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Joel Eliza – CFG 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Joel Eliza, the vice president & general counsel at CFG Partners, is supporting the steering of the company’s success and growth in the consumer finance industry.   CFG Partners operates in Panama, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Dutch Caribbean Islands, specializing in hassle-free unsecured personal loans and ancillary credit insurance products. With over 40 years […]

Christopher Cali – BHG Financial 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

You hear a lot about companies proclaiming how fast they’re growing or how they have become bigger over the course of several years. Often, the numbers don’t quite back up the comments. But when Christopher Cali talks about how much BHG Financial has grown since he joined the organization, he’s right.   “When I came aboard […]

Robyn Mckeefrey – Stony Brook Southampton Hospital 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Robyn Mckeefrey, the vice president of quality, risk management, patient safety, and legal at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, takes her responsibilities seriously. After all, she works for a community hospital delivering around 700 babies annually with a busy emergency room and provides medical and surgical specialties that serve diverse communities on the east end of […]

Yuta Hashimoto – IHI Americas 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

People become lawyers for many reasons. Having an attorney for a parent often leads a child to pursue that same career path. Sometimes, a lawyer got interested in the field by watching TV shows or movies featuring legal practitioners, and others realized that they were good at settling differences amongst friends.   But Yuta Hashimoto is […]

Olivier Chouc – CN 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Operating in the railway industry presents myriad challenges, from unpredictable weather to the need for resilient infrastructure. Olivier Chouc, the senior vice president and chief legal officer for Canadian National, understands these challenges all too well.  Chouc oversees a robust legal team in Canada and the U.S. that helps CN leverage opportunities and mitigate the […]

Joshua Marcus – LendingOne  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Sure, an in-house attorney for a lending company needs to know the ins and outs of finance law. But that’s not what excites Joshua Marcus the most about going to work every day as the general counsel for LendingOne.   “It’s the problem solving and balancing the borrower’s desires with protecting the company’s interests,” Marcus tells […]

Luis Machado – TopBuild 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For Luis Machado, safety is his number one concern. And while he isn’t wearing a hard hat or tool belt or driving a work truck, he understands that for TopBuild to continue as one of the construction industry’s leading installers and specialty distributors of insulation and related building products, a safe work environment is crucial.   […]

Scott Kimmel – Nearwater Capital  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Every school year, students across the country—and the world—read Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” And for so many, the stories told in the book have an impact felt beyond their formative years.   For Scott Kimmel, the book is a big reason he is the person—and lawyer—he is today because of its message […]

Mark Weintraub – Reserve Management

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Mark Weintraub, the general counsel at Reserve Management Group (RMG), spearheads initiatives that reflect the company’s dedication to responsible recycling practices and industry advocacy. RMG, a group of recycled materials businesses specializing in metal recycling across eight states and Canada, prioritizes ethical operations and environmental stewardship.  Weintraub is vital in ensuring the company’s adherence to […]

Protected: Zachary Klein – New York Islanders 

Est. reading time: 1 mins

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Spring I 2024



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