Alliance Member News

Alliance Members don’t just read the news ... they make the news. To check out our “Members News” from prior years, click the list below:

William Freeman of Patxi’s Pizza Among Most Admired CEOs in Bay Area
October 10, 2013

Congratulations to William Freeman of Patxi's Pizza who was named by the San Francisco Business Times as a 2013 Most Admired CEO.

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Jorge Titinger Returned Silicon Graphics International to Profitability
September 30, 2013

Alliance member Jorge Titinger and Silicon Graphics International were profiled in Smart Business.

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LawRoom Takes Home Gold and Silver at the Annual Stevie Awards
September 16, 2013

LawRoom, led by Alliance member Ralph Yanello, was honored with two Stevie Awards for Best Training Site at the 11th Annual American Business Awards.

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Accelrys Acquires ChemSW
September 03, 2013

Accelrys, a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, announced that it has acquired ChemSW, an Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) compliance solutions provider. ChemSW President, Brian Stafford, and VP, Business Development & Finance, Pat Spink, are Alliance members.

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How Doug Leeds is Working to Create a Better User Experience at Ask.com
August 28, 2013

Alliance member Doug Leeds and Ask.com were profiled in Smart Business.

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Grockit Sells Social Learning Platform To Kaplan, Goes All-In On Learnist
July 31, 2013

Kaplan, the industry leader in test prep worldwide, has acquired the test prep assets and social learning platform of Grockit. With this acquisition, Alliance member Roy Gilbert, moves to spin off, Learnist to direct full attention to Learnist, a web and mobile social learning app focused on broader social learning.

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Abbott to Enter Laser Cataract Surgery Market through Acquisition of OptiMedica
July 15, 2013

Abbott announced its intent to acquire OptiMedica Corporation. OptiMedica is led by Alliance member Mark Forchette.

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Skyera CEO Wins Gold in Tech Awards Circle
July 02, 2013

Alliance member Radoslav Danilak, CEO and co-founder of Skyera has been awarded Gold for the 2013 Tech Awards Circle in the Emerging Company Executive of the Year - Enterprise category.

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Patxi’s is Seeking a Wider Slice of Pizza Market
June 08, 2013

The fast-growing Bay Area pizza pie maker, Patxi's, has been on a massive growth spurt lately, with four new stores opening in the past six months and a couple dozen more in the works. Alliance member Bill Freeman is the CEO of Patxi's.

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Carnegie Hall? Just a Stop Along the Path for CEO
June 07, 2013

In a Silicon Valley culture full of super-achieving polymaths, Alliance member and Accellion CEO Yorgen Edholm stands apart in both his vocation and avocations. Beyond his business achievements, Edholm has played Carnegie Hall as part of a violin career that includes training with maestro Ivan Galamian, whose pupils include Itzhak Perlman.

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Second Genome Announced Agreement with Janssen
June 05, 2013

Second Genome announced an agreement with Janssen on microbiome drug discovery in ulcerative colitis. Additionally, the company has completed the third tranche of $11.5 Million Series A financing and expanded its board of directors and scientific advisors. Alliance member Peter DiLaura is the CEO of Second Genome.

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Marty Reed Wins Entrepreneur Award from JFK University
May 17, 2013

Alliance Director Marty Reed was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by JFK University.

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Doug Leeds Honored with Tech & Innovation Award
May 16, 2013

Congratulations to Alliance member Doug Leeds and Ask.com on being named a Tech & Innovation Award winner.

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Menko Deroos on The CEO Show
May 07, 2013

Alliance member Menko Deroos, CEO of Xicato, was the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's guest on The CEO Show.

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4 Alliance Members on the List of the Best Places to Work
April 03, 2013

Four companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the list of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2013."

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Entrepreneur of the Year Awarded to Rajesh Subramaniam
March 22, 2013

Congratulations to Alliance member Rajesh Subramaniam upon receiving the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Indo-American Federation of Fremont. The award was presented at the Federation's annual Unity Dinner on March 22, 2013 by Congressman Mike Honda.

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Sblend Sblendorio and Team Receive “New Retail” Award
March 21, 2013

Congratulations to Alliance member Sblend Sblendorio and his Hoge Fenton team for receiving the 2012 "New Retail" award at the San Francisco Business Times "Real Estate Deals of the Year Awards" for their work on the Paragon Outlets Livermore Valley project.

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Rodan + Fields Requires New Office Space to Handle Growth
March 01, 2013

Rodan + Fields, the dermatologist-created skincare products company, has grabbed 62,500 square feet at 60 Spear Street in San Francisco, to more than double its current footprint at 111 Maiden Lane. Alliance member Lori Bush is the President of Rodan + Fields.

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Profile of Tyson Lawrence and PacWest Distributing
February 22, 2013

San Francisco Business Times reporter Jeff Hughes profiled Alliance member, Tyson Lawrence and PacWest Distributing Inc.

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Skyera Closes Over $51 Million Series B Financing
February 21, 2013

Skyera announced that it has closed over $51 million in Series B financing to accelerate its next-generation enterprise solid-state storage solution. Dell Ventures leads the syndicate of investors to promote an award-winning enterprise solid-state storage systems provider. Alliance member Rado Danilak is the CEO of Skyera.

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