While Leaving the Hubris at Home
David Yawman is the SVP & Deputy General Counsel of PepsiCo, and General Counsel North American Beverages and Quaker Foods NA. He has 18 years of in-house public company operating division and global markets experience. He works extensively with his organizations C-Suite executives and the audit committee of the company’s board of directors.
Keys to In-house Success: Know the business, how the company makes money. Translate your knowledge of the law and the business to influence the decisions being made.
Expertise, Value, and Diversity: key components of PepsiCo’s decision-making process.
Betting on both the horse and the jockey: when investing in legal tech, to ensure it’s implemented properly.
The Competition is Daunting: the events of 2008 resulted in a new normal on costs.
They value partners: who share in the pressures they are under, who show an understanding of their business and are ready to execute.
Advice: be an expert in the legal matters, do your homework on the client’s business, and be patient while listening holistically to what is occurring.
Life is a journey: an accumulation of experiences – try to learn something new each day.
This episode is sponsored by Diversity Lab: