Thriving In Their 40’s

Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

A skilled business professional – be it an accountant, attorney, banker, real estate expert, health care provider, insurance professional or some other form of trusted advisor – can be one of the key ingredients for any company’s success. Working with an expert who possesses the right skill set can actually help set growth in motion for businesses in virtually any industry.
Demand for such expertise can be competitive. Fortunately, Los Angeles is home to a growing group of such established experts – and the numbers of young people training to become such professionals are up. In our region there is no shortage of excellent advisors, many of whom happen to be in their 40s.     Listed alphabetically in this section, you’ll find some of Los Angeles’ leading professionals in their 40s, along with some insights about their careers, attributes and accomplishments.

Methodology: The professionals featured in these pages did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from nomination materials submitted to the Los Angeles Business Journal. Those selected for inclusion were reviewed by the editorial department and chosen based on a demonstration of impact made on the profession and on the Los Angeles community.


Letter from the Publisher

Josh Schimmels

Thriving In Their 40’s
Santiago Arana- The Agency
Tom Barry- GHJ
Andrew Baum- Glaser Weil LLP
Dana Bean- Union Station Homeless Services
Koren L. Bell- Larson LLP
Carlos Bermudez- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Kavitha Bhatia, MD MMM FAAP FACHE-Prime Healthcare Foundation
Sunny Bhatia, MD MMM FACHE FACC FSCAI- Prime Healthcare, Sherman Oaks Hospital and Encino Hospital Medical Center
Jon Blanchard- BLVD Hospitality
Patricia Brum- Snell & Wilmer
Marshall Camp- Hueston Hennigan LLP
Cheryl S. Chang- Blank Rome LLP
Karla Luna Chavez- BPM LLP
Vicki Chou- Hueston Hennigan LLP
David Clausen- Northwestern Mutual
Devin Connolly- Reeves Immigration Law Group
Sarah Cronin- Venable LLP
Glenn Danas- Robins Kaplan LLP
Brandon Davis- Nossaman
Jenny Delgado- CannonDesign
William Delgado- DTO Law
Hatem Dhiab- Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management
Lorraine Echavarria- WilmerHale
Alexander Eng- Bank of America Private Bank
Adam Feit- MUFG Union Bank
Brandon Ferrera- Fifth Third Bank
Jonathan Fitzgarrald- Equinox Strategy Partners
Chris Gerardi- J.P. Morgan Chase
Mohammed Ghonim, PharmD- PIH Health
Scott Gizer- Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae
Michael Good- CohnReznick
Demetria L. Graves- The Graves Law Firm
Amanda Hayes-Kibreab- King & Spalding LLP
Michael Headrick- PCL Construction
Brian Hegarty- Marsh & McLennan Agency
Jeremy Holland- The Riverside Company
Seth Horowitz- Horowitz Agency
Rajul Jain- Vida Ventures
Salomon Kamalodine- B. Riley Securities
Teddy Kapur- Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Danilo Kawasaki- Gerber Kawasaki Wealth Investment Management
Ayman Khaleq- Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Jeffrey Kobulnick- Brutzkus Gubner Rozansky Seror Weber LLP
Sarah Kosasky- Coldwell Banker Realty
Praveen Kumar- The PENTA Building Group
Emily Kuwahara- Crowell & Moring LLP
Davis Lee, MD- PIH Health
Brian Little- Duff & Phelps, a Kroll Business
Andrew Liu- AECOM
A. Alexander Lowder- Larson LLP
Jaime Marquart- Waymaker LLP
Chris Mattmann- NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dan Miller- Miller Barondess LLP
Virginia Milstead- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Ali Mojibi- Covington & Burling LLP
Joel Montminy- Montminy & Co., LLC
Farzad Mukhi- Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business
Bruce Munster- Merrill Private Wealth Management
Michael D. Murphy- Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
Satpal Nagpal- GHJ
Candice Nakagawa- The Private Bank at Union Bank
Yansy Naranjo- Avison Young
Adam Noureddine- The PENTA Building Group
Kelly O’Neil- CBIZ & MHM
Gary Olsen- B. Riley Advisory Services
Keith Orso- Irell & Manella LLP
Felipe Osorno- Keck Medicine of USC
JiJi Park- Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Eric Pettit- King & Spalding LLP
Jodie Poirier- Colliers
Sahara Pynes- Fox Rothschild LLP
Scott Rahn- RMO, LLP
Kate Roberts- Sidley Austin LLP
Jennifer Romano- Crowell & Moring LLP
Shlomi Ronen- Dekel Capital
Kristina Royce- Blank Rome LLP
Mark Sato- Arixa Capital Advisors
Joshua Schneiderman- Snell & Wilmer
Justin Schultz- CBRE
Darrell Simien- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Justin Solomon- Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Vincent Spataro- Shawmut Design and Construction
Jim Stanley- Suffolk
Bryan Sullivan- Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae
Kristen Sullivan- Avison Young
Cynthia Y. Sun- Sanders Roberts LLP
Jeannine Taylor- Keck Medicine of USC
Bryan Thompson- Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Jason Tokoro- Miller Barondess, LLP
Julia Trankiem- Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Belinda Martinez Vega- Venable LLP
Jelena Verney- Arixa Capital Advisors
James Verzino- Northwestern Mutual
Jon Waterman-
Jason Wenk- Altruist
Kadie Presley Wilson- CBRE

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