New achievements in business

» South San Francisco-based Synosia Therapeutics appointed Dr. Uwe Meya as vice president of clinical research and development. Meya will be based in Basel, