Peter J. Brennan
BANKING: Acquisition will create OC financial giant
Next up: $20B in assets
SERVICES: Allied CFO helps raise $4 billion
Drew Vollero knows tech, having helped take public the high-flying wunderkind Snap Inc. in 2017.
FINANCE: Mix of heart valves, monitors, electricity
Willdan, Ensign, Edwards, PacPremier, Masimo ...
Conference Draws Crowds; New Focus for Allergan’s Irvine Hub
Orange County has developed into a world-renowned leader in the medical device industries for heart valves and ophthalmology.
ACCOUNTING: Top 25 firm buys KSJG
WithumSmith+Brown PC, a Princeton, N.J.-based accounting firm with a large presence in the East Coast, wanted exposure to the West Coast.
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.