Features October 2021

April Lindauer – Carta

Landing your dream job during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t ideal timing. April Lindauer has made the most of it, though, developing her department as the newly promoted general counsel of Carta as of October 2020. Her team has expanded over the past several months and has supported the launch of several new products for startups […]

Ashley Fischer – Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery

In 1999, when University of Texas sophomore Tiffany Taylor accidentally missed her date with Leon Chen, she baked and delivered a batch of cookies to him as an apology. Inspired, the sophomores took a $20 budget, a cell phone, a recipe they created, and Leon’s college apartment oven and started Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery. At […]

Blake Bilstad – dosist

“What other medication isn’t administered by dose?” That’s the question Blake Bilstad poses when talking about medicinal marijuana. He and his colleagues at dosist believe cannabis and CBD should be taken in measured amounts, and they’ve made a product that makes this possible. The Santa Monica, California-based company has created a metered vape pen for […]

Brian Nurse

In his 25-year legal career, Brian Nurse has gone from bottle caps to wrestling rings while representing PepsiCo, Nestle Waters North America and the WWE as an in-house attorney. But for Nurse, who’s also played semi-professional baseball, work has had an element beyond the usual financial success. He also looks to develop business through a […]

Bruce Jackson – Microsoft

He’ll be telling his own story soon, Bruce Jackson’s memoir—“Not Far From Home”—to be released next year by Atria Books, a division of publishing giant Simon & Schuster. Indeed, he’s not far from home in the literal sense. Jackson grew up in Amsterdam Housing projects, less than a mile from Microsoft’s New York office. But […]

Dan Dillon – Novel Energy Solutions

While some solar companies only serve one function, Dan Dillon says the one he works for is a little more, well, novel. Aptly named, Novel Energy Solutions develops land for solar infrastructure, constructs solar gardens and facilities, and oversees their operations by maintaining equipment and managing subscribers. Dillon, the company’s general counsel, says this vertical […]

Dan Happe – TSI

For Dan Happe, saying that his company had a busy and successful past 18 months would be a huge understatement. In fact, during that time, the company probably did its most important work ever, he says. Shoreview, Minnesota-based TSI Incorporated makes respirator testing devices that gauge the fit of N95 masks—one of the most reliable […]

Daniel Tapia – América Móvil

From bribes to public fraud to extortion, corruption is a growing issue in Latin America. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, the region loses five percent of gross domestic product because of corruption every year. Daniel Tapia is working to change this culture as much as he can. As chief compliance officer at América […]

David Erich – Exeter Finance

The message was clear from the get-go. You’re as much businessperson as in-house lawyer, David Erich has told himself since joining Exeter Finance as senior vice president and deputy general counsel in May 2012. For almost 10 years, the affable Erich has juggled the business and legal roles, helping his tech-enabled employer that underwrites and […]

Emily Bennett – Jackson National Asset Management LLC

Whether its discovering boutique wineries in California’s Napa Valley or vetting mutual fund disclosures, “purpose” is the word Emily Bennett bears in mind. As assistant vice president and deputy general counsel for Jackson National Asset Management LLC, Bennett’s purpose there is helping the company provide retirement solutions. “It’s important to me to know our work […]

Testimonials

As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.

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