Features Region: Northeast

Will Payne – William Grant & Sons Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Well-versed in the liquor laws of his native Scotland and the Old World in general, Will Payne had some fast learning to do when his employer, the venerable Scottish distillers William Grant & Sons, deployed him to New York City in 2016 to be interim general counsel of their American operations. “The United States is […]

Jonathan Wright – QPharma, Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For Jonathan Wright, faith and family have always come first. Just as it did for his father and grandfather—preachers at Richmond, Virginia’s Church of God in Christ—who ingrained in their beloved son a reverence for the power of good deeds. Where does work fit in? If you ask Wright, the two worlds of work and […]

Cathy Mikus – Mercy Health System + St. Mary Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Even now, more than 20 years later, the memories are vivid and transporting. The overnight shifts that sap you to the core. The frightened families similarly weathered by lack of sleep. Those immense feelings of satisfaction and joy when the miracles of medicine are summoned. Cathy Mikus knows what it means to be a nurse. […]

Laurence Grayer – Creative Associates International

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Even for the worldliest of folks, it can be an eye-opener to visit lands as challenged as some in Latin America. Having had his hands full since taking over the legal department of a global education and development organization last May, the very well-traveled Laurence Grayer wasn’t able to visit any of the countries serviced […]

Keyvan Ghaytanchi – BEB Capital

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Ideally located in East Harlem near the soon-to-be-opened Second Avenue subway stop, it was the right size, the right price, the right market—a place bound to sell in this up-and-coming neighborhood, Keyvan Ghaytanchi recalls about the property the company’s broker told him about on a Monday afternoon in 2017. Within hours, Ghaytanchi was sitting down […]

Sumiko Kanazawa – Mizuho Trust & Banking Co.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

She might have met with the IT department to talk about system consolidation first thing in the morning. After lunch, perhaps it was reviewing proposals and contracts with the business department. Later that evening a call with the bank’s headquarters in Tokyo, where the next day’s business had already begun. In the months it took […]

David O’Connor – QVC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When David O’Connor talks about his career as an in-house lawyer, it’s only a matter of time before one of his favorite sayings comes to the fore: Leaders eat last. That said, he’s helped put plenty on the table for all to enjoy, in his capacity as a vice president and U.S. general counsel of […]

Tim Hirsch – Gwynnie Bee

Est. reading time: 4 mins

He’s lived in Paris and Brussels and Cambridge and visited countless countries besides. Since 2011, he’s made his career and home in New York City, always in awe of the city’s cultural fusions. And yet, Timothy Hirsch has seldom seen an idea this inclusive—or this trendsetting. It’s called CaaStle, and Hirsch believes it has the […]

Bryan Rowland – Vertex Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The J.D. was essential. Without it, he wouldn’t have gotten the job. His experience in the tech sector likewise proved crucial. But it was the psychology degree that allowed Bryan Rowland to navigate what, to him, was always the hardest variable to account for: the people he’d be working with. “So much of the information […]

R. Scott Mahoney — AVANGRID

Est. reading time: 5 mins

We tend to take utilities—particularly electricity—for granted: We flip a switch and, so long as we keep our bills up to date, expect the lights to come on. AVANGRID, for its part, is dedicated to keeping things illuminated—and doing so in increasingly efficient ways. One of the country’s largest energy providers, with more than $32 […]

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