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Mike Ervin – Alaris Equity Partners

It’s a unique approach to investing taken by Calgary-based Alaris Equity Partners as it looks south of the Canadian-U.S. border. As Chief Legal Officer Mike Ervin emphasizes, Alaris seeks to be a partner, not a dictator. “No one at Alaris is going to run the various businesses better than the management teams we invest in,” […]

Mike Johnson – DigiCert Inc.

Sometimes the minnow swallows the whale. Metaphorically that is, which was the case in 2017 when DigiCert Inc. absorbed a couple of segments of a company four times its size. Quite the complex transaction with minimal indigestion, says Mike Johnson, the general counsel and corporate secretary who had come aboard one year earlier. At that […]

Mike Jones – Cape Cod Healthcare

By July 4, summer visitors will be streaming over the Bourne and Sagamore bridges to Cape Cod. Finding a patch of open sand to spread a blanket at Craigville Beach might be difficult, and clam shacks will bustle with diners. But the return of tourists will likely not dim the memories of working through the […]

Mike Shuckerow – Aspiration Partners Inc.

It’s late, you’re hungry and low on gas. So you fill your tank, maybe grab a burrito or a slice of pizza and something to drink and get on with your life. And if you use your debit card, somewhere on the other side of the planet, a tree gets planted. You may never see […]

Mike Traxinger – Agtegra Cooperative

Mike Traxinger’s world went whizzing by him at the age of 13. Sliding across the 4-H showgrounds on his belly, he had a mouthful of dirt and was desperately clinging on to other end of the rope around his prized heifer as she dragged him back to the barn. The moral of the story, of […]

Mike Watters – Essentia Health

As a student at the University of Michigan and before beginning a professional baseball career, Mike Watters remembers learning to manage stress as a second baseman. That ability to keep a cool head when runners were circling the bases and be a team member served Watters in life—well beyond his accolades as a player who […]

Mike Zitelli – Edrington Americas

He heard it from a professor of sports law while an undergrad at the State University of New York, College at Cortland. Just some simple advice that didn’t need to be embellished with any pretentious Latin. “When the door to opportunity opens, you must walk through it,” young Mike Zitelli was advised not that many […]

Mira Wolff – Venbrook Insurance Services

When her company acquired the New Jersey-based Brooks Insurance Agency in 2016, Mira Wolff knew just what to do on the opposite coast in her complementary roles as general counsel and chief human resources officer at Venbrook Insurance Services. On the legal side, she would identify potential issues and nip them in the bud. Also, […]

Mitch Bompey – Addepar

In the world of investment, tracking the performance of a portfolio can be one of the biggest challenges to managing it. Markets fluctuate, interest rates change, earnings reports ebb and flow and information abounds. Aggregation tools are essential for independent wealth advisers, but the data filling those graphs and pie charts, such as share prices […]

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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