The Daily Transcript pays tribute to San Diego's newest entrepreneurs. Learn more about the Young Influentials program here.
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Nicholas Wilson has been a director at his father’s Douglas Wilson Cos. receivership, development and brokerage firm for only about two years, but he has already worked on a large portfolio of properties. After graduating from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Wilson worked for the U.S., Canadian and Mideast accounts of Red Bull Energy Drink, and as a senior project manager for Mountain Sports International.
Ashley Van Zeeland said it was a “perfect confluence of events” that led her, at age 29, to co-found La Jolla-based Cypher Genomics in 2011. The genome interpretation company was spun off from the Scripps Translational Science Institute, where Van Zeeland was conducting postdoctoral research into the genomics of psychological disorders under bioinformatics expert Nicholas Schork.
Shivani Singh went to India to find her life’s purpose, and now brings that answer closer to home for others in search of “dharma.” Dharma is a Sanskrit word and Singh said it redefines life purpose, combining a career with family, relationships, health, creative and intellectual pursuits. Everything Singh does with in her life, 100 years from now will add up to her life purpose, she said.
Tim J. Olson, a Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) vice president who specializes in suburban office properties, is upbeat about where the markets are headed. “We’re definitely in a better place,” Olson said. “Tech is leading the way with Qualcomm’s (Nasdaq: QCOM) continuing investment in wireless.”
Lee Mills is a self-proclaimed startup junkie. “I’m attracted to startups because you build something and you wear many hats and you do many things. And they’re fast-paced,” Mills said. “There are a lot of moving parts, a lot of personalities and lots of pressure. I kind of thrive under pressure. It’s more fun to build something than to take over an existing business and farm what somebody else has already built.”
Growing up in a two-party political household, Ruben “RJ” Hernandez learned the importance of considering different perspectives to solve problems. The first in his family to graduate from college (he has a bachelor of arts in sociology with an emphasis on business management from the University of California Riverside), Hernandez was deeply influenced by his grandfathers. A Korean War veteran, Grandfather Hernandez instilled in him a sense of honor, duty, respect and a strong work ethic. Grandfather Ortiz, an Ecuadorian immigrant, saw potential that Hernandez didn’t see in himself.
It was thought that Hollis Gentry IV, director of medical services for Pacific Building Group, would follow in the footsteps of his father who was a famous jazz musician in San Diego. He attended the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, but in high school he realized he didn’t have the love for music.
A flip of the coin led Renee Galente to her law career -- heads law school, tails MBA -- but she hasn’t left anything to chance since.
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.