OCBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

Deepak Garg: Expanding SEW’s Global Reach

Deepak Garg sometimes sounds more like an activist for water and electricity resources instead of a veteran businessman at the helm of a 1,200-plus-employee company

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Scott Shreeve: ‘Best Year Ever’ for Crossover Health

Dr. Scott Shreeve’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award wasn’t his only win in 2021

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Michl Binderbauer: Energy Exec Goes to Washington

Michl Binderbauer was one of the five winners at the Business Journal’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards last May, and has been pushed farther in the spotlight of elite physicists in the months since

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Emile Haddad: Big Picture Focus Amid Changes

After leading his $900 million-valued company’s team through the pandemic, Haddad stepped down from the top spot of the Irvine-based real estate developer in September

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A Security Firm’s Premier

Loko Melds Movie Effects, Artificial Intelligence; Moves HQ to Irvine

Security upstart firm opened new headquarters this month at the Discovery Park office complex in the Irvine Spectrum

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Couple Finds IT Business Booming in Mission Viejo

TECHNOLOGY: PE veteran buys IT franchise

TeamLogic IT said 2021 revenue climbed 30% in 2021 because “an acceleration of cyberattacks” has fueled growth in managed IT services

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Retiree Finds New Life in Technology, Teaching

Runs six Coder Schools

When Mark Freedkin retired about five years ago from a lifetime of working on computers, he got so bored that he tried being an Uber driver

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SBA Lending Growth ‘Slows’ to 20%; Fewer Incentives

9 OC Lenders Report Growth Topping 25%

The 15 lenders on this week’s list issued 168 loans, a 14% increase from last year. The average loan size was $1.2 million, similar to year-ago levels

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OC’s Newly Public Cos. Plot Real Estate Expansions

2021 Marked a Record for Local IPOs. Leasing Activity Has Followed.

Eleven local companies went public last year via traditional IPOs, while several others went public by reverse mergers using the SPAC route

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Property Managers, Landlords See Flight to Quality

Leasing Activity Up, More Workers Returning to Office

Though most companies have yet to return to the office on a full-time basis, hybrid scheduling is becoming more common in bringing employees back

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Companies Make Post-Pandemic Leasing Decisions

$47B in Local Brokerage Lease, Sale Deals; Up 58%

After two years of market volatility, brokers are now more closely watching inquiries and tours as office players attempt to gauge where the market is headed

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CFO Standouts Report Improving 2022

Focus on Charities, Advertising, and Space Flights

The Business Journal’s next CFO awards ceremony is scheduled for May 5th at the Irvine Marriott

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Masimo: Putting Apple on Watch

Top OC Public Firms Square Off in Court

Orange County’s biggest publicly traded companies are taking on some of the world’s better-known businesses, from Apple to Medtronic to Tesla, in court

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Edwards Lifesciences: Decline in IP Expenditures

Edwards Lifesciences, the most valuable publicly traded company based in Orange County with a valuation near $66 billion, last year spent $20.6 million on intellectual property litigation

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Chipotle: 100K Worker Base Adds Complexity

Slip-and-fall lawsuits and similar legal cases are a constant concern for Chipotle, which manages more than 3,000 restaurants with almost 100,000 employees

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