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Michael S. Minces – Blue River Partners LLC

It’s rare for a U.S.-based firm in this industry to have an international arm. Tends to be the other way round. So observes Michael S. Minces this past October, a few months after Blue River Partners LLC was bought by the world’s fourth largest investment fund servicer, Luxembourg-headquartered IQ-EQ. All entities have got to like […]

Michael Sanocki – Volant Trading

When overseeing compliance for a tech-centric financial firm—one with technology forward processes that have yet to be specifically addressed in the rulebooks—understanding the regulatory landscape is paramount. Luckily, Michael Sanocki has scaled that terrain many times before, having served in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Chief Counsel’s Office at the U.S. Securities and […]

Michael Sauer – MERRILL Technologies Group

Mike Sauer has never strayed far from home, yet a small move has made a huge difference in his professional life. “I have one client, and instead of being just a lawyer, I play a role in the execution of the business of the company,” he says about serving as executive vice president and chief […]

Michael Tropea – AIA Australia

You know those health-related New Year’s resolutions that never pan out? Stop smoking, eat better, exercise more, drink less, lose weight? They have a new advocate, and it’s not your doctor. It’s called myOwn. Launched in 2017 by AIA Australia Limited, the Melbourne, Victoria-based life insurance company, it’s a new, highly interactive brand. It aims […]

Michael Winschel – Risk International

Knowing where risk hides and understanding how to manage it are two different things, and neglecting to manage risk can become very costly. Yet where to turn for risk management assessments and options for solutions is an intricate and nuanced challenge. Independent expertise providing knowledgeable, unbiased opinions and recommendations that deliver cost-effective results can be […]

Michelle Carter Pierce – Centria Healthcare

Like most companies, Centria Healthcare’s operations were turned upside down in more ways than one by the emergence of COVID-19—especially when it came to new pandemic-related rules and regulations, which seem to change by the day. Michelle Carter Pierce was right in the thick of it. As general counsel for Michigan-based Centria Healthcare, she’s been […]

Michelle Fang – Turo

There are over one billion cars on the planet, and each one spends a majority of its time idle in parking lots, driveways and alongside ticking parking meters. Turo’s founders set out to solve this inefficiency. The car sharing company, originally known as RelayRides, was launched in 2009 and initially focused on providing hourly, peer-to-peer […]

Michelle Hertz – CGI Federal Inc.

In April 2010, Michelle Hertz joined an IT services firm as its first in-house attorney with an eye toward growing with the company to become its first general counsel. Three days after she joined, Hertz learned that her new company, CGI Federal Inc., a secure U.S. subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (one of the world’s […]

Michelle Howland Zmugg – SpotOn

As Michelle Zmugg joined San Francisco-based SpotOn in September 2020 as its first general counsel, she knew she’d be helping the company progress from a startup to a maturing tech venture. She had the experience in employment law and HR issues a growing company needs, but as SpotOn’s small business payment and management tools are […]

Miek Harbur – The New Home Co.

Larry Webb took a gamble when he hired the first in-house counsel for New Home Co., but then he’d already started a residential construction company in 2009 at the height of the Great Recession and that was paying off. So, in 2015, on the advice of Chief Financial Officer John Stephens, hired after New Home […]

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