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Rocio Aluminé Diaz – Pomelo

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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in the region because the technology and infrastructure is highly fragmented by country, very expensive and oftentimes outdated—if not entirely obsolete.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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Christal Fenton – Ascensus

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A young couple just started a family. Though there’s so much to do in the present as they adapt to parenthood, they’re also concerned about the future. Specifically, how will they pay for higher education? Another couple is raising a child with a life-altering disability. While health insurance plans pay for medical care and devices […]

Janet Nash – American Century Investments

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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

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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, […]

Thaíza Cançado – Inter

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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.” […]

Sarah Boissins Ashley – Global Infrastructure Partners

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There’s much fine print to examine and numbers to add up, but the deals have nonetheless been getting sealed at Global Infrastructure Partners. Recently GIP and a joint partner, TotalEnergies, took a controlling stake in Clearway Energy Group and SunPower Corp. The former owning the fifth largest portfolio of renewable assets in the United States […]

Steve Feder – CompoSecure

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Steven J. Feder is in familiar territory, which makes him somewhat of a rarity in corporate law. Prior to accepting his latest post at CompoSecure, Inc. in April, he’d been general counsel at two other publicly traded companies. “Not many people can claim three tours of duty as a GC,” he tells Vanguard in August […]

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