Stories for January 2018

Wednesday, January 31

Grantville Office Building Sold for $7.3M

Building is fully leased.

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Qualcomm Hits and Beats Guidance, Takes One-Time Charges

Qualcomm Inc. reported a net loss of $5.95 billion — largely because of one-time items — on revenue of $6.07 billion during the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended Dec. 24.

Waterbar Restaurant Opens in Pacific Beach

New eatery is near Crystal Pier.

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Spring Valley Shopping Center Sold For $5M

Nearly vacant center will be redeveloped for housing.

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Rush Cycle Takes The Franchising Path

SPORT: In Competitive Space, More Than 30 Franchises Awarded

A chain of indoor cycling studios started seven years ago by two childhood friends in their 20s in La Jolla’s Bird Rock neighborhood is poised to grow.

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Oceanside Hotels Aim For ‘Casual Elegance’

PROPERTY: $200M Project Sets Summer 2020 Finish

After more than a decade of false starts, the city is finally getting the beachfront resort hotel project officials have long sought.

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SDBJ's Best Places to Work Awards To Recognize Outstanding Companies

The program is slated for Sept. 20 at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter and will honor top local employers that participated in a detailed survey.

Tuesday, January 30

Classy Hires New Marketing Exec From Atlassian

Classy's new CMO most recently led corporate marketing at the software company Atlassian.

SDBJ Accepting Submissions for '100 Fastest Growing Private Companies'

Each year, the publication researches and publishes the list of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego County

Shipyards Prepare for Navy Focus on Pacific

DEFENSE: More Work Expected; New Rules Open Up Bids for Some Jobs

More opportunity may be coming the way of defense contractors in the Port of San Diego.

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Medical Providers Target Areas Of Risk to Combat Opioid Abuse

MEDICINE: New Approach Includes Preemptive Efforts, Changes in Treatments

San Diego health systems have sought to lessen opioid prescriptions, from emergency rooms to cancer care.

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Illumina’s Q4 Revenue Jump Beats Analysts’ Estimate

The San Diego genomics company posted fourth quarter revenue of $778 million, a 26 percent year-over-year increase.

LPC West Buys Industrial Buildings In S.D. and Chula Vista

Purchase totals more than 175,000 square feet.

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Scripps Research Institute Receives Graduate Program Donation

Skaggs family foundations contributed a lead gift toward a $100 million campaign to establish fellowships for all students of The Scripps Research Institute’s graduate program.

National City Co. Port-Processing Toyota Tacomas

Pasha Automotive Services (PAS) is now offering specialized port-processing services for 2018 Toyota Tacomas.

Monday, January 29

Former PayPal Exec Tapped to Run Elevate Credit's San Diego-Based Analytics Center

Elevate Labs, which does research and development for Elevate Credit Inc., plans to double its headcount in San Diego in 2018.

Irvine Company Buys Torrey Hills Offices

Purchase shows San Diego's appeal as a center of innovation.

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GA-ASI Snags $49.3M Worth of Aircraft Software Work

The U.S. Air Force awarded $49.3 million worth of software work to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

Changing the Course Of Pain Management

Opioid Crisis Has Cos. Looking to Develop Safer Treatments

Some San Diego pharma and biotechs are rushing to market with alternatives to opioids, dependence on which mushroomed into a national health epidemic.

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SDBJ Accepting Nominations for Best Real Estate Deals

The deadline to nominate is Feb. 16.

Illumina Awarded $26.7 Million in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

A federal jury in San Francisco awarded Illumina $26.7 million in a lawsuit accusing Ariosa Diagnostics, now owned by Roche, of infringing on two Illumina prenatal testing patents.

Kratos to Manufacture Drones in Oklahoma City

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. said it is expanding its jet-powered drone business by opening a factory in Oklahoma.

Peruvian Restaurant Comes to Carlsbad

The city is Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria's second location.

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Better Buzz Coffee Opens In Hillcrest

New Location Is Corporate Headquarters

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Church Sells North Park Property For Future Development

New Visions Fellowship Will Continue To Use Site Under Lease

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Palomar Health Lays Off 42 Employees in Reorganization

Palomar Health in North County has laid off 42 employees as part of a reorganization, citing a shifting health care landscape locally and nationally.

Sunday, January 28

One Stop Systems Plans IPO

One Stop Systems Inc., an Escondido company that makes computer equipment, plans to raise $20 million in an initial public offering.

Finalists for Health Care Heroes Awards Announced

The San Diego Business Journal just announced the finalists for the 2018 Health Care Heroes Awards, and tickets are on sale.

Reflexion Health, Greensboro Orthopaedics Partner on Virtual Rehabilitation Therapy

Under the deal, Reflexion’s FDA-cleared digital system, Vera, will be used as part of Greensboro’s postoperative rehabilitation program for total-joint replacement patients.

Business Calendar for Week of January 29, 2018

Some of the business events planned in the county or the week of January 29, 2018, and beyond.

New UC San Diego Health Neurosurgery Department Chair Named

Dr. Alexander Khalessi has been tapped as chair of the Neurosurgery Department at UC San Diego Health.

Rady Family Foundation Pledges Up to $20M to Jewish Family Service

The pledge is part of the nonprofit’s $37 million centennial fundraising campaign.

Developer’s Good Neighbor Policy Pays Off for Project

When Tim Wright first saw the property at the end of Indiana Street on the edge of Balboa Park, he knew he wanted to do something different with it.

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Viasat Deal to Advance Communications Capabilities for Special Operations

Viasat Inc. has signed a deal to provide the U.S. Special Operations Command with satellite networking and communications.

Production Balloons for GATR

Cubic Corp. announced in mid-January that it has gone to full-rate production on its GATR satellite dish contract for the U.S. Army. The decision means the Army can buy and field more than 800 satellite communication systems.

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From Tree to Design Treasures, Del Mar Home Has Cool Covered

With the rumble of the racetrack to the east and the soothing sound of waves lapping the shore just a few steps to the west, this Craftsman-style home is the personification of life in the Beach Colony of Del Mar.

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Gift of $30M Will Help Build ‘One-of-a-Kind Children’s Zoo’

Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford announced during a San Diego Zoo employee meeting in January that he is making a $30 million donation — the largest single gift the San Diego Zoo has ever received.

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Making a Business Case for Diverse Leadership

With recent events sparking national discussion about gender inequities in the workforce, businesses face an even greater urgency to identify solutions that are inclusive. That means creating a workplace culture that values leadership through collaboration and one that supports the unique individual leadership styles men and women bring to any organization.

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Talks Over Sale of Hospital Site Appear to Be in Progress

Property: Local Developer a Contender For Escondido Campus

North County developer Integral Communities appears to be in talks with Palomar Health to redevelop a hospital campus that’s been a landmark of downtown Escondido since the 1950s.

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Thursday, January 25

Many Forces Driving Local Growth

FORECAST: Tax Reform, Low Interest Rates Fuel Capital

Dr. Lynn Reaser, chief economist for Point Loma Nazarene University’s Fermanian Business & Economic Institute, delivered a local economic forecast Jan. 9 at an SDBJ event.

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Seacoast Commerce Reports 2017 Earnings of $2.3M

The bank reported merger expenses of $2 million related to its Oct. 1 acquisition of Capital Bank.

Asset-Based Lender Gerber Finance Opens Carlsbad Office

The company has hired two people to run its West Coast operations out of the Carlsbad office.

General Atomics Buys Molecular Diagnostic Systems Developer

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group said on Jan. 25 that it acquired assets of Toronto-based Xagenic Inc.

GA-ASI Finds Take Offs, Landings Can Be Automatic

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said it successfully demonstrated an automatic takeoff and landing feature using a satellite data link on a company-owned aircraft.

Californa Bank & Trust Buys Hillcrest Property

Bank was using the building as a branch office

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Pacific Beach Apartments Sold for $2M

Complex has five apartments and four one-car garages.

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Wednesday, January 24

Haskell & White Audit Manager Added to CSU San Marcos Foundation Board

Thomas Kenaya has more than 10 years of professional experience with both CPA firms and private industry.

San Diego Private Bank Reports $3.4M Earnings in 2017

The bank's net income for the year was impacted by the tax reform bill that was signed into law in December.

NASSCO Ship Completes Sea Trials

The Navy and shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO wrapped up sea trials of its fourth expeditionary ship, the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, on Jan. 19.

European Regulators Levy $1.24B Fine Against Qualcomm

European antitrust regulators fined Qualcomm Inc. $1.24 billion for an electronics supply deal with Apple Inc. Qualcomm said it “strongly disagrees” and vowed an appeal.

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Names New President

Dr. Divina Grossman, who has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, is the new president of the University of St. Augustine for Health Services.

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North Park Apartments Sold for $32.3M

A recently renovated North Park apartment complex has been sold.

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New Retirement Community On Tap For Scripps Ranch

Construction will start within the next few weeks on The Glen at Scripps Ranch.

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Applications to 4-Year Universities Rise

As the economy reaches new highs, demand for higher education is climbing at San Diego’s major universities.

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New Apartment Complex to Provide 52 Units for Veterans

PROPERTY: Rents At Complex to Be Subsidized By Vouchers

A vacant lot in Normal Heights is being transformed into an apartment complex for homeless veterans.

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Tuesday, January 23

Four-Building Complex near SDSU Sold for $21M

The complex includes 86 apartments and three commercial spaces.

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SD 500: Peter Zien

Leading Industries

Peter Zien and AleSmith Brewing Co. are a classic home-grown San Diego brewer success story, and he was instrumental in building the region’s craft brewing reputation.

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SD 500: Thomas West

Health & Science

Thomas West has led the San Diego operations at Hologic since 2014. Hologic is one of the largest biotech employers in the region. The Boston-area based company primarily focuses on women’s health and well-being through early detection and treatment.

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SD 500: Thomas Wermers

Real Estate

Sixty years after his father, James Wermers, founded Wermers Construction, Thomas Wermers continues to grow the firm into one of the top multifamily contractors in the Southwest. He has been responsible for the construction of approximately 30,000 apartment units in California, Texas, Nevada and Arizona.

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SD 500: Brad Termini

Real Estate

Brad Termini of Encinitas developer Zephyr Partners is a native of Buffalo, N.Y. He first worked in the family real estate development and management company, learning the business under his parents.

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SD 500: Deborah Szekely

Icons - Legacy

Deborah Szekely, now 95, has been called “the godmother of the wellness movement” and is best known locally for founding the Golden Door spa in Escondido.

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SD 500: Michael R. Stone

Money

Michael Stone emerged from behind the scenes as the primary money backing the SoccerCity proposal to bring in an MLS team and redevelop the old Qualcomm Stadium property. Stone founded FS Investors, a private firm whose investments range from $1 million to $40 million.

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SD 500: Gary Shekhter

Real Estate

Started in 1985 from a small office in El Cajon, Helix Electric has grown to have offices on both coasts, Hawaii and multiple shops in California and Nevada. Born in Odessa under the blanket of the former Soviet Union, Gary Shekhter’s family rejected the ideals of the Communist Party.

SD 500: Ivor Royston

Icons - Legacy

Ivor Royston was a co-founder of Hybritech Inc., San Diego’s first biotechnology firm in 1978 and is one of the fathers of the region’s life science hub.

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SD 500: Steve Rosetta

Real Estate

Rosetta in 2017 was appointed to oversee Kilroy’s strategic growth, including property acquisition and disposition activities. He will have a specific focus on the company’s development opportunities and large office and life science transactions.

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SD 500: Paul Reed

Lifestyle

Paul Reed heads operations of San Diego-based JC Resorts, which owns and operates several luxury resort and golf properties including Rancho Bernardo Inn, Scripps Inn in La Jolla, Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, and Temecula Creek Inn in southwest Riverside County.

SD 500: Mark Read

Real Estate

With more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Mark Read serves as the executive vice president for Kidder Mathews’ Southwest region. He has helped the firm open offices in San Diego, Phoenix, and most recently Irvine.

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SD 500: Rob Wellington Quigley

Real Estate

Rob Quigley has more than 40 years of experience producing award-winning buildings throughout the western U.S. and Japan. His portfolio includes academic buildings, cultural centers, high-rise towers, and master plans for neighborhoods, campuses, parks and transit corridors.

SD 500: Tim Penick

Real Estate

Tim Penick has built the family-owned T.B. Penick and Sons Inc. into one of the nation’s top construction companies. He is the fourth generation to lead the San Diego-based firm founded by his great grandfather in 1905.

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SD 500: George Palermo

Lifestyle

George Palermo’s company bills itself as San Diego’s only locally owned and operated cruise and event company, marking its 100th anniversary on May 1, 2015 (It was founded as the Star & Crescent Boat Co.).

SD 500: Ken Olson

Technology

In addition to his day job as a partner with Now Commerce, Ken Olson has served on the boards of numerous public companies, including Digirad, WD-40, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Neonode, Laser Power, as well as a diverse group of other institutions. Those organizations range from the Monarch School, a K-12 school for children affected by homelessness.

SD 500: Britton Niglio

Technology

Britton Niglio founded Payment Logistics Ltd. with his brother, Dustin, in 2003. The decision to start the company came about when the brothers saw few reliable and secure merchant account services.

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SD 500: Phil Mossy

Lifestyle

With a history dating to 1921, Mossy Automotive Group has grown to be overseen by multiple generations of the Mossy family, with dealerships throughout San Diego County selling numerous domestic and international car brands.

SD 500: Terry W. Moore

Money

Moore Venture Partners invests alongside top venture capital firms in technology and life science companies at early and growth stages. Terry Moore, who started Moore Venture Partners in 2011, is also in his 16th year serving as the Chairman and founder of the VC Roundtable, a private forum for entrepreneurs, VCs and investors.

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SD 500: Scott McMillin

Real Estate

Scott McMillin’s father, Corky, entered local business as a remodeler and custom homebuilder. With the help of sons Scott and Mark, Corky’s company expanded into land development and real estate services.

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SD 500: Michael D. McKinnon

Lifestyle

Michael McKinnon is a veteran of more than 50 years in the broadcasting business, currently heading operations of the news-focused, independent TV station KUSI, with studio operations in Kearny Mesa.

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SD 500: Howard Lindzon

Money

Howard Lindzon is founder and general partner at Social Leverage, which invests in early-stage companies. The firm specializes in investing in fintech firms, but also makes investments in enterprise software companies and consumer products.

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SD 500: Rear Admiral Yancy B. Lindsey

Leading Industries

Rear Admiral Yancy B. Lindsey’s command of Navy Region Southwest comes with the unofficial title of “Navy Mayor” of San Diego.

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SD 500: Andy La Dow

Real Estate

Andy La Dow has 31 years of experience in the San Diego commercial real estate industry. Named regional managing director of Colliers International in March 2013, he oversees operations and manages about 100 commercial real estate professionals in the San Diego and Carlsbad offices.

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SD 500: Michael J. Kelly

Leading Industries

Michael Kelly oversees the El Cajon-based facility that manufactures engine casings for most commercial airplanes and military jets, and repairs engine fan blades for more than 200 airlines.

SD 500: Brandon Fishman

Professional Services

Internet Marketing Inc. (IMI) is one of five online companies Brandon Fishman has co-founded. Launched in 2007, the company has more than 100 employees and offices in San Diego and Las Vegas and several large clients such as MasterCard and Belkin.

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SD 500: Don Faye

Real Estate

Don Faye has more than 30 years’ experience in a wide array of real estate operations, including project feasibility, risk management, partnership negotiations, project finance, asset management and strategic corporate planning.

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SD 500: Peter Farrell

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Peter Farrell founded ResMed in 1989 and pioneered the business of treating sleep disorders.

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SD 500: Stephen Easley

Professional Services

“Elevate your Workplace” is the trademarked motto of G/M Interiors and President/CEO Stephen Easley. With an eye on workplace efficiency, but also ergonomics and ascetics, the company received rave reviews in 2017 from clients in the private and public sectors.

SD 500: Greg Deering

Leading Industries

Greg Deering and his wife Janet were newlyweds when they founded the Deering Banjo Co. in 1975. He is the partnership’s product designer and production expert. He estimates he spent 10 years working on the design and manufacturing technique of a low-end banjo for beginners, the Goodtime model, which Deering launched in 1995.

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SD 500: RADM Christian “Boris” Becker

Leading Industries

Rear Adm. Christian “Boris” Becker in March 2017 assumed command of SPAWAR, where he leads a global workforce of 10,500 civilian and military personnel who design, develop and deploy advanced communications and information capabilities.

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SD 500: Luis Barrios

Lifestyle

A veteran of the hospitality industry, Luis Barrios has worked for many of the heavy-hitter hoteliers in his nearly 50-year career: Hilton, Omni, Evans, Wyndham. Born into a family with a passion for the industry (his mother operated two seaside resorts in his native Colombia), he entered Hilton Corp.’s management training program at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York in 1969.

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SD 500: Paul Barber

Money

Paul Barber, who joined JMI Equity in 1998, has been working with software companies for more than 25 years. He has served on more than 20 private, public and nonprofit boards.

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SD 500: Donald Ankeny

Real Estate

Donald Ankeny, who joined Westcore Properties in 2005, presides over the company’s domestic portfolio of office and industrial properties, which currently totals more than 20 million square feet valued at more than $1.5 billion.

