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Christina Roderick: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Christina Roderick, principal, REDW Roderick, a CPA, has more than 17 years of experience in public accounting and leads REDW’s privately held business practice as a tax principal. Greatest accomplishment: “My promotion to principal at REDW. Being part of a firm with tremendous leadership, integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and client care is very exciting.” Childhood aspiration: “I wanted… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women

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A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Sue Hasenstein: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Sue Hasenstein, senior vice president, BMO Harris Bank Hasenstein oversees all sales functions within the Premier Services Banking for Arizona. She is accountable for revenue and balance sheet growth for a team that provides personalized financial services to individuals with investable assets from $250,000-$1 million. Childhood aspiration: “I wanted to be a doctor to make a… Read More →

REDW will host Tribal Finance Conference in Scottsdale

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REDW LLC, one of the Southwest’s 10 largest and most respected certified public accounting and business consulting firms and nationally recognized for its service to Tribes, announced it will host The 2015 Tribal Finance and Leadership Conference at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 12th and 13th. The annual event, now in its 6th consecutive year,… Read More →

Healthcare Trust of America reports strong earnings

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Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA), a Scottsdale-based real estate investment trust, reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter on Wednesday, hitting analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.38. The firm earned $99.30 million during the quarter and quarterly revenue was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.36 EPS. Second… Read More →

GPEC attracted 6,200 jobs during last fiscal year

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) saw another record-breaking year for the Greater Phoenix region as GPEC worked with its 22 member communities with the location and expansion of 32 companies over the course of the fiscal year ending June 30th.    Those companies will add more than 6,200 jobs across Greater Phoenix during the… Read More →

Longer-term car loans gain popularity in Arizona

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When Tucson resident Valerie Vinyard purchased a new car in 2010, she expected to take out a five-year loan, but the dealership presented her with a longer financing option to reduce her monthly payments. Vinyard opted for a six-year car loan to reduce her payments to about $200 a month, which shaved off $50 to… Read More →

FEI president hopes to help Arizona chapter give back

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Adam Miller brought a broad range of experiences in finance, accounting, auditing, personnel, real estate, manufacturing and operational management to his role as president of the Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI). Miller became CFO of Barron Lighting Group in 2010 and has helped the company achieve double-digit growth in the years since joining… Read More →

Silicon Valley’s Wasabi Ventures heads to Scottsdale

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Wasabi Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, announced today the formal launch of its operations in Arizona. After a nine-month due diligence process, Arizona was selected as the most promising location for a new office by the bi-coastal firm that has existing offices in Silicon Valley, Greater Boston, and Baltimore. “We see great potential… Read More →

Karen Stepanski joins Baird as financial advisor

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Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, announced today that it has added Karen Stepanski, CFP®, ADPA®, as Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor in its Scottsdale, Ariz., wealth management office. Stepanski brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Baird.   Stepanski began her career in the financial services industry… Read More →

Discover’s Phoenix facility has 250 job openings

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Discover, which operates several customer care centers across the country, has announced more than 250 open positions at its Phoenixl office. The hiring initiative will include customer care representatives, analyst positions and service support. Customer care center representatives will handle inbound calls, share features about Discover’s card options and provide helpful information to Discover’s cardmembers.… Read More →

WGM Associates hires Gary Williams as CFO

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WGM Associates, a Scottsdale-based information technology consulting, security and application development firm, has hired Gary Williams to fulfill the newly created role of Chief Financial Officer. Williams brings extensive executive financial and technology experience to WGM including two decades of finance and operational experience from the world’s largest technology firms as well as significant expertise… Read More →

How company culture can lead to fraud

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Unfortunately, fraud is something all businesses must think about and guard themselves from. According to Statistic Brain, seven percent of annual revenues are lost to employee theft or fraud and 33 percent of business’ bankruptcies are caused by employee theft. Fraud isn’t only a result of employee theft; it can also include misuse of accounts,… Read More →

Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors expands in Arizona

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Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors (BPWA), a comprehensive wealth advisory firm and national enterprise building partnership, recently welcomed four experienced advisors to its Scottsdale office. Brian Coughlan, MBA, Landen Lunsway, CFP®, Chris Palermo, CFA, CFP® and Andrew Reinhardt, CFP® officially joined the BPWA Arizona team as Partners and Managing Directors on Friday. The new team, which… Read More →