September 19, 2019

(Photo: Kimberly Benson)By Eve Gumpel, California Business Journal.San Bernardino International Airport officials wanted to attract commercial and private jet traffic – and grow the facility’s air cargo operation.Enter Kimberly Benson, President of Zenaida Global and a specialist in international business development.The airport hired Benson to

By Daniel Langhorne, California Business Journal.Fred Whitaker enjoys playing chess because skilled players must sacrifice in the short-term to achieve victory.He sees the classic strategy game as a useful exercise to sharpen his skills for negotiating business deals as an outside general counsel for privately-held

Schneider Electric develops energy efficiency projects for California school districts looking to upgrade their facilities, saving them thousands of dollars.  By Sean Stroh, California Business JournalWhen California voters approved Proposition 39 in the fall of 2012, they opened the door for their schools to receive some

Thomas H. Willingham parachutes into companies to identify and eliminate waste and inefficiencies to help companies execute their strategy successfully.  By Eve Gumpel, California Business JournalThomas H. Willingham loves being a fly on the wall in a manufacturing facility.“For me, it’s like being a kid in

Letitia Berbaum’s Early Affinity for Investing and Finance Inspired a Successful Career as a Passionate Wealth Manager By Diane Bucka, California Business JournalAs a young girl, Letitia Berbaum accompanied her mother, an entrepreneur with a creative business approach and a conservative financial bent, on her weekly

Sara Rajo-Miller soared from intern to nationally ranked financial advisor, garnering acclaim, success and recognition at a staggering pace. By Victoria Talbot, California Business JournalSara Rajo-Miller has accrued significant recognition as a result of her growing career as a financial advisor for Miracle Mile Advisors in

Andrew Karigan of Karigan Residential Group provides prospective home buyers and sellers with "world-class  representation" and a resume to back it up. By Sean Stroh, California Business JournalAll Andrew Karigan has ever known is hard work.As a young boy, it was delivering the local newspaper

With the cannabis industry exploding, Don Smith and John Taylor entered the marijuana market through the creation and installation of fully automated greenhouses that are ready for use in just 15 days and can yield as many as five cannabis harvests a year. By Lee Barnathan,

As a Certified Family Law Mediation Specialist, Colleen McNamee Transforms the Usually Acrimonious Divorce Process into a More Amicable, Faster and Less Costly Procedure. By Eve Gumpel, California Business JournalAs little as two years ago, Colleen McNamee of McNamee Mediations was receiving queries from callers who

For nearly a century, Windes, the largest and oldest accounting firm in Long Beach, has provided financial and tax advice, and management and consulting services for corporate and individual clients. Managing Partner John Di Carlo discusses what sets the firm apart in offering top-notch services