Finalists

Apricus Biosciences
Viejas Enterprises
Provide Commerce Inc.
General Dynamics NASSCO
Straub Construction Inc.
Petco Animal Supplies Inc.
Qualcomm Inc.
OwnerGUARD Corporation
University of San Diego
Balfour Beatty Construction
San Diego Padres
Amylin Pharmaceuticals
Leap Wireless International Inc.
Sony Electronics
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
AMN Healthcare Inc.
ViaSat Inc.
Dexcom
Viejas Enterprises
Gafcon; SharePoint360
Catalina Restaurant Group Inc.
Websense Inc.
Science Applications International Corp.
American Assets Trust Inc.
DJO Global

Finalist

Paul Najar

Gafcon; SharePoint360

Paul Najar serves as the vice president and general counsel for Gafcon and SharePoint360, building and maintaining the legal infrastructure of both companies.

Najar brings more than 23 years of corporate law and administrative management experience in a variety of industries, including construction, financial services, health care and information technologies. Before joining Gafcon and SharePoint360, Najar served as executive vice president of administration, general counsel and secretary of Anacomp Inc., a global business solutions technology company, for more than 14 years. Prior to that, Najar served as the university attorney for the University of California, Irvine, for five years.

Najar holds a joint Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and humanities from the University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate from the Martin Luther King School of Law at the University of California, Davis. Najar was recently nominated to the board of directors of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. 

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Deadlines

Nominations Open: July 2, 2012
Nominations Close: August 13, 2012
Nominees Announced: August 17, 2012
Finalists Notified: August 17, 2012
Sponsorship / Advertising Close: September 12, 2012
Publication Date: September 19, 2012

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