Friday, June 13, 2014
Los Angeles Venture Association 30th Anniversary - July 15th
Come celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Venture Association!

30 years; 500+ events; 1000s of speakers/panelists; dozens of presentations from industry and technology leaders including: 3 presidential candidates, future mayors of LA and San Francisco, a future CA governor, a NFL Rookie of the year, a future athletic director, regulators, press and community leaders; and, of course, attended by 10,000s of entrepreneurs, financiers, service providers and thought leaders who are the core of our entrepreneurial community.

July 15th, 7:00 AM at the Skirball Center

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ecoATM Bolsters Law Enforcement Ties Via Former San Diego Police Chief
San Diego-based ecoATM, which operates a network of nationwide, automated electronics recycling kiosks, is further bolstering its efforts to make sure the cell phones it is collecting are legit. The company said this week that it has tied with former San Diego Chief of Police, William Lansdowne, to assist the company in building and strengthening relationships with law enforcement across the country. Lansdowne recently retired from the department. ecoATM has faced criticism and calls for a ban i (More info...)

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Invoca Hits 100 Employees, Adds Execs
Santa Barbara-based Invoca, the developer of cloud-based, call marketing and click-to-call technology which is backed by Accel Partners, Upfront Ventures and Rincon Venture Partners, said it has hit 100 employees, and also expanded its executive team. The company said it named Kevin Ferguson as Senior Vice President of Sales; J. Scott Hamilton as VP of Business Development; Kyle Christensen as Vice President of Marketing; and Liso Riolo as VP of Customer Success. Hamilton has served at VoodooVox (More info...)

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Omnitracs Names New President, COO
San Diego-based Omnitracs, which offers up fleet management software and services, said yesterday that it has named David Post as the company's new President and Chief Operating Officer. Post joins the company from MRI Software, where he had been CEO. The company said Post led efforts to acquire MRI Software from Intuit. He also served at Sunquest Information Systems, CIGNA, Kintana, Accenture, and Keane Consulting. Omnitracs is the former Qualcomm GPS fleet management software division. Texas a (More info...)

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QAD Expands Board
Santa Barbara-based enterprise resource planning software developer QAD has appointed a new board member, saying late Thursday that it has added Leslie J. Stretch as a board member. Stretch is President and CEO of Callidus Software, and also had served at Sun Microsystems and Oracle. QAD said it now has six members of its board.

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Safire Partners Executive Search
Safire Partners has completed 500+ retained executive searches since 2006 working with emerging businesses in Southern California. Please visit our website to see an updated list of our clients and searches completed at We are always interested in meeting new candidates and potential clients, so feel free to email our Managing Partner, Todd Gitlin at

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