San Diego Business Journal

Business Calendar for Week of April 20, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of April 20, 2015 and beyond.

Callaway Announces Robert Julian to Take CFO Role

Callaway Golf Co. announced that it has appointed Robert Julian as chief financial officer of the company, effective May 11.

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Tim Van Linge Named CFO at WestAir Gasses and Equipment

San Diego-based WestAir Gasses and Equipment Inc., an independent distributor of gases and equipment in the Southwest, announced the appointment of Tim Van Linge as chief financial officer.

Acquisition of Pulse Electronics Completed

San Diego-based Pulse Electronics Corp. announced its acquisition by certain affiliates of investment funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management L.P. (such affiliates, “Oaktree”) has been completed. The deal was announced March 2.

The Business Events Calendar for the Week of April 13, 2015

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of April 13, 2015, and beyond.

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Jacques Joins DavenportMajor Executive Search as New Partner, Technology

DavenportMajor Executive Search, a global retained executive search firm focusing on the placement of director, vice president and C-level executives as well as the recruitment of board directors, announced the appointment of Teresa Jacques to the post of Partner, Technology.

RF Industries Announces COO’s Resignation

RF Industries Ltd. announced that its founder and Chief Operating Officer Howard Hill, will take an indefinite medical leave of absence, and in connection with his medical leave of absence, Hill resigned as the company’s chief operating officer.

Business Events Calendar for April 13, 2015

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of April 13, 2015, and beyond.

The Business Calendar for the Week of April 6, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of April 6, 2015, and beyond.

San Diego Private Bank Names New CEO

San Diego Private Bank announced that Thomas Wornham will become president and chief executive officer effective May 1, 2015.

Bank Announces Leadership Change

San Diego Private Bank announced that Thomas Wornham will become president and chief executive officer effective May 1, 2015.

Business Calendar for Week of April 6, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of April 6, 2015.

American Wave Machines Names Reynolds to COO Position

American Wave Machines Inc., a maker of artificial wave technology, announced that the company has hired Robert Reynolds as its new chief operating officer.

EDF Renewable to Manage Balko Wind Project

EDF Renewable Services, a provider of renewable operations and maintenance services in North America, announced the signing of an asset administration agreement with D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments L.L.C. for the 300 megawatt Balko Wind project in Oklahoma.

Rhombus Energy Solutions Acquires Michigan-based Company

San Diego-based Rhombus Energy Solutions Inc., an energy technology company designing and deploying power conversion, control, and distributed energy management solutions, announced the acquisition of Energy Development Associates LLC.

Naming Rights Agreement Extended for Valley View Casino Center

Valley View Casino & Hotel and AEG announced a multiyear extension of the naming rights agreement for Valley View Casino Center at 3500 Sports Arena Blvd.

Seacoast Commerce Banc Holdings Completes Loan Transaction for $7M

Seacoast Commerce Banc Holdings, a bank holding company for Seacoast Commerce Bank, announced the completion and funding of a bank holding company loan provided by Dallas-based NexBank SSB, in the amount of $7 million.

The Business Events Calendar for the Week of March 30, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 30,2015, and beyond.

Rhombus Energy Raises $2.8M in Series A Funding

Rhombus Energy Solutions Inc., a San Diego-based energy technology company, said that it raised $2.8 million in Series A funding.

Huntington Announces Closing of Its $91.7M Fund

FINANCE: Firm Seeks Positive Social Impact From Investing

San Diego-based Huntington Capital, a provider of growth capital to lower-middle market companies, announced the final closing of its third fund, Huntington Capital Fund III L.P., with $91.7 million of total capital commitments.

Business Calendar for Week of March 30, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 30, 2015, and beyond.

Mad Catz Announces $3.7 Million Direct Offering

Mad Catz Interactive Inc. announced a $3.7 million direct registered offering.

Rhombus Energy Announces $2.8M Series A Funding

Rhombus Energy Solutions Inc., a San Diego-based energy technology company, said that it raised $2.8 million in Series A funding.

Retrophin Closes $149.5 Million Public Offering

Retrophin Inc. announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 7,866,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $19 per share, including 1,026,000 shares sold pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters’ option.

