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 Vera Quinn has been named Cydcor’s chief executive, in addition to her title of president. She started as a door-to-door saleswoman with the outsourced sales company more than 20 years ago. “Vera truly embodies the power of Cydcor’s opportunity-based business we are committed to creating,” Gary Polson, former chief executive and newly named executive chairman, said in a statement. In his new position, Polson will focus on long-term planning. … V-Wave Ltd., the heart shunt research company in Agoura Hills, has appointed Bill Hughes as chief financial officer. He previously served as chief financial officer at Microvention before and after its acquisition by Terumo.

“I am looking forward to working together with (V-Wave’s) talented leadership team and employees to build V-Wave into a global leader in cardiovascular device therapies,” Hughes said in a statement. … Maïté Irakoze Baur is the new chief investment officer at Farmers Group Inc.

in Woodland Hills. She has led the company’s insurance investments since joining Farmers in 2016; previously she worked at Zurich Insurance Group in Switzerland. Baur serves on the board of the California State University – Northridge Foundation. She replaced Tom Rogers, who retired. … InterMedia Group of Cos.

has appointed Michael Walters as vice president of marketing and sales. He joins the Woodland Hills-based direct response advertising agency after stints at iSpot.tv, Hydra Networks and Verizon Media.

“I was drawn to InterMedia because their suite of services allows advertisers to take advantage of all DR marketplace opportunities at break-neck speed and flexibility,” Walters said in a statement. … Thorson Specialty, an Agoura Hills company that provides insurance services to agent brokers, has promoted Stacey Schwenk to the position of chief underwriting officer. She began with Thorson Cos. in 1987. In her new job, Schwenk will manage loss cause analysis and risk quality reviews. “Specialty insurance has gained tremendous traction over the last few years because of its high-risk, high-reward aspect,” she said in a statement. “People are recognizing the need to protect unique items that aren’t covered under a standard insurance policy.” … Dr.

Kingman Ho has joined Adventist Health Glendale as medical officer. Ho comes from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Santa Clarita, where he served as chief medical officer since 2016. “Dr. Ho’s experience and his partnership with physicians complements our … work expanding service lines,” Alice Issai, president of Adventist Health Glendale, said in a statement.

Joel Russel
Joel Russel
Joel Russell joined the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006 as a reporter. He transferred to sister publication San Fernando Valley Business Journal in 2012 as managing editor. Since he assumed the position of editor in 2015, the Business Journal has been recognized four times as the best small-circulation tabloid business publication in the country by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers. Previously, he worked as senior editor at Hispanic Business magazine and editor of Business Mexico.
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