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MENTOR dna is hosted by Meesh Pierce, a former tech executive, who brings you into personal conversations with her c-suite friends. They discuss what makes them tick, lessons they’ve learned through their successes and failures, and memories shared through the decades spent growing up in their careers. MENTOR dna is your backstage pass to learning from these inspirational leaders. https://mentordna.io

MENTOR dna meesh pierce

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

MENTOR dna is hosted by Meesh Pierce, a former tech executive, who brings you into personal conversations with her c-suite friends. They discuss what makes them tick, lessons they’ve learned through their successes and failures, and memories shared through the decades spent growing up in their careers. MENTOR dna is your backstage pass to learning from these inspirational leaders. https://mentordna.io

    35 :: Pilar Ramos teaser, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary TelevisaUnivision

    35 :: Pilar Ramos teaser, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary TelevisaUnivision

    Pilar Ramos serves as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of TelevisaUnivision, Inc. In this role, she leads the Law, Compliance, Government Affairs, Business & Legal Affairs, Standards & Practices, and Rights Management functions. She is a core member of the company’s executive leadership team and serves as secretary to the Board. Ms. Ramos joined the company during a pivotal moment, navigating a major strategic merger that resulted in the creation of TelevisaUnivision, now recognized as the world’s leading Spanish-language media and content company.
     
    Before joining TU in 2021, Ms. Ramos held several senior positions at Mastercard, most recently as Executive Vice President & General Counsel, North America—the company’s largest business unit. Prior
    to that role, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy & Regulatory Strategy Counsel, leading a global advocacy team on public policy and regulatory matters across diverse markets, spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. In that role, Ms. Ramos played a key role in addressing global trade in data and  services, market access and competition law issues, and financial regulation matters. Prior to her long tenure at Mastercard, she served as General Counsel of a start-up marketplace, residing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and as corporate counsel at DIRECTV Latin America.
     
    Ms. Ramos began her legal career as an  associate in the  corporate group at Simpson Thacher, in both the New York City and London offices.

    Ms. Ramos earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she  served as an Executive Editor of The Law Review. She earned her Bachelor of Arts cum laude in International
    Relations and French from Penn. As part of her undergraduate work, she studied at l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques & Sciences in Paris, France.
     
    Beyond her professional accomplishments, Ms. Ramos is deeply committed to leveraging diversity for the  betterment of business and society. She is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, serves as Co-Chair of the Penn Law Alumni Advisory Board on Equity and Inclusion, and holds positions on the Board of LatinoJustice and the Board of Advisors of the  University of Miami Law School’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Program. She also remains an advisor to the Board of the YWCA Greenwich, on which she previously served. A passionate and practical leader, Ms. Ramos serves as a generous mentor through various channels, including The 30% Club, and  advocates for diversity in the legal profession, particularly in leadership roles, including through her involvement in The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
     
    Ms. Ramos has been honored with leadership recognitions, including the Legal Momentum Aiming High Award, Council of Urban Professionals Change Agent Award, Corporate Counsel National
    Transformational Leadership Award, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Legal Champion of the Arts Award, Latino Justice Lucero Award, Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award, and Penn Law Women’s Association Award.
    Amor Boutique Hotel is a beautiful and secret spot in Sayulita Mexico. Our family and friends love it and you will, too! This spot is a safe and family-friendly spot 30 minutes from Puerto Vallarta airport. 
    Amor Boutique Hotel - Sayulita Mexico 

    • 4 min
    35 :: Pilar Ramos, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary TelevisaUnivision

    35 :: Pilar Ramos, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary TelevisaUnivision

    Pilar Ramos serves as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of TelevisaUnivision, Inc. In this role, she leads the Law, Compliance, Government Affairs, Business & Legal Affairs, Standards & Practices, and Rights Management functions. She is a core member of the company’s executive leadership team and serves as secretary to the Board. Ms. Ramos joined the company during a pivotal moment, navigating a major strategic merger that resulted in the creation of TelevisaUnivision, now recognized as the world’s leading Spanish-language media and content company.
     
    Before joining TU in 2021, Ms. Ramos held several senior positions at Mastercard, most recently as Executive Vice President & General Counsel, North America—the company’s largest business unit. Prior
    to that role, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy & Regulatory Strategy Counsel, leading a global advocacy team on public policy and regulatory matters across diverse markets, spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. In that role, Ms. Ramos played a key role in addressing global trade in data and  services, market access and competition law issues, and financial regulation matters. Prior to her long tenure at Mastercard, she served as General Counsel of a start-up marketplace, residing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and as corporate counsel at DIRECTV Latin America.
     