WD-40 Announces Quarterly Dividend and Board Appointment

WD-40 Co., a San Diego-based maker of specialty lubricants, soap and chemicals, announced its regular quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share, payable April 30 to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 16.

Sempra Energy Submits Port Arthur LNG Facilities for Pre-File Review

Sempra Energy announced its subsidiary, Port Arthur LNG, has requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission initiate the pre-filing review for the company’s proposed Port Arthur LNG natural gas liquefaction and export facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

Huntington Capital Announces Final Closing of $91.7M Growth Capital Fund

San Diego-based Huntington Capital, a provider of growth capital to lower-middle market companies, announced the final closing of its third fund, Huntington Capital Fund III L.P., with $91.7 million of total capital commitments.

The Business Calendar for the Week of March 23, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 23, 2015, and beyond.

Business Events Calendar for Week of March 23, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 23, 2016.

Community Leaders Invited to School’s Women’s Symposium

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace, San Diego’s a Catholic college-preparatory girls’ high school, will host its inaugural Women’s Symposium, the school announced.

SDG&E to Distribute $1M to Nonprofits

San Diego Gas & Electric kicked off its annual Environmental Champions initiative, a $1 million charitable giving campaign that funds local environmental nonprofits in San Diego and southern Orange counties, the company said.

RF Industries Reports Q1 Results

RF Industries Ltd. reported sales of $6.9 million for the first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2015, compared with sales of $5.9 million for the like quarter of the previous year.

O’Neal Named President of Lucia Securities

Lucia Capital Group, a San Diego-based family of companies in the wealth advice, asset management, and investment distribution spaces, named Tiy O’Neal president of Lucia Securities LLC, Lucia Capital Group’s broker-dealer platform.

The Business Calendar for the Week of March 16, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 16, 2016, and beyond.

Business Events Calendar for Week of March 16, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 16, 2015, and beyond.

Fresh Healthy Signs Deal With UNFI

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a San Diego-based healthful foods vending franchisor, announced its signing of a new three-year deal with United Natural Foods Inc.

Independa Closes $6 Million Series B Funding Round

Independa, an integrated community engagement and remote care technologies company, announced it has closed its Series B funding round, raising $6 million.

Fresh Healthy Vending Signs Agreement With United Natural Foods

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a San Diego-based healthful foods vending franchisor, announced its signing of a new three-year deal with United Natural Foods Inc. offering Fresh Healthy’s franchisees an additional discount on food purchases.

Bridgepoint Reports Q4 and Yearly Results

Bridgepoint Education Inc. reported revenue of $147.3 million for the fourth quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2014, compared with $162.2 million for the like period in 2013.

Mountain Health Names Blain to CMO Post

Mountain Health, a private, nonprofit regional community health center providing health care, health education and community services, named Arthur Blain, M.D., as its new chief medical officer.

The Business Calendar for the Week of March 9, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 9, 2015, and beyond.

Vibra Earns Top Ranking For Lending

BANKING: Merger With Pacific Commerce Approved by Shareholders

Vibra Bank said that it has been recognized as the No.1 “small size” SBA 7(a) lender for all of 2014 by the San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Business Calendar for Week of March 9, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 9, 2015, and beyond.

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Appoints Parra to Lead SoCal Commercial Market

Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced it has named Julian Parra as market executive in the West region of Global Commercial Banking.

Vibra Earns a Top Ranking for Its SBA Lending in Local District

Vibra Bank said that it has been recognized as the No.1 “small size” SBA 7(a) lender for all of 2014 by the San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Business Calendar for the Week of March 2, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 2, 2015, and beyond.

Business Calendar for Week of March 2, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 2, 2015, and beyond.

Silvergate Bank Reports Q4 Net Income of $1.68 Million

La Jolla-based Silvergate Bank announced net income of $1.68 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, compared with $1.27 million for the like quarter of the previous year.

Shareholders Approve Merger of Vibra and Pacific Commerce Bank

Vibra Bank’s and Pacific Commerce Bank’s shareholders separately approved the proposed merger of the two banks first announced in October of 2014.

XIFIN Names James C. Malone Its New CFO

XIFIN Inc., a San Diego-based software and services company dedicated to optimizing the economics of health care, has named James C. Malone as its new chief financial officer.

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