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Discontinuing Education?

Pilot Programs Offering Job-Focused 4-Year Degrees at Junior Colleges Could Come to an End

Come May, as the first graduates of a California demonstration project receive four-year degrees from an otherwise two-year college, there’s a good chance state lawmakers will be deciding how many students should have the same opportunity.

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Several Projects in Works to Serve Homeless and Low Income Tenants

Affordable housing for homeless families, individuals and veterans as well as for low income families is getting a boost with several projects opening or under construction.

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Endeavor, First New San Diego-Based Bank in 10 Years, Makes Debut

Only a handful of new banks have opened in the U.S. in the past decade.

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Organic Baby Food Startup Once Upon a Farm Moves to Berkeley

Once Upon a Farm was launched in San Diego in 2015.

Downtown Partnership Picks New CEO

Former City Council aide Betsy Brennan has been picked to lead the San Diego Downtown Partnership.

Fintech Zebit Hires LendUp's Head of Capital Markets as CFO

Zebit offers interest-free credit to consumers.

SD 500: Ralph J. Roesling

Real Estate

Co-founded in 1980, Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects Inc. firm that specializes in education, government and development, as well as offering services in land and space planning and interior design.

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SD 500: Sumeet Parekh

Real Estate

Over the past decade, San Diego-based HP Investors has steadily built an urban-focused portfolio of commercial acquisitions and developments in key hubs including downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter and East Village, along with Kearny Mesa. Managing Partner Sumeet Parekh has led many of those deals carried out by the company led by his father, commercial, real estate veteran Harki Parekh – HP Investors’ founding partner and namesake.

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SD 500: Jerimiah Taylor

Real Estate

Jerimiah Taylor is a team leader, recruiter and trainer for more than 400 real estate agents, assistants and staff members of the franchise owned by Chris Heller.

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SD 500: Thomas W. Sudberry Jr.

Real Estate

Thomas Sudberry founded the family-run Sudberry Properties in 1979, and he remains among the region’s power brokers. In the past year the company helped fund opposition to the SoccerCity proposal to redevelop the SDCCU Stadium site and is active on the Friends of SDSU Steering Committee, which is pushing for a campus annex on the site.

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SD 500: Lori Ann Stevens

Real Estate

In 2011, Lori Ann Stevens joined Turner Constructive Co., which specializes in general contracting, construction, management, design-build and tenant improvements.

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SD 500: Eric Stenman

Real Estate

Eric Stenman began his career in construction as a plumbing contractor, who owned his own business. He later became a general contractor while putting himself through college and law school.

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SD 500: David Stearn

Real Estate

David Stearn locates, underwrites and acquires land for new residential communities and pursues the discretionary entitlements needed to begin projects.

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SD 500: James Schmid

Real Estate

Founded by Jim Schmid in 1984, Chelsea Investment Corp. focuses on the financing and development of affordable housing.

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SD 500: Daniel J. Ryan

Real Estate

Real Estate Equities Inc. Among the nation’s largest owners of life science real estate, Pasadena-based Alexandria owes much of its large San Diego presence to Daniel Ryan.

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SD 500: David Romero

Real Estate

David Romero joined Century 21 in 1992 and has remained with the family business for more than 20 years. He is responsible for all aspects of operations, including sales and management.

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Monday, January 22

SD 500: Adam S. Robinson

Real Estate

Adam Robinson is founder and president of RAF Pacifica Group, a commercial real estate investment firm that acquires and renovates industrial and office properties.

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SD 500: George Pierson

Real Estate

George Pierson joined Kleinfelder in September 2016. Prior to that, he was the president and CEO of professional services firm Parsons Brinckerhoff, which was sold in 2014.

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SD 500: Frederick W. Pierce

Real Estate

Frederick Pierce is president and CEO of Pierce Education Properties, the largest owner of student housing in the western United States and the 15th largest owner in the country.

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SD 500: Mark Payne

Real Estate

Mark Payne joined Swinerton Builders in 1999 and has been the lead executive in San Diego since 2012. Swinerton is the largest general contractor in the region and almost doubled revenues in 2017.

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SD 500: Marc Penick

Real Estate

Marc Penick, along with his brother Tim, has built the family-owned T.B. Penick and Sons Inc. into the 10th largest concrete contractor in America.

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SD 500: Matthew J. Reno

Real Estate

Matt Reno founded Reno Contracting in 1994 and grew the company into a respected San Diego based general contracting firm involved in building the DiamondView Tower, ResMed, and several Marriott Hotel projects.

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Viejas Set to Open 'Hotel Within a Hotel'

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians has set Feb. 1 as opening day for its Willows Hotel & Spa.

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Museums Exhibit Self-Reliance

NONPROFIT: Institutions Shift To More Stable Business Model

Nonprofit museums are moving away from business models that rely heavily on traveling “blockbuster” exhibits to focus on strategies that require less financial risk.

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Every Detail Matters in Hospital Seismic Retrofit

CONSTRUCTION: Difficulties Abound in Medical Environment

Hospital earthquake planning has kept firms in San Diego like Degenkolb Engineers busy in recent years, the result of seismic retrofit deadlines drawing nearer.

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Carlsbad Condos Defect Lawsuits Settled for $15.6M

The condominiums at 2100 Costa Del Mar Road were built between 2006 and 2007 and sold to 82 homeowners.

ResMed Reports 13 Percent Revenue Increase in Q2

The San Diego company that makes devices and software for sleep issues reported that revenue rose to $601.3 million in the second quarter, a 13 percent year-over-year increase.

Scripps Health to Pay $1.5M in Settlement Over Improper Billing Claims

Scripps Health will pay $1.5 million to settle allegations related to improper billing for physical therapy services, according to the Justice Department.

USD Team Takes First in Deloitte Tax Case Competition

Each student on the team earned $2,000 in scholarship money, and USD received a $10,000 award.

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Global Nutrition and Wellness Co. Opens S.D. Office

H&H Group has a current market cap of $3.8B and aims to become a company generating $2 billion in revenue by 2020.

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MJE Marketing Merges with Berkeley-Based Urban Planning Firm

The firms previously worked together on projects for clients including the Port of San Diego, SANDAG, First 5 San Diego and the County of San Diego.

Sunday, January 21

Salk Partners with Indiviumed

The Salk Institute in San Diego has entered into a multi-year partnership with the cancer research company Indivumed, with the goal of turning research into medical applications.

LRAD Branches Out With Spain-based Software Firm

Rancho Bernardo-based LRAD Corp. said on Jan. 19 that it acquired software maker Genasys Holding S.L. of Madrid, Spain.

Voices for Children Appoints New CEO

Valencia, who will start Feb. 13, has served on numerous boards of directors and has experience working with the youth.

Lakeside Apartments Sold for $3.2M

Two projects are part of the sale.

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Chairman to Leave Cubic Corp. Board

Walter C. Zable, chairman of the board at Cubic Corp., is leaving after 54 years as a company employee and board member. The company has nominated defense executive David Melcher for a board seat.

Business Calendar for Week of January 22, 2018

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of January 22, 2018, and beyond

Illumina to Open Up Market With More Affordable Sequencing

For Illumina, a fairly big announcement recently stemmed from a relatively compact box.

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Parking Biz Exec Stays Out of Tough Spots

SERVICE: Adapting to Change, Eye for Expansion Drive Success

Keith Jones knows the lay of the land, and he looks like he knows it.

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Fintech LoanHero Acquired By Atlanta Co.

FINTECH: Platforms Seen as Complementary; Plan to Keep S.D. Office

The LoanHero platform offers merchants a way to provide customers looking to make a big purchase, from medical procedures to car repairs, an array of loan options.

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Acquisition Shows the Twists, Unexpected Turns of Process

DEAL: AAV’s Decision to Exit Was Just One Part of the Sale

Announcement of acquisitions rarely hint at the machinations that sometimes occur behind the scenes of such business deals.

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Investors Need to Take AI and Machine Learning Into Account

For tech startups, having an artificial intelligence strategy is the new mobile — table stakes.

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Take the Entrepreneurial Plunge into Convergence

Startup San Diego’s fourth annual Convergence kicks off Jan. 23.

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Luma Raises $3 Million, Partners With Payment Company

LumaTax, which developed software to streamline sales tax compliance for small business owners, said it has raised $3 million in a financing round led by Cowboy Ventures. Existing investors Madrona Venture Group and Greycroft Partners and new investor Vulcan Capital also participated.

Changes at Peregrine Include Its Name, Size and Mission

Three years after acquiring Peregrine Semiconductor, Japan-based Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is thinking big.

Viasat, Of Course, Makes Good Use of Space

SCA Architecture said in December that it completed the design of Viasat Inc.’s campus expansion. The new complex of buildings will sit on a 23-acre parcel across El Camino Real from the corporation’s existing headquarters, in the Bressi Ranch section of Carlsbad.

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Month of a Million Meals Delivers the Million and Much More

Feeding San Diego announced that $1,055,634, equating to 4,222,536 meals, was raised during the fifth annual Month of a Million Meals campaign in partnership with ABC10 and Live Well San Diego.

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Grants Give Crucial Legal Access to Community Members

The San Diego County Bar Foundation (SDCBF) awarded a total of $105,000 to 14 San Diego nonprofit organizations as part of its 2017 grant cycle.

Leaders Weigh In on What We Must Confront

San Diego’s economy is full of opportunity and challenges. The housing shortage, homelessness, high taxes, regulation, workforce retention and business recruitment – to name just a few things – present real obstacles.

Lower Corporate Tax Rate Will Generate Free Cash Flow

REFORM: Cos. Have Incentives to Add Staff, Make Capitals Investments

Kevin Dusi, Senior Tax Manager with Moss Adams LLP,talked about many aspects of tax reform, including capital expenditures and rethinking trade.

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Employers Face Challenge In Attracting, Retaining Talent

WORKFORCE: Wage Growth Will Average 3%, More for the Tech Sector

Brett Good, Senior District President of Professional Staffing Services, Robert Half, Southern California and Arizona, talked about how the biggest challenge for companies in 2018 will be attracting and retaining talent. He also talked about work environments and perks and benefits.

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Disasters, Harassment Claims Will Lead To Increases In Rate

INSURANCE: Many Companies Are Buying More Cyber Coverage

Trindl Reeves, Principal and Chief Sales Officer for Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC, spoke about record property and casualty claims, cybersecurity insurance, harassment claims and workers’ compensation rates.

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Rising Premiums Continue to Drive Change in Health Plans

HEALTH CARE: Expect Wellness Programs to Increase in Popularity

Lynette Seid, Area Chief Financial Officer for Kaiser Permanente, spoke about trends in health care coverage, the future of the Affordable Care Act and how small group employers are under pressure to retain health care coverage as benefit while finding ways to minimize costs.

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Push for Amenities Drives Up Rents, Reduces Vacancies

REAL ESTATE: Region Is Comparably Affordable To Other Cities, Tech Hubs

Tom van Betten, Managing Director/Tenant Representation for Cushman & Wakefield, talked about the office market conditions, construction, amenities and adoption of co-working spaces.

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Friday, January 19

Two S.D. Tech and Software Services Cos. Merge

Solekai Systems merges with Fairway Technologies to expand technical services.

SD 500: Dan C. Yates

Money

Dan Yates is heading the team of bankers slated to run the county’s newest bank, called Endeavor. He is CEO of the proposed bank, a role he took earlier this year after the bank where he was CEO at the time, Neighborhood National Bank, was bought by an investor.

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SD 500: Christopher Yanov

Civic

In 2001, Christopher Yanov founded Reality Changers, a nonprofit agency which helps more than 1,000 youth from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve academic success in pursuit of their dreams.

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SD 500: Dale Yahnke

Money

In 1991, Dale Yahnke co-founded Dowling & Yahnke, an independent, fee-only, registered investment advisory firm that provides comprehensive portfolio management and retirement planning.

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SD 500: Kleanthis Xanthopoulos

Health & Science

Kleanthis Xanthopoulos is a serial entrepreneur in biotechnology who recently took a third company public – Irras, a neurosurgery device company, in this case on the NASDAQ Stockholm First North Premier market.

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SD 500: Martha Wyrsch

Leading Industries

As Sempra Energy’s executive vice president and general counsel, Martha Wyrsch is responsible for the Fortune 500-company’s legal affairs and compliance oversight.

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SD 500: Thomas Wornham

Money

Thomas Wornham joined San Diego Private Bank in 2015 and is now president of the fast-growing company. In July 2017, San Diego Private Bank opened its fifth branch in Beverly Hills.

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SD 500: Scott Wolfe

Professional Services

In 1978, Scott Wolfe became a partner of Latham and Watkins, a law firm which specializes in capital markets, commercial litigation, emerging companies, environmental liability, insurance, IP, M&A, real estate and securities litigation.

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SD 500: Frank Wolden

Real Estate

Wolden in 2016 became one of four principals at the firm in a merger of AVRP Studios and Skyport Studio.

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Thursday, January 18

Meeting The New Standard

Change in accounting rules brings about a new business to facilitate compliance.

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SDSU's Initiative Has Gathered Enough Signatures to Get on the Ballot, Group Says

SDSU West is the name the university has given to its plan to redevelop the Mission Valley site of the former Qualcomm Stadium.

Office Rents Are Expected to Continue Their Climb in 2018

Renting office space in San Diego is getting pricier, with the amount of money landlords want climbing closer to or matching peaks reached prior to the recession.

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Luna DNA Seeks to Blaze New Trail to Data

BIOTECH: Co. to Use Blockchain, Cryptocurrency to Build Database

Dawn Barry recently came on board as president of the startup led by former Illumina executives like herself.

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Jack in the Box Appoints New CFO

Lance F. Tucker will begin serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer March 26.

SD 500: Barbara Borden

Professional Services

As a partner at the national law firm Cooley, LLP, Barbara Borden leads the firm’s global mergers and acquisitions practice group, focusing on cross-border transactions, joint ventures and public securities law.

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SD 500: Carisa Wisniewski

Professional Services

Carisa Wisniewski joined Moss Adams LLP in 2005 after 16 years with Delotte&Touche LLP, rising to current position as the partner in charge in the San Diego office as well as on the corporate executive committee.

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SD 500: Doug Winter

Technology

In 2010, Doug Winter founded Seismic Software Inc, a global marketing and sales enablement solution through technology and specializing in sales enablement, enterprise content management, content automation and sales and marketing alignment.

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SD 500: Caroline Winn

Leading Industries

In 2010, Caroline Winn joined San Diego Gas and Electric, a utility company providing gas and electric to San Diego County and the third oldest companies in San Diego.

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SD 500: Borre Winckel

Civic

Borre Winckel became the president and CEO of the Building Industry Association in 2008.

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SD 500: Maurice D. Wilson

Civic

In 2010, Maurice Wilson joined the National Veterans Transitions Services, a.k.a. REBOOT, a 501 (c)(3) organized and dedicated to assisting veterans in adjusting to civilian life and securing meaningful employment by combining best-practice performance social solutions and techniques.

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SD 500: Douglas Wilson

Real Estate

Douglas Wilson founded his company in 1989 and has deftly steered it through numerous, ever-changing cycles. His company’s offerings and nationwide regional offices have expanded to include development and management during the industry’s good times and court-appointed bankruptcy and receivership services during tough times.

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SD 500: Barbara Wight

Leading Industries

As CFO of Taylor Guitars, Barbara Wight oversees the company’s foreign operations, financial information systems and legal interests.

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SD 500: Kurt Wickham

Money

Kurt Wickham joined West Partners in 2015. West Partners is part of the Gary and Mary West family office, and has a permanent capital base with no outside investors.

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SD 500: Chris White

Leading Industries

You might not know it, but it’s likely you’ve used White Labs’ products before. Their yeast is used by many brewers around the world, and their analytical testing and consulting services are a favorite of winemakers, distillers and kombucha brewers alike.

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SD 500: Jack White

Leading Industries

Jack White co-founded Ballast Point Brewing in 1996, grew it to a San Diego craft beer icon with three locations and a distilling arm that now makes 14 spirits, and sold the company to Constellation Brands in 2015 for an estimated $1 billion.

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SD 500: Ruth Westreich

Civic

Ruth Westreich became the president of the Westreich Foundation in 2002. The foundation focuses on advancing integrative medicine and promoting hope, healing and prevention.

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SD 500: Brad Weston

Leading Industries

Brad Weston become CEO of Petco in early 2017, and it was a busy year for him. Petco operates more than 1,500 locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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SD 500: Robert E. Westfall Jr.

Leading Industries

Robert E. Westfall Jr. leads the Vista-based manufacturer of solar lighting applications for residential and commercial buildings.

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SD 500: Tim West

Money

Tim West came to JPMorgan Chase in 2012 as vice president of Middle Market Banking and was named executive director and regional manager of middle market banking in 2016.

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SD 500: Gary and Mary West

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The Wests were technology pioneers in the telemarketing industry, eventually netting $1.45 billion in 2006 from their stake in West Corp.

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SD 500: Ted Owen

Civic

Ted Owen has been the president and CEO of Carlsbad’s Chamber of Commerce since 2004.

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SD 500: Eric Otterson

Money

As the managing director of Silicon Valley Bank, Eric Otterson works closely with high growth companies to provide strategic direction and connect clients with financial, legal and strategic resources that fuel their growth.

