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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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Plugged In: Steve LaCroix

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11/18/13
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The Sit-Down: John Costello

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People: Executive transactions

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Plugged In: Adam Klein

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Plugged In: Denise White

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