Peter J. Brennan
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
Shares of ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY), a tech-based restaurant staffing company, almost tripled after raising $20 million.
SERVICES: CEO Plans ‘Transformative’ Q1 Buys
CoolSys Inc., the Brea-based parent of a collection of refrigeration and heating companies that’s been among Orange County’s fastest-growing private firms the past few years, is gearing up for an eventful 2020.
SERVICES: Built security firm worth $8.4B
When Steve Jones started working in 1996 at a Santa Ana security firm that had $12 million in annual sales, he had a goal that he was reluctant to share.
BANKING: CEO Patel touts technology
Irvine-based Commercial Bank of California recently celebrated a milestone—passing $1 billion in assets.
OC Financial Sector Returns to Bullish
Orange County’s financial sector seems to be perking up after a nervous first half of 2019.
Jared Wolff took on the top spot at Banc of California Inc., Orange County’s second-largest bank by assets, last March.
Paul Taylor became chief executive at Irvine’s Opus Bank, OC’s third largest, in May.