Features Banking

Jennifer Weidner – Canandaigua National Bank & Trust

There’s plenty to like about Canandaigua, New York, a small city of around 10,000 residents happily ensconced in a sea of green forest adjacent to 16-mile-long Canandaigua Lake. And it’s not just residents who like the place. Enough tourists visit each year to pump an extra $30 million or so into the local economy annually. […]

Bill Carey – TIAA Bank and TIAA Commercial Finance Inc.

Replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge, which spans the Hudson River north of New York City, presented a dramatic tableau as the new bridge rose above the river just next to the one it would take the place of. Given traffic conditions in the tri-state area, lots of drivers on Interstate 287 had time to marvel […]

Leandro Miana Telles – Itaú Unibanco Brazil

When it comes to the ongoing digital revolution in the world of global finance, fintech represents something of a coming-of-age story—that of a one-time wild child turned goose that laid the golden egg. In Brazil, the digital revolution has evolved into a key industry component embraced by traditional financial institutions like Banco Itaú Unibanco Brazil. […]

Robert J. Waddell Jr. – NCR Corporation

The economy having long trended digital, the curve has only steepened since COVID-19 disrupted so much personal transaction. The need for digital banking should only grow exponentially. Thus, the bullish outlook for NCR Corporation, whose capital letters stand for National Cash Register. The Atlanta-based company has been around since the late 19th century and can […]

Francisco Jose Vazquez – Financiera Independencia

Credit him with foresight, Francisco Jose Vazquez having seen—pre-pandemic—the need for Financiera Independencia to provide online services. Mexico teems with millennials whose personal and professional lives are just as wired as their counterparts elsewhere. The same holds true in Brazil and California, where Vazquez oversees this Mexico City-based loan company’s subsidiaries. Not only were easier […]

Roxy Bargoz – Avant

For a general counsel operating in one of the country’s most demanding industries, the work was about as high stakes as it gets: a protracted legal battle between two Colorado fintech companies (and their respective banking partners) and the state’s attorney general. At the heart of the dispute was whether the plaintiffs, Avant and Marlette […]

B. Nichoel Casey – Willamette Valley Bank

What is your “core why?” Nichoel Casey adopted this guiding question and principle from motivational speaker Simon Sinek, using it regularly in her work at Willamette Valley Bank, member FDIC. Her “core why?” Successfully leading a business with an integrated risk management approach, she says. That is: Financial institutions should explore integrating the responsibilities of […]

Emilia Mesquita – Banco Itau Paraguay

Time was when Emilia Mesquita envisioned a diplomatic career and saw a law degree as the portal. The more experience she gained, however, the less she perceived diplomacy as the most effective way of fashioning societal, much less global, change. “I realized I could accomplish more in law than in diplomacy,” she tells Vanguard in […]

Aislinn Flores – Banco Sabadell

Shuttered hotels and darkened restaurants and pubs are no way to celebrate a tourist season, but all are a grim reality as Mexico and the greater world works through the COVID-19 pandemic. Banco Sabadell is not alone in working with borrowers who have been devastated by the imminent collapse of tourism or other industries, but […]

Neil Rosolinsky – Citizens Financial Group

His forecast calling for a wave of litigation later this year, Neil Rosolinsky is seeing early the mounting ripples of class-action lawsuits against banks. He remembers how banks bore so much blame for the previous economic crisis, though the Great Recession may pale in comparison with the strife being brought on by COVID-19. This spring, […]

Testimonials

As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
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– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.

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