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SD 500: Maggie Osburn

Professional Services

Maggie Osburn is the Executive Vice President and general manager of HUB International, an insurance brokerage firm which delivers employee benefit and retirement plans, corporate wellness consulting, compensation consulting, workers’ compensation, executive risk, property and casualty.

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SD 500: Michelle Oroschakoff

Money

With more than 20 years of experience in financial services, Michelle Oroschakoff is the chief risk officer for LPL Financial and chairwoman of the Risk Oversight Committee.

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SD 500: Chris Orlando

Technology

In 2011, Chris Orlando co-founded ScaleMatrix with Mark Ortenzi. A service provider, Scale Matrix delivers cloud, colocation, managed service, storage and data protection and connectivity solutions to businesses’ IT departments.

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SD 500: Rene Olivo

Real Estate

Rene Olivo began his career with Rudolph and Sletten as a project engineer intern more than 25 years ago.

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SD 500: Dene Oliver

Real Estate

Morgan Dene Oliver was a young lawyer in 1978 when he and friend Jim McMillan co-founded OliverMcMillan.

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SD 500: John Ohanian

Civic

John Ohanian is president and CEO of 2-1-1, a countywide information and assistance resource.

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SD 500: Tina Nova

Health & Science

Tina Nova is currently the president and CEO of a new molecular diagnostics company in San Diego focused on the identification of organ specific diseases in blood.

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SD 500: Eric Northbrook

Real Estate

Eric Northbrook became managing director of Voit Real Estate Services in 2014. Before he joined Voit, he was the executive director of brokerage services for Cushman & Wakefield, where he focused on central San Diego county and the I-15 corridor.

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SD 500: Barbara Noerenberg

Technology

Barbara Noerenberg is responsible for defining and implementing new research opportunities and development. She joined Qualcomm in 1994 and has more than 25 years of experience in engineering and management, leading diverse teams in engineering research, product development and partner management.

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SD 500: Dustin Niglio

Technology

Dustin Niglio began Payment Logistics, a payment technology company he founded with brother, Britton, in 2003.

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SD 500: Mark Neville

Lifestyle

Mark Neville began his career as an intern – with the Holiday Bowl. More than 25 years later, he remains with the Holiday Bowl through its organizing committee, the San Diego Bowl Game Association.

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SD 500: Robert “Brick” Nelson

Leading Industries

Nelson is Northrop Grumman’s senior executive for the San Diego region, representing all business activities and the primary company interface with peer industry partners and business leaders in the region.

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SD 500: Andrew Nelson

Real Estate

Andy Nelson is president of the Willis Allen firm, overseeing six offices and more than 200 real estate agents.

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SD 500: Michael Neal

Real Estate

Michael Neal heads operations of San Diego’s H.G. Fenton Co., among the region’s largest commercial developers and investors, with a diverse portfolio that includes apartment, office, retail and industrial buildings.

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SD 500: Jerome Navarra

Lifestyle

Jerry Navarra is the namesake of Jerome’s Furniture. He emphasized affordability and fast delivery, two qualities that helped the customer-centric company prosper.

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SD 500: Paul Nation

Professional Services

Paul Nation became the senior managing director for all of CBIZ MHM’s California offices in 2015. He has been with the certified public accounting firm since 2005, when the accounting firm acquired Nation Smith Hermes Diamond’s San Diego office.

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SD 500: Penny Nathan

Real Estate

Penny Nathan is the founder and CEO of Ascent Real Estate, a private real estate brokerage based in La Jolla.

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SD 500: Lance Nail

Education

Lance Nail is the Thomas and Evelyn Page Dean of Business at the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University.

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European Union, South Korea Clear Qualcomm to Buy NXP

With that, Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) has eight of nine regulatory approvals it needs, with China yet to decide on the matter.

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S.D. Not on Amazon's List of 20 HQ2 Finalists

Los Angeles is the only California city on the list.

Wednesday, January 17

GA-EMS Thrives On Diverse Product Line

DEFENSE: Solid Growth,Smart Acquisitions and Risk Taking All Part of Strategy

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has grown more than 500 percent in revenue and employee count over the last 10 years.

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Connect With Influencers and Power Brokers

The SDBJ's annual Book of Lists party is Jan. 18 at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park.

RAF Finds Coastal Retail Addition for Portfolio

PROPERTY: Encinitas Center Sold for $24M, Seen As Long-Term Investment

A shopping center which Encinitas officials said would inject new life into downtown when it was built has been sold to a prominent developer of North County industrial and commercial property.

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Labor Costs Spur Jack to Possibly Put Technology to Work

DINING: Kiosks Considered as Way To Cut Store Costs

A pair of Jack in the Box Inc. executives offered the financial community a first look at the company’s post-Qdoba future during a financial conference Jan. 9.

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SD 500: Ken Weixel

Professional Services

Ken Weixel started his career with Deloitte in 1980 and joined the San Diego office as managing partner in 2014 from the Columbus, Ohio, office.

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SD 500: Robert J. Welch

Lifestyle

Robert Welch Jr. is descended from a long line of tribal leaders and is following in his mother’s footsteps as chairman of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians.

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SD 500: Joel Weinstein

Money

Joel Weinstein has more than 15 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance, advising public and private companies on mergers, acquisitions, raising capital, restructuring, divestiture and strategic advisory assignments.

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SD 500: Bill Walton

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Walton has been executive chairman of San Diego Sport Innovators since the business accelerator spun out of CONNECT in 2010.

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SD 500: Charles Wax

Leading Industries

WAXIE Sanitary Supply sells everything from cleaning supplies to solar-powered recycling compactors.

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SD 500: Christopher Weil

Money

Weil formed the original CWC in March 1971 as an NASD/SEC securities broker-dealer.

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SD 500: Anne Wallace

Health & Science

A board certified surgeon in general surgery and reconstructive surgery, Anne Wallace specializes in breast health.

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SD 500: Mary Walshok

Education

Mary Walshok is the associate vice chancellor for public programs and dean of the UC San Diego Extension, which specializes in helping adults enhance and acquire recognized career skills.

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SD 500: Kristiina Vuori

Health & Science

Dr. Kristiina Vuori is president of the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.

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SD 500: J. Craig Venter

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Venter is best known for his role in mapping the human genome.

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SD 500: Andrew Viterbi

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Viterbi co-founded Linkabit Corp. and Qualcomm Inc., and has been in academia in engineering and applied science at UCLA and UC San Diego.

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SD 500: Jim Vargas

Civic

Appointed president and CEO in 2015, “Deacon Jim” brings more than 30 years of management and human resources experience to Father Joe’s Villages.

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SD 500: Roxana Velasquez

Lifestyle

In 2010, Roxana Velasquez became the first woman in the history of the museum to hold the position of executive director.

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SD 500: Ashley Van Zeeland

Health & Science

Van Zeeland joined Human Longevity as a result of its acquisition of Cypher Genomics, a genome interpretation company she co-founded and led as CEO.

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SD 500: Pieter van Rooyen

Health & Science

In 2013, Pieter van Rooyen founded Edico Genome, which developed the first next-generation sequencing Bio-IT processor to rapidly and cost-effectively sort through large amounts of data.

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SD 500: Tracy A. Murphy

Real Estate

Tracy Murphy joined the San Diego office of Los Angeles-based Kilroy in May 2016, following eight years with San Diego’s BioMed Realty, among the nation’s largest holders of life-science office and laboratory properties.

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SD 500: Michael W. Murphy

Health & Science

Mike Murphy is a 35-year health care veteran who has led Sharp HealthCare into a $3.4 billion organization and a market leader in San Diego County.

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SD 500: R. Michael Murphy

Real Estate

Michael Murphy founded Murphy Development in 1984. The company has master planned and/or completed more than 9 million square feet of industrial and technology buildings.

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SD 500: Stephen Murnane

Lifestyle

Stephen Murnane worked at Aqua Lung in roles including CFO and COO before being appointed president in 2016.

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SD 500: Rick Valencia

Technology

Rick Valencia is president of Qualcomm Life, which is the technology giant’s health care subsidiary.

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SD 500: Chris Van Gorder

Health & Science

A hospital stay was the bridge between a career in law enforcement and health care leadership for Scripps Health CEO Chris Van Gorder, who worked as a cop before being injured on the job and forced to retire.

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SD 500: James J. Mullen III

Professional Services

James Mullen brings a unique scientific background to his legal practice.

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SD 500: Vincent E. Mudd

Real Estate

Vincent Mudd is managing partner and principal for the architectural firm, Carrier Johnson + Culture.

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SD 500: Michael A. Morton Jr.

Lifestyle

Michael A. Morton Jr. is president of the 46-year-old, family-run Brigantine Restaurant Corp.

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SD 500: Bill Trzos

Professional Services

Bill Trzos founded Atlas General Insurance Services LLC in 2009.

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SD 500: John Moores

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John Moores once owned the Padres and led redevelopment of the Ballpark District with more than $3 billion in projects.

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SD 500: Wendy Urushima-Conn

Civic

Wendy Urushima-Conn became President and CEO for the Asian Business Association in 2011, supporting nearly 500 members through entrepreneurial education and business networking programs.

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SD 500: Rory Moore

Leading Industries

Rory Moore has a storied background in startups – seed round investor and co-founder of radio frequency integrated circuit chip company Peregrine Semiconductor Corp; seed round investor and founding CEO of Silicon Wave, the first Bluetooth chip company which is now owned by Qualcomm; co-founder of e-Fire.com, Georgia Now, Optical River, and EvoNexus.

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SD 500: Steve Mollenkopf

Technology

Steve Mollenkopf joined Qualcomm Inc. as an engineer more than 20 years ago and has since helped define and implement the company’s strategy and technologies.

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SD 500: Ronald Mitchell

Professional Services

Ronald Mitchell has more than three decades of accounting experience with extensive experience in health care and within the public sector, IPAs, management service organizations, and multi and single specialty physician groups.

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SD 500: Keith Troutman

Professional Services

Keith Troutman, a partner in Squar Milner’s tax department, leads the San Diego office.

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SD 500: Helen Torley

Health & Science

Helen Torley joined Halozyme in 2014 as president and CEO.

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SD 500: Douglas Myers

Lifestyle

Douglas Myers began his career with San Diego Zoo Global (formerly Zoological Society of San Diego) in 1982 as general manager of the Wild Animal Park near Escondido.

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SD 500: Kathlyn Mead

Civic

Kathlyn Mead was named president and CEO of The San Diego Foundation in 2014. She came to the foundation from the California Endowment, where she was executive vice president and COO.

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SD 500: Mark McMillin

Real Estate

Mark McMillin joined his father’s company, The Corky McMillin Cos., in 1979. He worked his way up through the land development, homebuilding and real estate services firm.

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SD 500: Jim McMillan

Real Estate

Along with lifelong friend Dene Oliver, McMillan helped launch OliverMcMillan in 1978 and the company has grown exponentially – reaching widespread recognition for real estate development work in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

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SD 500: Eric Topol

Health & Science

In 2007, Eric Topol joined Scripps Translational Science Institute, which focuses on is individualized medicine, using the genome and digital technologies to understand each person’s health at the biologic and physiologic granular level to determine the appropriate and most effective therapies and prevention.

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SD 500: Paul Thiel

Money

As managing director for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Paul Thiel leads a team of a dozen professionals in investment management, fiduciary services and private banking for about 90 families who collectively represent about $1.5 billion in assets.

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SD 500: Joe Terzi

Civic

Joe Terzi has been the President and CEO of the tourism authority since 2008.

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SD 500: Robin Toft

Health & Science

In 2010, Robin Toft became President and CEO of Toft Group Executive Search, a life sciences retained executive search.

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Miramar Office Building Sells for $3.6M

The 15,677 square-foot building at 9225 Brown Deer Road will be used for research and development.

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Midway District Retail Center Fetches $5.3M

The 15,271 square-foot Midway Square at 3112 Midway Drive is fully leased to Express Tire, Auto Serve Center, Suspension Plus and Smog Check.

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Tuesday, January 16

SD 500: Mac McLaughlin

Lifestyle

Retired Adm. Mac McLaughlin has been President and CEO of the USS Midway Museum since its opening in 2004.

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SD 500: Damian McKinney

Money

Damian McKinney has been President and CEO of McKinney Capital Group since September of 2010 and was involved in the acquisition of properties that are valued at more than $500 million.

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SD 500: Keith McKenzie

Money

Since its establishment in November 2009, Delphi Private Advisors’ co-founder Keith McKenzie sits on the firm’s investment committee as well as the investment team for approximately 40 families.

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SD 500: Greg McKee

Leading Industries

Greg McKee has been the CEO of CONNECT, a business accelerator that that links technology, life sciences inventors and entrepreneurs with capital, since 2014.

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SD 500: Cuyler McGinley

Real Estate

Cuyler McGinley is the Southern California District Manager and vice president for Hensel-Phelps, which has completed over 60 projects in San Diego, including the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines and the U.S. Federal Courthouse.

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SD 500: Mary Ann McGarry

Money

Mary Ann McGarry is CEO of Guild Mortgage Co., where she has been a member of the board of directors since 1988.

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SD 500: Patty Maysent

Health & Science

Patty Maysent oversees more than 7,500 team members and budgeting in excess of $1.7 billion.

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SD 500: Kevin Mattson

Health & Science

Kevin Mattson has more than 31 years of experience in health care in financial and operational positions.

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SD 500: Ashish Masih

Money

Ashish Masih was named president and CEO of Encore Capital Group, which buys and sells credit card debt, in June 2017. Previously Masih had headed Encore’s U.S. business unit, the company’s largest business.

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SD 500: Sam Mascareno

Professional Services

Sam Mascareno is the west regional managing partner for RSM US LLP, an audit, tax and consulting firm focused on the middle market in the United States and a member of the global accounting network RSM International.

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SD 500: Peter Martini

Technology

Since founding Iboss with his fraternal brother Paul in 2003, Peter Martini has played a paramount role in the development of the cybersecurity platform.

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SD 500: Cody J. Martinez

Lifestyle

Cody J. Martinez is chairman of the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation. As chairman, Martinez is responsible for strengthening the East County tribe’s business interests, including its golf resort and casino, and the historic US Grant hotel downtown, which is also owned by the tribe.

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SD 500: Jeffrey Martin

Leading Industries

Jeffrey Martin is executive vice president and CFO of Sempra Energy. In his role with the Fortune 500 company, Martin oversees all financial matters for the company.

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SD 500: Marten Barry

Real Estate

Marten Barry founded NAI San Diego, a commercial real estate and property management company, in 1997.

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SD 500: Chris Marsh

Money

Chris Marsh has been involved in many aspects of the financial services industry, starting as a tech analyst for banks and thrifts at SNL Securities in Virginia.

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SD 500: Mitchell Markley

Money

Mitchell Markley joined Morgan Stanley in November 2011, serving as vice president in branches in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.

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SD 500: John Marking

Leading Industries

John Marking grew up riding mountain bikes in San Diego. Now he works for Fox Racing, one of the most well-known makers of mountain bikes – not to mention components for off-road vehicles, the Ford Raptor truck and even the Predator drone.

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SD 500: Bill Maris

Money

Bill Maris, a prominent venture capitalist in North County and founder of VC firm Section 32, is best known for his role as founder and first CEO of Google Ventures (GV).

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SD 500: Peter Mangan

Money

Peter Mangan is CEO of the Shareholders Service Group. Mangan has worked in the financial services field since 1990, when he ran the advisor division at Jack White & Co.

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SD 500: Douglas Manchester

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“Papa Doug” awaits confirmation as nominee to be Ambassador to the Bahamas, which would require him to surrender control of Manchester Financial Group and the proposed massive mixed use Manchester Pacific Gateway project on the San Diego bayfront.

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SD 500: Timothy G. Malott

Money

Timothy Malott has successfully represented and sold three San Diego companies, ranging from electrical distributors to third party administrators of pension plans, over the past 18 months.

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SD 500: David Malmuth

real estate

With business partner Pete Garcia, David Malmuth heads I.D.E.A. Partners LLC, which aims to transform part of the East Village into a district for innovation, design, education and the arts.

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SD 500: Brian Malarkey

Lifestyle

Brian Malarkey opened concept restaurants, Herb & Wood and Herb & Eatery with two of his close friends, co-chef Shane McIntyre and general manager Christopher Puffer, in April 2016.

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SD 500: Silvia Mah

Leading Industries

Silvia is CEO of Hera-LABS, a Del Mar-based business accelerator focused on assisting female-owned businesses. A founding partner of Hera Fund, a network comprised of female angels, looking to invest in businesses founded by women.

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SD 500: Adam Svet

Professional Services

Adam Svet became CEO in March for Eastridge, which develops strategic workforce management programs, innovative technology platforms, and comprehensive staffing solutions.

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SD 500: Robert S. Sullivan

Education

Robert Sullivan joined the Rady School of Management in January 2003 as founding dean. He’s an expert on entrepreneurship, knowledge management and operations management.

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SD 500: Alex Sun

Technology

CEO Alex Sun joined Mitchell International Inc. in 2001 and became CEO in 2008. Mitchell provides technology and information solutions to the property and casualty insurance industry.

