San Diego's Top Influentials highlights the Who’s Who in San Diego business, profiling the top newsmakers of 2007. The special publication will also feature lists from San Diego’s prominent industry sectors, combining thought-provoking editorial and useful data to offer the best resource for San Diego business.View San Diego's Top Influentials.
Many of the future challenges the health care, insurance, accounting and retail industries will face in 2008 have been ongoing business trends from years past. See how the Top Influentials in the Business and Consumer Services area successfully face these challenges.
Construction industry leaders have experienced a tumultuous year in which the county has endured wildfires and a sharp drop in residential building. Discover how Top Influentials in this sector have adjusted to the changing times.
The Transcript takes a look at some of the leaders who continue to pursue opportunities in the finance and law industries.
There is no getting around the fact that the subprime mortgage collapse is affecting the commercial as well as the residential markets. These Top Influentials are finding ways succeed in this sluggish time.
San Diego's reputation as a hotbed of life sciences and technology is thriving, and these Top Influentials continue to develop and produce innovative products.
North Island Credit Union was recently honored for ethical business practices by the San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) at the 2007 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. North Island Credit Union was the only winner in the 250-499 employees category. The award represents a two-decade -- and ongoing -- commitment to the pursuit of workplace excellence. This quest began with North Island's adoption of the National Malcolm Baldrige criteria as a template to improve its organizational effectiveness and to reflect its commitment to delivering ever-improving business value and ethics to its members. That commitment remains today.
Richard Russell started his career of giving financial advice by losing money.
As Imperial Capital Bancorp Inc.'s (NYSE: IMP) chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, George Haligowski is focused on focusing his bank's needs to be ready for opportunity.
Mike Maslak has served as CEO of North Island Credit Union since he came to San Diego in 1987. During his tenure, North Island's assets have grown from $300 million to more than $1.5 billion, with more than 17 branches throughout San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties.
As managing principal of the San Diego office of Fish & Richardson, John Phillips spends much of his time positioning the firm for growth.
For San Diego attorney Harvey Levine, 2007 was like any of his previous 30-plus years practicing law: busy, successful and marked by personal recognition.
Locally, San Diego attorney Jay Jeffcoat is perhaps known more for his community service than for his law practice, and that's no knock on the veteran litigator.
An attorney specializing in public works, construction and eminent domain litigation, James Gilpin sees his work as having a long-term impact on San Diego.
Stephen Ferruolo wants San Diego to have its own Genentech (NYSE: DNA). That's a tall order considering the San Francisco-based company launched in 1976 has more than 10,000 employees and is widely considered the founder of the biotech industry.
Downtown condominiums may not be filling as quickly as developers would like, but it's not going to cause Nat Bosa to lose any sleep.
Palomar Pomerado Health's (PPH) President and CEO Michael H. Covert has 38 years of experience in health care administration -- 25 of those as chief executive officer.
After more than a century in San Diego, Burnham Real Estate Services has been bought by Cushman & Wakefield. The 116-year-old firm, the largest independent commercial brokerage firm locally, will remain largely intact.
Dennis Guseman had his work cut out in 2003 when he took over as the dean of the College of Business Administration at California State University, San Marcos.
Santee made headlines last summer as the bedroom community that could -- fighting the potential expansion of the Las Colinas Detention Facility, a jail for women.
After 30 years as a football coach, Dennis Snyder took the skills and principles found in organized sports to develop the Escondido Charter High School.
Twenty-seven years ago, Ricky Schlesinger helped the founders of Eagle Creek Inc. move their business out of the garage. Since then he's facilitated the company's growth to an acquisition by a major manufacturer.
For all his business acumen, perhaps Paul Hering's greatest attribute is his ability to make work fun. Work that involves selling insurance, no less.
As one of the hundreds of thousands of San Diego residents forced to evacuate during the wildfires in October, Donald Felsinger, CEO of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), knew first hand the anxiety of that disaster -- and led his company to help those who lost more than just a few nights of sleep over the possible damage to a home.
The "R" in HR could stand for many words for Judith Enns, HR Solutions executive vice-president: providing resources for employees, building relationships and providing reliable employees to clients are all part of her focus as she speaks to the world of human resources.
In his first year on the Escondido City Council, Dick Daniels already has a clear path of what he wants and where he hopes the city will go.
James W. Brennan, CEO and partner of EnDev Enterprises LLC, says if you want to make money and enjoy life, you've got to take risks.
In October 2006, Jonathan Bradhurst moved from Australia to Southern California and brought Westfield a new set of eyes for developing its seven properties in San Diego County.
He's been called one of the deans of corporate law in San Diego.
In the last 16 years, the San Diego County residential building industry has experienced shifts in activity levels, implementation of numerous construction regulations and a change in how communities and homes are planned and built.
David Susi has been in the San Diego roofing business for 29 years. The president of RSI Roofing opened the full-service roofing contracting firm in 1993 with less than $10,000 in startup capital.
Having built the concrete foundations for all the bayside buildings along Harbor Drive, including the new Hilton Hotel, Ray Carpenter has seen the development of San Diego's waterfront during his tenure as president of one of the area's only locally based marine construction companies.