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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 […]

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 […]

Janet Nash – American Century Investments

Est. reading time: 5 mins

She’s winding down her career of a quarter-century-plus on the legal staff of American Century Investments. Only the rocking chair doesn’t await Janet Nash—this energetic and adventurous 54-year-old has years, if not decades, left to make an impact in other areas. While she can’t say what will follow her Feb. 28 retirement party, Nash will […]

Javier Barrera – Nexxus Capital

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Aside from the dedication he shows as a professional, Javier Barrera says his passion is being a competitive athlete. When he was young, Barrera was an amateur kickboxer and nationally ranked slalom skier. The past few years, he’s found his true athletic calling in cycling and Ironman competitions. These grueling races include a 2.4-mile swim, […]

Jeff Midbo – United Wholesale Mortgage

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Putting together assembly lines at John Deere’s Georgia manufacturing plant might not seem like a springboard to a legal career. However, Jeff Midbo says this work helped him understand business processes, a crucial skill for an attorney when interpreting and applying laws to a company’s operations. Now the senior vice president, deputy general counsel and […]

James Odell – Momentum Financial Services Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Even if the rewards are immense, specialization can have its price. “New York deal attorneys have to be perfectionists because they do the same thing over and over again, often-times with billions of dollars at stake,” says James Odell, speaking from first-hand experience. “The transactions are similar and, though the people and circumstances are different, […]

Joshua Sidney Hyman – Integrated Financial Holdings

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Joshua Sidney Hyman never liked being office-bound as an attorney, but visiting a hemp farm in Kentucky was unusual even for him. Hemp, which is of the same species as cannabis but has a THC level of 0.3 percent or less, was a staple crop from the earliest colonization of the U.S., grown at Mount […]

Julie Pine – Lead Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It can be difficult to get a credit card if you have bad credit or no credit at all. Many banks don’t trust young people or people with low credit and deny them loans or cards. Lead Bank gives customers the benefit of the doubt, though, and works with them to build their credit responsibly, […]

Jim Potts – RateGenius

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It would be an overstatement to say this year has been the best and worst of times for the nation’s leading refinancer of auto loans. Suffice it to say there are opportunities and obstacles facing RateGenius, as COVID-19 puts twists and turns in what had been a fairly smooth road. The number of consumers interested […]

John G. Saia – WageWorks

Est. reading time: 5 mins

He essentially worked his way out of a desirable position, even hastening his departure, by streamlining the process that resulted in WageWorks being absorbed last summer by HealthEquity Inc., which is headquartered in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, Utah. John G. Saia remains anchored in the Bay Area where many professional opportunities would […]

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