SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

Accounting Firms Measure Up in Survey

RESEARCH: Business Journal Breaks Down Market Share

In San Diego, the Big Four doesn’t define the share of market for accounting services.

Service Counts with Clients

ACCOUNTING: Quality Staffs Contribute to Firms’ Ability to Beat Competition

Local accounting firms say providing the highest level of service to their clients is the best way to retain them and to secure new ones.

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Executive Profile: Dan Salzman

Dan Salzman is vice president of Customer and Market Insights for Hewlett-Packard’s Imaging and Printing Group.

Businesses on Board With Enhancing Human Sports Performance

TECHNOLOGY: Equipment Makers Put Creative Energy Into Products

Long known as a hotbed for golf clubs, San Diego is home to a varied group of sports equipment manufacturers that infuse the latest technology and engineering into older gear, or come up with entirely new products.

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Irwin M. Jacobs Reigns at Top of Wealthiest List

FINANCE: Ex Qualcomm Leader Big Contributor to Civic Causes

Irwin M. Jacobs gave up his chief executive title in 2005, and resigned as Qualcomm Inc.’s chairman of the board last year, but the region’s wealthiest person ranked No. 1 on the San Diego Business Journal’s San Diego’s Wealthiest list continues to be actively involved in his community.

Executive Profile: Joye Blount

As a wealth management adviser and vice president with the Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank, Joye Blount helps financially successful individuals and their families meet their unique financial needs.

Ships Shape Up as Bountiful Supplies Are Loaded Aboard

DEFENSE: When It’s Time To Deploy, Businesses Get The Benefit of Giant Orders

When the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was at sea in March, and it got the call to divert from its course to help tsunami-stricken Japan, the captain first had to measure how well his ship was up to the task.

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Executive Profile: Steven E. Sullivan

Sullivan International Group Inc., is an applied science, environmental and technology firm that has been serving clients worldwide for the past 13 years. Steve Sullivan founded the firm after a successful career in the United States Navy submarine force.

Executive Profile: Nancy Jamison

Nancy Jamison is the executive director of San Diego Grantmakers, a nonprofit membership association for organizations that engage in philanthropy.

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Despite Tough Economic Times, Nonprofits Report Rising Revenue

FINANCE: New Division Helps Children’s Hospital Rank No. 1 on SDBJ List

As part of a general trend for nonprofit agencies on the San Diego Business Journal’s 2011 list, top-ranked Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego saw a 22 percent increase in 2010 local revenue versus 2009.

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To Help Nonprofits, Businesses Do More Than Show ’Em the Money

GIVING: Workers’ Time, Firms’ Executive Talent Benefit Local Agencies

The blue sport coat is all right for meetings, but it is definitely not part of executive Scott Gnau’s wardrobe on the days he volunteers.

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Executive Profile: Doug Hecht

Doug Hecht is president and chief operating officer of Digitaria, OMMA Magazine’s 2011 Design/Interactive Agency of the Year