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Dan Lev – Intellia Therapeutics

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Ten years ago, genome editing was still science fiction—and often not the good kind. From rogue dinosaurs in the “Jurassic Park” series to a cancer treatment that became a zombie apocalypse in “I Am Legend,” it was the tool of villains and mad scientists. Not so in reality, and not so today. “It amazes me […]

Sheedeh Moayery – Barnes & Noble

Est. reading time: 5 mins

A good tale takes time to develop. In the case of Sheedeh Moayery, it’s taken a decade and a half to help write the story of Barnes & Noble, the latest chapter being the acquisition of B&N by Elliot Advisors Limited in 2019. That was just a few years after Elliot had acquired the largest […]

Natalie Swanson – Riot Games

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Natalie Swanson is a huge fan of Rioters—the title held by all employees of Riot Games. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the video game developer and publisher made a name in the gaming world with its debut title League of Legends. Today, Riot’s titles set in the League of Legends universe reach over 180 million […]

Kendra Stevens – EverCommerce

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Piecing together a 50-piece puzzle is simple enough that most five-year-olds can do it—unless the pieces are separate organizations of a large, complicated company like EverCommerce. Established in 2016, EverCommerce grew so rapidly that by 2019 it had not only reached the industry-coveted unicorn status—a private company valued at $1 billion—but far surpassed that with […]

Nathalie Mercier-Filteau – WSP

Est. reading time: 4 mins

A global company may have its roots in one location, but its branches can be widespread. Nathalie Mercier-Filteau discovered this when she joined the Canadian operations for GENIVAR in January 2013, just a few months after it purchased Williams Sale Partnership. A year later, the company changed its name to WSP. Despite the international design, […]

Suzanne Telsey – McGraw Hill LLC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Students looking to save a little money on textbooks often search online for deals or used copies. What they might not realize, though, is that some of the books they’re buying are counterfeit. “People buy them because they appear legitimate and are cheaper,” Suzanne Telsey says. “But these unauthorized books are being sold and distributed […]

Rippi Karda – Verizon

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Rippi Karda says she’s multifaceted and that she spends “a fair amount of time doing community development,” she’s understating the facts.  Karda, an associate general counsel for Verizon, negotiates and reviews contracts and agreements for the giant telecom, including HR benefits and plans, supplier diversity, contact centers and marketing. She also ensures Verizon meets […]

Matthew Palatnik – Bowlero Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The raucous fans and star-spangled pants of up-and-coming athlete Spencer Robarge may say it best: bowling is on a roll, and not just at the international tournaments hosted by the Professional Bowlers Association where Robarge is making his mark fresh out of high school.  As Matthew Palatnik explains, bowling centers nationwide have started offering upscale […]

Giovanni M. Insana – Petco Health and Wellness Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Baptism under fire. Drinking from the firehose. A battlefield promotion. Giovanni M. Insana rattles off the cliches with a chuckle while acknowledging how matters have become much more manageable since January 2021. That was when he joined the Petco legal staff as the company went public for the third time. “It was all of that […]

Neil Blecher – Capgemini

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Purchasing a new outfit for a night out or trying tapas at a hot new restaurant shouldn’t be thwarted by something as seemingly ordinary as stairs or a paper menu. However, many Americans experience these daily obstacles. The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in July 1990, seeks to lessen these by legally requiring companies to […]

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