The European Union gave conditional approval to the purchase of Carlsbad-based Life Technologies Corp. by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
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.
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.
Daniel J. Ryan is executive vice president – regional market director (San Diego) and strategic operations for Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.
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.
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.
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.
As a Regional Director of Investment Sales, Lynn LaChapelle executes Capital Markets transactions with a focus on Southern California.
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.
Alan Gin is an economics professor at the University of San Diego.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Bruce Geier is the founder, president and CEO of Technology Integration Group.
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.
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.
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.
Scott Kaats is CEO of Bycor General Contractors Inc.
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.
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.
Joe Alfrey was a co-founder of redIT, and currently serves as managing director and chief financial officer.
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.
Linda Thomas-Mobley, JD, Ph.D., is the chair of the Construction Management Department at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego.
Twenty-some years after graduating from the same small university in North Carolina, their paths came together in San Diego.
Carla Stanley, president of Sedona Staffing-San Diego, established a full-service temporary and direct hire staffing organization in 1986.
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.
Stephen Flaim has a doctorate in human physiology and pharmacology.
After spending 20 years in sporting events, facility management and live event production, Lisa Freedman found an opportunity to “pay it forward.”
Ahern Insurance Brokerage is one of the largest independently owned insurance brokerage firms in the country, specializing in the insurance needs of law firms.
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.
In March 2003, Vernon Evans joined the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority as the vice president, finance/treasurer and CFO.
Anthony Balsamo is COO and founding partner of Integrity First Financial Group.
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.
Pauline Martinson is one of San Diego’s modern environmentalists, putting her passion to use in a leadership role at I Love A Clean San Diego.
Neerav Jadeja has served as administrator for Paradise Valley Hospital since May 2011.
Douglas Bryant is president and chief executive officer of Quidel Corp.(QDEL), a leading provider of rapid diagnostic tests and cellular-based virology assays.
DeAnne Steele is a managing director and Western Division investment executive at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, and has more than 18 years of investment experience in California and New York.
Craig Irving, a third generation San Diegan, has made a significant contribution to the business and charitable community of San Diego for over 25 years.
As director for The San Diego Women’s Foundation, or SDWF, Tracy Johnson oversees the organization’s operations, including building and supporting its membership and philanthropic programs, ensuring that both members and community partners (grantees) experience and take advantage of all that SDWF offers.
Craig Collins is president and CEO of La Jolla-based health care technology firm Perminova, which recently closed a $7 million Series A round of funding.
Deloitte is a professional services organization that provides audit, consulting, financial advisory and tax services to clients in a wide variety of industries.
The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. went through some significant changes in 2011, said COO Lauree Sahba. Sahba, who has been with the organization since 1999, has been a part of setting a new course for the organization’s economic development program. EDC refocused its resources to promote the region for investment and provide economic development services to expanding companies. “We owe a great deal to our former Chairman Bill Geppert, who stepped in as interim CEO — after Julie Meier Wright retired in June — to maintain a strong finish for 2011,” Sahba said.
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.
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.
Nancy Jamison is the executive director of San Diego Grantmakers, a nonprofit membership association for organizations that engage in philanthropy.
As a founding partner of the Verant Group, a San Diego-based restaurant and bar organization, Eric Lingenfelder can say he is living up to his dream.
Doug Hecht is president and chief operating officer of Digitaria, OMMA Magazine’s 2011 Design/Interactive Agency of the Year