OC’s Largest Nonprofits Grow Revenue Nearly 6%

Generates $1.7B in Revenue; Expenditures of $1.4BOrange County’s largest nonprofits reported their combined revenue increased 5.6% to $1.7 billion for the 12 months ended June, according to the Business Journal’s annual list.

Five CFOs Won, Then Had Dramatic Years

Global Unrest, Unruly Weather, C-Suite Changes, New Roles

From the U.S. banning a key Chinese customer, to a real live hurricane, to a chief executive in office seven months, to new roles, last year’s Business Journal Chief Financial Officers of the Year had quite the 2019 … where 2020 will take our next slate of honorees after they’re named is a story for another day. For now, we tell the tale of last year’s Gang of Five, their companies, and five thrilling years in one. —Peter J. Brennan

Banc of California CEO Outlines Strategy

FINANCE: Wolff sets stage for 2020 success

Jared Wolff looks relaxed even after seven months at the helm of the once problem-plagued Banc of California Inc.

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Pacific Premier Becomes King of OC-Based Banks

Acquisition Helps Pass Banc of California

A new leader tops the Business Journal’s annual ranking of the biggest banks with headquarters in Orange County.

Credit Unions Growth Accelerating Again

Boost OC Memberships 7.5% to 797,620

Orange County’s credit unions saw their asset growth increase again, according to the Business Journal’s annual ranking.

Public Companies’ Fastest Growers Soar 33%

MARKETS: 34 firms report $27B in sales

Orange County has again demonstrated the ability to spur fast-growing publicly traded companies.

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Alteryx’s AI Finds New Home: Spectrum Terrace

TECHNOLOGY: Big data lease is biggest of year

Irvine-based data analytics software maker Alteryx Inc. has struck a deal to more than double its local footprint, with a 183,000-square-foot lease at the city’s new Spectrum Terrace office development.

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OC Banks See Surprising Revenue Growth

FINANCE: Sales spurred by acquisitions, ‘secret sauce’

Banks are in an industry not typically noted for large jumps in revenue growth. Tell that to those based in Orange County.

AI Firms, Others See Booming Sales

TECHNOLOGY: See demand in data, temps, defense

Alteryx Inc. has gotten the lion’s share of the attention for growth in OC’s tech community of late, but there are other local public companies going gangbusters as well.

One Rep Max: Contractor Builds Community Muscle

Sharing, Caring at Casco Includes People, Founder

Millennials aren’t interested in merely seeking an employer with a good happy hour, according to Casco Contractors owner Cheryl Osborn.

Neil Bush Keynotes Third Annual Civic 50 Awards

GIVING: Points of Light, OneOC, 400+ Turn Out

More than 400 attendees came together to honor giving and philanthropy by Orange County companies at the third annual Civic 50 awards, presented by the Business Journal, local volunteer boosters OneOC in Santa Ana, and the Atlanta-based U.S. nonprofit Points of Light.

PwC Gets, Carries ‘Wonderfully Warm’ Giving Bug

Global Firm’s OC Outpost For 5-Year $320M Project

Ted Wilm is closing in on four decades at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the New York-based Big Four accounting firm with a significant stake in Orange County. The local office in Irvine employs 375—making PwC one of the Big Four in OC as well.

Charity Game Set, Firm Match; Ingram Boosts Giving

Tech Giant Notes Higher Retention, Engagement

Irvine-based Ingram Micro Inc. has run a steady-as-she-goes route to becoming the world’s biggest technology product purveyor and service seller, including an acquisitive several years across the globe, honing its systems, staying with fast-changing technology trends, and carving out a dominant spot in what’s often a low-margin business.

FivePoint’s OC Mission: Everything Old Can Be New Again

Take Emile Haddad literally and seriously.

Business Journal’s OC Civic 50 Honors Five

Bush: These Companies Have Risen Above Others

A construction contractor, a small and large wealth manager, and a pair of accounting firms received top honors at the Business Journal’s third annual Civic 50 event held on Oct. 16 at Hotel Irvine.

GC 2018 Winners Witness Big Deals, Executive Changes

Firms See Growth, New Faces

From watching companies make executive changes to property deals in the hundreds of millions of dollars to unloading noncore businesses, it’s been quite a year for the 2018 Business Journal winners of the ninth annual General Counsel Awards. Here’s a review of some of the major actions by companies that employed our winners from last November.