• San Diego Union-Tribune Austin Beutner and Bill Powers on Scuba Diving in San Diego

    July 3, 2015

    Richard and Joe welcomed two guests, Austin Beutner, the CEO and publisher of both the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune, and Bill Powers, master diver, scuba instructor and proprietor of Powers Scuba.

    Austin Beutner

    New U-T San Diego Publisher Photo Austin BeutnerMr. Beutner received his bachelor’s in economics from Dartmouth College, and is known for being the first Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles. In the 1996, he was one of the founders of Evercore Partners, an investment banking group, which has since grown to 28 offices globally. In 2014, he acquired the reins as CEO and publisher of the Los Angeles Times and then went on to do the same with the U-T San Diego in May 2015.

    Immediately after acquiring the U-T Tribune, the purchaser, Tribune Publishing, changed the paper’s name back to its historical name “The San Diego Union-Tribune,” which was founded in 1868. Tribune Publishing also owns The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times and the Baltimore Sun. Tribune’s strategy is to consolidate operational expenses across the papers to improve profitability.

    Bill Powers

    bill-powersBill Powers passion is in the water. With 4000+ dives, he is classified as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Founder and organizer of Power Scuba in 2008, he has since retitled himself as “Supreme Benchwarmer” with the group. However,he is no slouch when comes to impressing upon divers the importance of safety. Still actively diving, Mr. Powers can also be found participating in the online community with helpful tips and safety reminders for divers of all experience levels.

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  • Increasing Intangibles of Business with Dr. Carl Sheeler

    June 26, 2015
    Richard and Joe welcomed back sponsor and friend, Carl Sheeler of Berkeley Research Group, LLC. Dr. Sheeler is retained by companies as a “Strategic Value Architect” to distill complex issues into a strategic plan that mitigates risk, closes operational gaps and improves human and financial performance. In fact, Dr. Sheeler’s professional expertise is beneficial not ... Read more
  • Ending Financial Elder Abuse with Paul Hynes

    June 18, 2015
    This weeks guest will be Paul Hynes, President and CEO of HearthStone Private Wealth Management. A Certified Financial Planner, Paul founded Hearthstone in 2006 leaving a successful 22-year career at a large Wall Street investment firm. HearthStone is a fee-only financial planning firm never satisfied with “good enough” and constantly searching for “better” only ... Read more
  • A Berry Good Night

    June 13, 2015
    Saturday, Joe Vecchio broadcasted the show from the Berry Good Night event in La Jolla. Hosted by Bill & Michelle Lerach and now in its sixth year, the event celebrates local growers, ranchers, and producers, along with championing the ideology of sustainable food. It unites kindred spirits—artisans, food activists, farmers, ranchers, winemakers, brewers, writers, chefs, restaurateurs and dedicated locavores—for ... Read more
  • The Changing Profession of Accounting

    June 5, 2015
    This week Richard was joined by show sponsors Don Eppich and Paul Polito, founders of the Polito Eppich accounting firm which specializes in accounting services for businesses generating revenues from $500k to $150 million a year. Generally, these businesses are dynamic, growing, and have complex tax structures but limited financial management resources. Combined with their ... Read more
  • Real Estate Fund Management with Mitch Siegler

    May 29, 2015
    Richard and Joe’s welcomed guest, Mitch Siegler, Co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Pathfinder Partners. Specializing in real estate, Pathfinder Partners is a leading middle-market real estate fund manager specializing in transactions that are “below the radar” of large institutional investors. They are focused on value-added situations where infusion of capital or improved asset ... Read more
  • Billionaires

    May 26, 2015
    Creation, preservation and legacy of great wealth in a second “Gilded Age” This week, UBS and PwC launched the 2015 Billionaires Report, entitled “Billionaires: Master architects of great wealth and lasting legacies”. During the past 35 years, billionaires have created extraordinary wealth on a scale not seen since the “Gilded Age” at the beginning of the 20th ... Read more
  • San Diego Craft Beer with Ben Moxley and Cloud Computing with Ford Winslow

    May 23, 2015
    Kings of the Craft Documentary Director Ben Moxley Ben Moxley joins the show to talk about the craft beer industry. He is the the director of a new local San Diego KPBS series that made its debut on May 21st entitled, Kings of the Craft. The six-part series features stories from established craft beer makers in ... Read more
  • Allianz Class Action Attorney Howard Finkelstein

    May 16, 2015
    The guest was Howard D. Finkelstein, a partner in Finkelstein & Krinsk, LLP which specializes in investor, consumer and employee class actions law suits. Mr. Finkelstein talks about the Allianz class action suit. The suit alleges the Allianz lured 230,000 seniors into buying poorly performing deferred annuities with harsh surrender policies and is in the ... Read more
  • The CPA Firm of the Future: Technology-Driven and Paper-free

    May 9, 2015
    The second of a 2-part series on the “CPA Firm of the Future” featuring guests Richard Francis and Jody L. Padar. Richard Francis Richard Francis heads up Spotlight Reporting, a software company that offers advanced reporting and dashboard reporting tools and multi-entity analysis to accountants and organizations globally. Their cloud-based tools can integrate data from a variety ... Read more
  • The CPA Firm of the Future, Value Based Pricing with Ron Baker and Daniel Morris

    April 30, 2015
    Ronald J. Baker and Daniel D. Morris are founders of the Verasage Institute, a leading think tank dedicated to promulgating and teaching value-based pricing, economics, and human capital development to professionals and businesses around the world. Ronald J. Baker, a founder of the VeraSage Institute, began his CPA career KPMG’s Private business Advisory Services. A ... Read more