Features Region: Southwest

Jeff Garrett – Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

Energy flowing from the Permian Basin in Texas runs west to east from Midland to Houston. Houston native Jeff Garrett’s career has run in the opposite direction, as well as up, down and sideways with the advent of horizontal drilling. As an associate general counsel for Pioneer Natural Resources, Garrett helped the Dallas-based company build […]

Jeffrey Holland – Discovery Land Company

It’ll be a piece of Portuguese paradise that Jeffrey Holland will have had a hand in assembling, but may only experience as a guest. A guest of the super rich and famous, that is, and while Holland may mingle in the company of well-to-do people, his behind-the-scenes legal work does not put him on a […]

Melina Chaparro – Elementia USA

Long a leader in supplying the U.S. construction industry with copper pipes, cement and building materials, Mexican-based Elementia is setting an even stronger foundation now as it acquires plants and infrastructure across the country with its Elementia USA division. Expansion spread into Canada, too, says Elementia USA General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs […]

Christina Steiner – Adeptus Health

When your first job out of law school disappears because the firm goes under before you can even start, your career path gets bumpy. Such was the case for Christina Steiner, who thought she was all set as she graduated law school in 2009. She had a foot in the door at a firm, the […]

Kristin Paiva – Massage Envy

In late 2018, right around the time Kristin Paiva was interviewing to become the new general counsel for Massage Envy Franchising, LLC, the company was just months away from inking agreements to bring several multi-unit operators into the fold to develop and acquire franchise locations numbering in the triple digits over the next five years. […]

Skip Hulett – NatureSweet

Behind every small, sweet, perfect cherry tomato on a plate is a human story. A person supporting a family played a role in that plant’s development—whether it was carefully planting a seed, watering a vine or handpicking the perfected fruit. At least that’s how Skip Hulett, the first vice president and general counsel of NatureSweet, […]

Matt Bell – FTI Consulting

Matt Bell’s interests have always been oriented toward building businesses. As a student of modest means at Oklahoma Christian University, he ran a gutter cleaning operation and a snow cone stand on the side. Never one to shy away from a challenge, as a freshman he cajoled a fifth-year senior to go out with him […]

Hugh Spires Jr. – United Allergy Services

For some people, the allergies themselves aren’t so much the issue—it’s the treatment. It can be time consuming to go to a weekly allergy appointment. And for a few people, it’s the needles. But no need to pencil out a block of your afternoon—or cringe, sniffle or full-out cry. At least, that’s the goal of […]

Jeremy Osborne – Pegasus Optimization Managers LLC

Got to hang on to that startup mentality, though the company seems to be anything but a newcomer in the very specialized business of contract compression. So muses Jeremy Osborne about Pegasus Optimization Managers, LLC, which he and former President/CEO Randy Dean co-founded just over four years ago in College Station, Texas. Success mustn’t go […]

Kevin Colby – GOWell International

While earning his Masters in theater at New York’s Hunter College, where he won the school’s esteemed Playwright’s Award, Kevin Colby developed a knack for syntactic detail: finding the perfect noun or verb, discovering how even a seemingly innocuous word can forever alter a character’s fate and—most important of all—understanding how every element must be […]

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