Frank Talarico, Jr. resigned after six years as president and chief executive of Goodwill of Orange County, effective April 9, the nonprofit said in a letter by Board Chairman Dick Trueblood.
Restaurant Brands New Zealand Ltd. said in an investor presentation and in a news report it wants to buy a Taco Bell franchise group on the U.S. mainland, bring the brand to New Zealand, and expand the chain in Australia.
Gkkworks, an Irvine-based architectural firm with 100 employees, has been bought by CannonDesign.
Newport Beach-based United Capital Financial Advisers LLC, which has $21.6 billion assets under management, released its newest white-label software for financial advisers.
Jared Rowe was named director, president and chief executive of Irvine-based marketing firm AutoWeb Inc.
Charter airline JetSuite Inc. plans to move its headquarters from Irvine to Dallas as part of growing JetSuiteX, its scheduled charter division.
State regulators fined Greka Oil & Gas $12.6 million for safety violations related to the Richfield oil fields northeast of Anaheim.
Local hotels had higher average daily rates, occupancies, and revenue per available room in February, in both year-over-year numbers and compared with January, CBRE Hotels said. Most OC submarkets also increased.
Orange County Visitors Association data shows tourism-related spending in Orange County rose last year for the fourth year running, topped $12.5 billion, and involved more than 177,000 jobs.
Auction.com named Min Alexander chief operations officer, replacing Javid Jaberi, who the company said is retiring.
Qatar Airways invested in JetSuite Inc., and JetBlue Airways increased its stake in the Irvine-based charter carrier on undisclosed terms.
Marketing firm The Shipyard named David Sonderman chief creative officer on Tuesday.
Anaheim-based Bedrosians Tile and Stone named Diana Kelly president and chief operating officer.
Irvine’s AutoGravity said it will work with Westbon Inc., which runs a lending platform for international students in the U.S.
HEALTHCARE: Launched IvyGene; to expand Irvine HQ
Irvine-based Laboratory for Advanced Medicine Inc. isn’t pursuing a magic-bullet immunotherapy drug to cure all cancers yet, but it sure is in growth mode.