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Trisha Cole – Medtelligent

In late 2017, just as health care tech company Medtelligent was preparing to implement a new sales model—one that emphasized cold calling potential customers, most of them in the assisted living space—Trisha Cole launched a crusade. Well, in a manner of speaking. Convinced such an approach would hinder the company in the long run, Cole […]

Gary Spiegel – Anaplan

It was six months of head down, nose to the grindstone work. Preparing Anaplan for its IPO in October 2018—and simultaneously capturing the momentum of the software company and the economic climate—required that a core team be constantly assessing, researching and ticking off specific guidelines and checkpoints, all within tight timelines. In other words, explains […]

Jennifer Turner Harrigan – Symphony Talent

Mention a certain, locally based national health and wellness organization to folks in the greater Pittsburgh area, and most of them will know exactly who you’re talking about. The second largest integrated delivery and financing system in the country, the organization employs more than 40,000 people, making it one of the region’s largest employers. Dynamic […]

Charlotte Tart – Intelligent Medical Objects Inc.

As a hobbyist photographer, Charlotte Tart has a keen eye for knowing when things are out of focus—and a knack for bringing them back. In other words: an ideal skill for any modern general counsel, one that quickly came in handy when she joined Chicago area-based health care IT company Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) in […]

Julia Hanft – Speedcast Government

This is not likely the twilight of Julia Hanft’s legal career, but her shift into an advisory role at Speedcast Government is as close as she’s come to hitting a pause button in 30 years. Hanft is now legal counsel for the company that bought Globecomm Systems Inc. in February 2019, advising it on its […]

Michael Kauffman – Tech DNA

Imagine this: After months of market analysis, your company has finally separated contenders from pretenders and found its acquisition target: a plucky Silicon Valley startup with a game-changing machine learning technology platform. Later that day, you see a story on CNN about one of your competitors being fined hundreds of millions of dollars for violating […]

Ron Vaisbort – MemSQL Inc.

Ron Vaisbort hopes it will serve as a manifesto for in-house counsel—a position he describes as a company’s “Chief Problem Solver.” The as yet untitled book, which he is co-writing with Marisa McGilliard, associate general counsel of Facebook, describes corporate counsel not only as legal minds, but as subject matter experts who use their legal […]

Detra Lynn Mills – Round Room LLC

Detra Lynn Mills is in love with a red brick, century-old former elementary school in Indianapolis, but not because of its artful floor-to-ceiling windows or its placement on the National Register of Historic Places. Instead, it’s what happens inside the repurposed school building at an agency called Coburn Place Safe Haven that caught her attention. […]

Jeffrey Gautsche – MTX Group Inc.

Jeffrey Gautsche jokes that his greatest challenge at MTX Group Inc. is keeping pace with founder Das Nobel’s vision for expansion. The Albany, New York-based salesforce and staffing company is expanding in pockets around the world—earning more in the first quarter of this year than in all of the last. Now with a team 200 […]

Chris Clancy – Panduit

By all accounts, the acquisition was a perfect fit; a way for Panduit to augment its network infrastructure business with an established audio-visual presence, in the form of AV luminary Atlona. Even the deal itself—a handover completed in 2018, and Panduit’s largest to date—was quick and seamless for the company and its general counsel, Chris […]

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