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In corporate headhunting, as in love, sometimes the perfect match is right under your nose. Just ask Gateway, Inc., the Poway, California-based computer manufacturer that promoted its own Michael Tyler to general counsel � after conducting a nationwide search. Tyler, 47, has been at Gateway since he left Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2000. He arrived at the technology company near the end of the Internet bubble, but, he says, because he worked in the London office, he was isolated from the Silicon Valley excitement. “I really didn’t join the company because I wanted to be part of the boom market gravy train,” he says. Tyler says his real reason for joining Gateway was his job’s international focus. With an LLM degree from Cambridge and a specialty in European Union law, working at Gateway’s London office suited his professional passions. But in mid-2002, Tyler returned to the States. Why? To be near his wife, Christine von Wrangel, the general counsel of Candle Corporation, a California software company. Back in the United States, Tyler became vice president of law for Gateway’s procurement activities, its licensing, and its distribution. But before long, Javade Chaudhri � the company’s then GC and a friend of Tyler’s � announced he was leaving to become GC of California’s Sempra Energy. And Tyler was named acting GC. The next step was an obligatory external search that yielded no one better than Tyler himself. Which just goes to show that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the gate.

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