Posts tagged “People”

Updated June 9

Premium Lock Startup Factory's Dave Neal using lessons learned at new venture

A startup accelerator such as the Startup Factory is good training for actually working for a startup, says Dave Neal, who left the Startup Factory in September.

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February 10

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor co-founder, CTO, retires

ChannelAdvisor ChannelAdvisor co-founder and CTO Aris Buinevicius, has retired, the company said after markets closed Thursday. The company also named a new chief revenue officer. The company reported revenue that just missed analysts estimates.

Updated February 7

Premium Lock NC CEOs to launch reading initiative

Jim Goodnight     On Feb. 9 at Creech Road Elementary School, the leaders of some of North Carolina's most prominent businesses - inlcuding SAS, Red Hat and AT&T, will spearhead the national release of a report from the Business Roundtable (BRT), "Why Reading Matters and What To Do About It."

Updated December 13, 2016

Premium Lock Cempra CEO retires, acting CEO named

Prabhavathi Fernandes, Ph.D., CEO, Cempra Chapel-Hill based Cempra co-founder and CEO Prabhavathi Fernades is retiring immediately and has been replaced by board member David Zaccardelli has been appointed acting CEO, the company said Monday.

Tags: People
December 9, 2016

Premium Lock Real estate wireless provider names Scott Lewis senior VP

Eco-Site Scott Lewis has been named senior vice president of Durham-based Eco-Site Inc., a wireless tower and densification provider for the real estate industry..

October 20, 2016

Premium Lock John Rabby elected chairman of NC Biotech Center

John Rabby, new Biotech Center chaiar John C. Rabby, an executive with 30-plus years of experience in global agribusiness development, has been elected chairman of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's Board of Directors.

July 29, 2016

Premium Lock INC Research CEO stepping down

INC Research INC Research CEO Jamie Macdonald is stepping down in October and will be replaced by current president and COO Allstair Macdonald.

Updated June 24, 2016

Premium Lock Inventor with Duke connection seeks to subdue cellphone addiction

Musicians are increasingly asking concert-goers to put the cellphones away and an inventor believes he has the solution.

November 6, 2015

Premium Lock Durham tech CEO has second career as award-winning science fiction writer

Many technology executives and startup founders enjoy science fiction, but not many are award-winning science fiction authors. Mark Van Name, CEO of Durham-based marketing and technology assessment firm Principled Technologies Inc., has published five science fiction novels and many SF short stories - several of which include references to Durham and a near-future Research Triangle.

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October 29, 2015

Premium Lock What three questions should every entrepreneur ask?

What three questions should every startup entrepreneur ask? Greg Hopper, who is HQ Raleigh's first strategist-in-residence says he asks these three when introduced to an entrepreneur. Do you know what they are?

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October 27, 2015

Premium Lock HQ Raleigh names Greg Hopper strategist-in-residence

Greg Hopper, new Startegist-in-Residence at HQ Raleigh HQ Raleigh, the downtown Raleigh entrepreneurial community that broke ground yesterday on the site of a 43,000 square foot expansion, has launched a new Strategist in Residence Program to coach startups of all stages within the workspace. Hopper will also facilitate the ThinkHouse program for young area entrepreneurs.

Updated October 22, 2015

Premium Lock Syngenta names interim CEO

Syngenta Swiss-based Syngenta, which employs 450 in the Research Triangle and 750 in Greensboro, has named CFO John Ramsay as interim CEO to replace Mike Mack. Mack stepped down following shareholder criticism of how he handled Monsanto's $47 billion takeover bid.

Updated October 15, 2015

Premium Lock Triangle woman wins Uber Sixth Star award

Lisa Schuerenberg won Uber Sixth Star award. A Triangle woman has racked up the highest rating for a female Uber partner on the East Coast, winning the ride-sharing company's highest honor, The Sixth Star.

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Updated October 6, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-CH physicists worked with Nobel Prize winner

UNC-CH Physicist John Wilkerson working on neutrino experiment at a former gold mine in South Dakota. Canadian scientist Arthur B. McDonald, one of two scientists awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics, led a research project that included physicists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

October 6, 2015

Premium Lock New Bern's Wheatstone Corp. acquires VoxPro

VoxPro audiio editor Wheatstone Corp. has acquired Audion Labs and with it, the industry's VoxPro digital audio editor, a PC based software program with optional control panel surface developed to facilitate rapid-fast audio editing.

Updated October 5, 2015

Premium Lock Raleigh's K4Connect hires former Startup America managing director as president

 K4Connect, a Raleigh-based startup, which wants to take smart home and health technologies to senior living facilities, has named former Startup America Partnership Managing Director Derek Holt as president.

September 29, 2015

Premium Lock New faculty member brings UNC Pembroke dollars and recognition

Ben Bahr with students When Ben Bahr, Ph.D., was recruited to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2009 as the inaugural William C. Friday Distinguished Chair and Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, much was expected. The newly created position was charged with advancing biotechnology research and education at the university and spurring economic development in southeastern North Carolina.

Updated September 28, 2015

Premium Lock EMC names Carol Flack to lead its Triangle operations

EMC  Massachusetts-based EMC (NYSE:EMC), the digital storage company, has replaced Bob Hawkins, recently retired head of its Triangle operations, with Carol Flack. EMC has 1,425 employees at its locations in Apex and Durham.

Tags: EMC, People
Updated September 21, 2015

Premium Lock Red Hat earnings beat expectations, shares rise

Red Hat Red Hat Inc. (NYSE:RHT) reported second-quarter earnings of $51.4 million, or 47 cents cents a share, up from $46.8 million and 41 cents a share in the same period last year, topping analyst expectations of 44 cents a share.

Updated September 16, 2015

Premium Lock AvidXchange CEO on where it goes after $225M raise

AvidXchange, which sells accounts payable and payment automation software, started working in January on the huge $225 million financing deal it just closed, says CEO and co-founder Michael Praeger. "We hadn't raised capital in a long time, but we really liked the approach of the Bain Group," he says.

Michael Praeger, CEO, co-founder, AvidXchange Michael Praeger, CEO, co-founder, AvidXchange

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