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:

Profile of Mike Dresen and Weiss Associates
March 09, 2012

San Francisco Business Times intern Aaron Tilley profiled Alliance member, Mike Dresen and Weiss Associates.

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Echo Technology Solutions Announces Its Formation and Launch
March 03, 2012

Echo Technology Solutions today announced its formation as a result of a restructuring agreement by the ownership of Iteon Consulting. The creation of Echo Technology Solutions focuses former Iteon personnel and resources on specific information technology consulting and software development initiatives. Alliance member Sejo Jahic, the original founder of Iteon Consulting, will lead Echo Technology Solutions as its Chief Executive Officer.

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SGI Announces New President and CEO Jorge Luis Titinger
February 23, 2012

Alliance member Jorge Luis Titinger was named SGI's president and chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective on February 27, 2012.

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Jamba Juice buys Talbott Teas
February 21, 2012

Jamba Juice bought Talbott Teas, a Chicago-based business started in 2003 and will add Talbott's selection of 23 blends of teas to its stable of "lifestyle brands." Jamba Juice CEO, James White, and CFO, Karen Luey, are Alliance members.

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The FruitGuys Have a Big Heart
February 14, 2012

Alliance member Chris Mittelstaedt and The FruitGuys were recognized for their community work with San Francisco schools.

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Fast Company Names Liquid Robotics One of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2012
February 14, 2012

Liquid Robotics, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider® marine robot, was named by Fast Company as one of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2012. Alliance member Gary Gysin is the CEO of Liquid Robotics.

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Nagarro Achieves Highest Rating with CMMI Maturity Level 5 Appraisal
February 01, 2012

Nagarro announced that it has been appraised at Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI) Level 5, the rating organization's highest level of recognition. Nagarro was recognized for its success in establishing a company-wide culture based on robust, standardized, and well-defined software development processes. Nagarro is led by Alliance member Vishal Gauri.

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Weiss Associates Wins $15M Lawrence Livermore Lab Contract
January 30, 2012

Weiss Associates has won a $15 million environmental remediation contract with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to provide hydrogeologic and environmental remediation at the lab site and 300 superfund sites. Alliance member Mike Dresen is the CEO of Weiss Associates.

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Private Ocean Navigates Choppy Financial Market
January 13, 2012

San Francisco Business Times reporter Hannah Albarazi profiled Alliance member, Richard Stone and Private Ocean.

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Jamba Juice Launches Next Phase of Growth
January 09, 2012

Jamba Juice officials outlined a second phase of the smoothie chain's ongoing plan to accelerate its growth into a global health-and-wellness brand. Jamba Juice is led by Alliance member James White.

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Toolwire Wins Red Herring Global 100 Award
December 12, 2011

Toolwire, the world leader in experiential learning technologies, announced that it has been named to the Red Herring Global 100, a prestigious list recognizing the leading private technology companies in North America, Europe, and Asia. Toolwire is led by Alliance member John Valencia.

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Vine Solutions Serves Up Back Office for Restaurants
November 18, 2011

San Francisco Business Times reporter Rob Jordan profiled Alliance member, Ed Levine and Vine Solutions.

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Tregaron Announces Agreement to Sell Endurance International Group
November 17, 2011

Tregaron announced that it has signed an agreement to sell a majority of its stake in portfolio company Endurance International Group to Warburg Pincus and GS Capital Partners. Tregaron is led by Alliance member JR Matthews.

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Private Ocean CEO Receives Schwab IMPACT Leadership Award
November 04, 2011

Alliance member Richard Stone, CLU, CFP has been recognized for a lifetime of contributions to the financial planning industry and was awarded the prestigious Schwab IMPACT® Leadership Award.

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7 Alliance Members on the List of the Bay Area’s Fastest Growing Private Companies
October 28, 2011

Seven companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

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DotNetNuke Opens Door to Better Web Sites
October 28, 2011

San Francisco Business Times reporter Krystal Peak profiled Alliance member, Navin Nagiah and DotNetNuke.

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SciClone Pharmaceuticals Announced Share Repurchase Program
October 04, 2011

SciClone Pharmaceuticals announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program that authorizes the company to repurchase up to $20 million of its outstanding common stock over the next 24 months. Alliance member Friedhelm Blobel is SciClone's President & CEO.

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EORM Offers One-Stop Shop
September 16, 2011

EORM offers one-stop shop for regulatory, risk and green advice to help businesses keep up with a rapidly changing environment. Alliance member Glenn Fishler is the CEO of EORM.

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BamMagazine.com Is Now Live
September 15, 2011

BAM's founder and publisher Dennis Erokan is announcing the beginning of BamMagazine.com, a constantly updated website about everything Bay Area Music.

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Melinda Garcia Named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
September 14, 2011

Alliance member Melinda Garcia, managing shareholder of the Pleasanton business law firm Garcia & Gurney, has been named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by the Bay Area nonprofit Women's Initiative for Self-Employment.

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