New Achievements in Business: April 6 

Nonprofit: The nonprofit organization Restore Hetch Hetchy hired Tuan A. Nguyen as San Francisco field director. He was the campaign manager for Ron Dudum in the 2006 race for the District 4 Supervisor’s seat.

BEVERAGES

Jamba Inc., the San Francisco holding company that owns Jamba Juice, hired Karen Luey as VP, controller and principal accounting officer. She was previously VP, corporate controller and principal accounting pfficer at the educational toy retailer LeapFrog Enterprises.

FINANCE

» Brookstreet Securities Corp. hired eight new members in February, including John Abbott in San Mateo.

» Financial online personal lending firm Zopa hired Douglas Dolton as global CEO. He headed Chela Education Financing before its sale to Nelnet.

» Boutique investment bank America’s Growth Capital hired Breaux Walker as partner. He was founder and head of Daintree Partners.

» Leornard Auerbach was named "2006 Small Board Trustee of the Year" by trade publication Fund Directions. He is independent chairman of the board of trustees of RS Funds.

» Lawrence Goldfarb’s LRG Capital Group LLC of Larkspur sponsored a local visit by Segway electronic scooter inventor Dean Kamen this month. Kamen came to the Marin Country Club where he spoke to schoolteachers March 13.

» Bridger Commercial Funding of San Francisco hired Colin Carter as VP and relationship manager for the Midwest region. He was a VP with Bank of the West.

» James Turner III, Robson Turner and Jeffrey Peterson were honored by their employer, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, for sales production in the Western region. They work out of the San Francisco Bay Area Group.

TECHNOLOGY

» Online videofirm GoFish Corp. of San Francisco hired Tabreez Verjee as president. He was a general partner at Global Asset Capital LLC.

» San Carlos health technology firm POINT Biomedical Corp. hired Thomas Feldman as CEO and member of the board of directors. He was president and chief business officer of Cotherix Inc.

» Dolby Laboratories Inc. of San Francisco hired John Carey as VP of worldwide sales and marketing for the professional division. He was director of business development for DTS Inc.

» Wireless content firm LimeLife Inc. of Menlo Park hired Jimmy Giliberti as senior VP of engineering and Tim Sharp as senior VP of product management. Giliberti was VP of engineering at Mforma; Sharp was a VP of production and programming at Weathernews Americas.

» San Francisco marketing-technology company mSnap Inc. hired Timothy Favia as president and CEO. He was executive VP of Mediaplex.

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