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SD 500: Donald Stump

Civic

Donald Stump joined North County Lifeline as its executive director in 2007.

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SD 500: Daniel Sullivan

Leading Industries

Daniel Sullivan founded and leads one of the largest and fastest growing solar power firms in the nation, with 100 employees and offices in San Diego, Irvine and Riverside.

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SD 500: Steve Strauss

Professional Services

Steve Strauss is a first chair trial lawyer in Cooley’s global litigation department.

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SD 500: Jennifer Strickland

Health & Science

Jennifer Strickland is CEO of Millennium Health. Prior to becoming CEO, Strickland was Millennium’s chief operations officer, overseeing laboratory and commercial operations, among other things.

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SD 500: Steve Stoloff

Lifestyle

Steve Stoloff is a sports innovator who brings fun to life as CEO of the largest organizer of adult social sports leagues in Southern California.

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SD 500: Michelle Sterling

Technology

Michelle Sterling has direct responsibility for all human resources functions affecting more than 32,000 Qualcomm employees worldwide and also serves as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee.

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SD 500: Adam Stettner

Money

Adam Stettner is founder and CEO of Reliant Funding, which provides financing for small- to medium-size businesses.

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SD 500: Rita Steel

Professional Services

Rita Steel is president of the Central and Western U.S. operation for the professional staffing service with more than 330 offices worldwide and is responsible for four specialized staffing divisions.

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SD 500: Jeb Spencer

Money

Jeb Spencer, co-founder and managing partner of TVC Capital, invests in software and software-enabled services firms with at least $2.5 million in revenue.

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SD 500: Nathan Stanton

Lifestyle

Nathan ‘Nate’ Stanton started bartending in 2007 when he and his twin brothers and a close friend opened El Dorado in the East Village.

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SD 500: Jim Someck

Lifestyle

Jim Someck started his natural foods grocery store in North Park in 1984. For 30 years, his emphasis on locally sourced and organic produce and food items, community service and customer service have earned a loyal following.

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SD 500: David Spatafore

Lifestyle

Blue Bridge Hospitality, David Spatafore’s flourishing Coronado dining collective in 2016 debuted Liberty Public Market, a 22,000 square-foot culinary mecca in Point Loma’s Liberty Station.

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SD 500: Randy L. Socol

Professional Services

A partner since 1999, Randy Socol and DLA Piper specialize in IP and technology, litigation, corporate and securities, life sciences, venture capital, finance and real estate.

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SD 500: Brendan J. Smith

Technology

Brendan Smith is founder of Motive Interactive, an advertising platform that handles user acquisition for major brands.

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SD 500: Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker

Leading Industries

Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker’s titles are long, but the U.S. Navy unofficially sums them up in two words: Air Boss.

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SD 500: Kristin Slink

Technology

Kristin Slink is the co-founder of LoanHero, a financial technology startup that partners with credit unions to create lending options for consumers.

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SD 500: Robert M. Smith

Health & Science

Robert M. Smith began his medical career at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in San Diego in 1993 in a region with a rich military tradition.

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SD 500: Brady R. Shirley

Health & Science

In 2014, Brady Shirley took a position as president of DJO Global’s surgical business, and two years later was named the company’s president & CEO.

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SD 500: Judi Sheppard Missett

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Judi Sheppard Missett founded Jazzercise 48 years ago, starting a fitness revolution and one of the world’s leading dance fitness programs and companies.

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SD 500: Joe Shemirani

Lifestyle

Joe Shemirani’s family-owned Barons Market created a successful niche in the increasingly competitive grocery store market.

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SD 500: Dan Shea

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Shea is a partner in the three Donovan’s restaurants and Paradigm Investment Group LLC, the second-largest franchiser of Hardee’s fast-food restaurants.

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Qualcomm Promises Big Returns Amid Takeover Bid

Broadcom has nominated an alternative set of board members to replace the existing board at Qualcomm in its attempt at a hostile takeover.

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Bank Meets Funding Requirement, Sets Jan. 22 Opening

BANKING: First S.D. Bank Opening Since Vibra in 2008

The first new San Diego-based bank in a decade has raised $26.5 million in initial capital. Endeavor Bank will be headquartered in downtown San Diego.

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Cubic Gets Slice of up to $496M U.S. Air Force contract

According to the Pentagon, nine businesses will support tactical platforms and time-sensitive applications for the DataLinks Enterprise community.

Mission Valley Changes Work for Office Sector

PROPERTY: Rents Up, Vacancy Rate Down; More Projects Coming

Mission Valley is hot.

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Rancho San Diego Lot Sells for $2.6M

A 283,140 square-foot lot is near Rancho San Diego Town Center.

Skyriver IT Names CEO

The San Diego business offering managed information technology services has promoted Rudy Michelon to CEO.

UC San Diego Health, Eisenhower Health Deal Expands Cancer Services

The agreement will expand cancer clinical trials and treatment options in the Coachella Valley.

Escondido Dental Building Fetches $2.1M

The 9,686 square-foot building at 925 Pennsylvania Ave., was bought by 925 Pennsylvania, LLC from an undisclosed seller.

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SD 500: Valorie Seyfert

Money

Valorie Seyfert has been in the finance industry since 1989, when she worked independently as a legal consultant in San Diego.

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SD 500: Andrew Serwin

Professional Services

Andrew Serwin is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s market-leading Global Privacy and Data Security Group and is an internationally recognized thought leader in the fields of privacy, cybersecurity, information governance, and information sharing.

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SD 500: Scott Dennis

Leading Industries

As co-founder and CEO of D&K Engineering, Scott Dennis provides strategic direction to the firm.

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SD 500: Steven Sefton

Money

Steven Sefton was announced as president of Endeavor Bank in June 2017 after five years as president and CEO of Regents Bank in La Jolla.

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SD 500: Peter Seidler

Lifestyle

Peter Seidler, the nephew of former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley, is the lead investor in a group that bought the Padres in 2012.

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SD 500: Peter G. Schultz

Health & Science

Peter Schultz was appointed as CEO of The Scripps Research Institute in 2015.

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SD 500: Debra Schwartz

Money

Debra Schwartz is president and CEO of Mission Federal Credit Union.

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SD 500: Henry Schubach

Leading Industries

Henry Schubach has led the jet charter market in San Diego for over 25 years.

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SD 500: Kevin Sayer

Health & Science

Kevin Sayer joined Dexcom as president and CEO in 2011. He is responsible for research and development, manufacturing, clinical, regulatory, finance and sales and marketing.

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SD 500: Elizabeth Schott

Money

Elizabeth Schott is CEO of nonprofit microlender Accion, which has seen five consecutive years of record growth.

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SD 500: John Sarkisian

Lifestyle

John Sarkisian is a partner in Motion Ventures, a less-than-a-year-old hyper-focused fund targeting sports and active lifestyle companies.

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SD 500: : Matt Savant

Lifestyle

Matt Savant is president of business operations for the San Diego Gulls hockey team.

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SD 500: Richard Sanborn

Money

Richard Sanborn came to Seacoast Commerce Bank in 2007 and has served as a director, president and CEO since.

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SD 500: Jerry Sanders

Civic

Former mayor and police chief, Jerry Sanders serves as the president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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SD 500: Killu Sanborn

Money

Killu Sanborn is senior director of business development at Oxford Finance, LLC.

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SD 500: Sam Attisha

Technology

Sam Attisha was promoted to his current position in July 2016.

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SD 500: Susan Salka

Health & Science

Susan Salka is CEO, president and director of the nation’s largest health care staffing company, AMN Healthcare.

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SD 500: Lauree Sahba

Civic

Lauree Sahba became COO at the region’s biggest economic development organization after serving four years as executive director of the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce, where she grew membership by more than 60 percent to 325.

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Monday, January 15

Some Law Firms Ditch Traditional Model

LEGAL: They Change Fees, Formalities, Access

Want to start a business? You’re going to need legal advice.

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SD 500: Jenny Craig

Icons - Legacy

Craig was among the first women to turn a given name into an enduring brand, launching the Jenny Craig weight loss business in Australia in 1983.

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S.D. Real Estate Investment Firm Acquires Portland Apartments

SENTRE bought the Kehoe Northwest Properties for $25.5 million.

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SDSU Prof Recognized Among Nation’s Top Entrepreneurship Educators

The USASBE named SDSU management professor Alex DeNoble a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow.

Edico Brings Its Speed, Capacity to the Clinic

BIOTECH: Platform Interprets Genetic Data for Targeted Cures

The falling cost of sequencing genomes will generate a data tsunami. Edico Genome stands to make sense of much of it.

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Inseego Fills Board Vacancy

The San Diego business offering wireless electronics and services named Mark Licht to its board of directors.

Junior League of San Diego Offers Training Program for Nonprofit Board Service

Applications for the program, called Board Academy, are open through Jan. 18.

Northrop Grumman Gets $172.7M U.S. Air Force Contract

Work will be performed in San Diego and last through January 2019.

Sunday, January 14

Business Calendar for Week of January 15, 2018

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of January 15, 2018.

Cubic's Mass-Transit Systems Arm Moves into Larger Facility in India

The move supports growth from Cubic’s recent major fare payment system contract awards in New York and Boston.

Viasat Names New Board Member

The move increases the number of directors on the Viasat board to ten.

UnitedHealthcare Taps DexCom for Diabetes Management

Dexcom’s technology consists of a sensor that reads glucose levels just beneath the skin.

Stratford Partners Buys Waterfront Apartments for $68M in Portland

Apartments in the 202,363 square-foot Yacht Harbor Club range in size from 644 square feet to 2,716 square feet.

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Guild Mortgage Gets Another Mortgage Lender to Bolster Midwest Presence

The S.D. lender has agreed to buy Cornerstone Mortgage Inc., of St. Louis, Missouri, in a deal expected to close March 1.

ERs Try Senior Focus For Proactive Medicine

HEALTH: Aim Is to Prevent Likely Problems, Cut Costs

Amid an aging population, San Diego hospitals have developed senior-focused emergency department services to improve care, with an eye toward their bottom lines.

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VC Backing Brings $1.2 Billion to S.D. Cos. in 2017

Venture-backed companies in San Diego raised more than one-third of $1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 and more than $1.2 billion in 2017.

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Armed With $100M, Former Receptos Executives Launch New Biotech

In 2015, San Diego’s Receptos sold to Celgene for $7.2 billion. Rather than take it easy or go their separate ways, two Receptos’ executives immediately talked of getting the band back together.

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CES: Qualcomm Chases Car Market, While Robotic Dog Pursues Learning

It’s the start of a new year, and that means it’s time for CES, the high-tech exhibition of all things consumer electronics in Las Vegas.

AT&T to Roll Out 5G in Several Markets

AT&T Inc. is planning to roll out fifth-generation wireless data networks in a dozen markets by late 2018. The big carrier made the announcement on Jan. 4. There’s no word yet on whether San Diego will be one of those markets, though AT&T (NYSE: T) did say the region was among 23 major metro areas where it has already laid a foundation for mobile fifth-generation wireless, which is abbreviated 5G.

House Is Perfect ‘Home Theater’ for Viewing San Diego Life

Down a quiet cul-de-sac on a canyon hillside above Mission Hills Park, a sleek, contemporary home overlooking the San Diego skyline is immediately set apart from the surrounding ranch and Mediterranean-style homes that are commonplace to the area.

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Corner Market Delivers Food Aid With Dignity, Determination

Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s Hand Up Food Pantry was awarded “Best Choice Pantry” for its Corner Market at the 2017 San Diego County Hunger Conference. Each year, the Hunger Conference, hosted by the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, convenes to discuss how to stop hunger in San Diego County, focusing on collaborative approaches, unified efforts and prioritizing those served.

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SB 1 Essential to More Than Just Fixing Roads

Every city and county in California is getting an injection of funding to fix potholes, repair sidewalks, and invest in public transportation, thanks to a new law — Senate Bill 1 (SB 1).

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Friday, January 12

Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller III is New Commander Naval Air Forces

He relieved Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker in a ceremony Jan. 11 at Naval Air Station North Island.

Thursday, January 11

Business Accelerator For Women-Led Startups Launched

Ad Astra Ventures is looking to fill its inaugural cohort with female-led startups with revenue and paying customers.

Bank of Southern California Opens Production Office in O.C.

The bank said the expansion to Orange County is part of a broader plan to grow the bank's presence in Southern California.

In a Job Seeker’s Market, Companies Turn to Search Firms

Need workers? Finding them could be tough.

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Georgia Company Acquires S.D. Fintech Startup LoanHero

LoanHero's platform provides retailers with point-of-sale financing options, including its own products.

City Heights Apartment Buildings Sold for $3.4M

The eight-unit buildings at 3859 and 3877 46th Street have combined space of 10,408 square feet.

Kratos Picks up $23M Deal to Produce High-Performance Drone System

The University City-based business did not name its customer in its Jan. 8 announcement.

Backers Plan Ballot Measure for Convention Center Expansion

They want to put a measure on the November ballot that would raise $6.4 billion and would include $2 billion for permanent housing for the homeless.

SD 500: Dave Rudie

Leading Industries

Rudie founded the company in 1977 as a college student majoring in marine biology.

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SD 500: Ralph Rubio

Icons - Legacy

Rubio opened a restaurant in 1983 in Pacific Beach and began turning the fish taco into an iconic staple of San Diego cuisine.

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Wednesday, January 10

Business Calendar for Week of January 8, 2018

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of January 8, 2018.

Renovate America’s Promotes Head of Capital Markets to CFO

Adam Garfinkle joined the company in 2015.

LiveXLive Media Closes Acquisition of Slacker

RADIO: Slacker’s Revenue Has Been In Steady Decline

LiveXLive Media Inc. of Beverly Hills closed its acquisition of Slacker Inc., the Rancho Bernardo internet music provider, in late December.

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Pho Cao Dao & Grill Opening in Poway

Founded in 2001 by the Huynh family, Pho Ca Dao already has restaurants in Mira Mesa, East County, Rancho Bernardo and Santee.

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PrepKitchen’s 3 S.D. Restaurants Sold

Buyers are the Las Vegas-based husband and wife team of David and Deborah Krause, owners of IAM Hospitality Group.

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Carlsbad Industrial Building Fetches $3.3M

The 16,532 square-foot property is on nearly an acre of land near the Carlsbad Research Business Park.

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Vista Industrial Building Sold for $3.5M

The 19,504 square foot Vista industrial building at 1221 Liberty Way houses Exagen Diagnostics.

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SD 500: Royston Ivor

Icons - Legacy

Royston was a co-founder of Hybritech Inc., San Diego’s first biotechnology firm in 1978 and is one of the fathers of the region’s life science hub.

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SD 500: Michael S. Rosenberg

Lifestyle

Since April 2009, Michael Rosenberg has been the managing director of La Jolla Playhouse, where he has developed and produced new works including national debuts by contemporary playwrights Ayad Akhtar, Trey Anastasio, Basil Twist and the Flaming Lips.

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SD 500: Ronson J. Shamoun

Professional Services

Ronson Shamoun founded RJS Law, a firm which focuses on tax law, in 2003. RJS Law has three offices nationwide, including eight local lawyers.

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SD 500: Debra Rosen

Civic

Debra Rosen came to the North San Diego Business Chamber in 2009.

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SD 500: Michael Rosen

Lifestyle

Michael Rosen is best known as a restaurateur, opening Juniper and Ivy and the Crack Shack in Little Italy in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

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SD 500: Peter Ronchetti

Lifestyle

Peter Ronchetti’s first job in America was in the summer of 1979 when he worked with a traveling fair in Ohio and Pennsylvania on a student visa.

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SD 500: Paul Robinson

Professional Services

Paul Robinson became senior partner for Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg and Bagley, a practice that emphasizes land use, environmental and government law, in 1980.

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SD 500: Chad Robley

Technology

Before co-founding MindGruve in 2001, Chad Robley spent 10 years taking companies from the startup phase to later stages of operations.

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SD 500: Darren J. Robbins

Professional Services

Darren J. Robbins is a partner at Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd LLP. He has served as lead counsel in more than 100 securities class actions and has recovered billions of dollars for injured shareholders over the past two decades.

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SD 500: Clifford Rippetoe

Civic

Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe is president and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center Corp.

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SD 500: Garry Ridge

Leading Industries

A native of Australia, Garry Ridge now serves on the board of governors of The San Diego Foundation, and on the University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration board of advisors.

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SD 500: Heather S. Riley

Professional Services

Heather Riley has been a partner in the San Diego office Allen Matkins since 2006.

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SD 500: Peter Ripa

Lifestyle

Peter Ripa in 2011 became CEO of the Farmers Insurance Open, San Diego’s PGA Tour stop.

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SD 500: Trindle Reeves

Professional Services

Trindl Reeves, a principal for Barney & Barney since 2006, has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.

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SD 500: Joel L. Reed

Money

Joel Reed is the Managing Principal of investment bank RA Capital Advisors LLC.

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SD 500: Debra Reed

Leading Industries

Debra L. Reed is chairman, president and CEO of Sempra Energy. Reed has worked for Sempra companies for more than 38 years and has been chairman and CEO since 2012.

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SD 500: Matthew Rattner

Leading Industries

Matthew Rattner, longtime president and co-founder of Karl Strauss Brewing Co., took a leadership role in a much more buttoned-up type of business this year: banking.