    Ms. Ramos began her legal career as an  associate in the  corporate group at Simpson Thacher, in both the New York City and London offices.

    Ms. Ramos earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she  served as an Executive Editor of The Law Review. She earned her Bachelor of Arts cum laude in International
    Relations and French from Penn. As part of her undergraduate work, she studied at l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques & Sciences in Paris, France.
     
    Beyond her professional accomplishments, Ms. Ramos is deeply committed to leveraging diversity for the  betterment of business and society. She is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, serves as Co-Chair of the Penn Law Alumni Advisory Board on Equity and Inclusion, and holds positions on the Board of LatinoJustice and the Board of Advisors of the  University of Miami Law School’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Program. She also remains an advisor to the Board of the YWCA Greenwich, on which she previously served. A passionate and practical leader, Ms. Ramos serves as a generous mentor through various channels, including The 30% Club, and  advocates for diversity in the legal profession, particularly in leadership roles, including through her involvement in The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
     
    Ms. Ramos has been honored with leadership recognitions, including the Legal Momentum Aiming High Award, Council of Urban Professionals Change Agent Award, Corporate Counsel National
    Transformational Leadership Award, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Legal Champion of the Arts Award, Latino Justice Lucero Award, Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award, and Penn Law Women’s Association Award.
    Amor Boutique Hotel is a beautiful and secret spot in Sayulita Mexico. Our family and friends love it and you will, too! This spot is a safe and family-friendly spot 30 minutes from Puerto Vallarta airport. 
    Amor Boutique Hotel - Sayulita Mexico 

    • 54 min
    34 :: Dr. David Deyhimy trailer - Founder and Medical Director MyMATClinic

    34 :: Dr. David Deyhimy trailer - Founder and Medical Director MyMATClinic

    This episode was recorded in Sept 2022 with my high school friend Dr. David Deyhimy, an anesthesiologist who specializes in addiction medicine. He's Founder and Medical Director of MyMATClinic and also practices in private practice as an anesthesiologist in Orange County, CA. We walk through his career path as I do with all of my MENTOR dna guests. We also spend some time discussing opioid usage disorder, more commonly known as opioid addiction. 
    Dr. Deyhimy got into medical school and thrived. As a thoracic anesthesiologist, he earned his spot as chief resident and moved his young family to start life in private practice. After a few years, Dr. Deyhimy was making great money but was stumped as to why he wasn't feeling fulfilled. He realized that his day-to-day grind wasn't totally aligned with what really drove him to be a doctor. He wanted to do more.
    During a late night in the pperating room with a nurse friend, he listened to her chat about her son's heroin addiction and the medications he was using to stay sober. Dr. Deyhimy's interest was piqued. 
    His research led to studying the neuroscience of addiction. Brain chemistry and connections change, quickly transforming people from being casual users to those who will do anything to simply feel "ok."
    Sadly, the illicit drug distribution landscape has changed dramatically in the past 5 years, so Dr. Deyhimy walks us through how to prepare to keep our family and friends safe from the recreational drugs that are almost all laced with fentanyl. 
    Dr. Deyhimy is an incredible leader in the addiction medicine space and we also chat about how  a slight change in mindset can take a seemingly bad experience into one that unlocks tremendous learning and growth.  
    Amor Boutique Hotel is a beautiful and secret spot in Sayulita Mexico. Our family and friends love it and you will, too! This spot is a safe and family-friendly spot 30 minutes from Puerto Vallarta airport. 
    Amor Boutique Hotel - Sayulita Mexico 

