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
Industry Experience: Banks
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, and litigation. Moreover, her
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
Ms. Apfelbacher is a member of the Supervisory Board (Aufsichtsrat; non-executive director equivalent in a two-tier board system ) of Nomura Financial Products Europe GmbH where she also serves on the Audit and Risk Committee and on the Remuneration Committee. Ms. Apfelbacher is also a current senior counsel and former … Read more
Kathleen J. Wu
Kathleen Wu’s real estate transactions practice has a broad wingspan, crossing multiple industries and disciplines, serving a national clientele from Wall Street to California.
Recently, she has been advising clients on real estate issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, including borrowers, lenders, landlords and tenants. Kathleen has used her considerable … Read more
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
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
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
Teresa M. Sebastian
Teresa Sebastian is a C-Suite executive and Board member. She has spent two decades in board rooms 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, $11B … Read more