Posts tagged “People”

July 29

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

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.

Mark Van Name, CEO of Principled Technologies Mark Van Name, CEO of Principled Technologies

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?

Greg Hopper, new Startegist-in-Residence at HQ Raleigh Greg Hopper, new Startegist-in-Residence at HQ Raleigh

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.

Tags: People, Duke
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

September 16, 2015

Premium Lock Duke's Robert Califf nominated for FDA Commissioner

Dr. Robert Califf tapped to be FDA Commissioner President Obama has nominated Dr. Robert Califf, a Duke University where he helped found the Duke Clinical Research Organization to be the next U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner.

Updated September 11, 2015

Premium Lock What does Warren Buffett know about IBM stock?

Warren Buffett  Legendary Berkshire Hathaway investor Warren Buffett has long been a fan of IBM, but with Big Blue down 25 percent over its 52-week high he is more bullish than ever.

September 11, 2015

Premium Lock Schrader joins Reveal, Office 2016 coming, Pao moving on

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Reveal Mobile names digital ad exec Andy Schrader as chief product officer; Microsoft launching Office 2016 this month; Facebook opens liive video streaming app to journalists; Ellen Pao won't appeal loss lawsuit.

July 24, 2015

Premium Lock Proto Labs on track; Jean Davis joins First Flight board; REACH NC moves to The Frontier; tablets, cars spur AT&T

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Proto Labs expansion on track; Jean Davis joins First Flight Venture Center board; REACH NC moves to the Frontier; tablets, cars spur AT&T growth.

Updated July 14, 2015

Premium Lock Durham company's rare disease treatment gives sufferers hope

Bret Kopelan's daughter Rafaella, now eight, was born without skin on her feet and had to have emergency care when her skin began to blister. She suffers from a rare disease that had no effective treatments currently because it doesn't affect enough people to make it commercially viable for most drug companies. So Kopelan is hopeful that a Durham company's treatment gets to market quickly and helps his daughter.

Rafaella Kopelan, who suffers from rare "butterfly children" disease Rafaella Kopelan, who suffers from rare "butterfly children" disease

July 14, 2015

Premium Lock Internet flooded with tributes to Nintendo's Iwata

Shopper walks in front of Nintendo Super Mario character in mall. Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata's death from an illness at 55 is being mourned by game fans around the world. They're sharing Iwata Mii avatars, creating pictures with farewell messages on the Nintendo drawing game Splatoon and sending Tweets with "ThankYouIwata" hashtags. Video game makers also react.

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