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SD 500: Robert A. Rauch

Lifestyle

Robert “Bob” Rauch is the President and CEO of RAR Hospitality, a hotel management and consulting business.

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SD 500: Jack Raymond

Civic

Jack Raymond founded the Raymond Cos., which focuses on land development, investment and management.

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SD 500: Lada Rasochova

Leading Industries

Lada Rasochova has been involved with the commercialization of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products for the past 20 years.

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SD 500: Cathy Pucher

Leading Industries

Cathy Pucher, executive director at San Diego State University’s Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad, uses her 20-plus years of experience in the technology industry to help aspiring entrepreneurs at the college’s incubator.

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SD 500: Ernest Rady

Icons - Legacy

Rady, a Canadian by birth, founded several financial services and real estate firms, the most prominent of which, Westcorp, was bought by banking giant Wachovia for $3.8 billion in 2005.

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SD 500: Robert Price

Icons - Legacy

Robert E. Price is co-founder and Chairman of PriceSmart Inc., the warehouse-retail company started by he and his father, the late Sol Price.

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SD 500: Darrell Pilant

Lifestyle

Darrell Pilant was promoted to SVP and general manager of Harrah’s Resort Southern California in 2016.

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SD 500: Grace Pedigo

Technology

Grace Pedigo and her husband Robert founded Southland Technology in 2001.

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SD 500: Lori Holt Pfeiler

Civic

Lori Holt Pfeiler is president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity, helping to build homes for those in need.

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SD 500: George Pasha IV

Leading Industries

George Pasha IV followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, building a global logistics and transportation company – The Pasha Group – into a third-generation family affair.

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SD 500: Joe Panetta

Health & Science

Joe Panetta is the CEO of Joe Panetta is the CEO of Biocom, an association for life science companies and service providers, since 1999.Biocom, an association for life science companies and service providers, since 1999.

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SD 500: Phil Pace

Lifestyle

Since 1998, barbecue lovers in San Diego County have counted on restauranteur Phil Pace to satisfy cravings for mesquite grilled ribs, chicken and sausages.

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Tuesday, January 9

SD 500: Fred Luddy

Technology

Fred Luddy has described himself as a coder at heart. And, his programming prowess has served him well.

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SD 500: Shelley Lyford

Health & Science

Shelley Lyford is the youngest CEO to lead West Health, a collection of organizations focused on seniors and aging.

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SD 500: Gregory Lucier

Health & Science

Gregory Lucier is chairman and CEO of NuVasive, which specializes in medical devices for the spine and has grown to $1 billion in revenues for 2017.

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SD 500: Chris Lischewski

Leading Industries

In 1999, Chris Lischewski became president and CEO of Bumble Bee Seafoods, the largest branded seafood company in North America.

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SD 500: Allison Long Pettine

Money

When innovators find themselves in need of both capital and additional business insight, they turn to people like Allison Long Pettine.

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SD 500: Jay Lichter

Money

Jay Lichter is an entrepreneur and seasoned investor in the biotech and pharmaceutical arena with more than 25 years of expertise in management, scientific research and business development.

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SD 500: Quinn Li

Money

As the venture arm of Qualcomm Inc., Qualcomm Ventures claims unparalleled expertise in mobile technology.

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SD 500: Alessandra Lezama

Technology

Telecommunications and technology veteran Alessandra Lezama is CEO of Abacus.

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SD 500: Mike Lewis

Leading Industries

Mike Lewis is CEO of Pearson Fuels, which was founded in 2002 by three business associates who owned and managed Pearson Ford.

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SD 500: Andrew Lee

Technology

Andrew Lee is CEO of ESET’s North American operations.

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SD 500: Bob Leone

Technology

Bob Leone is president and CEO if MRC Smart Technology Solutions, which provides a range of office products from document management to collaborative communication tools.

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SD 500: Susan Lew

Icons - Legacy

Lew founded the real estate development firm S. Lew & Associates Inc. and served two terms of the San Diego Port Commission.

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SD 500: Jay Leavy

Leading Industries

Harvest might be the biggest local company people know the least about.

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SD 500: Celia Lanning

Money

In 2014, Celia Lanning was appointed regional president for the greater San Diego area.

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SD 500: Elvin Lai

Lifestyle

Elvin Lai is CEO and president of Ocean Park Inn Hotel in Pacific Beach.

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SD 500: Alan Lane

Money

Alan Lane is CEO of Silvergate Bank. It’s a role he has held since 2008. Lane is also president of the bank’s holding company, Silvergate Capital Corp.

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SD 500: Todd Lane

Money

Todd Lane was appointed president and CEO of California Coast Credit Union in June 2014.

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SD 500: Andy Laats

Leading Industries

In 1997 Andy Laats and Chad DiNenna co-founded Encinitas-based Nixon, with a simple idea: make the kind of durable, stylish sports watch they wanted to buy – durable, waterproof, told the time, kept the tide tables and looked great on a dinner date.

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Acquisition Connects Bridge Co. to Projects

BUILDING: Co. Aims to Be One of World’s Top 10 Bridge Specialists

Generations of mentors have made International Bridge Technologies into the engineering firm it is.

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Determined Developer Puts 55 Years in Project

PROPERTY: He Beat Lawsuits, Delivered on Mixed-Use Vision

At 93, Richard Cavanaugh still flies his single-engine, two-seater airplane, regularly rides horses, and until recently went to his office nearly every day to finish work on the development begun decades ago.

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DexCom Reports Big Increase in Q4 Revenue

The glucose monitoring company's unaudited revenue was $218 million during quarter ending Dec. 31.

Tortuga Logic Grows After $2M Funding Round

The startup was spun out of UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara hardware security experts.

North Park Apartments Fetch $3.4M

The 18-unit complex at is at 3864 35th St.

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City National Names Senior VP and Regional Manager of its Private Banking Arm

David Ohanian will be based in Irvine and work at City National’s La Jolla office when in San Diego.

Kratos Receives $20M Contract

The deal covers initial production of microwave electronic products for a new, state-of-the-art airborne electronic warfare system.

TaylorMade Golf Co. Gets $225M Credit Facility

Specifically, the line of credit is a senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility.

SD 500: Arama Kukutai

Money

Kukutai co-founded Finistere in 2005 and became a pioneer in the agtech and food tech sectors. They invest in companies involved in genomics, engineering more efficient plants, weed resistance and even adaptive irrigation technologies.

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SD 500: Ure Kretowicz

Real Estate

Ure Kretowicz sets strategic direction, identifies markets, oversees land acquisition and works on financing for the prolific San Diego-based company.

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SD 500: Mike Krenn

Leading Industries

Veteran San Diego marketing and business development executive Mike Krenn is president of San Diego Venture Group.

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SD 500: John C. Kratzer

Real Estate

John Kratzer knows a thing or two about turning around rundown, urban property. He is the longtime CEO of JMI Realty and master developer for the 26-block, $3 billion East Village redevelopment district anchored by Petco Park.

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SD 500: Pablo M. Koziner

Leading Industries

Pablo M. Koziner is a vice president of Caterpillar Inc. and has served as president of Caterpillar’s San Diego-based subsidiary Solar Turbines Inc. since 2015.

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SD 500: Jim Koonmen

Technology

Jim Koonmen currently serves as CEO of Cymer Light Source, an ASML company. ASML is a top provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry.

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SD 500: Paul Komadina

Real Estate

Paul Komadina oversees the owner/investor business which includes agency leasing of all product types, investment properties, and debt and structured finance.

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SD 500: Bob Koerber

Leading Industries

Retired Navy officer Bob Koerber is vice president and general manager of BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair. Previous to joining BAE and working the way up its ranks, Koerber served 26 years in the U.S. Navy, both in active and reserve duty.

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SD 500: Greg Koch

Leading Industries

San Diego is now about as well known as being the home of craft beer as it is for its beaches. That’s courtesy in part to Greg Koch, who in 1996 co-founded Stone Brewing, which is now the 10th largest craft brewing company in the U.S.

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SD 500: Jessie J. Knight Jr.

Icons - Legacy

Knight is best known for his tenure as CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric.

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SD 500: John D. Klinedinst

Professional Services

As founder and CEO of his own law firm, John Klinedinst focuses his practice on business litigation and trials, for issues including professional liability and intellectual property disputes.

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SD 500: Brian E. Kinsman

Money

Brian Kinsman, co-founder and managing partner at Bunker Hill Capital, has worked for more than three decades as a principal with middle-market companies.

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SD 500: Brigadier General Kevin Killea

Leading Industries

Brigadier General Kevin J. Killea assumed command of Marine Corps Installations West / Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in July. He previously was at Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory in Quantico, Virgina, and Marine Aircraft Group 11, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

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SD 500: Osman Kibar

Health & Science

Osman Kibar co-founded Samumed in 2008 and serves as its CEO. The company is focused on drug discovery and development of therapies for oncology, regenerative medicine and degenerative diseases.

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SD 500: Samer Khouli

Professional Services

Samer Khouli has been involved in staffing and human resources since 1994, when he was president of Kaizen Staffing.

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SD 500: Pradeep Khosla

Education

Pradeep K. Khosla has been chancellor of UC San Diego since 2012, leading a campus with more than 35,000 students, six undergraduate colleges, five graduate and professional schools, and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

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SD 500: Sam Khorramian

Real Estate

Sam Khorramian is co-founder and CEO of Big Block Realty Inc. The serial entrepreneur has been in the real estate industry for more than 12 years, working in all sides of the business.

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SD 500: Jason Kent

Professional Services

Jason Kent, a partner at Cooley LLP in the Emerging Companies and Public Companies practice groups and a member of the Cooley Business department, represents private and public companies in a corporate and securities matters, from private financings to public offerings.

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SD 500: Ciara Kennedy

Health & Science

Ciara Kennedy is the president and CEO of Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held biotechnology company in San Diego. She was appointed to these roles in early 2017, and previously served as the company’s chief operating officer.

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SD 500: Peter Kelly

Leading Industries

Peter Kelly took over the reins of personalized promotional products firm National Pen Co. in June 2016, after serving as senior vice president and managing director of its European operations, where he tripled revenues and quadrupled profits during his seven year-stint.

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SD 500: Richard Kelley

Lifestyle

As president and general manager of NBC 7 San Diego, Richard Kelley is tasked with collaborating with outside partners to develop new sponsorship opportunities for the TV station and its sister Spanish station, Telemundo 20.

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SD 500: Donald Kearns

Health & Science

Before being named CEO of Rady Children’s Hospital, the sixth-largest pediatric hospital in the nation, he was a practicing physician and surgeon there for over 25 years.

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SD 500: Mel Katz

Professional Services

When Mel Katz bought the local Manpower franchise with partner Phil Blair in 1977, his father recommended that he get involved with the community and demonstrate the kind of work he could do without promoting his business.

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SD 500: Stath Karras

Real Estate

Stath Karras is responsible for establishing and leveraging strategic priorities and initiatives to accomplish the center’s goals of educating and mentoring real estate students.

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SD 500: Tom Karlo

Lifestyle

When Tom Karlo became KPBS’ general manager in 2009, he merged the television, radio and digital departments into one content producing center.

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SD 500: Kerri Kapich

Civic

After running the tourism authority’s award-winning marketing and advertising programs for more than 15 years, Kerri Kapich was named COO of the San Diego Tourism Authority in 2016.

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SD 500: Kim Kamdar

Money

Kim Kamdar joined Domain Associates LLC in 2005 and became a partner in 2011. She has a background in small molecule drug discovery.

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SD 500: Ashok Kamal

Leading Industries

Ashok Kamal is executive director of the San Diego chapter of Tech Coast Angels, one of the largest and most active networks of angel investors in the U.S. Tech Coast Angels focuses its attention on early- and mid-stage business ventures.

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SD 500: David Kabakoff

Money

David Kabakoff joined Sofinnova as an executive partner in 2007. He represents Sofinnova as the chairman of NextCure. He also serves as the director of Antiva Biosciences, Dauntless Pharmaceuticals, and Principia.

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Monday, January 8

LRAD Receives $895K Order

The Rancho Bernardo business produces acoustic hailing devices able to send a very loud, very focused beam of sound over a distance of two miles.

Cubic Secures L.A. County Mass-Transit Agency Contract

The deal is to deliver an integrated mobile app for Los Angeles Metro's fare payment system.

Boating Sector’s Sales, Services Make Gains

MARINE: Recovery Is Expected to Stay the Course

A rising tide in recreational boating is lifting the fortunes of local yacht brokerages, marinas and support services that suffered during the recession.

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SD 500: Judy Jones-Cone

Lifestyle

Judy Jones-Cone sees success in unlikely places. Consider her idea to pair a Lexus dealership, a restaurant and several retail shops all in the same place.

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SD 500: Steven Jones

Civic

Steven Jones is president and CEO of the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce.

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SD 500: Keith B. Jones

Leading Industries

As owner and managing partner of Ace Parking, Keith Jones is responsible for corporate strategy and operations for the company that his grandfather started. Ace Parking has more than 500 locations across the U.S. Receipts from all its operations exceed $440 million annually.

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SD 500: Rudolph Johnson III

Civic

Rudolph Johnson was appointed president and CEO of Neighborhood House in 2006. Under his leadership, the agency launched geriatric specialty programs, the Homework Center, Project In-Reach and the Black Infant Health programs.

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SD 500: Jordan B. Johnson

Real Estate

Jordan Johnson is the lead local executive for Emmes, one of the biggest players in San Diego’s downtown office commercial real estate scene.

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SD 500: Sabrina Johnson

Health & Science

Johnson founded Dare in 2015, and finding it challenging to raise money for women’s reproductive health, she recently completed a reverse merger to get access to capital.

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SD 500: Michael E. Johnson

Money

Johnson was promoted in 2016 to Co-CEO along with firm founder Bill Gurtin. The firm has more than $14 billion under management for high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals. Johnson started the research group at Gurtin when he joined the firm in 2008.

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SD 500: David Johnson

Leading Industries

David Johnson is president and CEO of Achates Power, a San Diego-based manufacturer with $100 million in private funding and a goal of revolutionizing the combustion engine. Johnson joined the company in 2008.

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SD 500: Reese Jarrett

Civic

Reese Jarrett’s career has taken him from private-sector financing and development of real estate projects to public-sector redevelopment.

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SD 500: Barry Jantz

Health & Science

Before he was named to lead Grossmont Healthcare District, East County’s largest public hospital district, Barry Jantz was a PR and political consulting veteran who served four terms on the La Mesa City Council.

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SD 500: Nancy Jamison

Civic

ancy Jamison has been president and executive officer of San Diego Grantmakers since 2005. Under her leadership, the group has grown from 65 corporate members to more than 100, and the staff has increased from one to five.

SD 500: James Farley

Civic

Jim Farley in 2007 became the president and CEO of the Leichtag Foundation, which was started by North County philanthropist Andre “Toni” Leichtag in 1991.

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SD 500: Paul E. Jacobs

Technology

Paul Jacobs has been a leader in the mobile communications field for more than 25 years, including CEO of Qualcomm for 10 years.

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SD 500: Irwin Jacobs

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Jacobs in 1985 was among the co-founders of Qualcomm Inc., which developed the CDMA technology that paved the way for cell phones.

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SD 500: Denise Jackson

Leading Industries

Denise Jackson has been with Balboa Travel for 25 years, growing the company to about 150 employees and annual revenue of about $200 million.

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SD 500: Michelle Jacko

Professional Services

Michelle L. Jacko is the managing partner and CEO of Jacko Law Group PC, a securities and corporate law firm which advises broker-dealers, investment advisers, hedge/private funds and financial professionals.

SD 500: Selwyn Isakow

Money

Selwyn Isakow is founder, chairman and CEO of the Oxford Investment Group, Inc., a private investor in and developer of manufacturing, financial services and niche distribution companies, real estate and venture capital.

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SD 500: Zeynep Ilgaz

Health & Science

EY named Zeynep Ilgaz its local entrepreneur of the year in 2016 for her leadership with Confirm BioSciences, which supplies immune-diagnostic testing products for clinical, consumer and workplace drug screening.

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SD 500: William Gurtin

Money

Bill Gurtin, the CEO, chief investment officer, managing partner and founder of the company, is responsible for long-term strategic planning and vision.

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SD 500: Elizabeth Guezzale

Technology

Elizabeth Guezzale is founder and president of Cask Technologies LLC, a San Diego-based management consultant firm.

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SD 500: Paul Grossman

Money

Paul Grossman is a venture partner in Telegraph Hill Partners. Prior to joining the company, Grossman was head of strategy and corporate development for Life Technologies. He was responsible for spearheading that company’s corporate strategy, licensing, business development and acquisition activities.

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SD 500: Georgia Griffiths

Technology

Software engineer Georgia Griffiths founded G2 Software Systems in 1989, following a career with major defense contractors and engineering companies.

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SD 500: Robert S. Green Jr.

Real Estate

Robert Green founded his commercial real estate development company more than 15 years ago in Encinitas.

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SD 500: Cory C. Grant

Money

Cory Grant is a founding partner at Grant, Hinkle & Jacobs. Grant’s specialties include the design and implementation of advanced estate plans, wealth protection techniques and business succession strategies.

