Who says bankers are dull? They aren’t in Orange County, not this year.
CoolSys, a newly rebranded refrigeration company based in Brea, named Andy Mandell chief financial officer and Amy Freeman chief operating officer.
Orange County Fair & Events Center will ink a 10-year deal to host Cirque du Soleil extravaganzas on its grounds in Costa Mesa, with five shows slated for production in that time.
Irvine-based hotel owner-operator Pacific Hospitality Group Ventures Inc. won’t co-run Balboa Bay Resort, Balboa Bay Club, and Newport Beach Country Club after March 2018.
Irvine-based Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IMH) hired a longtime mortgage expert from larger rival loanDepot Inc. of Foothill Ranch.
Mark Perry on Jan. 1 will become the new chairman of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts board of directors, succeeding John Ginger.
Gateway One Lending & Finance LLC, the Anaheim-based automotive finance unit of TCF Financial Corp. (NYSE: TCF), is cutting 231 jobs, according to California’s State Employment Development Department.
Toshiba Corp., its memory unit and San Jose-based Western Digital Corp. have struck an agreement to resolve several legal and arbitration disputes that stalled the $18 billion proposed sale of Toshiba Memory Co.’s flash storage business.
Girl Scouts of Orange County said Victoria “Vikki” Shepp will be chief executive, effective Jan. 1, replacing Nancy Nygren, who is retiring after 12 years at the helm of the Irvine-based group.
Providence St. Joseph Health and Ascension Health are discussing a merger that would create the largest hospital system in the U.S., news reports said.
Joseph Yurosek, Comerica Bank’s market president for the Orange County region, has been named California Market President for Fifth Third Bancorp.
American Family Housing in Midway City named Milo Peinemann chief executive, replacing Donna Gallup, who left the post in October after three years at the helm of the non-profit.
Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd., which operates a major hub in Irvine, closed the books on its fiscal year with sizeable gains in revenue and net income.
The U.S. economy will slow to a 2.2% increase in 2018 from an estimated 2.3% this year, according to the newest forecast from Chapman University’s A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research.
Brighton Management bought the 150-room Hyatt Place in Vista from Core Capital Management LLC for $27 million.
Joe and Sarah Kiani got the Anti-Defamation League’s Humanitarian Award at a dinner and program Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp. in Irvine bought Harpoon Medical Inc. in Baltimore on Dec. 1 for $100 million; milestone payments over the next decade could bring the total price to $250 million.
Cleveland-based CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE: CBZ), the No. 10 U.S. accounting firm, bought McKay & Carnahan Inc. of Newport Beach on undisclosed terms.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is accusing Anton & Chia LLP, a Newport Beach accounting firm listed as the 26th biggest in Orange County, with fraudulent auditing of penny stocks.
TTM Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $775 million to affiliates of New York private equity firm Veritas Capital for East Syracuse-based Anaren Inc.
OC-based automakers saw mixed sales results in November and year-to-date.
RSI Home Products Inc., an Anaheim manufacturer started by Ron Simon, is selling itself in a deal worth $1.075 billion to American Woodmark Corp. (Nasdaq: AMWD).
Huntington Beach-based Boardriders Inc. offered to buy the shares of Billabong International Ltd. (ASX: BBG) it doesn’t yet own for $1 apiece, in a deal that values Billabong at about $150 million.
Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Portland-based Umpqua Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: UMPQ), said it hired Todd Abboud to a new position as regional director, executive vice president, for Orange County.
Emerald Expositions (NYSE: EEX) in San Juan Capistrano bought Connecting Point Marketing Group in Rye, N.H., on undisclosed terms.
Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. will lay off 73 employees by the end of January from its US work force as part of a restructuring. We’re told the majority will be outside of its Aliso Viejo headquarters.