Author Archives: Michael Gossie

Michael Gossie

About Michael Gossie

Michael Gossie is a competitive marathon runner, Ironman triathlete and award-winning journalist who has earned more than 50 awards for writing, editing and design. He studied economics at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., and put his entrepreneurial spirit to work in 2007, using a 200-year-old family recipe to launch an Italian sauce company. He is most proud of being the founding president of the Steuben Arc Foundation in Upstate New York, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities, including his sister.

FEI, Az Business present CFO of the Year awards


Financial Executives International (FEI) Arizona Chapter and Az Business magazine presented the 7th Annual CFO of the Year Awards at the Arizona Biltmore. The awards recognize professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. Read all about the finalists below, then check out photos of the event. Finalists were Bradley C. Anderson,… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Beau Lane

Beau Lane

Beau Lane CEO LaneTerralever Lane is the CEO of LaneTerralever, one of the largest and longest established advertising agencies in the Southwest. He supervises highly successful advertising programs for numerous high-profile clients and dedicates hours of service volunteering on the boards of some of the city’s most influential organizations. Biggest challenge: “Having our largest… Read More →

Scottsdale Companies Form Development Company

Portrait Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC
November 7, 2013 by in Business News | Real Estate

A new full-service development company, Cypress Development Group,  was announced today as the result of a merger between Scottsdale-based developer Sterling Collection Development Group (SCDG) and luxury home builder, Luster Custom Homes. Longtime friends Nathan Day, president of SCDG, and Tanner Luster, president of Luster Custom Homes, decided to combine their companies and increase their… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Richard Lehmann

November 7, 2013 by in Az Business Leaders | Banking

Richard Lehmann Founder and chairman The Biltmore Bank of Arizona “After being associated with large national and international banks since 1969, myself and other banking leaders founded the Biltmore Bank of Arizona in 2003 with a singular mission: to work with Arizona businesses face-to-face, ensuring we’re an integral part of each client’s growth –… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Theresa Chacopulos


Theresa Chacopulos Senior vice president and senior financial advisor Wells Fargo Advisors LLC Chacopulos was ranked among Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors for 2013 and was ranked No. 1 in the state of Arizona. Chacopulos serves high net worth clients, offering a customized approach to portfolio management.  A 29-year financial services veteran, she holds… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Pamela Conboy


Pamela Conboy Lead regional president Wells Fargo Conboy has 34 years of leadership experience in retail, business banking and learning and sales development. She manages 4,200 team members, 340 stores and $24.4 billion in deposits. She sits on numerous boards, including the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Valley of the Sun United Way and… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Barry Broome

November 4, 2013 by in Az Business Leaders

Barry Broome President and CEO Greater Phoenix Economic Council Broome’s tenure at GPEC has helped attract more than 170 companies, created at least 30,100 jobs and more than $7 billion in capital investment to Greater Phoenix. Biggest challenge: “One of the biggest obstacles I’ve faced was learning to believe in my own talent. It… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Jim Belfiore


Jim Belfiore President Belfiore Real Estate Consulting Belfiore has 15 years experience in real estate research and analysis. During the last eight years, he and his team have helped Arizona developers, homebuilders, lenders, investors, and brokers understand buyers, macro and micro-level supply and demand conditions, and potential outcomes of community development and building strategies.… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Ari Bai

November 1, 2013 by in Az Business Leaders | Legal

Ari Bai Shareholder Polsinelli Bai has extensive experience protecting client products in the mechanical, electrical and computer industries. Bai previously served as in-house patent counsel for a large national medical device company. He also worked as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington. Biggest challenge: “The biggest obstacle I… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Craig R. Barrett

October 31, 2013 by in Az Business Leaders | Tech

Craig R. Barrett Retired CEO and chairman, Intel Corporation; chairman, Arizona Ready Education Council Intel Corporation The retired Intel CEO successfully led the corporation through some of its worst times, including the burst of the dot-com bubble and a severe recession. He is now leading the Arizona Ready Education Council, which will develop and… Read More →

12 ways to look perfect for the holiday party

October 31, 2013 by in New You | Style

You’ve got the perfect dress. The perfect pumps. The perfect date. You want to look in the mirror and see Katy Perry, but all you see is Tyler Perry. It’s not too late. There is still time to tuck and pluck, nip and snip so you’ll look more like Madonna and less like Madea for… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Mara G. Aspinall


Mara G. Aspinall President and CEO Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Aspinall founded the European Personalized Medicine Association and advised the Obama and Bush administrations on diagnostics and genomics. Biggest challenge: “My college and postgrad majors were in business, yet I‘ve made my career in biotech where a strong science background is an distinct advantage.… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Susan Anable


Susan Anable Vice president of public affairs for the Southwest Region Cox Communications The ASU graduate grew up in Wyoming and worked for the Arizona Senate Research Staff before joining Cox Communications in 2001. She has been instrumental in creating legislation and regulatory policy that enables Cox to fairly compete and succeed, including passage… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Rhonda Anderson


Rhonda Anderson CEO Cardon Children’s Hospital Anderson played an integral role in the planning and development of the child- and family-centered facility which opened in 2009. Anderson’s healthcare leadership experiences include serving as a nurse, educator, chief nursing officer, COO and executive vice president. She also serves on national healthcare reform committees. Biggest challenge:… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Richard Adkerson

October 27, 2013 by in Az Business Leaders

Richard Adkerson Vice chairman, president and CEO Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Adkerson, named The Best CEO in Metals and Mining by Institutional Investor magazine for the past four years, serves on the boards of the Arizona Commerce Authority and GPEC. Biggest challenge: “When the financial meltdown occurred in the second half of 2008,… Read More →