An Interview With Qualcomm’s Alex Rogers, EVP And President Of Its Technologies Licensing Business, On 5G IP

I’ve been following the Qualcomm 5G IP legal saga since the FTC filed an antitrust case against the company way back in 2017. Frankly, an entire screenplay could be written about the proceedings—in a dramatic turn of events, a district court in northern California ruled against Qualcomm in May of 2019. Now, despite the earlier loss, it’s looking like Qualcomm will get the last laugh. Qualcomm appealed the decision with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, who, after holding a three judge hearing on the case this past February, have finally decided to reverse the decision, throw out the injunction and partial grant of summary judgment—a total win for Qualcomm on every issue. I was happy with this result, having long maintained the case was

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Petros PACE Finance’s Growth Continues with Hiring of Commercial Real Estate Executive Jerry Ellis as Senior Vice President of Business Development

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Petros PACE Finance, (, the industry leader of Commercial PACE financing, announced today the hiring of Jerry Ellis as Senior Vice President of Business Development based in the New York office, strengthening the business development team as the company continues to grow nationally.

Ellis brings more than 25 years of commercial real estate investing experience to the role. During his career, he has participated in the origination, underwriting and closing of more than $7 billion of U.S. and international transactions.

New York is an increasingly important market for Petros, where we are expanding to meet rapidly growing demand for C-PACE,” said Mansoor Ghori, CEO and Co-founder at Petros PACE Finance. “Jerry is a seasoned veteran with a proven track record of success and we are pleased to welcome him to the team at this critical time as a step

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Keith Barnes Named Market President for Cigna’s Commercial Business in North Texas and Oklahoma

In this role, his responsibilities include driving market growth by creating customer value and ensuring that the local market strategy, product and network offerings meet evolving customer and client needs. While focusing on improving health care affordability, predictability, and simplicity for Cigna’s clients and customers, he will collaborate with area health care professionals and health systems to help improve the health of Cigna’s customers, and lead Cigna’s efforts to serve local communities.

Keith Barnes is an accomplished and skilled leader who understands the complexities of the local market. He is committed to driving value for our customers and clients, and with his extensive broker and client relationships in North Texas and Oklahoma, he is exceptionally well-suited to drive sales and customer growth,” said Ralph Holmes, senior vice president for Cigna’s U.S. commercial business in the Southwest region.

Barnes comes to Cigna with more than 33 years of

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Zenitel promotes Bruce Czerwinski to Vice President, Sales and Business Development

Zenitel has announce the promotion of Bruce Czerwinski to Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

Zenitel has announce the promotion of Bruce Czerwinski to Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

Kansas City, MO, October 12, 2020 — Zenitel, a leading supplier of intelligent and interoperable communication solutions, is pleased to announce the promotion of Bruce Czerwinski to Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

Czerwinski has more than 15 years in the security communications industry, having joined Zenitel in 2018 as Western Regional Sales Leader. In his time with Zenitel, Czerwinski has helped to contribute to unprecedented company sales growth and has established solid relationships with Zenitel customers.

As VP of Sales and Business Development, Czerwinski will be responsible for Zenitel’s North American go-to-market strategy and all sales-related functions, including sales engineering and sales operations. His reputation as a team player, passionate listener and strategist has earned him recognition from his colleagues.

“It is my extreme pleasure to share this news,” said Dan Rothrock,

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Royal Credit Union Announces New Vice President Business Lending Manager

Royal Credit Union Announces New Vice President Business Lending Manager

EAU CLAIRE, WI (October 12, 2020) — Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named Michael (Mickey) Noone as Vice President-Business Lending Manager.  He is responsible for establishing, leading and executing the strategic initiative for Business Lending at Royal.  Noone will develop and execute a comprehensive plan for business lending which includes oversight of originations and portfolio management. Noone will also lead business loan production while working collaboratively with executives and other leaders to meet lending objectives, manage risk and support operations.  Noone is assuming the role following the retirement of long time Royal team member and former VP-Business Lending Manager, David Thoe.

