The Daily Transcript pays tribute to San Diego's newest entrepreneurs. Learn more about the Young Influentials program here.
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In 2007, Tim Callan and his brothers Trevor and Ryan left successful careers with the private banking and investment group at Merrill Lynch to start their own wealth management firm. “We saw an opportunity, and we felt our target market clientele was gravitating toward independent fiduciary advisors,” said Tim Callan. “We were on the front end of a trend that propelled itself during the credit crisis.” Callan Capital primarily serves affluent families with more than $2 million in investable assets and a net worth of $10 million. The firm started with $75 million in assets under management and has grown to more than $400 million.
From marquee clients and pro bono work to speaking engagements, published articles and a number of awards, attorney Lisa Martens has an impressive and enviable list of honors and achievements. Martens, 44, is a principal in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson. She joined the firm in 2002 as a partner and built its West Coast trademark and copyright practice from the ground up. She provides pro bono legal services to many nonprofit organizations, including Workshop for Warriors, Promises 2 Kids, the Cardiovascular Disease Foundation and Kids vs. Global Warming.
Two years into the adventure of creating a business as college juniors, plans are only getting bigger for Kevin Gelfand and Martin Reiman, co-founders of Shake Smart Inc. Gelfand and Reiman, both now graduated from San Diego State University, became business partners upon Gelfand’s business proposal. The pair has since its January 2011 opening transformed the company from a small operation on the SDSU campus to an expanding campaign to make more convenient and better-tasting meal and exercise supplements -- products that are known to be hit-and-miss.
The real world came into being for Jamie Lynn Sigler at what might be considered a less-than optimal time. Freshly graduated from East Carolina University, the founder of the boutique public relations firm J Public Relations left the East Coast for San Diego just days after Sept. 11, 2001.
If there were an Overachievers' Hall of Fame, Ronson J. Shamoun would likely be in it.
Be careful how you treat that person slogging away in the mailroom. He soon could be your boss.
A few years ago, Ron Morabito was living in his native New York when he vacationed in San Diego on a whim. He instantly knew he wanted to trade icy for amazing weather.
The world’s population stands at 7 billion today, and is expected to reach 9 billion before the year 2050. Feeding those people and alleviating hunger will require advances in food production that increase food security without damaging the environment.
New, local TV series, “A Growing Passion,” is started a Kickstarter campaign on March 29, to raise $10,000 to finance the filming and production of their second season on KPBS (www.agrowingpassion.com).
The Daily Transcript appreciates the time and effort put forth by the following people to select this year's Young Influentials.
San Diego’s Young Influentials 2013 is the culmination of a search for San Diego County’s newest rising stars, market leaders and entrepreneurs crafting our region and our business landscape for the better.
NEW YORK — After years of hope, stalled efforts and studio frustration, "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas watched a long-held dream come to fruition in a sudden digital rush.
Deal Current Network, a private-label daily-deal software company, is giving away valuable tech tips through a campaign called Take Back Local.
As the sun set on a downtown party Wednesday night, pink mixed drinks swam down an ice luge into attendees' cocktail glasses and parting gifts came in the form of honey jars.
It pays to have friends in high places. For the CEO of Mogl, a Sorrento Valley-based restaurants rewards program, that means being chummy with Sir Richard Branson.