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Daniel Macy – Lower

Purchasing a home unleashes an avalanche of confusing data, but Lower, a financial technology lender, is looking to unbury homebuyers with the five, large brightly colored blocks on its website. Each provides visitors with a quick overview of essential information, such as today’s 15-year mortgage and annual percentage rates. Clicking the violet box will connect […]

Chuck Almer – Construction Specialties Inc.

With clients in healthcare, Construction Specialties Inc. met every definition of essential business during COVID-19. And what a greater volume of work the company had as its hospital and clinic clientele reconfigured available space into patient rooms. The company noted for making and using such specialty products as Acrovyn® wall protection and doors, as well […]

Joe Miller – Rose Acre Farms

To Joe Miller, it’s not an issue of whether the chicken or egg comes first. It’s an issue of ensuring that Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, produces eggs and egg products, such as tortilla shells, humanely and sustainably. Miller is the first general counsel Rose Acre Farms has had. Last featured in Vanguard in […]

Jason Soni – SparkPost

Jason Soni didn’t aspire to become a lawyer while growing up. In fact, he planned to become a physician. Then he had a disagreement with a college professor over using a graphing calculator app on his iPhone in a calculus class. “The premise was that the tools students have at their disposal, and the amount […]

John Reiss – Doylestown Hospital

Despite having just 250 beds, Doylestown Hospital has some of the top cardiac care in Pennsylvania and is ranked in the top 15 cardiac hospitals nationwide, but it’s not easy retaining independence. As John Reiss explains, small- to mid-sized hospitals like this one are routinely pressured to merge with larger ones. As the vice president, […]

Lowell Plotkin – Property Markets Group

Lowell Plotkin knew he wanted to work in real estate law even before graduating from Harvard Law School in 2003. “I’ve always wanted to be a member of a team,” he says.  “I didn’t see law as being competitive. That’s why I chose transactional law and not litigation, because everyone can win.” Now general counsel […]

Esther Grossman – Homeowners of America Insurance Company

Not every law school student would think to hop up on a roof in the wake of a major storm. Then again, heights have not deterred Esther Grossman—especially if she’s hot on the scent of potential fraud. During her tenure as a senior claims representative with State Farm,  and while attending the University of Tulsa […]

Michael Phillips – Alumni Ventures

Say you’re a dentist in a small town in Iowa. You’ve built a successful practice, and now you’re ready to invest some of your earnings. In the past, certain private investments were essentially unavailable to you. But thanks to some forward-thinking venture capital firms, that playing field is growing more level by the year. While […]

Joshua Sidney Hyman – Integrated Financial Holdings

Joshua Sidney Hyman never liked being office-bound as an attorney, but visiting a hemp farm in Kentucky was unusual even for him. Hemp, which is of the same species as cannabis but has a THC level of 0.3 percent or less, was a staple crop from the earliest colonization of the U.S., grown at Mount […]

Ryan Brooks – Construction Partners Inc.

Passing through a road construction site can sometimes be painstaking, noisy and frustrating—and in the Southeast, where Construction Partners Inc. operates in five states, it can go on year-round. Ryan Brooks knows CPI may not be the favorite company of anyone stuck in traffic—especially now that work is sure to increase with the recent passage […]

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