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Thaíza Cançado – Inter

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Thaíza Cançado was just 24 years old when she took on her first leadership role as a lawyer and ombudsman for Brazil’s Banco Bonsucesso in 2009. “It was challenge because at the law university they don’t teach you leadership and management,” Cançado says. “So, I trained myself on leadership issues and governance developing those skills.” […]

Tiffany McMillan-McWaters – Franchise Group Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Tiffany McMillan-McWaters relocated to Southeast Virginia from England with her husband in 2013, she encountered a difficult in-house legal market saturated with attorneys—and next to no job opportunities. Despite being well-versed in contract law, she applied for a job as a paralegal at Liberty Tax, a tax-preparation service company based in Virginia Beach. While […]

Tom Griffin – Ares Management Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Every day can be rewarding for Tom Griffin when he’s out and about New York City or the rest of the United States. He’ll pass an independent auto parts retailer and see the parking lot teeming with customers. Or maybe it’ll be a software startup that’s about to introduce the latest app. Or a franchisee-owned […]

Tod Reichert – OFS Capital Management LLC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Once an actor, stuntman and theatrical producer, Tod Reichert traded the grind of auditions and eight performances a week for a legal career that’s brought him to OFS Capital Management LLC as its managing director, chief administrative officer and general counsel. And yet, as a legal and operations leader for a fast-paced, high-growth asset management firm, much of Reichert’s work continues […]

Teresa Bernstein – ACON Investments

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In the world of investments, Teresa Bernstein says navigating high finance is a lot like swimming in open water: You must frequently look up for a landmark to guide you—or else it’s easy to veer off course or get swept away by the current. Bernstein would know. With three titles at the Washington, D.C.-based firm […]

Tim Brown – Venerable Holdings

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While its name does not indicate the true age of Venerable Holdings, its journey to formation has been a long legal road for Tim Brown, the company executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. From an initial public stock offering that split Venerable’s forerunner U.S. insurance operations away from Dutch company ING in […]

Thierry Valat De Córdova – Dominion Capital

Est. reading time: 6 mins

The first thing you notice about Dominion Capital’s website—and it’s pretty much impossible to miss—is the high-definition video of a snow-covered peak. Occupying the entire homepage, the footage underscores the mountain’s power, stability and permanence. Asked about the significance of the imagery, Thierry Valat De Córdova, Dominion’s general counsel and chief compliance officer, poses a […]

Testimonials

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.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.

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