Banks

L. Scott Askins

L. Scott Askins brings 20+ years of C-suite experience as a senior executive and board member with expertise in scaling disruptive technology companies, driving strategy to lead organic and acquisitive growth, and international expansion. She has executed 50+ strategic deals valued in aggregate at $15B+, including as a key contributor … Read more

Andrea L. Zopp

Ms. Zopp is an accomplished executive and board member. She has been a transformational CEO at two organizations and has served as General Counsel and Chief Human Resources Officer in large, public companies. Her expertise includes business strategy, change management, crisis and risk management, human capital, transactions and litigation. Moreover, … Read more

Arleas Upton Kea

Arleas Upton Kea is a C-level executive with extensive professional experience and significant executive leadership accomplishments. She reports directly to the Chairman (CEO) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), a government corporation, and she has strong diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and convening, facilitating, persuading … Read more

Gabriele Apfelbacher

Ms. Apfelbacher serves as independent non-executive director on the board of Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited where she is also a member of the audit committee. In addition, Ms. Apfelbacher is a member of the Supervisory Board (Aufsichtsrat; non-executive director equivalent in a two-tier board system ) of Nomura … Read more

Alice Young

Summary of Key Contributions

  • 40+ years of business and legal experience in diverse industries advising multinationals and entrepreneurs in a global economy.
  • Extensive knowledge of cross-cultural and international business and geopolitical relations, with a particular focus on Asia.
  • Strong relationships with decision-makers, especially in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and
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Kathleen J. Wu

For more than 35 years, Kathleen has partnered with clients to execute intricate, sophisticated real estate transactions across industries and disciplines.

She has provided counsel to practically every conceivable seat at the real estate table, giving her a valuable perspective on all moving parts in a deal. Kathleen provides counsel … Read more

Deborah Thoren-Peden

Deborah Thoren-Peden focuses her Chambers-ranked corporate practice on banking, electronic commerce, privacy, anti-money laundering and Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations.

Debbie co-leads Pillsbury’s Fintech, Payments & Blockchain team, its Consumer & Retail industry team and its Cybersecurity, Privacy, Data Security & Information Use team. She represents and advises … Read more

Marianne D. Short

Marianne Short was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, UnitedHealth Group and member of Office of the Chief Executive in December 2012.  She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of legal, regulatory and compliance matters across the enterprise.  UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the … Read more

Teresa M. Sebastian

Teresa Sebastian is a C-Suite executive and board member. She has spent two decades in boardrooms driving strategy, participating in the creation of shareholder value, and implementing best practices.

Sebastian is currently a board member of The AES Corporation, a public power generation and utility company [AES: NYSE, $13B … Read more

Robin Russell

Robin Russell is the Deputy Managing Partner of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, a nationally recognized law firm. Prior to her appointment to that position in April 2018, she served as Managing Partner of the Houston office of Andrews Kurth LLP for seven years and co-chaired the firm’s national bankruptcy and … Read more