Features July 2023

Stephen Myers – Match Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Searching for the right partner can be a competitive pursuit. How much more favorable the odds can be when one harnesses Match Group’s global portfolio of online dating brands including Tinder, Match, Hinge and OkCupid, which have been helping people all over the world make meaningful connections for over 20 years. Yet Match Group faces […]

Justin Zamparelli – Vineyard Vines

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Justin Zamparelli has seen the Run for the Roses in Louisville, Kentucky, and the race for the America’s Cup in the waters off Bermuda.  While it’s true he has an enthusiastic spirit when it comes to sports, attending two of the most venerable sporting events in the world (which are 150 years old and 172 […]

Raja Khalaf – Cadence Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Cadence Bank has come a long way since it was founded in 1876 inside the Raymond Trice and Co. store in Verona, Mississippi.  For the past 12 years, Raja Khalaf, a senior vice president and assistant general counsel, has seen and helped guide the bank’s growth to operations in nine Southeastern states.   Cadence Bank’s growth […]

Tony Van Eck – Great Northwest Insurance Company and Hawaiian Insurance and Guaranty Company Limited

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Fun, animated or unique mascots, more coverage for lower costs or 24-hour live customer service. Different insurance companies market their services in various ways to appeal to customers—and, as Tony Van Eck has learned after over 26 years in the insurance industry, bigger does not always mean better.   In fact, his current employer, Great Northwest […]

Kellyn Muller – International Materials

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Russia invaded Ukraine, thousands of live international business transactions were thrown into limbo. And some of those involved International Materials (IMI), a commodity trading company that sources and ships raw materials worldwide, primarily serving the cement, wallboard and steel industries.  The war made Kellyn Muller’s job more complex. As general counsel of the trading […]

Shannon Leight – CMG Financial

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Leading the legal charge in the mortgage industry was never in Shannon Leight’s initial career plans, but in March she found herself sealing the deal for one of the industry’s largest retail acquisitions in the past decade.   Leight, a 2001 Widener University School of Law graduate, had early interests in criminal defense and First Amendment […]

John Palmerini – Orange County Public Schools

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As the number of violent incidents at public schools has increased over the past decade, many states, counties and districts have taken steps to avoid such tragic events.  The devastating 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School led to the Florida Legislature passing and the governor signing a public safety act. Through this, the […]

Jennifer Liotta – Volato

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Jennifer Liotta enjoyed helping companies and organizations take flight well before she joined Volato, a private aviation company founded in 2021.  In fact, she and her husband, Volato co-founder and CEO Matt Liotta, once transformed an aircraft maintenance shop into a flight school in St. Augustine, Florida. As vice president of legal, Liotta is helping […]

Erika Singleton – Entegris

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The semiconductor industry is expected to reach $1 trillion by 2030 with Entegris standing to reap more benefits as a supplier of the sophisticated materials necessary to support electronic equipment and devices.  All the more reason for this Massachusetts-headquartered multinational to protect its intellectual properties, says Erika Singleton, whose vigilance on that front Entegris retained […]

Mosmi Bhakta – PM Hotel Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Mosmi Bhakta grew up around the hospitality sector—her parents owned and operated hotels when she was a child—but it wasn’t until she was in her twenties and working as a catering coordinator at an events center in California that she realized she could marry her background in hospitality with her interest in law.  “I kind […]


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.
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.
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.


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