May 24, 2019

Irvine-based Directive has grown by 300 percent annually for four consecutive years. By Lee Barnathan, California Business Journal When he started consulting, Garrett Mehrguth had a simple dream: “Have a business that didn’t fail.” His dreams have grown. Now, it’s “to run the largest global B2B search agency

Michael Ahmadshahi is considered to be among the best and most thorough Intellectual Property attorneys because of his first-hand experience and knowledge in researching, writing and filing patents. [caption id="attachment_8326" align="alignleft" width="138"] Rick Weinberg[/caption] BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNAL If you have an invention or idea worth

From the time she was a child, Shannon Lamb was destined to become an attorney because of her innate ability to debate, argue, negotiate – and win. BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNAL The ability to debate, argue and negotiate has been ingrained in Shannon Lamb for

When Sid Miramontes couldn’t get things done ‘his way’ at the big wirehouses, he launched his own capital investment firm. BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNAL The financial advisor – and the overall experience – caught Sid Miramontes by total surprise. It was nothing like he expected. He

Cloudtrek is among a unique group of firms specializing in ultra-customized, ‘ironclad’ private cloud/IaaS hosting services. BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNAL Every Monday morning, on TV and radio, the world learns about the weekend box office movie blockbusters – which films finished in the top 10

Lightning-fast paced, high-intensity coding bootcamps like LearningFuze condense the learning and training process of becoming a masterful and employable programmer in an astoundingly short period of time. BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNAL The oversized classroom on this late Southern California morning is buzzing with students coding,

Kris DLP head shot from finalTen years ago, Kris De La Pena didn’t know “preferred stock from livestock.” Today, he holds five designations from the financial services industry.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal

WHILE MOST OF HIS FRIENDS WERE SKATEBOARDING AND PLAYING VIDEO GAMES, Kris De La Pena could often be found counting or playing with his allowance money in his bedroom in Whittier, California.

Once, he rolled up 300 one-dollar bills and scotch-taped them together to form a huge rope of currency that covered his entire room.

“My parents cracked up,” he says, smiling.

De La Pena was destined for a career in finance, right? Well, for most of his life, he had planned to become a doctor and one day take over his father’s Ophthalmology practice.

Shadi Shaffer of the Asset Protection and Elder Law Center is not only one of Southern California’s leading estate-planning and trust attorneys – she also has a dynamic, larger-than-life personality.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal
Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815

Attorney Shadi Shaffer of the Asset Protection and Elderly Law Center in Irvine, Calif.

Attorney Shadi Shaffer of the Asset Protection and Elderly Law Center in Irvine, Calif.

EARLY IN HIS CAREER AS AN ATTORNEY, Sandeep Shah specialized in several areas of law, including estate planning.

But when he met Shadi Shaffer and her team at Asset Protection and Elder Law Center in Irvine, Calif., that was it – no more estate planning. He handed over all his trust and estate-planning clients to her.

“Shadi is by far the best estate-planning attorney I have ever met, so I thought, ‘Why compete with the best?’” says Shah, co-founder of Shah Sheth LLP in Costa Mesa, Calif.

He was so impressed with Shaffer that not only did she handle Shah’s own estate plan, but also his entire family.

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

Elite Dustin Zee BW lead picTHE “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 major manufacturing boom in this industry occurred decades ago, the remnants of which are now in dire need of replacement.

“It’s truly a phenomenon,” says Dustin Tillman, President and CEO of Elite Aviation Products. “What’s happening now has never before been seen since the inception of the commercial aviation industry nearly a century ago.”

In order for airlines to successfully compete, they have to reinvest in their infrastructure. They need to invest in new fleets of aircraft — and new strategic alliances must be formed in order to embrace this unprecedented workload.

Enter Elite Aviation Products.

The Irvine, California-based company is redefining the $170 billion aviation manufacturing sector that is intensifying by the minute. The Boeing Company anticipates that this demand for entirely new fleets of aircraft will be valued at over $4.8 trillion over the next two decades.

By offering a distinctive unique approach to combat this unfounded workload, Elite Aviation Products is challenging conventionality and turning the industry upside down – for the better.

The company pledges to be the first organization of its kind, in this industry, to offer an undeniably compelling value proposition by embracing progressive technologies, maintaining a cost-competitive manufacturing edge, and a solution-based, customer-centric manufacturing philosophy.

“The industry doesn’t need more part producers. What the industry needs are solution providers who produce parts,” Tillman says. “In this environment, it’s not enough to offer cost-competitive prices. That’s a given. Based on our experiences, customers need suppliers capable of going above and beyond that.”

Thanks to Elite Aviation Products, it will.

Patricia Garza Pinto and Wayne Daniels have created a unique health and wellness philosophy that is life-changing.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal
Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815

Patricia Garza Pinto and Wayne Daniels of Transformation, Innovation Through Movement in Irvine

Patricia Garza Pinto and Wayne Daniels of Transformation, Innovation Through Movement in Irvine

HE WAS BROKEN — PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, MENTALLY AND SPIRITUALLY. He didn’t know what to do or where to turn. He had already seen several doctors and specialists yet he was still consuming a cupboard full of pills daily.

Nothing worked.

Until he met Patricia Garza Pinto and Wayne Daniels of Transformation, Innovation Through Movement in Irvine, California.

Dining Collection at The Market Place in Tustin and Irvine Continues to Evolve … and Grow.

 

Tustin Mktpl lead shotBy California Business Journal (CBJ) staff.

Contact: (949) 648-3815 / Editorial(at)CalBizJournal.com

THE MARKET PLACE IN TUSTIN AND IRVINE has signed seven new restaurants to its lineup at the dazzling and glamorous 165-acre shopping center, the company announced today. The additions on the Irvine side of the center will include:

  • Texas de Brazil steakhouse, opening in April;
  • California Fish Grill, opening in July;
  • Luna Grill, arriving in summer;
  • FROZEN Decadent Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, opening in May;
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar, opening in May.

The Tustin additions will include:

  • Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, opening in spring 2016;
  • Nekter Juice Bar, arriving in June.

According to records, the Tustin shopping center posted $515.7 million in taxable sales during the 12-month period that ended June 30, up 21.6% year-over-year. Market Place visitors are overly excited about the changes and additions. “Wow, what a great list of new restaurants,” Orange County’s Gwen Johanson says. “I’m excited. My family and friends already come here all the time. Now we have more of a reason to come.”