Features September 2020

Joe Fox – Celanese

Raised by a single mother in a blue-collar family in South Philadelphia, Joe Fox recalls having numerous close relatives who were active with labor unions, including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the International Garment Workers Union. He jokes that, “In one way, it was sort of like a family business.” And he shares this […]

Jordan Goodman – Mark Andy Inc.

Sometimes the circumstances are just right. Not long after Jordan Goodman relocated from Chicago to St. Louis, the investment group in which he was involved was looking to acquire the world’s leading manufacturer of narrow-web printing and finishing equipment. Following the acquisition, Goodman became the general counsel and vice president of human resources for the […]

Juan Alberto Rivera – Beam Suntory Mexico

It’s a situation that many have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether out of work, stressed or devastated by the loss of a loved one, housebound people all over the world have been turning to an age-old method for easing their anxiety: having a drink. Mexico is no different in that regard. With one big […]

Julia Hanft – Transit Wireless

Being among the countless New York City subway riders who wants to make the most of her time getting from point A to point B, Julia Hanft had taken advantage of Transit Wireless’ offerings long before becoming its first in-house general counsel this past June. A veteran telecommunications lawyer who ran her own firm for […]

Keary Dunn – Celularity

Keary Dunn recognized early on the opportunities and implications of immunotherapy and cellular therapy. As new BS graduate and young neuropharmacology lab technician at Georgetown University, he undertook cutting edge science research. Specifically, he studied the effects of cocaine and heroin on the immune system, testing the theory—on mice—that such narcotics suppressed the body’s greatest […]

Lori Dobbie – HyLife

From its beginnings as a hog production operation on the plains of Manitoba, HyLife has become a vertically integrated global company serving North America and Asia with exports to more than 20 countries. And though HyLife General Counsel Lori Dobbie has not been with the company since it was founded in La Broquerie in 1994 […]

Matt DePasquale – Nationwide Title Clearing

It was “Mrs. Doubtfire” that did it. Not in the best of moods one afternoon, young Matt DePasquale got home from school, plopped on the couch and switched on the TV. The 1993 comedy classic happened to be on, and when DePasquale saw Robin Williams hamming it up as the eponymous nanny in disguise, his […]

Matthew Gilbert – SGS North America Inc.

From a bird’s eye view, the body of water below not only looks safe; it looks inviting. Winging south on a migratory path from the wilds of western Canada, the waterfowl is ready to land on a pond when it flies past a sensor that sets off an air cannon. Startled, the bird flees. Whatever […]

Meghan Hanson ‒ ClickFunnels

In an increasingly crowded online marketplace, having a good idea without cutting-edge infrastructure and back-end support is like a car without wheels: It might look good, but it won’t get you very far. These days, digital sales and an engaging online presence are essential to a business’ bottom line—whether you’re selling a service, software-as-a-service or […]

Mohsen Parsa

Mohsen Parsa easily remembers his first moments as an Iranian immigrant coming to America. Arriving on Halloween, the first thing he remembers when stepping off the plane was a person dressed up as The Joker. While dressing up as a spooky character is celebrated in the U.S. for the holiday, such an image had a […]

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