    • 11 min
    34 :: Dr. David Deyhimy - Founder and Medical Director MyMATClinic

    34 :: Dr. David Deyhimy - Founder and Medical Director MyMATClinic

    This episode was recorded in Sept 2022 with my high school friend Dr. David Deyhimy, an anesthesiologist who specializes in addiction medicine. He's Founder and Medical Director of MyMATClinic and also practices in private practice as an anesthesiologist in Orange County, CA. We walk through his career path as I do with all of my MENTOR dna guests. We also spend some time discussing opioid usage disorder, more commonly known as opioid addiction. 
    Dr. Deyhimy got into medical school and thrived. As a thoracic anesthesiologist, he earned his spot as chief resident and moved his young family to start life in private practice. After a few years, Dr. Deyhimy was making great money but was stumped as to why he wasn't feeling fulfilled. He realized that his day-to-day grind wasn't totally aligned with what really drove him to be a doctor. He wanted to do more.
    During a late night in the pperating room with a nurse friend, he listened to her chat about her son's heroin addiction and the medications he was using to stay sober. Dr. Deyhimy's interest was piqued. 
    His research led to studying the neuroscience of addiction. Brain chemistry and connections change, quickly transforming people from being casual users to those who will do anything to simply feel "ok."
    Sadly, the illicit drug distribution landscape has changed dramatically in the past 5 years, so Dr. Deyhimy walks us through how to prepare to keep our family and friends safe from the recreational drugs that are almost all laced with fentanyl. 
    Dr. Deyhimy is an incredible leader in the addiction medicine space and we also chat about how  a slight change in mindset can take a seemingly bad experience into one that unlocks tremendous learning and growth.  
    Amor Boutique Hotel is a beautiful and secret spot in Sayulita Mexico. Our family and friends love it and you will, too! This spot is a safe and family-friendly spot 30 minutes from Puerto Vallarta airport. 
    Amor Boutique Hotel - Sayulita Mexico 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    33 :: Christy Glass Lowe - Investor, Advisor, Board Member - Capital Strategy Guru

    33 :: Christy Glass Lowe - Investor, Advisor, Board Member - Capital Strategy Guru

    Since January 2016, Ms. Lowe has been the CEO of CLowe Advisors, LLC, a strategic consulting firm specializing in capital strategy for consumer focused business. Prior to founding CLowe Advisors, LLC, Ms. Lowe was a Managing Director at Imperial Capital, LLC from 2007 to 2015. At Imperial, she founded the annual Imperial Capital Consumer Conference in 2009 which featured branded consumer companies and consumer focused private equity investors. Prior to Imperial, Ms. Lowe was the Co-Founder & Head of Consumer Practice at USBX Advisory Services, LLC from 2000 to 2007.
    Ms. Lowe was a Corporate Finance Associate at Goldman, Sachs & Co from 1998 to 2000 and a Financial Analyst in Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Goldman Sachs from 1993 to 1996.
    She serves on the Board of Directors of Burch Barrell, she is an Advisory Board member at Clare V., a Board Member and Finance Chair of the Pacifica Christian High School; and Finance Committee Member of the Park Century School. Ms. Lowe received a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
    Amor Boutique Hotel is a beautiful and secret spot in Sayulita Mexico. Our family and friends love it and you will, too! This spot is a safe and family-friendly spot 30 minutes from Puerto Vallarta airport. 
    Amor Boutique Hotel - Sayulita Mexico 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    33 :: Christy Glass Lowe teaser - Investor, Advisor, Board Member - Capital Strategy Guru

    33 :: Christy Glass Lowe teaser - Investor, Advisor, Board Member - Capital Strategy Guru

    Since January 2016, Ms. Lowe has been the CEO of CLowe Advisors, LLC, a strategic consulting firm specializing in capital strategy for consumer focused business. Prior to founding CLowe Advisors, LLC, Ms. Lowe was a Managing Director at Imperial Capital, LLC from 2007 to 2015. At Imperial, she founded the annual Imperial Capital Consumer Conference in 2009 which featured branded consumer companies and consumer focused private equity investors. Prior to Imperial, Ms. Lowe was the Co-Founder & Head of Consumer Practice at USBX Advisory Services, LLC from 2000 to 2007.
     Ms. Lowe was a Corporate Finance Associate at Goldman, Sachs & Co from 1998 to 2000 and a Financial Analyst in Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Goldman Sachs from 1993 to 1996.
    She serves on the Board of Directors of Burch Barrell, she is an Advisory Board member at Clare V., a Board Member and Finance Chair of the Pacifica Christian High School; and Finance Committee Member of the Park Century School. Ms. Lowe received a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

NYC veteran ,

Thank you

Great podcast. How did I miss this until recently. Love hearing specific lessons and anecdotes. Everyone’s journey is different—but all are interesting. Well done Meesh!

G-Coop ,

I learn something every pod!

Meesh does an amazing job of getting the most out of her (wonderful mix of) guests! There’s always powerful takeaways from each episode - I look forward to the next one!

A Great Podcast to Learn From ,

A Great Podcast to Learn From!

So many great stories shared here and Meesh asks phenomenal questions to her guests! Well worth the listen!

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