San Diego Business Journal

The Business Events Calendar for the Week of June 2, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled for the county in the week of June 2, 2014.

Local Better Business Bureau Plans to Launch Mexico Chapter

The Better Business Bureau is planning to bring its services to Mexico.

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Co. Holding Open House and a Job Fair for Veterans and Military Spouses May 29

Intelicare Direct, an outsourced call center and customer support company, is hosting an open house and a job fair for veterans and military spouses from 11:30 a.m.– 2 p.m. May 29.

The Business Calendar for the Week of May 26, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled for the week of May 26, 2014 in the county.

The Business Calendar for the Week of May 19, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled for the week of May 19, 2014 in the county.

Business Events Calendar for Week of May 19, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of May 19, 2014.

The Business Calendar for the Week of May 12, 2014

Some of the business events happening around the county for the week of May 12, 2014.

Business Calendar for Week of May 12, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of May 12, 2014.

The Business Events Calendar for the Week of May 5, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled for the week of May 5, 2014, in the county.

The Business Calendar for the Week of April 28, 2014

Some of the business events in the county scheduled for the week of April 28, 2014.

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Startup TaxJar Gets Some Big-Name Backing in Funding Round

San Diego-based startup TaxJar has received $600,000 in investment from some top tech industry angels, the company announced Wednesday.

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MD Revolution Raises $7 Million in Series B Round of Financing

MD Revolution Inc. has raised $7 million in a series B round of funding and named two appointments to its board of directors, the company announced.

Ligand to Receive $1 Million Milestone Payment From Onyx

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has earned $1 million commercial milestone payment from Onyx Pharmaceuticals.

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Biocom Announces New Executive Director

The Biocom Institute announced that Kristie Grover has resigned as executive director, effective Feb. 28.

United Way Chooses Former Fire Chief As New President, CEO

The United Way of San Diego County has named Kevin Crawford as its president and CEO.

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EU Gives Conditional Approval for Acquisition of Life Technologies

The European Union gave conditional approval to the purchase of Carlsbad-based Life Technologies Corp. by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

5BARz Opening Innovation Center in Sorrento Valley

A company that creates booster technology for strengthening weak cellular signals for voice, data and video reception on cellphones and other such devices announced the opening of an innovation center in Sorrento Valley.

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Executive Profile: Keri Robinson

Keri Robinson is the general manager of The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter and the area managing director for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Southern California. Robinson is directly responsible for the Westin hotel and provides operational support to the Starwood managed hotels in San Diego and Orange County. She has been with Starwood/ITT Sheraton for 27 years and held various corporate and property level leadership roles in Southern California and the state of Washington.

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Professional Profile: Daniel Ryan

Daniel J. Ryan is executive vice president – regional market director (San Diego) and strategic operations for Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.

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EXECUTIVE PROFILE: Denise Pirrotti Hummel

Denise Pirrotti Hummel is the CEO and chief strategist for Universal Consensus LLC, a cross-cultural management consulting firm in San Diego, serving Fortune 100 companies, government, military operations, and global organizations worldwide.

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Executive Profile: Larry B. Anderson

Larry B. Anderson is the chief executive officer at Tri-City Medical Center, an acute-care hospital serving northern San Diego County. Since his arrival in 2009, Anderson has transformed the once financially ailing, 397-bed hospital into a profitable, innovative medical center that is a leader in robotic surgery and offers the only spine surgery program in San Diego County, according to the center.

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Executive Profile: Brad Termini

Brad Termini is the founder and co-CEO of Zephyr Partners, a private real estate developer that focuses on niche opportunities in the Southern California housing market. Founded in 2008 with partner Dane Chapin, Zephyr started out with an opportunistic approach to capitalize on a collapsing real estate market.

Executive Profile: Lynn LaChapelle

As a Regional Director of Investment Sales, Lynn LaChapelle executes Capital Markets transactions with a focus on Southern California.

Executive Profile: Joe Terzi

Joe Terzi is the president and CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority, previously known as the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, or ConVis, a nonprofit 501C 6 corporation with a history dating back to 1954.

Professional Profile: Alan Gin

Alan Gin is an economics professor at the University of San Diego.

