Features Region: West

Miek Harbur – The New Home Co.

Larry Webb took a gamble when he hired the first in-house counsel for New Home Co., but then he’d already started a residential construction company in 2009 at the height of the Great Recession and that was paying off. So, in 2015, on the advice of Chief Financial Officer John Stephens, hired after New Home […]

Mike Shuckerow – Aspiration Partners Inc.

It’s late, you’re hungry and low on gas. So you fill your tank, maybe grab a burrito or a slice of pizza and something to drink and get on with your life. And if you use your debit card, somewhere on the other side of the planet, a tree gets planted. You may never see […]

Mary Clare – Milliman

The world has never been more awash in data and so reliant on artificial intelligence to improve day-to-day life than in 2020. With COVID-19 rapidly pushing commerce online (Black Friday in-store sales down 52 percent), ever more data is being mined from consumers—a trend that continues to accelerate as businesses begin to use that data, […]

Matt Boisen – Highspot

Sometimes on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram some corporate executive, celebrity, athlete or journalist posts a picture of their phone that shows a truly unwieldly number of unread emails. Who are these people, and why are they so busy they can’t read or delete these thousands of messages? Matt Boisen knows how to help them, just […]

Michael Futch – Granite Construction Inc.

Michael Futch spent much of his legal career helping companies build highways, bridges and infrastructure across the U.S. Though he accomplished everything he set out to do—both as an engineer and as an attorney—it’s the bridges he built within his professions that stand the tallest. During his time as vice president and general counsel at […]

Mark Brannum – Jonah Energy

Not all energy is created equal—or sustainably. That’s according to Mark Brannum, Jonah Energy’s first general counsel and a leader in the company’s push to document and publicize its environmental, safety and corporate governance program. As part of this, the company created a flip book to show stakeholders and other interested parties that Jonah Energy […]

Meghan Hanson ‒ ClickFunnels

In an increasingly crowded online marketplace, having a good idea without cutting-edge infrastructure and back-end support is like a car without wheels: It might look good, but it won’t get you very far. These days, digital sales and an engaging online presence are essential to a business’ bottom line—whether you’re selling a service, software-as-a-service or […]

Mohsen Parsa

Mohsen Parsa easily remembers his first moments as an Iranian immigrant coming to America. Arriving on Halloween, the first thing he remembers when stepping off the plane was a person dressed up as The Joker. While dressing up as a spooky character is celebrated in the U.S. for the holiday, such an image had a […]

Monica Akin – Viaero Wireless

Northeastern Colorado serves as home to the corporate offices of Viaero Wireless, a rural wireless and broadband internet service provider. Rural areas with sparse populations are often not sought out by the telecommunications giants, leaving the residents with limited service provider options, and often without the ability to connect to high-speed internet. It hampers everything […]

Matt Wilde – Boise State University

College football fans know the blue field at Albertsons Stadium when they see it, blue and beckoning as the home of the Boise State University Broncos. For more than a decade, the team has routinely been nationally ranked, taking on all comers on the blue turf and beyond, including the 2007 upset of the Oklahoma […]

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.
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.

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