New achievements: Friday, August 31

Finance: San Francisco’s Liquid Realty Partners hired Stephen Maxon as an analyst. He was a consultant for Accenture.

» Retired PricewaterhouseCoopers executive Dean Yoost returned to the board of directors of UnionBanCal Corp. in San Francisco. He recently returned from a two-year assignment in Japan.

» First Republic Bank hired former U.S. Trust and CTC Consulting executive Michelle Watson as director of research of First Republic Wealth Advisors. The bank is headquartered in San Francisco.

» United American Bank, in San Mateo, hired Frank Bartaldo Jr. as executive VP and chief administration officer. He was president and CEO of Bay Area Bank.

» Pacific Growth Equities in San Francisco promoted Chris Dodge to head of institutional sales. It also promoted John Coleman from head of institutional sales to vice chairman. Dodge joined the firm in 2002.

Law

» Associate Teague Donahey in the San Francisco office of Sidley Austin LLP made partner in the intellectual property litigation practice.

Business Services

» RSA Conferences, an information security exposition firm based in San Mateo, hired Tim Mather as chief security strategist. He was chief information security officer at Symantec Corp.

Hospitality

» Joie de Vivre Hospitality, in San Francisco, hired Linda Palermo as chief revenue officer. She was regional director of sales for Travel­CLICK’s western North America division.

Nonprofit

» George Archambault was hired as interim executive director of the Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County. He was CEO at Project Hired.

Technology

» Electronic Arts Inc. hired Barry Cottle as SVP and general manager of EA Mobile. He was CEO of Quickoffice Inc.

» Digital Realty Trust Inc., of San Francisco, promoted Jon Paulsen to VP of real estate. He was VP of acquisitions for the western U.S.

» Agistix Inc., of Redwood City, which makes automated logistics aids, hired Roger Curry as chief operating officer. He was CEO of Consolidated Freightways.

» Pay By Touch, of San Francisco, which makes finger-scan payment technology, hired Robert Sigler as CFO. He is co-founder and president of the Global Trust Ventures private equity fund.

Manufacturing

» Menlo Park and Shanghai’s Solar EnerTech Corp. hired Su-Huai Wei as chief scientist. He was a principal scientist and research supervisor of the U.S. NationalRenewable Energy Laboratory.

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