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SD 500: Kevin M. Graney

Leading Industries

Kevin Graney moved into the president’s job at Barrio Logan’s General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in January 2017 with the retirement of longtime President Fred Harris.

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SD 500: William “Bob” R. Grande

Leading Industries

Bob Grande is CEO of Quality Controlled Manufacturing, a precision machining company that he launched in his garage in 1978.

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SD 500: Stephan Goss

Technology

Zeeto was founded in 2010 by 22-year-old entrepreneur Stephan Goss. Today the service-as-software firm, specializing in registration marketing, employs nearly 100 people.

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SD 500: Kevin Gorman

Health & Science

Kevin Gorman is the CEO of Neurocrine Biosciences, where he’s led the drugmaker’s product from the labs to the market. The company makes a drug called Ingrezza, which just earned FDA approval in 2017.

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SD 500: Cindy Gompper-Graves

Cindy Gompper-Graves is president and CEO of the South County Economic Development Council. She’s held the top post since 2003, after leading economic development efforts for San Diego County as the manager of its Trade and Business Development Office.

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SD 500: Aaron Fulkerson

Technology

Aaron Fulkerson co-founder and CEO of San Diego-based MindTouch, saw a niche in converting its clients’ unwieldy pdf user manuals for appliances, office equipment and other tech gear into web-housed microcontent that is easily accessed, understood and shared by customers.

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SD 500: Michael Fuller

Professional Services

Mike Fuller is the co-managing partner of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear’s SanDiego office and the chairman of the law firm’s biotechnology practice group.

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SD 500: John D. Frager

Real Estate

John Frager is an executive managing director for CBRE, a global commercial real estate and investment services firm.

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SD 500: Scott Free

Real Estate

Scott Free got into the construction business with his father and brother, who founded Free Builders Supply Inc. in Vista.

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SD 500: Jonathan Fredricks

Lifestyle

Jonathan Fredricks is president and CEO of the Welk Resort Group, part of the cluster of businesses built by his grandfather, Lawrence Welk of the TV program “The Lawrence Welk Show.”

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SD 500: Jaime Alonso Gomez

Education

Jaime Alonso Gomez has a 30-year international career as a professor, consultant, researcher and board member. Before he was appointed dean of the University of San Diego’s business school in 2015, he served as founding dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership at Tec de Monterrey campuses in Mexico City, Monterrey and at the national level.

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SD 500: Jeff Goldberg

Leanding Industries

After working on early drug discovery projects for several San Diego biotech companies, Jeff Goldberg took off on a year-long surf trip that took him to Kauai, Hawaii, where he realized that bamboo would be a better building product than wood (and better for the environment).

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SD 500: Ron Fowler

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Fowler heads the ownership group of the San Diego Padres and led MLB’s recent labor negotiations.

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SD 500: Alan Gold

Real Estate

Alan Gold is known best for founding and growing BioMed Realty. In 2016, he founded a new company called Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. focused on acquiring medical-use cannabis facilities.

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Robert H. Gleason

Lifestyle

As president and CEO of Evans Hotels, Robert Gleason is responsible for three properties – the Bahia Resort Hotel and the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, both in Mission Bay, and The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

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SD 500: Healther Foley

Civic

Heather Foley in 2016 was named executive director of the Urban Land Institute, a land use research and education group.

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SD 500: Jeremy Glaser

Professional Services

Jeremy Glaser is co-chair of the Mintz Levin Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice. In that capacity, Glaser often represents technology-based companies, especially in the fields of software, mobile applications, clean energy, medical device, and life science. He represents both issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of securities transactions.

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Blue Bridge Hospitality Opens New Eatery in Coronado

The name of the restaurant, West Pac Noodle Bar, refers to a Navy phrase used to signify deployment from San Diego to the Western Pacific.

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SD 500: Scott Forney

Leading Industries

Scott Forney leads the electromagnetic systems unit of General Atomics at a pivotal time.

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SD 500: Melissa A. Forrest

Lifestyle

A career broadcast professional with over 23 years in the radio industry, Melissa Forrest is president of iHeartMedia Inc. (San Diego-Riverside region).

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SD 500: James A. Floros

CIvic

Jim Floros is president and CEO of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. He joined the nonprofit organization in 2012, after spending 20 years as the executive director of the Burn Institute, another nonprofit.

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SD 500: Jay Flatley

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Jay Flatley is among the few CEOs who have successfully guided a life science company through landmark product development, commercialization and large-scale growth.

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SD 500: Jane Finley

Health & Science

Jane Finley is senior vice president and area manager for all the Kaiser Permanente facilities in San Diego, including its hospitals and 24 medical offices.

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SD 500: Wainwright Fishburn

Professional Services

Internet Marketing Inc. (IMI) is one of five online companies Brandon Fishman has co-founded. Launched in 2007, the company has more than 100 employees and offices in San Diego and Las Vegas and several large clients such as MasterCard and Belkin.

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SD 500: Aaron Feldman

Real Estate

Founder and President, Sunroad Enterprises In 1977, Aaron Feldman founded San Diego’s Sunroad Enterprises, which would go on to become a significant local force in two industries.

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SD 500: Bradley Feldmann

Leading Industries

Bradley Feldmann oversees Cubic’s two distinct areas – the defense industry and public transportation systems. Cubic designs, integrates and operates systems, products and services that increase situational awareness for our customers in the transportation and defense industries.

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SD 500: Mick Farrell

Health & Science

As CEO for ResMed since 2013, Mick Farrell has led the company into a new data-driven, diagnostic era.

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SD 500: Michael Fasulo

Technology

Michael Fasulo is a long-time Sony executive currently serving as president and COO of Sony Electronics’ San Diego office.

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Two Scripps Ranch Industrial Buildings Sold

The structures were sold for an undisclosed price by Hill Properties to Carroll Canyon, LLC.

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SD 500: Martha Gilmer

Lifestyle

Martha Gilmer took the chief executive’s job at the San Diego Symphony in fall 2014, after a 35-year tenure with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where she developed longstanding relationships with a who’s who of guest artists.

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SD 500: David Gilbert

Money

David Gilbert is CEO of National Funding, one of the nation’s largest private lenders of small business loans. In 1999, Gilbert founded the company as Five Point Capital in Los Angeles.

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SD 500: William W. Gerrity

Real Estate

Bill Gerrity is the founder and CEO of Gerrity Group, which invests in, owns and operates neighborhood and community shopping centers throughout the Western U.S.

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SD 500: Bruce Geier

Technology

Bruce Geier is CEO of Technology Integration Group. He founded the full-service IT systems integrator nearly four decades ago and has grown annual revenue to more than $350 million.

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SD 500: Eric Gasser

Money

Eric Gasser is a founding partner at SEED San Diego, which invests in early stage companies with disruptive technology that are in need of both capital and additional business insight.

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SD 500: Greg Garrabrants

MONEY

Greg Garrabrants became the president and CEO of the Bank of Internet in 2007. BofI is a federally chartered savings institution that’s grown significantly over the past five years to $7.6 billion in assets.

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SD 500: Cam Garner

Health & Science

Cam Garner is a pharmaceutical executive with more than 40 years of diverse experience in the health care industry. His experience ranges from diagnostics and devices to pharmaceuticals.

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SD 500: Ruben Garcia

Civic

Ruben Garcia has led the San Diego-Imperial Small Business Administration office since 2006 as its district director. In the most recent fiscal year, his office processed almost a thousand loans worth about $434 million.

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SD 500: Pete Garcia

Real Estate

Pete Garcia is a co-founder and partner in I.D.E.A. District. As an urban mixed-use project downtown, it is focused on innovation, design, education and the arts. Before launching the district, Garcia spent his career as a builder, developer and engineer of major public and private real estate projects throughout the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica.

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SD 500: Steve Games

Real Estate

Steve Games has been a key component in growing three residential real estate firms to among the tops in the market. In 1985 he founded Pickford Realty Inc. in Rancho Santa Fe, which he grew to the dominant brokerage in the submarket.

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SD 500: Yehudi Gaffen

Real Estate

Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen has been involved in domestic and international construction for over 35 years, working for construction companies, construction managers and real estate developers on projects ranging in value from less than $1 million to billions of dollars.

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SD 500: Pam Gaffen

Real Estate

Pam Gaffen is president and co-founder of two firms: Gafcon Inc., a nationally ranked construction consulting firm, and SharePoint360, a consulting and business intelligence service provider.

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SD 500: Aaron Gaeir

Professional Services

Aaron Gaeir is the founder and CEO of Grandesign Media, an advertising and marketing company that specializes in experiential marketing.

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SD 500: Anne Evans

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Evans co-founded the namesake company in 1953 along with her late husband, William D. Evans, and in 30 years as chairman she grew it to include the Bahia Hotel on Mission Bay, the Catamaran Resort in Pacific Beach and The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

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SD 500: Jeffrey Essakow

Real Estate

A South Africa native, Jeffrey Essakow heads property development and management companies including La Jolla-based Protea Properties LLC and Protea Holdings LLC. He is teaming with Yehudi Gaffen and Jeff Jacobs in Protea Waterfront Development LLC, which was chosen to redevelop what’s now Seaport Village with a $1.2 billion mixed-use project.

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SD 500: Tiffany English

Real Estate

As a principal at Ware Malcomb since 2013, Tiffany English is responsible for business development and managing the San Diego office. She also oversees work in the Phoenix and Latin American markets.

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SD 500: Herbert Engel

Leading Industries

Herb Engel, CEO of Chula Vista based-Marine Group Boat Works (MGBW), enjoys mentoring others, sharing what he’s learned in a long career starting businesses and running shipyards.

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SD 500: Stephen Cushman

Real Estate

Steve Cushman has spent much of his life outside of work as a key advisor to mayors, councils and commissions.

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SD 500: Joan Embery

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Embery was introduced to the world through the “Tonight Show,” where she made many appearances bringing in animals from the San Diego Zoo to meet Johnny Carson.

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SD 500: Eric Ellingsen

Money

In December 2016, California Bank & Trust added the titles of president and CEO to CFO Eric Ellingsen’s roster of achievements. His role now includes oversight of small business and branch banking for San Diego and Northern California, in addition to serving as head of corporate services.

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SD 500: Richard Crowley

Real Estate

Richard M. Crowley is the senior vice president of marketing for Kitchell Contractors, among the top 15 construction management companies as per Modern Healthcare, with a number of large health care projects in the Southwest.

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SD 500: Dennis Cruzan

Real Estate

After more than 30 years in commercial real estate investment and development, Dennis Cruzan continues to be associated with some of the San Diego region’s biggest deals and projects.

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SD 500: Michael Cunningham

Education

Michael Cunningham joined the National University System in July 2013 as president of the system’s flagship, National University.

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SD 500: William Eigner

Professional Services

William Eigner is a partner at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP, practicing corporate law and specializing in emerging growth and technology companies.

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SD 500: Barry Edelstein

Lifestyle

Barry Edelstein is responsible for the management of The Old Globe’s $22 million-plus annual budget and its artistic direction and programming.

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SD 500: Christopher Cramer

Leading Industries

The CEO of the Karl Strauss Brewing Co., Christopher Cramer leads one of the original craft breweries in San Diego.

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SD 500: Stanley Crooke

Health & Science

During his tenure at Ionis, Stan Crooke has led the scientific development of a new platform for drug discovery and has engineered the creation of one of the more advanced development pipelines in the biotech industry.

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SD 500: Larry Coval

Technology

After overseeing San Diego operations for more than a decade, Larry Coval was promoted earlier this year to west region vice president for Cox Business, which has grown to a $2 billion line of business.

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SD 500: Steven Cox

Technology

Steven Cox founded TakeLessons, an online marketplace for music, language, and other tutoring, back in 2006.

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SD 500: Alberto Cortes

Civic

Alberto Cortes has more than 25 years of management experience in HIV and AIDS services with nonprofits.

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SD 500: Irma Cota

Civic

Irma Cota is president and CEO of North County Health Services, which has a staff of more than 700, a budget of more than $60 million and serves more than 62,000 people at 11 locations each year.

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SD 500: Brant Cooper

Leading Industries

An author, entrepreneur, community organizer and speaker, Brant Cooper’s list of books is only topped by the list of startups he has helped grow.

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Celgene to Buy Impact Biomedicines in $7B Deal

Impact Biomedicines was formed around reviving fedratinib, a drug intended to treat a bone marrow disorder and blood cancer.

Ziyen Energy Wins Drilling Contract

The company, formed in 2017, is focused on advanced oil extraction methods.

La Jolla Commercial Buildings Sold for $9.2M

The buildings are next to each other at 6902 and 6980 La Jolla Blvd., and have a combined space of 25,000 square feet.

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Normal Heights Apartments Sell for $1.8M

Built in 1987, the 5,437 square-foot complex is on a 6,144 square foot lot at 4452 37th St.

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SD 500: Jaye Connolly-LaBelle

Technology

Jaye Connolly-LaBelle is president and CEO of RippleNami Inc. She brings more than 30 years of experience to her role with the San Diego-based software company

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SD 500: Lenny Comma

Lifestyle

Leonard Comma, who prefers to be called Lenny, has been board chairman and chief executive officer of Jack in the Box Inc. since January 2014.

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SD 500: Brett Combs

Real Estate

Brett Combs founded P.S. Platinum in Del Mar in 2001 and built a team focused on marketing luxury real estate.

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SD 500: Randa Coniglio

Civic

Randa Coniglio is the first female president and CEO of the Port of San Diego, a position she has held since 2015.

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SD 500: Cindy Collins

Health & Science

Cynthia Collins is the CEO of Human Longevity, a private health tech company recently valued at $1.2 billion.

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SD 500: Steven Cologne

Professional Services

Steven Cologne, who joined Higgs, Fletcher & Mack in 1999, became the firm’s managing partner in 2017.

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SD 500: David Coats

Money

Correlation Ventures has taken a different approach as a venture capital firm since its founding in 2012 by David Coats and Trevor Kienzle.

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SD 500: Lesley Cohn

Lifestyle

More than 30 years after they opened their first restaurant – a diner – Lesley Cohn and her husband, David, continue to innovate and grow their hospitality business, the Cohn Restaurant Group.

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SD 500: David Cohn

Lifestyle

David Cohn, the son of a Midwest grocer, and his wife Lesley opened their first restaurant in 1982, a burger joint on Mission Gorge Road.

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SD 500: Matt Cole

Technology

Matt Cole runs the transportation side of the house at San Diego-based Cubic Corp.

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SD 500: Sharon Cloward

Civic

Sharon Cloward is president of the San Diego Port Tenants Association. It’s a post that she has held since 2004.

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SD 500: Andrew Clark

Education

In 2004, Andrew Clark founded Bridgepoint, which owns and operates Ashford University and the University of the Rockies.

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SD 500: Jef Church

Leading Industries

On-GMO, cold-pressed juice might seem a far cry from concrete and private equity, but Jeff Church has had a hand in these markets and more over his decades-long career.

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SD 500: Allen Cinzori

Money

Allen Cinzori is a skilled investment banker and managing director of Software Equity Group, a leading M&A advisory firm to the software industry.

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SD 500: Deepak Chopra

Icons

Chopra co-founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad in 1996 and is known as a pioneer of integrative medicine, which recommends mixing mainstream Western medicine and alternative treatments.

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SD 500: Lee Chestnut

Real Estate

Lee Chesnut is principal and founder of Chesnut Properties, a Solana Beach-based commercial real estate investment and development company.

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SD 500: Scot Chisholm

Technology

Scot Chisholm is CEO of Classy, an internet fundraising site that Chisholm co-founded in 2011.

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SD 500: Ron Chapman

Leading Industries

Brothers Ron and Rick Chapman founded Coronado Brewing Co. in 1996.

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SD 500: Kay Chandler

Money

Kay Chandler is the president and CEO of Chandler Asset Management, an investment advising firm that she founded in 1988

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UC San Diego To Offer a Master’s in Accountancy

Students will be able to complete the MPAc program in a minimum of nine months.

Sunday, January 7

SD 500: Malin Burnham

Icons - Legacy

Burnham remains among San Diego’s most active civic and philanthropic leaders; the family name adorns the Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate

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Arcturus Therapeutics, CureVac Announce Collaboration

The companies' first joint therapy will target a genetic disease marked by ammonia accumulating in the blood.

Illumina, KingMed Partner to Develop Sequencing Technology for China

Illumina called the collaboration a “significant step” toward China Food and Drug Administration review and approval.

New TCA President Sees Need for Speed, Innovation in Seed Round

The San Diego chapter of Tech Coast Angels, one of the largest networks of angel investors nationwide, is headed into 2018 with a new leader at its helm.

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Seats Available for SDBJ's Economic Trends Event

Industry experts will discuss hot topics, including the new tax laws, housing crisis, health care and wellness, and the legalization of marijuana.

Look Ahead: Illumina Aims to Be ‘More Clinical, More Global, and More Digital’

After dominating the research market, genomics giant Illumina set its sights on clinics.

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Look Ahead: NuVasive Set to Expand Its Footprint, Increase Its Staff

NuVasive is poised to keep expanding into 2018, from its balance sheet to its headquarters.

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Former Receptos Executives Launch New Co. With $100M

Faheem Hasnain and Sheila Gujrathi — former executives of Receptos — have launched a new San Diego biopharmaceutical company...

