Features Investment

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 […]

Kate Mahan – United Federal Credit Union

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Her employer having four focuses, Kate Mahan is immersed in all, with something called process excellence at the top of the list. It being a most general focus, process excellence can be anything and everything, but whatever it is on a given day, it’s likely to involve Mahan collaborating with other departments at United Federal […]

Kazuko An Wachter – Prism Financial Products

Est. reading time: 4 mins

She would’ve rather not been quarantined, but Kazuko An Wachter has been putting the time to good use while holed up in her Manhattan home. Chief legal and strategy officer since last October at Prism Financial Products, orPrismFP, Wachter is in a distinctly unique role which was created for her at the much-vaunted securities brokerage […]

Kathryn Rookes – Atticus Franchise Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Efficiency’s at a premium when one person comprises the legal department of a company that owns or operates three very different types of franchises. Case in point: The Atlanta-based Atticus Franchise Group that at last count had interests in 121 locations of Massage Envy, Maaco and Wingstop franchises. It’s anticipating the addition of around 80 […]

Katherine Tew Darras – ISDA

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Brexit, the 2020 election, the death of a statesperson, a natural disaster—just a few of the many events that can affect the derivatives market. For at stake are contracts that derive their performance from those of an underlying asset, such as an equity, an index or interest rate. And that makes it all the more […]

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