Executive Profile: Anand Chandrasekher

Anand Chandrasekher is chief marketing officer and senior vice president of Qualcomm Inc. He joined the company in August 2012, after nearly 25 years at Intel.

Executive Profile: Sharon Lawrence

Sharon Lawrence is president and CEO of Voices for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to foster children throughout the region to ensure their needs are met in the courtroom, classroom and community.

Executive Profile: Jack Giacomini

“Jack” Giacomini is a third generation hotelier with a record of achievement as hotel manager, owner, and chairman of Hotel Managers Group LLC. with headquarters in San Diego which operates more than 20 hotels throughout the western U.S.

Professional Profile: Janice Brown

Janice Brown is the founder and CEO of Brown Law Group, a leading San Diego business litigation boutique firm that specializes in all aspects of employment law and business litigation.

Executive Profile: Mike Barone

Mike Barone is the founder and CEO of Intercare Insurance Solutions, an insurance broker. Intercare is dedicated to challenging the status quo to help people and organizations become healthier and more productive, according to the firm.

Executive Profile: Brian Scott

Brian Scott is the chief financial officer of AMN Healthcare, an innovator in health-care workforce solutions, including managed services programs, recruitment process outsourcing, and the placement of health-care professionals into temporary and permanent positions.

Executive Profile: Bruce Geier

Bruce Geier is the founder, president and CEO of Technology Integration Group.

Executive Profile: Gary Peterson

Gary Peterson is the president of Gap Intelligence, a values-led corporation that works with information technology and consumer electronics manufacturers by providing up to the minute competitive intelligence information.

Executive Profile: Eric Basu

Eric Basu is the CEO of Sentek Global, providers of government and commercial information technology solutions, including security, program management, strategic consulting, engineering, software development and acquisition support.

Professional Profile: David Pyke

David Pyke is dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego. Formerly, he was professor of operations management, and associate dean at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Executive Profile: Scott Kaats

Scott Kaats is CEO of Bycor General Contractors Inc.

Executive Profile: Marilyn O’Neill

Marilyn O’Neill is the founder and CEO of Nautilus Environmental, a feisty little company of scientists applying toxicology, biology, and ecology to understand, to navigate and to solve complex environmental issues.

Executive Profile: Bill Thaxton

Bill Thaxton is a senior vice president with Flocke & Avoyer Commercial Real Estate, and has specialized in leasing and selling shopping centers in San Diego for 32 years.

Executive Profile: Joe Alfrey

Joe Alfrey was a co-founder of redIT, and currently serves as managing director and chief financial officer.

Executive Profile: Ed Brown

Ed Brown joined Cymer Inc. in September 2005 after more than 26 years in the semiconductor industry, having held numerous high-level management positions at several multibillion dollar business groups.

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Executive Profile: Linda Thomas-Mobley

Linda Thomas-Mobley, JD, Ph.D., is the chair of the Construction Management Department at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego.

Power Couples: David H. Grundies and Diane L. Schneider

Twenty-some years after graduating from the same small university in North Carolina, their paths came together in San Diego.

Executive Profile: Carla Stanley

Carla Stanley, president of Sedona Staffing-San Diego, established a full-service temporary and direct hire staffing organization in 1986.

Nonprofit Profile: James Waring

CleanTECH San Diego was built on the premise that as resources decrease relative to demand and population increases, societies will have to do more with less.

Executive Profile: Stephen F. Flaim

Stephen Flaim has a doctorate in human physiology and pharmacology.

Nonprofit Profile: Lisa Freedman

After spending 20 years in sporting events, facility management and live event production, Lisa Freedman found an opportunity to “pay it forward.”

Executive Profile: W. Brian Ahern

Ahern Insurance Brokerage is one of the largest independently owned insurance brokerage firms in the country, specializing in the insurance needs of law firms.

Executive Profile: James Johnson

James Johnson is president of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, or SDMAC, a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, whose mission is to support, promote and represent the common business and other interests of the military, members’ quality of life issues, and the defense industry community in the San Diego area.

Executive Profile: Vernon Evans

In March 2003, Vernon Evans joined the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority as the vice president, finance/treasurer and CFO.

Executive Profile: Robert A. Rauch

Robert A. Rauch serves as president of R. A. Rauch & Associates Inc., the firm that manages the Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn in Del Mar, and others.