Orange County Business Journal

Hannah Mitchell is managing editor. She can be reached at mitchell@ocbj.com.

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The Business Journal often asks Orange County’s chief financial officers to comment on changes occurring in the industry. This time, we wanted to get their thoughts in light of this year’s stock market performance, potential interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve, and the turbulence in overseas economies. Reporter Michael de los Reyes asked a sampling of Orange County-based CFOs in the technology, venture capital, restaurant, nonprofit, and medical device sectors about the opportunities and challenges they face due to today’s macro-economic trends. Edited excerpts of their responses follow.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No.17

Marshall B. Ketchum University Provost Morris Berman will receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry at the association’s annual leadership luncheon in Boston in June.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No.16

Los Angeles-based manufacturer American Apparel Inc. laid off more than 80 people at its Garden Grove factory, a number that could grow to 150, according to news reports.

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Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. in Anaheim filed for bankruptcy protection and said it will convert debt into equity for creditor Golden Gate Capital.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No.14

The Wet Seal LLC in Irvine hired Judd Tirnauer as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 1.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No.13

Santa Ana College President Erlinda Martinez announced plans to retire at the end of June after 11 years at the helm. The Rancho Santiago Community College District has launched a nationwide search to fill the position.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No.12

Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc. sold Electric Visuals in San Clemente to the eyewear subsidiary’s chief executive, Eric Crane, for an undisclosed amount.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No.11

Mission Hospital named Tarek Salaway its new chief operating officer.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No.10

A Netherlands-based subsidiary of American Vanguard Corp. in Newport Beach made an undisclosed investment in Belgium-based Biological Products for Agriculture.

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Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal Vol. 39, No.9

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. said it will discontinue an ongoing third-phase clinical trial of its lead compound, bavituximab, in patients with previously treated lung cancer.

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