SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
HEALTH: DJO Sees Aging Population Needing Its Devices to Stay Mobile
Vista-based DJO Global Inc.’s DonJoy brand has minor celebrity status in the football circuit, with its knee braces making regular cameos on national television.
Mary Lacroix is CEO of Cognitive Medical Systems. The company develops custom clinical decision support solutions from its stable of software tools. With headquarters in San Diego, it is a certified HUBZone, service-disabled, veteran-owned and economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business.
TRAINING: Universities Provide Custom Courses For Local Companies
Local businesses increasingly are partnering with universities that offer customized classes as they look for ways to provide training for workers that keeps them up to date.
GROWTH: Newcomers to The Largest Private Companies List a Diverse Group
Welk Hospitality Group Inc. acquired three geographically distinct properties for its time-share resort business in 2013, making this a watershed year for the privately held company.
GROWTH: Private Companies Post Gains In Revenue for 2012
Lusardi Construction Co. is notable on the 2013 San Diego Business Journal’s Largest Private Companies list as the top 10 company making the largest leap in ranking from last year.
Valorie Seyfert is president, CEO and co-founder of CUSO Financial Services LP and Sorrento Pacific Financial LLC. She has more than 25 years of experience in the securities industry and is a recognized expert on the structure and strategy of successful investment services programs in banks and credit unions.
MEDICINE: Insurance Coverage Often a Missing Link in New Treatment
Telemedicine — a trend in health care that many agree has the potential to improve care and reduce costs — faces a significant problem: Very few health plans cover it. Of those that do, it’s complicated and restrictive.
INSURANCE: ACA, Demographics, Agent Training Among Issues
The San Diego Business Journal asked five local insurance providers what they see as the greatest challenge during the next five years:
Byron Johnston is president of Teague Insurance Agency Inc. in La Mesa. Established in 1954, Teague is one of the largest San Diego insurance agencies with a focus on property and casualty insurance.
INSURANCE: Survey Indicates Employers Are Committed to Coverage
Intercare Insurance Solutions has released the results of its third annual San Diego Benefit Survey. Intercare, a subsidiary of Chicago-based brokerage Hub International Ltd., surveyed 114 San Diego companies in 15 industries that ranged in size from six to 23,152 employees.
BIOTECH: Companies Make Move From OTC To Big Stock Exchanges
Organovo Inc. has become a poster child for the penny stocks. The San Diego biotech recently traded up from the over-the-counter market and is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Michael “Mick” Farrell is CEO of ResMed, a global leader in respiratory medicine, including sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiorespiratory disease.