Features Region: Southwest

Darin Reber – Forever

If in every crisis there’s opportunity, the reverse may also hold true. Thus, the need to minimize crises and maximize opportunities. Darin Reber aims to do just that while overseeing legal and compliance at Forever, a very bifurcated company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Its divisions: Forever Living Products International LLC, a multi-level international marketing operation, […]

Kathryn Williams – Siddons Martin Emergency Group LLC

No one ambles into a showroom to casually buy a firetruck or ambulance. No one takes it out for a test spin and then sits down at a desk with a sales rep to pencil out a deal, talk about a trade-in and set up the financing.  But there still needs to be a bridge between municipalities and agencies needing firetrucks and rescue units and the companies making […]

Kindel Nuno – Mattress Firm

Kindel Nuno vividly remembers the day she interviewed for the general counsel role at Mattress Firm in 2012. Despite her extensive legal background, former CEO Steve Stagner worried that she lacked the needed business experience. Still, as Nuno walked out the door of his office, Stagner told her, “We’ll take a chance on you.” By […]

Kevin Cunningham ‒ Cabot Oil & Gas

Simply stated, Cabot Oil & Gas develops and exports natural gas from the bountiful Marcellus Shale deposits in northeastern Pennsylvania. A Texan through and through and vice president and general counsel for the company, Kevin Cunningham knows the history and current state of the energy industry like the back of his hand. “Ancient people started […]

Bass Wallace – TETRA Technologies Inc. and CSI Compressco LP

While Bass Wallace enjoys a respite from a quarter-century tending to complex in-house law at a couple of Texas-based energy services companies with international operations, he reckons he’ll remain active in the industry. He’s got experience in spades to leverage from TETRA Technologies Inc., the Woodlands company from which he recently retired as senior vice […]

Kristy Waterman – DFA Dairy Brands

Milk. It does a body good. But it can be complicated. It spoils 21 days after leaving a dairy, and there are myriad regulations and the challenges in the industry, which has consolidated in recent years. At DFA Dairy Brands, one of the country’s largest milk processors, it helps to have a veteran of the […]

Dennis Reinhold – Securus Technologies

If you’ve ever watched “Orange is the New Black,” “Oz,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” or any of these TV shows and movies about life behind bars, you know that it’s no “fairy tale world”—or so the ever-omniscient Morgan Freeman reflects in the latter adaptation of the Stephen King novella. And when people are released from correctional […]

Rob Peters – Check-6 International Inc.

He, too, has had to earn his stripes, though Rob Peters concedes he’s never been literally under fire. That sets him apart from most of his colleagues on the Check-6 International Inc. executive team. A global management consulting firm based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, its executives are largely elite military veterans, all of whom have tales […]

Lesley Bolger – Thryv

It’s the 1960s. You’re a teenager hanging out with friends on a stoop in an Italian neighborhood in Queens. Your father tells you he’s going to the hardware store to pick up some new tools. Or he’s going to buy the family’s first color TV. Did he go to Home Depot, Lowe’s or Best Buy? Walmart or Target? No, he went to a local small business—the kind of business that served […]

Jaimes Sher – IP Excellence

A 2019 report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute concluded the average commuter wastes 54 hours per year in traffic delays—more than a weekend, if you count the hours spent sleeping. Jaimes Sher knows all about this. For decades, he had the same routine. His alarm would go off, he’d shower, get dressed, and rush […]

Testimonials

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.
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.
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.
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.

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