Bill Carpou, Emile Haddad

Bill Carpou, Emile Haddad

CEO, Octane

WHY: Leads Aliso Viejo-based business accelerator for technology and life sciences. Aims to create 55K high-paying technology jobs in Southern California by 2030.

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RECENT: Company moving its HQ to the Great Park Neighborhoods, forming a deep relationship with land developer FivePoint Holdings. Sees collaboration with new City of Hope cancer treatment center planned at FivePoint Gateway campus.

QUOTABLE: Octane’s move to Irvine is not just a relocation, but rather “the beginning of a center of gravity for OC.”

FUN FACTS: Wife, Paula; daughter, Cara; grandson, Jamie.

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