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Richard Franzi’s dynamic CEO Peer Group™ is transforming the lives of hundreds of business executives in an explosive, confidential and trusting environment. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal.  Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN RICHARD FRANZI WAS PROMOTED FROM VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING TO PRESIDENT OF DELPHI CONNECTION SYSTEMS IN 2005, he […] Continue Reading

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BLITZ MOGUL

Dennis Backer has reinvented himself and his business model numerous times because of the economic landscape. And each time, he has flourished. By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN IT COMES TO REINVENTING AND TRANSFORMING YOURSELF AND YOUR BUSINESS MODEL, Dennis Backer is a master. Backer’s first love is video […] Continue Reading

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IN CONTROL

Sven Larson: ‘I come to work to win. I don’t come here to lose.’ By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN SVEN LARSON WAS APPOINTED GENERAL MANAGER of Jaguar Land Rover Anaheim Hills, the first Orange County dealership of the renowned Rusnak Auto Group, one of his top priorities was […] Continue Reading

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RARE AIR

With their expectations not being met, Dustin Tillman and Zeeshawn Zia set out to transform the industry they love. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal THE “NEXT” GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION HAS ARRIVED.  Some of the largest aircraft orders in history are rolling in, all across the board, all at one time. The last […] Continue Reading

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JACKPOT

With his wife suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Bob Pond left his high-ranking financial services position to take care of his beloved bride – and then he hit the jackpot by creating CerTech Gels, an industry-transformational substance that extends the life of automobile engines. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 […] Continue Reading

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CROWN JEWEL

One of the major industries that 3D Printing is already “disrupting” is jewelry. So Jeff Ito launched Mocci Jewelry Designs to take advantage of an industry that is projected to grow to $200-$325 billion online by 2020.   By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN JEFF ITO WAS A FRESHMAN […] Continue Reading

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POWER PLAY

When it comes to alternative investments, one of the most exciting and lucrative options is power and energy. And one of the most intriguing and innovative players in the game is PowerOne Corporation. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN JON FEITZ WAS LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT TO […] Continue Reading

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MARQUE OF DISTINCTION

Jeff Assad is one of only seven people in North America to be honored with the most prestigious award an individual can receive from Jaguar Land Rover. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 THE STAGE WAS SET. THE BIGGEST AWARDS OF THE EVENING WERE BEING PRESENTED. One by one, […] Continue Reading

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BEARING IT ALL

Land Rover Anaheim Hills’ Annual Off-Road Adventure Takes Its Entourage To The Scenic and Rugged Terrain of Big Bear, California. By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 Photos by Steve Bland THE CARAVAN OF 10 LAND ROVERS SPED ALONG THE HIGHWAY, one after another, in perfect and colorful syncopation, drawing the […] Continue Reading

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A NEW KIND OF REVOLUTION … UEVOLUTION

After several bad experiences at gyms, Pascale Rothman decided to create a new and unique wellness facility that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN PASCALE ROTHMAN DECIDED TO WORK OUT ON A DAILY BASIS several years ago, she went to Gold’s […] Continue Reading

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MASTER MIND

Mel Cutler is part psychologist, entertainer, coach, comedian, motivator, philosopher, teacher, healer and showman. And he’s changing people’s lives through his innovative Success Academy platform entitled The Entrepreneur Revolution. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 THE DOORS OF THE CONFERENCE ROOM SWING OPEN. Blasting through two large speakers is […] Continue Reading

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EAGLE EYE

Eagle View Measurements revolutionizes the roofing industry with a unique innovation that saves roofing contractors time and money. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal. FOR A CENTURY, THERE HAS BEEN ONLY ONE WAY TO MEASURE A ROOF: unload a heavy duty ladder from a truck, physically climb up on the roof and measure every […] Continue Reading

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FOCAL POINT

Few companies possess the consultative approach and the overall talent of Cynthia Ferguson’s high-end sign and imaging firm. By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal. Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN CYNTHIA FERGUSON LEFT HER HIGH-PROFILE POSITION AT A HIGHLY-SUCCESSFUL INTERNET COMPANY, she pondered her future. Luckily, the decade she spent helping to build the largest […] Continue Reading

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RAISING THE BAR

If you are looking for a realtor to stick a sign on your front lawn, multi-million dollar California realtor Brent Hammond is not your guy. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 IT IS 8:15 A.M. AND THE SUN HAS JUST BURST THROUGH THE GLORIOUS SKY ON THIS PICTURESQUE CALIFORNIA […] Continue Reading

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THE RUSNAK DIFFERENCE

After just one year under the Rusnak Auto Group umbrella, Jaguar Land Rover Anaheim Hills has become one of the top-ranked dealers for Land Rover sales in the Southern California market. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal. ALL IT TOOK WAS ONE YEAR. No one could have – or would have – predicted it. […] Continue Reading

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UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

Land Rover Anaheim Hills hosted a special off-road event in the rugged Anza-Borrego desert terrain where its customers experienced first-hand the amazing capabilities of their Land Rovers.  Written By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal. Photos by Steve Bland, BLA. WHEN THE INVITATION LANDED IN SCOTT WAKEFIELD’S EMAIL INBOX, he turned to his wife Sabrina […] Continue Reading

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BEER AND … BICYCLES?

