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What I Like: Joe De Sena, Spartan Race

04 / 14 / 14

PROFESSIONAL What I Like … Photo by: SPARTAN RACE ■ An influential person in my career: Al Cappucci, who begged me to join a firm on Wall Street, which led to my starti...

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12/02/13
People: Executive transactions

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Plugged In: Rebecca Feferman

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11/25/13
Spotlight: JoAn Scott, NCAA

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11/25/13
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