Some Health Care Cos. See Peril in Net Neutrality Repeal

TECH: Companies Fear Increase in Costs; Others Dismiss Concerns

The repeal of net neutrality regulations drew opposition from big tech players like Google and Netflix. Also fearing impacts of the move: some San Diego health care businesses.

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GA-EMS Gets Green Light For Vehicle Stopping System

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Inc. said Jan. 3 that it received a defense contract to supply capacitors for a non-lethal device able to stop vehicles.

Northrop Is Game to Try Various Paths To Innovation

Holy Hogwarts! Northrop Grumman Corp. asked its engineers to build an autonomous aircraft that can play quidditch, the aerial game that wizard Harry Potter and his friends play in the young adult novels of J.K. Rowling.

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Simplexity Brings Hands-On Help To Entrepreneurs and Startups

Most venture capital firms want a founder to have more than an idea before they pony up.

Big VC Backing Gets Behind Biotech’s Portfolio of Small Molecule Drugs

Expansion Therapeutics Inc., a new drug discovery and development company based in San Diego and in Jupiter, Florida, has launched with $55.3 million in Series A financing.

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Toy Ride Lights Up Lives and Spreads the Joy on Its Journey

Nearly 500 kids had something to unwrap for Christmas thanks to the San Diego Bike Club and the participants in their annual toy ride.

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Costly Budget Cuts Could Leave Justice Short-Changed

The San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) has released a report on funding issues limiting access to justice in San Diego County. The expanded update, in part, is the next iteration of the association’s annual report on the State of the Judiciary in San Diego County.

Intriguing Intricacies

This singular contemporary estate — seven years in the making — materialized from the unparalleled creativity of two trailblazers in architecture and engineering.

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SAFE Gives Startups, Investors a ‘Debt Free’ Finance Route

A relatively new way for startups to avoid putting debt on the balance sheet en route to their first serious round of funding is picking up some traction in San Diego.

Friday, January 5

Medtech Cos. Look to Derail Device Tax

LAW: Cos. Claim ACA Tax Damages Hiring and R&D

Carlsbad’s Ra Medical Systems is among the medtech companies that say the return of a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices sold in the U.S. threatens expansion and hiring plans.

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SD 500: Gregory Hunter

Leading Industries

Greg Hunter is CEO of Hunter Industries Inc. He carries on the legacy of his father, Richard, and grandfather and company founder, Edwin “Ed” Hunter.

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SD 500: Jason Hughes

Real Estate

Jason Hughes is president, CEO and owner of Hughes Marino, one of San Diego’s leading commercial real estate and construction management companies for tenants and buyers.

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SD 500: Frederick Howe

Health & Science

Frederick Howe founded MedImpact Healthcare Systems Inc. in 1989.

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SD 500: David Howard

Real Estate

David Howard is president of Lee & Associates. Prior to becoming the commercial real estate firm’s president, Howard served on Lee & Associates’ board of directors for four years.

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SD 500: Robert Horsman

Money

Robert Horsman is chief banking officer for Endeavor Bank. His banking career spans nearly three decades.

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SD 500: Mark Hooley

Professional Services

Mark Hooley, CPA, has more than 18 years of experience providing audit, tax and advisory services to publicly-traded and closely held companies in the renewable energy, software, technology and new media, real estate, and distribution sectors.

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SD 500: Ken Hood

Money

Fusion X Ventures is an early-stage investment fund focused on companies that build cloud-enabled smart machines.

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SD 500: Nancy Hong

Money

Hong joined RiverVest in 2016 when the Midwest-based venture capital firm opened its San Diego office.

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SD 500: Candise Holmlund

Money

Weatherly Asset Management Senior Partner Candise Holmlund brings with her more than 30 years of experience in the field of wealth management.

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SD 500: Neil Hokanson

Money

Neil Hokanson is a director of wealth management and serves on the board of directors at Aspirant, one of the nation’s leading wealth management firms, managing about $9.4 billion in assets.

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SD 500: Judy Hoffman

Real Estate

A longtime Trigild principal, Judy Hoffman provides strategic leadership for the company, which was founded in 1972 and has more than 750 employees in 10 regional offices across the country.

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SD 500: Bill Hoffman

Real Estate

Bill Hoffman founded Trigild, a fiduciary, hospitality and commercial real estate service firm in 1976.

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SD 500: Bill Hoehn

Lifestyle

Bill Hoehn is the third generation to work in the car dealership business, succeeding his grandfather, Theodore W. Hoehn, and his father, Theodore W. “Bill” Hoehn Jr., and nurturing a fourth generation to carry on the family’s legacy.

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SD 500: Robert (Bob) Hoehn

Lifestyle

The Hoehn family has been in the automobile business since 1928, when Robert Hoehn’s grandfather opened a Chevrolet dealership in Memphis.

SD 500: Mike Hinkley

Leading Industries

Mike Hinkley co-founded Green Flash Brewing in 2002 with his wife Lisa. A decade later the brewery had grown the company to the point where an East Coast location was deemed necessary in 2013.

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SD 500: John Higgins

Health & Science

John Higgins, who joined Sorrento Valley-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals in 2007, has been credited with radically altering the company’s business model and restructuring the organization for major cost savings.

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SD 500: Richard Heyman

Health & Science

Richard Heyman is a giant in the San Diego life science community, a serial entrepreneur with a track record of guiding a-half-dozen companies from startup to successful delivery of biotherapies.

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SD 500: Karla Hertzog

Professional Services

Karla Hertzog is the majority owner of Innovative Employee Solutions, serves as an adviser and takes part in major decisions.

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SD 500: Tomas Herrera-Mishler

Civic

Tomas Herrera-Mishler is president and CEO of the Balboa Park Conservancy.

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SD 500: Len Hering

Leading Industries

Retired Rear Admiral Leendert Hering Sr. is executive director of the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE).

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SD 500: Paul Hering

Professional Services

Paul Hering is an insurance industry executive with more than 30 years of business experience.

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SD 500: John Hentrich

Professional Services

John Hentrich has more than 25 years of experience as an attorney representing public and private companies.

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SD 500: Kevin Hell

Money

Hell has more than 30 years of operational experience, most recently as CEO of tech companies On-Ramp Wireless in Rancho Bernardo and DivX in San Diego.

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SD 500: J. Kevin Heinly

Real Estate

As managing director of Gensler’s San Diego office, Kevin Heinly is responsibility for client development, project leadership and strategic vision.

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SD 500: Scott Heath

Lifestyle

Heath has been with San Diego’s KSWB station for more than 20 years, working his way from regional sales manager to director of sales before assuming station manager responsibilities in 2013.

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SD 500: Karen Haynes

Education

Karen Haynes has been president of Cal State San Marcos since 2004.

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SD 500: Tony Hawk

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Few people can be as closely associated with the birth of a movement as Carlsbad native Tony Hawk is with skateboarding and action sports.

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SD 500: Rick Haux

Lifestyle

The family-owned, San Diego-based Mor Furniture for Less was started in 1977 and operates 32 stores in seven states.

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SD 500: Faheem Hasnain

Health & Science

In September 2017, Faheem Hasnain was made Vital Therapies’ Chairman of the Board.

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SD 500: James Harris

Education

James Harris in 2015 became President of USD and has since introduced “Envisioning 2024,” a strategic planning process as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the 2024.

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SD 500: Joe Harper

Lifestyle

Joe Harper had bit parts in his grandfather Cecil B. deMille’s movies “The Ten Commandments” and “Greatest Show on Earth,” but he’s had a starring role in growing one of the nation’s top racetracks, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, which he joined in 1978.

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SD 500: Jeffrey Harper

Real Estate

Jeffrey Harper is the owner of Harper Construction Co., a design-build firm founded in 1974 by his father, Ron.

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SD 500: Kent Harle

Leading Industries

Stellar Solar CEO Kent Harle began the Encinitas-based solar design and installation firm more than 18 years ago, with partners Michael Powers and Brian Grems.

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SD 500: Susie Harborth

Leading Industries

Susie Harborth is the general partner and CFO at BioInnovation Capital, an early-stage venture firm, and the co-founder and managing director of BioLabs San Diego, a biotech-focused coworking space.

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SD 500: Felena Hanson

Leading Industries

Felena Hanson is the founder of Hera Hub, the first international shared workspace for female entrepreneurs.

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SD 500: Marilyn Hannes

Lifestyle

As president of SeaWorld San Diego and Aquatica, Marilyn Hannes is the first woman to fill the company’s top seat.

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SD 500: Steven Hammock

Leading Industries

Steve Hammock has been with Watkins since 1982. Over that time he has been Marketing Assistant, Marketing/Advertising Manager, National Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing, General Manager and Executive Vice President.

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SD 500: Dave Hammar

Real Estate

Dave Hammar is president of Hunsaker & Associates, which provides planning, engineering, and surveying through the Southwest and Hawaii.

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SD 500: Jim Hamerly

Education

As the dean of the College of Business Administration at Cal State San Marcos, Jim Hamerly specializes in undergraduate and graduate-level courses in entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.

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SD 500: Teresa Halleck

Money

Teresa Halleck became CEO of San Diego County Credit Union in 2010.

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SD 500: Taner Halicioglu

Money

Taner Halicioglu is one of San Diego’s few “super angels” in local tech, meaning he’s an active investor in early-stage startups.

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SD 500: David Hale

Money

David Hale is CEO of Hale BioPharma Ventures LLC. Hale has more than 30 years of experience leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

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SD 500: Lisa Haile

Professional Services

Lisa Haile is a partner and co-chair of the Global Life Sciences Sector for DLA Piper.

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SD 500: Ernie Hahn

Lifestyle

Ernie Hahn is the general manager of the Valley View Casino Center/ San Diego Sports Arena.

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SD 500: Ben Haddad

Civic

Ben Haddad, a principal at California Strategies since 2006, has a broad range of public policy, communications and government relations experience.

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Lakeside Apartments Fetch $3.1M

The 11,415 square-foot complex is on a 20,585 square foot lot at 9737 Riverview Ave.

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Thursday, January 4

SD 500: Marc Duvall

Leading Industries

Marc Duvall is president of UTC Aerospace Systems’ subsidiary, Aerostructures.

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SD 500: David Duval

Money

David Duval has been principal of Claiborne Advisors since 2000 and is one of the area’s most connected advisors in the mergers and acquisitions sector.

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SD 500:Dave Dutch

Technology

Dave Dutch is CEO of PayLease LLC, an electronic payments platform and service provider for homeowners’ associations and property management companies.

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SD 500: Lee Duran

Professional Services

Lee Duran serves as the National Leader for BDO’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice.

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SD 500: Craig Dupper

Money

Craig Dupper is a partner at Solis Capital Partners. He joined Solis in 2002, shortly after it was founded.

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SD 500: Kevin Duffy

Technology

Kevin Duffy recently became CEO of DEI Holdings Inc., a Vista-based parent company of consumer electronics.

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SD 500: Frank Dudek

Real Estate

Frank Dudek is president of Dudek, an environmental sciences firm that he founded in 1980.

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SD 500: Scott Drury

Leading Industries

After 30 years of moving his way up Sempra Energy’s chain of command, Scott Drury is the president of San Diego Gas & Electric Co.

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SD 500: Theresa Drouillard

Professional Services

As CEO of LevitZacks Certified Public Accountants, Theresa M. Drouillard provides tax, accounting, and related consulting services to a variety of industries.

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SD 500: Audrey Doherty

Civic

Audrey Doherty is the executive director of the San Diego Building Owners & Managers Association, a leading voice of commercial real estate in San Diego.

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SD 500: Steve Dietlin

Health & Science

As CEO of Tri-City Medical Center, Steve Dietlin manages one of the largest public health care facilities in North County.

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SD 500: Jo-Marie Diamond

Civic

Jo Marie Diamond brings a background in technology and analysis to an organization dedicated to cultivating a vibrant and sustainable economy in San Diego’s East County.

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SD 500: George DeVries

Health & Science

Launched from a second bedroom in his San Diego Condo in 1987, George DeVries, CEO, chairman and co-founder of American Specialty Health Inc., grew his business into a formidable company.

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SD 500: Francis Desouza

Health & Science

In early 2016, Francis deSouza took the helm of San Diego’s DNA tech giant Illumina Inc., and he is leading the company into new markets.

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SD 500: Eric DeMarco

Leading Industries

In Greek mythology, the name Kratos is associated with strength and power.

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SD 500: Janet Deering

Leading Industries

Janet Deering and her husband, Greg, were newlyweds when they founded Deering Banjo Co. in 1975.

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Greg Deering

Leading Industries

Greg Deering and his wife Janet were newlyweds when they founded the Deering Banjo Co. in 1975.

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SD 500: Perry Dealy

Real Estate

For nearly four decades, Perry Dealy’s company has led major local developments, and he also served as the top supervisor on projects by client developers including Douglas Manchester.

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SD 500: Adam Day

Lifestyle

A veteran public administration and public affairs executive, Adam Day oversees operations for the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation, managing its multimillion-dollar budget and hundreds of employees.

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SD 500: Stephen Davis

Health & Science

Stephen Davis joined Acadia as CFO and chief business officer in 2014 and became CEO in 2015.

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SD 500: Joel Davis

Lifestyle

Joel Davis is the vice president and general manager at KGTV/ABC 10 in San Diego.

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SD 500: Hugh Davies

Lifestyle

For over 30 years, Hugh M. Davies has consistently elevated the artistic and intellectual standing of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, strengthening its reputation both nationally and internationally for its bold, dynamic and thoughtful exhibitions, programs and collections.

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SD 500: Derek Davis

Real Estate

Derek Davis was one of four founders of the general contracting firm in 2002.

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SD 500: Mark Dankberg

Technology

Mark Dankberg has been CEO and chairman of ViaSat Inc. since co-founding the company in 1986.

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SD 500: Richard Danforth

Leading Industries

In August, Richard Danforth became CEO of San Diego-based LRAD Corp.

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SD 500: Fran Butler-Cohen

Health & Education

In the 30 years she has helmed Family Health Centers of San Diego, Fran Butler-Cohen has grown the nonprofit from a small Barrio Logan storefront to nearly two dozen sites throughout the county using a combination of federal grants and local fundraising.

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SD 500: Robert Bruning

Professional Services

Robert Bruning has 30 years of experience as an assurance professional and chief financial officer in the life sciences, technology, consumer products and manufacturing industries.

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SD 500: Marc Brutten

Money

Marc Brutten, a veteran real estate investor, founded and currently chairs, BruttenGlobal, a private holding company.

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SD 500: Terry Brown

Lifestyle

C. Terry Brown is the son of hotel pioneer Charlie Brown, who opened the 46-room Town and Country motor inn in Mission Valley in 1953.

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SD 500: Michael Brown

Professional Services

In January 2017, Mike Brown joined DLA Piper as a partner.

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SD 500: Janice Brown

Professional Services

Janice Brown launched her own law firm in 2003 specializing in business and employment law.

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SD 500: Bob Brower

Education

Bob Brower became president of Point Loma Nazarene in 1997. Prior to that, he was president of a publishing company in Kansas City and had held faculty and administrative positions at two universities.

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SD 500: Juanita Brooks

Professional Services

Juanita Brooks is an attorney who specializes in complex intellectual property, product liability and mass tort cases.

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SDBJ Accepting Nominations for 'CFO of the Year'

This event recognizes contributions to company growth, leadership and community involvement by top financial executives in the San Diego area.

Index: Optimism Abounds Among Business Owners

The findings come from the San Diego Business Journal-Cal State University San Marcos Business Confidence Index.

Big VC Backing Gets Behind Biotech’s Portfolio of Small Molecule Drugs

Expansion Therapeutics was incubated within life science venture capital firm 5AM Ventures’ 4:59 Initiative.

Look Ahead: For Qualcomm, It Should Be a Very Interesting Year

Whatever happens in 2018, it’s going to be a watershed year for Qualcomm Inc.

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Look Ahead: General Atomics Continues To Deliver on Varied Pursuits

The privately held company keeps many things to itself, including financials. Still, multiyear contracts as well as the company’s varied technological interests offer hints of what may come in 2018.

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Look Ahead: Viasat Expands Its Assets and Its Reach With Its Satellites

From Carlsbad to the Caribbean to County Cork, Ireland.

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Look Ahead: Dexcom Plots Strategy for Competitive and Innovative Sector

For Dexcom Inc., September brought unwelcome news. As one analyst put it, “The phantom that has been chasing Dexcom has materialized.”

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Tandem Diabetes Care Increases S.D. Manufacturing Space

The company’s new 50,000-square-foot facility on Barnes Canyon Road recently became fully operational.

Wednesday, January 3

Co. Makes Strong Start With Little Italy Apartment Building

BUILDING: New Developer Already Has Reputation to Live Up To

The son and grandson of one of San Diego’s most prominent developers — Corky McMillin — have joined the building boom in Little Italy with the construction of high-end apartments.

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SD 500: Dan Broderick

Real Esate

Dan Broderick leads all service lines for the southwestern region of Cushman & Wakefield, with more than 550.

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SD 500: Oliver G. Brewer III

Lifestyle

Oliver “Chip” Brewer is as competitive on the green as he is in the boardroom.

