Patterson and Clifford: Clear Vision for Clear Title Agency

by Gabe Rushing

Clear Title Agency of Arizona, an industry leader in commercial and residential title and escrow services, continues fast-paced growth in its 10th year of operation. Bart Patterson, chief executive officer of Clear Title Agency of Arizona, started the title company with great confidence, experience and knowledge riding on the heels of two previous successful business… [More]

Alana Mann: Diversity Proved Key in Developing the Legacy Company

by Courtney Merz

Residential real estate development, building and investing has, historically, been a male-dominated industry, so for Alana Mann, owner and president of Scottsdale-based The Statesman Group, it’s been all about changing people’s perspectives. In the late 1990s, Mann took the helm of U.S. operations for her family’s 40-year-old business and was tasked with moving the real… [More]

Ryan Sarbinoff: Building Successful Investment Sales Agents

by Gina Relva

Marcus & Millichap, a national leader in commercial real estate investment sale, financing, research and advisory services, has brought in Ryan Sarbinoff as regional manager of its Phoenix office. Taking the helm as vice president/regional manager, Sarbinoff comes in with a vibrant outlook for the future of the Arizona market. Sarbinoff previously led the Marcus… [More]

Jan Wichayanuparp: Making Ice Cream Social

by Sophie Lapkin

Jan Wichayanuparp started her career in a very different place from where she is today as co-founder and “chief ice cream hustler” for her artisan ice cream shop, Sweet Republic. Before opening the first location in 2008, Wichayanuparp served as vice president of Asia Pacific Equity Capital Markets at Citigroup, where she oversaw equity and… [More]

Rick Ueable: Reject Passivity, Stand United, Invest Internally 

by Alison Bailin Batz 

According to Rick Ueable, Foods 2000, Inc. was supposed to be a distant memory well before 2017. Rewind to 1983, when Ueable formally partnered with colleague Ken Clark on a business called Real Investments, a commercial real estate company that was met with great success nationwide … until the fallout from the Tax Reform Act… [More]

Daniel Owen: Taking the Flooring Business to New Heights

by Taylor Holmes

Walking through the newly constructed 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Arizona Polymer Flooring CEO and co-owner Daniel Owen remains surprisingly humble. At just 36 years old, the young leader has transformed a small yet innovative mom-and-pop operation into an international concrete coatings powerhouse. Known for integrity, superior products and systems, and technological know-how, APF is… [More]

Michael Finn: Leading Redflex on the Road with Public Safety

by Andrea Aker

The path from tech startup to a market leader is rarely straight. It’s filled with peaks and valleys that create a unique landscape, culture and opportunity in the marketplace. Over the past quarter century, Glendale-based Redflex Traffic Systems has traversed a very diverse terrain. Now, CEO Michael Finn, who has held the post since May… [More]

Shawn Linam: Challenging the Odds in Aerospace

by Amanda Ventura

Shawn Linam started her career training astronauts to use the robotic arm on the Space Shuttle. In 2001, she co-founded Qwaltec, a satellite operations and mission readiness firm, which she doubled in size in two years. Headquartered in Tempe, Qwaltec has an office in Maryland as well as employees in California, Colorado and New Mexico.… [More]

Eric Miller: Riding the Wave of 3-D Printing 

by Linda Capcara

Flash back to 1994, and you could probably fit everyone outside of the aerospace sector in Phoenix who knew about numerical simulation and 3-D printers around one dining room table. While the technology has now entered the mainstream, that wasn’t the case back when Eric Miller and his partners were launching PADT (Phoenix Analysis & Design… [More]

David Richardson: Shifting Course to Meet Evolving Needs

by Linda Capcara 

For nearly 30 years, nonprofit credit counseling and debt management agencies such as Phoenix-based Take Charge America have helped consumers nationwide repay millions in credit card debt while educating them about the path to long-term financial independence. The core of the business model has remained largely the same, yet with the introduction of newer technologies… [More]