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Sarah Boissins Ashley – Global Infrastructure Partners

Est. reading time: 5 mins

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

Est. reading time: 5 mins

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 […]

Kurt Meyers – Equitable

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Kurt Meyers developed his own strategies to manage white collar crime cases as a federal prosecutor. It was expected of him and he expected the same of the 50 people he eventually led as chief of his district’s criminal division.  Now more than 15 years later, he’s deputy general counsel for Equitable, a Fortune 500 […]

Meredith Ritchie – Alliant Credit Union

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 1935, deciding they’d rather pool their money to start a cooperative instead of putting it in a traditional bank, seven United Airlines employees launched Alliant Credit Union. The motto—“Be Bold”—drew Meredith Ritchie to the company in August 2007.  For the past 15 years, she’s helped Alliant grow safely and give customers competitive rates. On […]

Scott Adler – American Express Global Business Travel

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The global economy is on the move again with businesspeople having resumed traveling. Virtual interactions have their use but are no substitute for meeting face to face. And it’s not just traditional businesspeople—engineers, educators, scientists, architects et al also are on the move. So emphasizes Scott Adler, the number two lawyer at American Express Global […]

Manuel Matadamas – FirstCash

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Mexico’s economic growth notwithstanding, the World Bank still estimates that two-thirds of the country’s adults don’t have access to traditional credit services. Even fewer have made or received digital payments. The same holds true in much of Latin America and the numbers are even more discouraging for women. Thus, any entity which can ease the […]

Ketan Shah – Mesirow

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As Ketan Shah looked forward to graduating with an accounting degree from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 2002, he envisioned a clear career path ahead of him. Then the path twisted—the accounting job he accepted with Arthur Andersen disappeared as the firm abruptly closed amid a scandal related to its work for Enron. While […]

Kenneth Block – New American Funding

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While he’s the top attorney at New American Funding, Kenneth Block thinks of himself as more than an attorney. “I see myself as unique, acting as both lawyer and non-lawyer, and serving as an integral partner to the business team,” Block says. “I think that is rare for a person in my position.” As general […]

Sondra Jurica – LTD Financial Services

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Since cell phones became widely available in the U.S. in the 1990s, they’ve been a form of convenience for many. For debt collection companies like LTD Financial Services, however, the mobile devices have complicated matters. Take the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. Enacted in March 1978, it stipulates that debt collection calls must be made […]

Jonathan Socolow – Silverpeak

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Soon that mothballed refinery in Newfoundland will be fully back in business. Only it’ll be a different and much greener business for the rebranded Braya Renewable Fuels facility on the southeast corner of Maritime Canada’s fabled “The Rock.”  The newly reorganized terminal will again accept deliveries from ocean-going tankers and distribute the refined product to […]

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.
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– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
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.
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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