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SD 500: Bruce Breslau

Money

Bruce Breslau joined Union Bank in 1993, and now leads the San Diego region.

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SD 500: Rita Brandin

Real Estate

With more than 20 years of experience in real estate asset management and development, Rita Brandin provides operational and senior leadership to Newland’s commercial and urban mixed-use development projects.

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SD 500: Rick Bregman

Money

A San Diego native, Rick Bregman was named San Diego market president in 2008.

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SD 500: Charles Brandes

Icons - Legacy

Brandes developed an investing approach based on undervalued stocks, and he grew his namesake asset firm to managing nearly $120 billion.

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SD 500: Kevan Bradshaw

Professional Services

Kevan Bradshaw is the leader of the PricewaterhouseCoopers assurance practice in San Diego.

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SD 500: Natasha Bowman

Health & Science

Natasha O. Bowman joined Synthetic Genomics in 2012 and was promoted to vice president in 2014.

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SD 500: Gordon Boerner

Money

Gordon Boerner has worked in the local banking industry for more than three decades, including stints at First Interstate and San Diego National banks.

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SD 500: Randy Bogle

Civic

Randy Bogle, the executive director of the Military Advisory Council, serves on many civic and nonprofit groups.

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SD 500: J. Neal Blue

Icons - Class of 2018

J. Neal Blue and his brother Linden built General Atomics (GA) and its affiliated companies into the powerhouse defense contractor that remains one of the region’s largest employers and a world technology leader.

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SD 500: Linden Blue

Icons - Class of 2018

Linden and his brother J. Neal Blue built General Atomics (GA) and its affiliated companies into the powerhouse defense contractor that remains one of the region’s largest employers and a world technology leader.

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SD 500: Sam Attisha

Technology

Sam Attisha was promoted to his current position in July 2016. He had served as vice president of business development and public affairs for Cox California.

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SD 500: Michael Asaro

Real Estate

Mike Asaro joined Delawie in 1992, and his knowledge and expertise have grown with his involvement on a wide variety of projects including space for advanced technology, corporate office, manufacturing, hospitality and education.

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SD 500: Linden P. Blue

Leading Industries

Linden P. Blue is CEO of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., which builds the Predator line of unmanned aircraft in Poway.

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SD 500: Guy Asaro

Real Estate

A 36-year veteran of the real estate industry, Guy Asaro founded Meridian Development in 2014 with a mission to create projects and communities that enhance the lives of the people who live, work, and shop there.

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SD 500: Arsalun Tafazoli

Lifestyles

Arsalun Tafazoli has reshaped San Diego’s culinary scene with his edgy architectural designs and unconventional, unapologetic menus at more than a dozen eateries and bars.

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SD 500: Neal Bloom

Leading Industries

Neal Bloom, who graduated with an engineering degree at the height of the 2008 recession, went to work on NASA’s Space Shuttle program while its astronauts were building the International Space Station.

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SD 500: Garrett Bleakley

Professional Services

Garrett J. Bleakley has been managing partner of the San Diego Group of Northwesten Mutual since 1991.

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SD 500: Tomme Arthur

Leading Industries

The craft beer industry in San Diego has experienced a boom in recent years, but Tomme Arthur was in it way back when.

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SD 500: Brian Arrington

Real Estate

In 2012, Brian Arrington joined forces with industry leaders Steve Games and Nyda Jones-Church to expand Pacific Sotheby’s across the San Diego market.

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SD 500: Mary Lee Blaylock

Real Estate

Mary Lee Blaylock, the president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, supports nearly 3,000 sales associates in 60 offices from the California Central Coast to San Diego.

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SD 500: Ernesto Arredondo, Jr.

Money

Ernesto Arredondo Jr. recently joined Seacoast Commerce Bank as its first chief banking officer. He previously was San Diego area president for Wells Fargo, where he oversaw nearly 1,000 employees at more than 55 bank offices with $6 billion in deposits and $2 billion in loans.

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SD 500: Ken Blanchard

Icons - Legacy

Blanchard and his wife Marjorie incorporated as Blanchard Training and Development – later to become The Ken Blanchard Cos. – in a holistic approach to help employees and their organizations.

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SD 500: Thomas Arno

Professional Services

Thomas Arno has a background in science and technology that has served him well at Knobbe Martens, which specializes in intellectual property and technology law. He has been at the firm’s San Diego office since 1995, became partner in 2000 and in 2015 became co-managing partner.

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SD 500: Jason Anderson

Leading Industries

In 2010, Jason Anderson joined Cleantech San Diego, a nonprofit that positions the San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. Anderson manages the organization and leads several initiatives that are critical to the mission of the organization, which has more than 100 businesses, universities, governments and nonprofits advancing sustainable solutions that benefit the economy and the environment.

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SD 500: Beth Altman

Professional Services

As the managing partner of the San Diego office for KPMG, Beth Altman leads over 260 professionals, including 21 partners and principals. She is an audit partner with more than 22 years of experience.

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SD 500: Richard Allen

Money

Richard Allen has been the regional manager of the southern San Diego region for Navy Federal Credit Union since 2014. In that capacity, Allen oversees operations at three U.S. Naval bases – Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Point Loma and MCAS Miramar.

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SD 500: Richard Blais

Lifestyle

Richard Blais is an accomplished chef who has been involved in high-profile local restaurants and reality TV shows.

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SD 500: Navid Alipour

Money

Navid Alipour is co-founder and managing partner of Analytics Ventures, a venture capital and private equity business that attracts capital from all over the world.

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SD 500: Phil Blair

Professional Services

Phil Blair is executive officer at Manpower San Diego along with Mel Katz. The franchised staffing business is the largest Manpower franchise in the country, with 3,800 associates working in five job markets.

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SD 500: Jay Alexander

Real Estate

Jay Alexander leads the San Diego office of the national commercial real estate brokerage JLL, overseeing a team of 30 brokers and operations from marketing and planning to tenant representation, corporate services and dealing with capital markets.

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SD 500: John D. Alessio

Professional Services

John D. Alessio on Jan. 1 took over as the managing partner at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. Alessio joined Procopio as a partner in 2008 and has just recently been selected to succeed Thomas Turner Jr., who held the position for 17 years and as it grew to be the biggest local firm in the market.

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SD 500: Scott Biel

Professional Services

Scott Biel leads Mintz Levin’s Corporate Real Estate Practice and previously served as the Co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Section.

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SD 500: Elizabeth Blackburn

Health & Science

Elizabeth Blackburn is the first female president to lead The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where she has served since 2016.

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SD 500: John Alderson

Lifestyle

As vice president development for Westfield Corp., John Alderson is helping spearhead the $600-million renovation and expansion of the company’s UTC center, which will be fully open by first quarter 2018.

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SD 500: Steve Bernstein

Money

Steve Bernstein in June 2017 was promoted to lead Wells Fargo’s Southern California-Nevada region as the company reorganized nationally from three regions to seven.

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SD 500: Regina Bernal

Leading Industries

Regina Bernal, who is the entrepreneurship manager at University of San Diego’s School of Business, recently began teaching an emerging leaders course to freshmen at the university.

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SD 500: Alberto Mier y Terán

Lifestyle

After nearly six years away as Vice President and General Manager of Univision Chicago and Executive Vice President of Univision, Alberto Mier y Terán returned to KFMB as the President and General Manager in February 2016.

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SD 500: Shirley Adams

Technology

Shirley Adams has many roles associated with the San Diego cybersecurity community. She is executive director of the member group CyberTech, a cybersecurity and Internet of Things business network. In that role she oversees the Smart & Safe Cities Institute, the new NEST coworking space, and the Entrepreneur In Residence program and the CyberHive incubator

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SD 500: David Bennett

Lifestyle

David Bennett was appointed general manager of the San Diego Opera in 2015 after a community effort saved the 66-year-old cultural resource from ceasing operations.

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SD 500: Joe Beery

Health & Science

Joe Beery became the senior vice president of information technology and chief information officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2014, following its acquisition of Life Technologies, where he served in the same role.

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SD 500: Kimberly Becker

Civic

Kimberly Becker in 2017 was named CEO of the San Diego Regional Airport Authority.

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SD 500: Susie Baumann

Lifestyle

Susie Baumann began her career in her family’s restaurant business when she was 12 and stepped in full time after college when her father, Tom Ham, died unexpectedly.

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SD 500: Eric Basu

Technology

Eric Basu founded Sentek, a cybersecurity firm, out of his home in 2001. He also founded Global Entertainment Security, a company that leverages existing technology to combat the piracy of intellectual property in the entertainment industry.

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SD 500: Vincent Bartolotta

Professional Services

Vincent J. Bartolotta Jr. has been involved in some of the highest profile legal cases in San Diego over the past 20 years.

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SD 500: Art Barter

Technology

Art Barter is owner and CEO of Vista-based Datron World Communications Inc., specializing in tactical radio and surveillance solutions.

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SD 500: Richard Bartell

Lifestyle

Since joining his father in the family lodging business in 1980, Richard Bartell has guided the independent operator as it expanded its properties to eight hotels (including the Sheraton La Jolla and The Dana on Mission Bay), seven restaurants, three marinas and the famed Humphreys Concerts by the Bay entertainment venue.

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SD 500: Jason Barry

Real Estate

Jason Barry is a second-generation leader of Barry Estates, among the preeminent luxury real estate firm in Rancho Santa Fe.

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SD 500: Paul Barnes

Real Estate

Paul Barnes, division president of Shea Homes San Diego, is responsible for the profitability of the division and oversees strategic and tactical decisions.

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SD 500: Roger Ball

Real Estate

Roger Ball is president and CEO of Rick Engineering and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s operations, providing multidisciplined planning, design, engineering and surveying services from seven offices, including locations in Arizona, San Luis Obispo, Sacramento and San Diego.

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SD 500: Richard Baldridge

Technology

Richard Baldridge is responsible for leading ViaSat’s corporate strategy and operations, guiding and evaluating the company’s three operating segments – services, commercial, and government – and cultivating and maintaining relations with the investor community.

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SD 500: Ted Baker

Leading Industries

Ted Baker is a fourth-generation principal at Baker Electric Inc., a family-owned electrical contracting firm founded in 1938. He joined the senior management team in 1994 and assumed the roles of president and CEO in 2000.

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SD 500: Marcela Celorio

Civic

Marcela Celorio was appointed Consul General to San Diego in December 2015.

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SD 500: Gina Champion-Cain

Lifestyle

Gina Champion-Cain operates numerous full-service restaurants, including the recently opened Fireside by the Patio at Liberty Station in Point Loma and the House of Blues concert hall.

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SD 500: Constance Carroll

Education

Constance Carroll has been chancellor of San Diego Community College District since 2004, guiding the second largest community college district through unprecedented expansion of more than $1 billion in new campus construction.

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SD 500: John P. Case

Real Estate

John Case joined Realty Income Corp. in 2010 as executive vice president and chief investment officer.

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SD 500: James Castle

Professional Services

James Castle is the Alliant Insurance Services senior executive vice president for the Greater San Diego.

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SD 500: Reid Harris Carr

Professional Services

Reid Harris Carr is CEO of a full-service, data-driven marketing agency started downtown San Diego in 2002.

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SD 500: Carin Canale-Theakston

Health & Science

Carin Canale-Theakston founded Canale Communications in 2010, providing senior level strategy consulting to more than 125 life science companies, from startups to publicly held companies.

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SD 500: Trevor Callan

Money

Trevor Callan co-founded Callan Capital with his brothers, Tim Callan and Ryan Callan, in 2007.

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SD 500: Peter Callstrom

Civic

With a $40 million annual budget, Peter Callstrom leads a nonprofit that funds and delivers workforce training and support to meet the needs of employers across the region.

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SD 500: Mark Cafferty

Civic

Mark Cafferty joined the EDC in 2012 after serving as president and CEO of the San Diego Workforce Partnership, a federally funded job training agency.

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SD 500: Gary Cady

Money

Gary Cady is CEO of Torrey Pines Bank and executive vice president of Western Alliance BanCorp.

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Procopio Ushers in Leadership Changes in New Year

John D. Alessio became the firm’s managing partner Jan. 1.

Sergio Garcia Signs Multiple Year Contract with Callaway Golf

The Spanish golfer won the signature green jacket of the Masters in April at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

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Kratos Receives U.S. Air Force Contract Modification of $13.9M

Kratos is based in University City and had $669 million in revenue in 2016, up from $657 million in 2015.

Danish Furniture Co. Mulls Return to San Diego

When BoConcept USA left its 1500 Front St. store, there was little foot traffic, the company said.

Look Ahead: Local Economic Forecast for 2018

The Event: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 7 to 10 a.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Local economist Lynn Reaser of Point Loma Nazarene University will deliver a local economic forecast, and a panel of five experts will discuss what to expect in their respective sectors. The panel offers a preview of their talking points here.

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SD 500: Helen C. Hutchison Adams

Professional Services

Helen C. Hutchison Adams has served as San Diego-area managing partner of Haskell & White LLP since January 2013. She oversees the firm’s San Diego practice, coordinating the direction of client services.

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SD 500: Trevor Acers

Money

Trever Acers founded Objective Capital Partners in 2011, drawing from his more than 15 years of experience in finance, business management and acquisitions.

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Look Ahead: Mission Valley Matchup May Pit SoccerCity Against SDSU West

The intense competition over who gets to build a new stadium in Mission Valley, along with related development, could be resolved by voters in November.

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Look Ahead: Badiee Development Making Right Moves in Right Market

Badiee Development, led by founder and CEO Ben Badiee, has found fertile ground in North County as one of the regions primary developers of commercial real estate.

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Look Ahead: With Eye for Opportunity, RAF Stays Ahead of the Competition

RAF Pacifica Group President Adam Robinson started his career in 1998, fresh out of college, when he and his 12-year-old brother took over a building his mother owned in Los Gatos.

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Tuesday, January 2

Look Ahead: Coalition to Raise $50 Million Affordable Housing Fund

There are few more important issues facing San Diego than its systemic issues with the creation of affordable housing. The San Diego chapter of the nonprofit organization Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) aims to play a significant role in ameliorating that in 2018.

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Broadcom, Qualcomm Talked Merger in 2016

TECH: Acquisitions Power Broadcomm’s New, Hostile Bid

Sixteen months ago, Qualcomm Inc. CEO Steve Mollenkopf found himself at a Silicon Valley office facing Broadcom Ltd. CEO Hock Tan and an intriguing business proposition.

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Look Ahead: Silvergate Bank Considers Going Public, Makes Preparations

Silvergate Bank, one of the largest privately held banks in San Diego, revealed in the past year it was making the necessary preparations to consider going public as soon as 2018.

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Look Ahead: Coworking Competition Provides Startups With Many Options

Competition heated up this year among coworking companies in San Diego for the attention of local entrepreneurs and independent workers.

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SD 500: Ben Badiee

Real Estate

In business since 2003, developer Ben Badiee has focused recently on several new industrial and office campuses in North County.

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SD 500: David Abeles

Lifestyle

David Abeles has 20 years of executive experience in the sports industry, most of it with TaylorMade.

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SD 500: Charlie Abdi

Real Estate

San Diego developer Charlie Abdi founded Finest City Realty Advisors Inc. in 2002 after 17 years at Koll Development Co., where as a partner he helped develop and acquire more than 10 million square feet of property.

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S.D. Chapter of Nonprofit Linking Business Mentors with Entrepreneurs Moves to Bigger Space

The SCORE organization's move provides more room for mentoring, as well as easier access and free parking for people who visit the office.

Cannabis-Derived Drug Granted Priority Review

Greenwich Biosciences developed epidolex, a treatment for seizures in two rare, severe childhood-onset epilepsy disorders.

Monday, January 1

Business Calendar for Week of January 1, 2018

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of January 1, 2018, and beyond.

Kratos Awarded $93M U.S. Army Contract

The fixed-price contract is to buy unmanned target aircraft systems.

Mira Mesa Shopping Center Fetches $12.6M

Miramar Crossing Shopping Center at 7030-7090 Miramar Road was purchased by E Street Golden Hill, LLC.

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Northrop Grumman Awarded $255.3M U.S. Navy Contract

Some 30 percent of the work will be performed in San Diego.

Preparing For Pot

ECONOMY: From Land to Law to Labs, Marijuana Sales Bring Changes, Opportunities

Inside a 1,000-square-foot room, yellow incandescent light filters down on leafy green marijuana plants in neat rows. Soon, plants and lighting will be added vertically — like a double-decker bus — so operator Outco can increase production more than twofold.

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Organovo’s 3D Bioprinted Tissue Treatment Receives Orphan Drug Designation

Organovo designs and creates functional, three-dimensional human tissues for use in drug discovery, clinical development and therapeutic applications.

Defense, Tourism, Taxes To Be Economic Pluses

ECONOMY: Affordable Housing Problem Still Drag on Growth

Local economists say the year ahead looks strong for San Diego County, with expansion on par with the moderate growth seen in 2017.

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2017 Newsmakers: Brewer Effectively Calls the Shots for Callaway

2017 Newsmakers

Callaway Golf Co. seems to be hitting its stride after five years of Chip Brewer as CEO.

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2017 Newsmakers: Cole Helps Cubic Take on Competitors

The lucky necktie must have done the trick. That and a whole lot of homework.

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