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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 […]

Ben Kwakye – Legal Counsel

If there’s one word that comes to mind when talking to Ben Kwakye, it’s resiliency. From surviving a coup d’état with his family in his native Ghana—and the life-changing circumstances that followed—to a 25-year legal career full of twists and turns, Kwakye has—excuse the cliché—seen it all. Now, this veteran attorney and published author is […]

Brendan Malley – QBE North America

The very nature of the insurance business is about mitigating the risk of clients, and Brendan Malley takes that approach in his role with the regional division of the Australian-based company that is his sole client. A member of the legal staff at the top 20 global insurer QBE North America since 2011, and senior […]

Brian Kirk – ExteNet Systems Inc.

Walk into any large office building in Chicago and it’s easy to assume the space’s signal strength and wireless network will be robust and reliable. That’s why companies pay AT&T and Verizon the big bucks, after all. But with thousands of cellphones gobbling bandwidth, dropped calls and slow connections are far more common than one […]

Brett Pailet – adMarketplace

For in-house attorney Brett Pailet, it’s not a question of if artificial intelligence (AI) will eventually take his job, but when—and how much of it. Rest assured, Pailet isn’t envisioning a brave new world with hyper-intelligent computers taking over a company’s legal department (much less an army of robot lawyers). Rather, he sees technology as […]

Bob Robinson – RMG Networks

Bob Robinson’s first appointment to a legal role was unceremonious. While an officer in the United States Navy, he once mentioned a passing interest in attending law school. When his commanding officer heard this, he simply handed Robinson the role of legal officer. As he was already an anti-submarine warfare and nuclear weapons officer, the […]

Bill Tomaszewski – Wine.com

When Bill Tomaszewski says he’s the luckiest man in the world, he can make a case using his own metrics. He may be far from the richest Bill around—the one with the Gates surname would claim that honor by light years—but he is set financially. The 20 years he spent as a New Jersey cop […]

Brandon Mazer – Shipyard Brewing Co.

When the Matador Network, the social media gathering spot for tourists, crowned Portland, Maine, the world’s best city for craft beer in 2016—well ahead of such hoppy hot spots as Munich, Prague and Melbourne, Australia—the folks at Shipyard Brewing Co. had reason to raise a pint. Shipyard is, after all, the biggest craft brewer not […]

Best behavior is treating mental illness

It may be an exaggeration, but not much of one, to say that the nation’s largest behavioral health pharmacy and telepsychiatry provider is growing by the day. Maybe every other day. Or two of three. The day before its energetic general counsel, executive vice president and secretary, Alexander “Aly” M. Kayne, spoke with Vanguard in […]

Brookfield Property Partners

The cliché perpetuated throughout popular culture—think of the handful of “Law and Order” iterations or many a John Grisham book—is that lawyers are lone wolves who keep the lights burning in their offices deep into the night, pursuing their cases no matter the expense to their personal lives, health or relationships. While the law profession […]

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