Features

Michael Fralin — Somera Road Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s a strategy that involves far more than one-note purchases, you could say about the business plan of New York-based Somera Road Inc. and it’s making some sweet music for its investors. It was an approach that began with Somera Road focusing on distressed commercial building loans and properties from the 2008 recession, then expanded […]

Marty Lorenzo – Petco

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Like the Marine he is, Marty Lorenzo is on a mission to support Petco’s legal team by fostering committed troops. The goal? To serve “pet parents” throughout the country—and help them better care for their beloved animals. Lorenzo, an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps with 31 years of service, has served as Petco’s vice […]

Michael Sanocki – Volant Trading

Est. reading time: 5 mins

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 C. Canseco – Main Squeeze Juice Company

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Quite the good call Michael C. Canseco and Thomas Nieto made in 2017 when the brothers-in-law were called upon to boost the fortunes of a cellphone repair franchise after completing a merger with their former franchisor just weeks before. For the founder of Fix My Phone just happened to have a sister who had recently […]

Mark DeVitre – Entertainment Studios/Allen Media Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While societal divisiveness is alive and well in cable television, there’s at least one notable exception—The Weather Channel. The Pentagon has a direct and very secure line with the network. Airports rely upon TWC, as do municipalities prone to anything from heat waves to floods to hurricanes to blizzards. National surveys show the network is […]

Michael Kauffman – Tech DNA

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Imagine this: After months of market analysis, your company has finally separated contenders from pretenders and found its acquisition target: a plucky Silicon Valley startup with a game-changing machine learning technology platform. Later that day, you see a story on CNN about one of your competitors being fined hundreds of millions of dollars for violating […]

Michael J. Stein – Live Ventures Incorporated

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Michael Stein recalls a long, cold winter in Fargo back in 2006 when he worked as an associate on a sell-side deal that was made all the better by collaborating with a bright and hard-working colleague. Stein, now the senior vice president and general counsel of Live Ventures—a holding company based in Las Vegas—never forgot […]

Mark Falkowski — Columbia College

Est. reading time: 5 mins

They came to play at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, in spring 2019, student athletes who could be all thumbs and proud of it. With names like MistyStumpey or BugZach, the Columbia College Cougars took to the keyboards and controllers as the school’s esports pioneers, finding glory in virtual arenas instead of on the field […]

Mira Wolff – Venbrook Insurance Services

Est. reading time: 6 mins

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, […]

Matías Hercovich – Selina

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As Matías Hercovich rises from his chair to shake hands with the landlord and his attorneys on the other side of the table, he knows the pact he just negotiated—on a beautiful property in Lima’s most vibrant neighborhood—will be a great one for the company. Just like the 49 other deals he and his team […]

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