The word “interim” in a job title implies caretaker. Not to Diane Hansen, evidently.
Sempra Energy, working in conjunction with an activist investor group, named Cynthia L. Walker and Michael N. Mears to its board of directors on Oct. 11.
Jason Haider, the CEO of San Diego-based Xenco Medical, has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Workforce Development Board.
Connecticut-based Planet Home Lending LLC announced on Oct. 11 that it has opened a branch office in Chula Vista’s Eastlake district.
In light of recent scientific discoveries and economic analysis, this grim portrayal is wholly unjustified.
By limiting harmful single-use food containers in our restaurants, it is possible for San Diego’s City Council to support healthy business and a healthy community all at once.
MARKETING: Boutique Firm Does Multimedia, Innovation
Earlier this year, when the University of Notre Dame was looking to hire a company that could help with its unique marketing and multimedia initiatives, the Indiana-based university didn’t tap major players in the collegiate world like IMG College or Learfield. Instead, it put its trust in and bet its money on San Diego boutique-style underdog, JMI Sports.
DEFENSE: Particle Separator May Save Filters and Engines
Lily Aragon’s company has Southern California written all over it.
News from the board room: Viasat recently invited one of its longtime investors, Baupost, to take part in its board meetings as a non-voting observer. Why might they do such a thing? Baupost is an investment fund with about $30 billion in assets under management. A recent filing states they have a 23.06 percent stake in Viasat and are an active investor as opposed to a passive investor.
TECH: Co.’s Core Business Is Solid; It Rejects Merger
Mitek Systems Inc.’s stock has not fully recovered since the company announced the departure of two of its top executives, CEO James DeBello and chief financial officer Jeff Davison, on Aug. 28.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals’ drug for a rare genetic disorder recently gained regulatory approval, a relief to investors worried about a denial, and pitting the company against Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.
San Diego’s AMN Healthcare is not relocating to Dallas, ending speculation raised by the CEO’s new home and twin datelines.
San Diego’s MappBio recently received a $14.8 million contract to advance a treatment for Sudan virus.
DEFENSE: Viasat Gets System in Hands Of Troops in 17 Months
Viasat Inc. did not take the conventional path to developing the handheld radio known as BATS-D, which soldiers on the ground use to call in airstrikes on enemy positions.
San Diego leaders are looking to build a pipeline of angel investors through a new pitch contest. Comparing angel investors, which often consist of well-connected individuals, or an entrepreneur’s friends and family, and venture capitalists, which make much larger, organized investments, San Diego sees a smaller ratio of angel investment to venture capital than the national average.
Say you had a friend visiting from out of town. Where would you tell them to stay, shop and eat? Jordan Glazier, founder of San Diego-based Wildfire Systems Inc., is counting on these recommendations for a new e-commerce platform that incentivizes users to share their favorites.
Everyone Counts, a San Diego company for voter registration and online voting, was acquired by Cleveland-based Votem Corp. on Oct. 3 for an undisclosed amount.
Intense demand for industrial property has drawn the return of a player to the South County industrial market — Majestic Realty Co.
The Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) went online in September with its San Diego MLS multiple listing service used by real estate agents throughout San Diego County.