Features Corporate Counsel

Tanya Quiñonez – Honeywell Building Technologies

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Tanya Quiñonez was asked to lend legal support to one of Honeywell Building Technologies’ (HBT’s) most ambitious projects to date—an initiative that involved multiple stakeholders across the company—she jumped at the chance. There was, however, an important catch: she wouldn’t just be providing guidance on contracts and compliance; rather, it was her job to […]

Skip Hulett – NatureSweet

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Behind every small, sweet, perfect cherry tomato on a plate is a human story. A person supporting a family played a role in that plant’s development—whether it was carefully planting a seed, watering a vine or handpicking the perfected fruit. At least that’s how Skip Hulett, the first vice president and general counsel of NatureSweet, […]

Matt Bell – FTI Consulting

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Matt Bell’s interests have always been oriented toward building businesses. As a student of modest means at Oklahoma Christian University, he ran a gutter cleaning operation and a snow cone stand on the side. Never one to shy away from a challenge, as a freshman he cajoled a fifth-year senior to go out with him […]

Kevin Freeman – Electrical Consultants Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

“Danger—High Voltage!” “Electric Shock Hazard!” “Live Wires Overhead!” “Electrostatic Sensitive Area!” We’ve all seen the signs tacked to chain-link fences around electrical substations and other electrical equipment. There’s a reason those warnings are there—they’re not just for show. And while the general public often needs reminders about the perils of high-voltage electricity, so, too, do […]

Davison Paull – Dashlane

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There are an estimated 3.5 billion people logging on to the internet globally. Of those users, perhaps 60 million use some kind of digital storage for their passwords, likely by saving them at sites they visit or through a browser like Google Chrome. It’s a convenient method, until there’s a hack. Yet who can blame […]

Rafael Aysanoa – Corporación Primax

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 2013, in a rural mountain village in northern Peru, a tanker truck carrying oil tipped over while trying to navigate a rough patch of road. Spilling 9,000 gallons of oil across the surrounding landscape, the accident tainted the soil and destroyed the crops of 30 local farms. What could have been a public relations […]

Iván Diego Durontó — AES Argentina

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Everyone loves a good story about making an impossible situation possible—but no one more so than Iván Diego Durontó of AES Argentina. With only a month to complete a monstrous financial task—the likes of which the Buenos Aires-based energy company had never before completed—Durontó and his team actively collaborated with an AES Argentina multidisciplinary team […]

Douglas Coleman – Aerion Supersonic

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It was once the epitome of jet-setting, zipping passengers from Paris and London to New York and Washington D.C. and back in about half the time of a conventional commercial flight. Long and sleek, its wings fully molded to its body, and its thin nose section bowed as it landed, the Concorde broke sound barriers […]

Matthew P. Zinn – 8×8 Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In retrospect, it seems to have worked out just fine that Matthew P. Zinn missed out on a summer associate position at a firm in Washington, D.C. after his first year at George Washington University Law School. A recession had lessened the demand for budding lawyers. But the time Zinn would spend painting houses in […]

Karen McDonough – USI Consulting Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Karen McDonough gets paid to think about retirement, all day every day. Not her own, mind you rather the multi-billion-dollar retirement and employee benefits industry that her employer, USI Consulting Group (USICG), caters to. As the chief legal officer explains, the retirement and benefits industry is in a constant state of flux: She and her […]

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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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