Bicycle Brüstop not only sells, fixes and maintains bicycles — you can sip a beer as you shop, wait for your bike to be serviced, and chat about the most scenic and challenging bike trails. Edited by Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal. Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 VODKA AND CAVIER. WINE AND CHEESE. BEER AND […] Continue Reading

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THE NEW ART: POP SHUI

Vicki Wong and Cheri Dunn created a new, innovative style of art by combining Pop Art with ancient Chinese symbols and methods. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal. THE COLLABORATION BEGAN QUITE UNEXPECTEDLY, without any warning whatsoever. Vicki Wong was sitting at her sister’s Santa Monica, California house when she spotted a piece of […] Continue Reading

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MY WAY

Ridiculed and abused as a child, Russian-born Faye Kitariev transformed herself into a world-class figure skating coach and then an inspirational life coach. Now, she’s written a book about her captivating journey, where she discovered new meaning and inspiration in her new life and career. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / […] Continue Reading

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MISSION STATEMENT

UEvolution’s Pascale Rothman isn’t just “giving back” to her downtown Los Angeles community. She is giving back to the people who are giving back to the community.   By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 HOW IS THIS FOR CREATIVITY: WHEN PASCALE ROTHMAN OPENED UEvolution, an innovative and unique fitness and […] Continue Reading

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NOTHING TO WINE ABOUT

Imagine making your very own wine – by yourself. Now you can – and surprisingly it’s not in Northern California’s Wine Country. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal. THE SPRAWLING AND MAJECTIC WINE COUNTRY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA OFFERS EVERYTHING FROM scintillating, romantic views to tasting the finest wines on earth. But one thing you […] Continue Reading

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SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE

Los Angeles’ UEvolution becomes first gym and wellness center in U.S. to offer the SimplyFit Test for weight loss and fitness optimization. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal. Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 WHEN UEVOLUTION CEO PASCALE ROTHMAN AND HER STAFF DISCOVERED the SimplyFit Test, they were impressed by its proven scientific accuracy. Continue Reading

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VALUE BASED

Financial advisor Albert Aizin builds valued-based portfolios for his clients in the same way he takes care of his body and mind. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal. THREE DAY A WEEK AT 5 A.M., Albert Aizin, a financial wealth adviser, goes to the gym for a spirited 1½ hour workout. “People who go […] Continue Reading

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THE LITIGATOR

California Attorney Kermit Marsh is a feared litigator who is embraced by his clients for his ability to win consistently. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal. Continue Reading

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HOOKED

For more than a quarter-century, Jay Allen has been living, breathing, eating and sleeping Land Rover and off-road adventures. By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal. Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 THERE ARE LAND ROVER ENTHUSIASTS AND THERE ARE LAND ROVER ENTHUSIASTS and then there is Jay Allen. He takes Land Rover devotion to an entirely […] Continue Reading

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NUT JOB

When Santiago Cuenca-Romero saw the rapid growth in the healthy, organic, raw foods sector, he created Premier Organics, which specializes in organic nut butters in a 100% sustainable, eco-friendly production system and building. Edited by Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal. FOR SANTIAGO CUENCA-ROMERO, “the daily grind” is not just a cliché – it’s what he […] Continue Reading

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DIFFERENTIATOR

The first online 1031 exchange platform of its kind provides commercial real estate investors, brokers and developers with unique tools to efficiently buy, sell or trade Tenancies-in-Common interests “and never find themselves in a locked-equity situation again.” By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 AS ROURKE OAKLAND DISCUSSES THE INTRICACIES AND […] Continue Reading

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ROCK SOLID

ROCK Institute is all about patients avoiding surgery through corrective therapy and the manipulation of muscles, joints and tendons. The best thing about it? It works. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal. Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 FOR NEARLY A DECADE, Newport Beach, California attorney Alton Burkhalter had an agonizing sore back caused by […] Continue Reading

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IN DEMAND

John Totaro calls Land Rover “the hottest car on the planet.” With demand so high, you can blink and the vehicle can be sold right out from under you while you’re thinking about buying it. By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815 IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO PUT A NEW […] Continue Reading

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DRIVEN

On a spectacular Southern California day, a group of luxury automobile owners participated in a special Rusnak Jaguar Anaheim Hills event, racing sleek new cars around the picturesque roads of San Diego County’s Pauma Valley — with no policemen in sight. Continue Reading

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