Movers & Shakers July 2013


William Phillips, Attorney, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Wells Fargo Advisors has announced that Jeremy Baynes, CFP has joined the Hudson, Ohio office as associate vice president of investments. Baynes joins the firm from Edward Jones. He holds a B.B.A. in finance from Kent State University and has nearly 11 years of experience as a financial advisor.


Alliance Solutions Group, a full-service staffing and recruitment agency, and NSL Analytical Services Inc., an independent commercial testing laboratory, have been named 2013 Leading EDGE Award winners. The two companies are among 101 midsize companies in Northeast Ohio recognized for demonstrating exceptional business growth and contributing to the local economy.

The Entrepreneurs EDGE is a non-profit organization that drives growth for Northeast Ohio companies by serving as a strategic resource for CEOs and their leadership teams. EDGE focuses on the creation of programs, services and events for current and future midsize companies ($5 million to $1 billion in revenue) that sell some of their products or services outside Northeast Ohio.


David Wallace, Attorney, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

David Wallace, Attorney, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

As Ernst & Young’s 2012 Northeast Ohio and National Entrepreneur Of The Year winner for manufacturing and distribution, Magnus International Group founder, Eric Lofquist is also a local judge for the 2013 awards program. Additionally, he has been selected to help officiate the national EOY competition from 2014 to 2016.

Considered the world’s most prestigious business award, Entrepreneur Of The Year has been celebrating extraordinary performance since 1986. Today, the competition has expanded to more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.


Brouse McDowell, a leading regional business law firm, is pleased to announce that Heather M. Barnes has been named chair of the intellectual property practice group. Barnes is a partner in the firm’s Akron office and is a registered patent attorney. Her practice includes the domestic and international prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as litigation research pertaining to all areas of intellectual property.


Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP recently announced that two of its attorney’s, William Phillips and David Wallace, were recognized as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA.

In addition, Taft is once again “Top Ranked” in its Ohio Labor & Employment practice. The firm is recognized as a “Leading Firm” in 11 practice areas.


Diebold Inc. announced its board of directors has named Andy W. Mattes as the company’s new president and CEO. Mattes was also named a board director. In addition, Henry D.G. Wallace, Diebold executive chairman of the board, will assume the non-executive chairman role effective August 15.

Mattes, 52, has a strong record of driving growth and improving profitability in large, global businesses. He has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology and telecommunications industries – primarily with Hewlett-Packard Co. and Siemens AG.

Mattes most recently was senior vice president, global strategic partnerships at Violin Memory, a manufacturer of flash memory computer storage systems. He will remain with Violin in an advisory role.

Diebold Inc. is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services.