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OC's Wealthiest

A $200 million year-over-year bump in fortune would be a monumental achievement for most people.

Diversity, Inclusion Make SendGrid Top Place to Work

Tech Company Fosters Collaborative Energy

SendGrid’s employee kitchen is huge. You can fit in everyone who works in the Irvine office and still have space for guests.

How Best Companies Make Lists

The Business Journal’s Best Places to Work lists are the result of months of surveying workers and managers at local employers.

Bold Mission, Values Keep Firm Atop Ranking

Irvine Staffers Say They Look Forward to Work

They come because they believe in Hughes Marino Inc.’s mission, which is to serve and protect the interests of tenants and buyers in the commercial real estate industry.

Family-Like Atmosphere Elevates Finance Firm

Whittier Trust No. 2 On Medium Companies List

Lauren Peterson says she felt welcome at Costa Mesa-based Whittier Trust Co. from her first day at the investment and wealth management firm. Everyone she met greeted her with genuine warmth, interested in getting to know her, not just as new co-worker, but as a whole person. Later that day, she was treated to a get-to-know-you lunch with Executive Vice President Greg Custer and Senior Vice President Caleb Silsby. A few days later she received a birthday card from Chief Executive David Dahl.

Youthful Energy Positions Corient Atop Small-Cos. List

Wealth Manager, Itself Young, Builds Community

There’s a youthful energy at Corient Capital Partners LLC that has very little to do with the ages of the people who work there. Though very few of the people in the office appear to have hit the half-century mark, or even the big 4-0, the boundless zest for life they all seem to share is rooted in a company culture that they say emphasizes respect, connection and most of all, camaraderie.

Satisfying, Productive Culture More Than Lip Service

Real Estate Co. Says It’s Big on Valuing Employees

Sometimes it’s on the tip of your tongue. You know what you want to describe, but somehow the words elude you.

Q&A

The headlines from the federal tax law passed in December are long gone. What’s received less notice are new regulations being issued by the Internal Revenue Service for what in accounting circles is now called the TCJA, for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Companies and their accountants are strategizing how to best reduce their tax burdens and avoid unintended consequences.

International Tax Business Booming at Irvine Firm

RJI Edges Big 4 With Experience Sans Cost

Manuel Ramirez is reluctant to add employees. When the chairman of RJI International CPAs was asked if he might add, say, 10 more this year, he quickly said, “I hope not.”

Recruiters Benefit From Demand Surge for Accountants

Headhunter Beacon Lays Out the Hottest Functions

Headhunter Ryan Milne gets right to the point for those seeking a high-paying job in accounting.

Biggest Accounting Firms Step Up Hiring By 3.3%

Local Industry Climbs For Seventh Straight Year

Orange County’s largest accounting firms accelerated hiring in the year ended May 31, pushing it up 3.3%, more than the 2.1% reported a year earlier, based on the Business Journal’s annual list.

Arbonne Polished Self With Tech 911 Job

RETAIL: Beauty, nutrition co. was handicapped by crashes

A digital transformation and IT overhaul launched five years ago helped Arbonne International LLC move from a stagnant retailer to a coveted takeover target.

Stance Adds Fintech To Move Checkout Lines

APPAREL: Retailer puts ‘disruptive DNA’ into stores

Stance Inc. wants to make standing in line a distant memory at its retail shops.

Premier Business Centers Tops in Co-Working in OC

REAL ESTATE: Bascom unit has 15 OC sites, 277K SF

Premier Business Centers doesn’t have the Wall Street buzz WeWork Inc. does or brand-new locations in some of Orange County’s recently built or redesigned office developments like some other co-working peers, such as Spaces.

Industrial Market Gets Infusion of Needed New Blood

Industrial Pipeline Biggest It Has Been Here in Years

There are signs of life for development in Orange County’s aging industrial market.