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Natalia Gaspar – Philip Morris International

Not only is it a shrewd business move; it’s the right thing to do. So says Natalia Gaspar, senior counsel for Philip Morris International’s Central American arm. The Marlboro Man as we knew him has dismounted from his steed. Cigarettes are fast becoming yesterday’s product and Gaspar—a nonsmoker—has joined many colleagues in saying, “So be […]

Kamika McLean ‒ KSS HoldCo

In business, to pivot means to shift seamlessly from one strategy or approach to another: like when Starbucks went from selling espresso machines and coffee beans to brewing its own coffee or when Twitter moved from a podcast subscription platform to the social media giant it is today—you get the idea. To be sure, Kamika […]

Daniel Podhaskie – General Counsel

Daniel Podhaskie built a career as a litigator in New York City firms, representing real estate investors and developers such as the Trump Organization and Tishman Speyer in addition to financial institutions like JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America. Big names, to be sure, with some big legal victories along the way as […]

Beatriz Beltranena

Growing up in Guatemala, Beatriz Beltranena remembers being very sick with cancer as a child. With a failing kidney from birth, chemotherapy and radiation marked her days, finally resulting in surgery to remove one of her kidneys and a painful tumor along with it. Lucky to be alive, by the time she was a young […]

Maria del Carmen Salgado Troya – Nestle Ecuador

She’s determined to make a difference in a region where it’s sorely needed and is proud to have her employer as the perfect place to do so. For the Ecuadorian subsidiary of Swiss multinational food processor Nestle shares Maria del Carmen Salgado Troya’s conviction that sound ethics are indeed sound business. “Nestle is a company […]

Kirkland L. Hicks

Take advantage of everything that’s thrown your way. And if you’re not provided with breaks, make them yourself. Nothing’s gained by being idle. All of the above sums up Kirkland L. Hicks’ approach toward professional and personal life alike as the distinguished lawyer and former Fortune 250 executive proceeds with a new chapter in Medellin, […]

Pete Weinberg

Tonight, he’ll likely be playing his clarinet or sax somewhere. Maybe with an orchestra or chamber music group, maybe with a big band, or maybe with his good friend Joe Smiell, who has an authentic Bavarian band. It’s this same versatility Weinberg brings to the office—and the synergies created in both musical and office settings […]

Moses Vargas – Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

It’s been a long journey for Moses Vargas, from doing missionary work in Guatemalan villages where paved roads were rare to living and working in one of New England’s largest cities. Along the way, he endured more than his fair share of challenges, before finding a new career calling—one that  gave him the chance to […]

Monica Akin – Viaero Wireless

Northeastern Colorado serves as home to the corporate offices of Viaero Wireless, a rural wireless and broadband internet service provider. Rural areas with sparse populations are often not sought out by the telecommunications giants, leaving the residents with limited service provider options, and often without the ability to connect to high-speed internet. It hampers everything […]

Nitzan Hadad – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Nitzan Hadad knows something about creativity. He uses it when guiding his three sons through the intricacies of pitching a tent on fishing trips. He used creativity to shepherd 60 troubled youth through tough times at an Israeli boarding school, and he applies it every day to Teva’s broad legal terrain. “Creativity is important in […]

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– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
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– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
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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