Features Finance

Max Moio – Better Holdco Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Things are looking better at Better, which is soon to become Better Home and Finance Holding Co. while continuing its mission as a digital mortgage originator using a proprietary platform that helps customers get home loans in a user-friendly manner. Like so many companies in the mortgage industry, Better has endured a rollercoaster ride in […]

Emily Dimond – PNC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Be it from the role of plaintiff or defendant, litigation is an inevitable part of PNC operating as a bank-holding and financial services corporation active in most states and internationally. Even when there’s nothing contentious between it and other entities, PNC must be ready to provide regulators with evidence of everything being done according to […]

Adam Schreck – Discovery Capital Management

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Adam Schreck spent seven years in private practice before considering how he wanted to advance his career—and whether he wanted to continue the path to making partner. “No matter how great any private practice is—legal or otherwise—it only has a finite number of pie slices—a competitive model I didn’t really want to continue immersing myself […]

Joshua Bird – Hawkins Way Capital

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Eight years into his legal career, Joshua Bird had met very few clients who’d even consider anything beyond a very cautious, low-risk tolerance—until he worked with the young men who started Hawkins Way Capital. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, the private equity real estate firm manages investments for family offices and institutions.    Bird recalls, the […]

Dena Glaeser – College Ave Student Loans

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Even as a 22-year-old law student, Dena Z. Glaeser found the approximately 40 pages of her student loan documents overwhelming and overly complicated. It took her a while to parse through the various terms and to understand the nuances, like how interest accrues or that borrowers can start paying while still in school. “I struggled […]

Rocio Aluminé Diaz – Pomelo

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Latin America has a population exceeding 650 million people, many of whom don’t have access to a bank account. According to Rocio Aluminé Diaz, access to financial products and services is a great challenge in the region because the technology and infrastructure is highly fragmented by country, very expensive and oftentimes outdated—if not entirely obsolete. She’s […]

Joanne Pedone – Nasdaq

Est. reading time: 5 mins

One aspect of law still surprises Joanne Pedone, whose legal career has spanned over a decade. When the associate vice president, principal associate general counsel for Nasdaq joins calls or attends meetings among the legal community, she’s often—if not always—the only woman present. Pursuing diversity and gender equality at the highest levels of the legal […]

Cassie Marka – Bell Bank

Est. reading time: 5 mins

So, what’s in a name? A lot when it’s the identity of the almost 10-year-old daughter of Cassie Marka and her husband, Bill. A willow is strong enough to bend, and that’s the name of their little girl. Willow was diagnosed in utero with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. She has half a heart and wouldn’t […]

Susan Steinthal – Mercury Financial

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The difference between a near-prime credit score and a prime credit score might not seem like much—on FICO’s credit scale, it’s a maximum of 40 points and could be as little as one point on a scale of 850. Yet the gap can be vast in terms of getting approved for credit cards and borrowing […]

Christine Arruda – Bridgehouse Asset Managers

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Brandes Investment Partners changed its business model in 2013, company leaders knew they needed to hire someone to build a legal function that could support it. With a legal and business background, as well as experience working in investment management, Christine Arruda developed a legal strategy for the firm’s Canadian operations, Bridgehouse Asset Managers. […]

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