Features Region: Southwest

Ben Nelson – Cresta Fund Management

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Farm waste doesn’t have to be wasteful, not according to Cresta Fund Management and its chief operating officer and general counsel, Ben Nelson. Headquartered in Texas, Cresta invests in sustainable infrastructure for a cleaner future. In short, it’s focused on helping North American companies decrease or eliminate carbon emissions. One way to do that is […]

Soham Naik – Marubeni-Itochu Steel Group – Americas

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Father really seemed to know best. So Soham Naik says about his dad who immigrated to the United States from India in the 1960s and eventually settled in Houston with his wife, where they raised their two sons. Though the elder Naik came from humble beginnings, he wasn’t short on native intelligence. He encouraged both […]

Samantha-Anne Nadolny – Select Water Solutions

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As the nation’s leading water logistics and chemistry provider for the energy industry, Select Water Solutions chose its new name to be more on brand with the business. It sounds simple to change a name, but it’s far more complex than just altering the corporate letterhead, Samantha-Anne Nadolny tells Vanguard from the company’s Houston headquarters […]

Naisha Covarrubias – Mary Kay Global

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Mary Kay is a global skincare and cosmetics manufacturing beauty brand—and has been a path to entrepreneurship for people since Mary Kay Ash founded the company in Dallas in 1963. Over half a century later, the brand continues to empower women with business opportunities and trusted products while also evolving to meet the needs of […]

Andrew Westle – New American Funding

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In a hot housing market with inventory low and there often being multiple bidders for a desirable property, cold cash has the inside track. So, what’s one to do if caught between trying to sell one house and buy another but lacking the wherewithal to consummate the deal ASAP?  Among the options: Harnessing the NAF […]

Adam Doganieri – Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Adam Doganieri never expected to work in real estate. When he started his career as an engineer at Boeing, he knew something was missing, but it took him awhile to figure out what it was. Searching for that elusive puzzle piece, Doganieri began attending law school in the evenings. He graduated in December 2009, amid […]

Thomas Loegering – Ontellus

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Ontellus doesn’t keep medical and other sensitive records, it just retrieves them for a host of involved parties that include hospitals, medical clinics, law firms, insurers, claims adjusters and patients themselves. Each record being of much importance for its own reason, the sooner Ontellus can find and forward it—securely, of course—the better it serves its […]

Stephen Myers – Match Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Searching for the right partner can be a competitive pursuit. How much more favorable the odds can be when one harnesses Match Group’s global portfolio of online dating brands including Tinder, Match, Hinge and OkCupid, which have been helping people all over the world make meaningful connections for over 20 years. Yet Match Group faces […]

Tony Van Eck – Great Northwest Insurance Company and Hawaiian Insurance and Guaranty Company Limited

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Fun, animated or unique mascots, more coverage for lower costs or 24-hour live customer service. Different insurance companies market their services in various ways to appeal to customers—and, as Tony Van Eck has learned after over 26 years in the insurance industry, bigger does not always mean better.   In fact, his current employer, Great Northwest […]

Deana Tillotson – InterBank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

By any measure, InterBank’s growth has been a steady success. In about a dozen years, the bank, which operates in Texas and Oklahoma, has grown from $1.5 billion in assets to more than $4 billion. Deana Tillotson, who’s an executive vice president and the general counsel, expects more success—she’s spent the past two years preparing […]


As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.


Fall I 2023



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