edward A. Sturchio – Immatics Biotechnologies

Edward Sturchio doesn’t spend his time in a lab like the researchers, technicians and scientists responsible for the life-saving innovations developed by the biotechnology companies he works for. But he has made a science of advising and growing those companies. As he chatted with Vanguard in June 2020, Sturchio was enjoying his second day as […]

Eric Ian Schwartz – Integra LifeSciences

Medical device manufacturers beset by an array of unanticipated issues in the face of an unprecedented pandemic might benefit from virtual get-togethers. Such was the point raised earlier this year by the legal team at Integra LifeSciences, a leading global manufacturer of medical technologies and solutions. Companies could find middle ground between competition and cooperation, […]

Graham Robson – Wellington-Altus Private Wealth

It wasn’t as though Graham Robson locked himself in his office with no intention of ever leaving. But during those heady days in 2017, just as Wellington-Altus Private Wealth was launching in Winnipeg, the prospect of building its legal department in tandem with the company’s assets under administration, made for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and challenge. […]

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