Top Influentials 2013

San Diego's Top Influentials highlights the Who's Who in San Diego business, profiling some of the top newsmakers of 2012. This year we focus on the leaders in Finance; Business Services; Health, Hospitality & Education; Technology & Energy; Real Estate & Construction.

Tom Garfinkel

Chief Executive Officer

San Diego Padres

P.O. Box 122000
San DiegoCA92112

For Tom Garfinkel, president and chief executive for the San Diego Padres, 2012 was a year that could have made certain men lose faith.

The first half of the season was a disappointment — the team was looking to answer questions on TV contracts and its prospective new ownership. There were even specific questions about whether any new owner would retain Garfinkel, as it’s not uncommon for new owners to bring in their own people.

But as team president since 2009, Garfinkel — holding a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan — didn’t come to the Padres to build his resume, he said. He came to help build a great organization and a life for his family in San Diego.

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Padres president keeps faith in a team, city that kept faith in him

For Tom Garfinkel, president and chief executive for the San Diego Padres, 2012 was a year that could have made certain men lose faith.

Business Services

Madeline Cahill-Boley

Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel

Robert Caplan

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Roger A Denning

Fish & Richardson PC

Matt Garrett

TGG Accounting

Gary Levine

G.S. Levine Insurance Services Inc.

Ricardo Lopez

Shore Total Office

Paul Robinson

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP

Finance

Eric Ellingsen

California Bank & Trust

Stephen Gordon

Opus Bank

Teresa Halleck

San Diego County Credit Union

Jim Horton

AmericanWest Bank

Health, Hospitality & Education

Michael Cunningham

National University

Gary Fybel

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Tom Garfinkel

San Diego Padres

Arthur Gruen

EA Health

Russel Newman

Alliant International University

Anthony Pico

Viejas Casino & Resort

Robert Rauch

HotelGuru.com

Dan Shea

Donovan's Steakhouse

Joan Stafslien

CareFusion Corp.

Real Estate & Construction

Dan Broderick

DTZ (formerly Cassidy Turley San Diego )

Jack Burger

Burger Construction

Craig S. Evanco

Evanco Realty Advisors Inc.

Robert A. Felix, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, RS

Innovia Community Management Cooperative

Mark Filanc

J.R. Filanc Construction Company Inc.

Armando Flores

Charco Design & Build

Brian Galligan

Kilroy Realty Corp.

Jerry Jacquet

Meissner Jacquet Commercial Real Estate Services

Tim McBride

Southern Contracting Company

James Silverwood

Affirmed Housing Group

Technology & Energy

Steven Altman

Qualcomm Inc.

Howard Asher

Abnology

Ted Baker

Baker Electric Inc.

Murray Case

redIT

Tim Caulfield

American Internet Services

Magda Marquet

Althea Technologies Inc.

Debra L. Reed

Sempra Energy/SDG&E

Dale Stein

Voice Smart Networks

Daniel Sullivan

Sullivan Solar Power of California Inc.

Cynthia (C.J.) Warner

Sapphire Energy

Sponsors

Media

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