I don’t know exactly what’s going on with the hapless Ms. Wargo, but it is reasonable to speculate that she’s doing dirty work for McDevitt, or at least that her name and Internet presence are being exploited for that purpose.
In Miracle on 34th Street, the lawyer who springs Kris Kringle from the loony bin on Christmas Eve says to the Scrooge-like Macy’s department store middle manager, “If I’m going to get public opinion on my side, I’ll need publicity … and lots of it. Thanks.” I feel the same way about Jerry’s latest holiday gift.
So far neither McDevitt, Wargo, nor Carolyn Branthoover – administrative partner of the K&L Gates office – has returned my email or voice messages. I’ve also written to Phil Beck, the vice president at Ariba, Inc., who has been supervising Wargo since this spring, according to her profile at the business networking site LinkedIn.
My newest finding is that the LinkedIn page referred to earlier (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eileen-wargo/32/904/8b0) is just one of the profiles for Eileen Wargo of the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Another one (which I believe was added since this series of blog articles began, and perhaps as recently as today) states that Wargo is still employed by K&L Gates (see http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eileen-wargo/29/b41/67).
How about that – Wargo both left K&L Gates earlier this year and still works there! She is both an executive assistant at Ariba, “supporting” Phil Beck, and a legal secretary at the law firm, “supporting” Jerry McDevitt. We all understand that pro wrestling is a magic show, but the ubiquitous Ms. Wargo is charting new territory here. She seems more like Cinnamon Carter, the moll of the old Mission: Impossible TV series, played by the incomparable Barbara Bain.
Earlier I joked that this surely wasn’t the same Eileen Wargo who was listed as an exotic dancer at the Gold Club in Hartford, Connecticut (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eileen-wargo/1a/2b9/980). Let’s not jump to conclusions, though. The white page listings show several Eileen Wargos in the state of Connecticut, but it’s not exactly intuitive that a bump-and-grinder at a topless joint would be networking on LinkedIn.
Eileen? Jer? Carolyn? You know how to reach me. Happy Holidays.