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Fabian Rivero – Megalabs

There were just three steps to the relentless business expansion underway at Megalabs in Latin America. Companies are vetted (1), purchased (2) and integrated (3). There may be other steps, too, but overall it’s a simple idea—hardly the first of its kind. It stands out at Megalabs only because of its swift execution. In the […]

Fabiola Ferro – Varian Medical Systems

Waking up to address a court case in Colombia; picking up the phone to discuss legal concerns in Argentina after morning coffee; touching base with a client in Paraguay at lunchtime; and catching up with the sales department in Palo Alto, California, by close of business. Such is a pretty diversified—yet typical—day for Fabiola Ferro […]

Fatima Arash – Diamond Properties

When Fatima Arash walked into her job interview at Diamond Properties, she says she didn’t necessarily have all of the required experience (to be fair, the job description asked for a “seasoned lawyer”). What she had was a plan. Laying out a chart for the executive team, she mapped out exactly what she could accomplish […]

Flavia Naves – Velo Payments

Having been among the professional casualties of mergers and acquisitions on different occasions, no one would have faulted Flavia Naves had she stuck with a secure position in the legal department of a large public company. But this past February when Velo Payments, a small but growing Northern California fintech startup, beckoned her to come […]

Florencia Garza – Oriflame

Some might cautiously get their feet wet after assuming one of the prime positions at a multinational company in an industry in which they’re not that familiar. Others opt for full immersion to bump up their learning. Florencia Garza seems to fit that latter category, and at her new place of employment—the Latin American division […]

Follett Corporation

One of the best lessons Mark Sproat ever learned wasn’t at Loyola University Chicago School of Law; it came well after establishing himself as a capable and ambitious in-house lawyer at the former Hewitt Associates, an Illinois-based human capital, outsourcing and management consulting firm that became Aon Hewitt following its 2010 acquisition by the British […]

Formitex Group

It takes the eyes of an optimist to see light at the end of the dark tunnel that’s become the Brazilian economy. Amira Chammas’ vision is tempered by reality, but she won’t blink in the face of the challenges that confront even a well-run company in a very troubled country. “With the right moves by […]

Francesco Tallarico – Flowr

When Francesco Tallarico decided to wind down his role at Concordia International Corp., the idea was to take a year off before making any life-changing decisions. Travel with his wife. Dive into Toronto’s blossoming restaurant scene. But as the adage goes, even the best-laid plans can go awry. In Tallarico’s case, however, the disrupting force was […]

Francisco Pinilla – Uber (Latin America)

For most of us, using Uber—an app that literally puts transportation at your fingertips—represents the pinnacle of modern convenience. Francisco Pinilla doesn’t think that superlative goes nearly far enough. As legal director and head of legal transactions for the company’s Latin America operations (LATAM for short), Pinilla understands how Uber’s model and methods have not […]

Franco Tenerelli – Landsea Homes

Franco Tenerelli likens the homebuilding business at Landsea Homes to zipping around in a small handy speedboat, darting between a fleet of lumbering, slow-moving ships. “We are able to do things quickly and in a timely manner, more so than our competitors,” says Tenerelli, executive vice president and chief legal officer at the Newport Beach, […]

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