Noone is an accomplished leader and commercial lender with over 20 years of business banking experience.  He has a track record of strong business development, continuous improvements and strategic planning.  He is also a former business owner, non-profit founder

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InspireMD, Inc. Appoints Patrick Jamnik as Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives and Reports

InspireMD, Inc. Appoints Patrick Jamnik as Vice President of Business
Development and Strategic Initiatives and Reports Inducement Grants Under NYSE
American Company Guide §711(a)

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE
American: NSPR) (“Company”), the developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention
System (EPS) for the prevention of stroke caused by carotid artery disease
(CAD), today announced the appointment of Patrick Jamnik as vice president,
business development and strategic initiatives. In this newly created
position, Mr. Jamnik will oversee the Company’s business development
activities and play a key role in advancing its short and long-term strategic
goals, with much of his focus being the U.S. market.

“At different times throughout my career, I have been fortunate to see the
powerful impact created when pioneering technology encounters genuine unmet
clinical needs. CGuard™ EPS presents the opportunity to create such an impact
on the advancement of carotid artery 
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InnoCare Appoints Dr. Manish Tandon as Vice President of Business Development

InnoCare Pharma (HKEX: 09969), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the Company has appointed Dr. Manish Tandon as Vice President of Business Development, reporting to the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, Dr. Jasmine Cui. Dr. Tandon will be responsible for the Company’s business development strategy and execution, external collaborations, licensing and M&A.

Dr. Tandon has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology space spanning business development, M&A and drug development. Before joining InnoCare, Dr. Tandon served as Vice President of business development, alliance management, new product planning and intellectual property at ArQule, an oncology-focused drug developer. Dr. Tandon has proven transactional expertise in bio-pharmaceutical industry. Most recently, Dr. Tandon played a key role in the acquisition of ArQule by Merck for $2.7 billion. Prior to that he successfully negotiated and executed two exclusive license agreements for derazantinib with Basilea Pharmaceutica and Sinovant Sciences.

“We are delighted to welcome

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GSE Solutions Names Brian Greene as Vice President of GSE’s Nuclear Industry Training and Consulting Business


GSE Systems, Inc. (“GSE Solutions” or “GSE”) (Nasdaq: GVP), a leader in delivering and supporting end-to-end training, engineering, compliance, simulation, and workforce solutions to the power industry, today announced that Brian Greene has been named Vice President of GSE’s Nuclear Industry Training and Consulting business.

Mr. Greene brings more than 15 years of staffing industry experience to his new role. He spent more than a decade with System One in the professional staffing space, operating in a diverse portfolio of businesses, with particular focus in the nuclear energy and engineering sectors. His experience includes steady progress through recruiting, business development, and management roles, holding responsibilities for the growth and development of national and regional accounts, process improvements, and training/development.

GSE will benefit from Mr. Greene’s team-first attitude, familiarity with the nuclear industry, and his vision for advanced training and development solutions.

Citing Mr. Greene’s enthusiasm

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Healing Springs Ranch Welcomes Noelle DeFilippis as Vice President of Business Development

TIOGA, Texas, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Healing Springs Ranch (HSR), an internationally recognized residential treatment center known for its integrative work with adults recovering from ALL addictions (both process and substance) announces the appointment of Noelle DeFilippis, as Vice President of Development.

Noelle is a long-time leader of successful teams with over 15 years’ experience in operations and business development. As Vice President, Noelle brings executive level experience to HSR in quality management, performance improvement, long-term growth solutions, pipeline development, business analysis and decision making.

“I’m honored to join the HSR team, more specifically, to join a team of outstanding leaders and a treatment center that has achieved a reputation for clinical excellence and innovation,” said Noelle DeFilippis.

 “We are excited to have Noelle join HSR, She will be an integral part of our growing team,” said Rachel H. Graham, CEO and Co-founder of HSR.    

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Hotel Equities, Inc.: Hotel Equities adds Ryan McRae as Senior Vice President of Business Development

Hotel Equities, Inc.: Hotel Equities adds Ryan McRae as Senior Vice President
                           of Business Development

Former Marriott executive expected to advance growth in Canada

ATLANTA, Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, hotel ownership, management
and development firm,  Hotel Equities (“HE”), announced Ryan McRae has joined
the company as Senior Vice President of Business Development. McRae most
recently served as Area Vice President of Lodging Development with Marriott
International. Based in Vancouver, in his new role McRae will focus on
continuing to grow Hotel Equities’ Canadian portfolio of full service, select
service and extended stay hotels.

Prior to joining Marriott in 2014, McRae was Vice President, Acquisitions and
Development for SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, where he was responsible
for hotel development and acquisition activities across Canada. He also served
as chairman of the company's investment committee. Prior to his role with
SilverBirch, McRae was a Development Director with Hilton Worldwide 
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