Features Region: Southwest

Marc Spezzano – Citi

Upon being recruited by Citi last summer, one of the first challenges Marc Spezzano faced was confidential concern about a senior employee’s activities. This matter had gone unnoticed by senior management and as the new senior vice president of risk and compliance, it was Spezzano’s job to isolate the risk and prevent it from festering. […]

Mark Schell – Firehawk Aerospace Inc.

After 34 years as Unit Corp. general counsel, Mark Schell was accustomed to riding the ebbs and flows of the oil and gas industry.  He weathered the OPEC crisis and rode high in an industry often depicted as something akin to J.R. Ewing’s “Dallas.” But after years of adaptation and survival, Schell says the COVID-19 […]

Mona Stone – Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona & Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley

Asked how she became the capable and determined attorney she is today, Mona Stone’s response is quick and unequivocal. “I’m a product of great mentorship,” she says. Without those early mentors, Stone says she likely wouldn’t have become the first Indian American attorney to scale the ranks at Locke Lord, a nationally recognized firm with […]

Michael DiMaggio – Nutrabolt

It’s an industry that’s every bit as competitive and hard-nosed as some of its consumers. Among those who down energy drinks are mixed martial artists, as well as folks in more mainstream pursuits that also require strength and stamina: police officers, firefighters, EMTs, construction workers et al. Then there are lawyers such as Michael DiMaggio, […]

Michael S. Minces – Blue River Partners LLC

It’s rare for a U.S.-based firm in this industry to have an international arm. Tends to be the other way round. So observes Michael S. Minces this past October, a few months after Blue River Partners LLC was bought by the world’s fourth largest investment fund servicer, Luxembourg-headquartered IQ-EQ. All entities have got to like […]

Matthew McFarlane – Python Holdings

It’s a good thing Matthew McFarlane hates stagnation, because things at Python Holdings are anything but in this thrill ride known as 2020. As its first general counsel, McFarlane arrived at Python just weeks ahead of COVID-19. The transactional, HR and M&A tasks he expected to handle were shifted to a back burner as the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Michael Capone – CCS Medical

Whenever he pays a visit to one of CCS Medical’s regional distribution centers—sojourns that have become a beloved part of his routine—Michael Capone doesn’t come to be seen. Though, he says, he can always count on a few hearty handshakes. Instead, he’s here to serve witness: To watch pallet upon pallet of medical supplies get […]

Match Group

Few people may realize it, but the dating websites Match.com, OkCupid, Tinder and PlentyOfFish are all owned by the same parent company, Match Group. In all, Match Group owns some 45 online dating brands, each catering to a slightly different market. “They all focus on something unique, even though they’re in the same space,” says […]

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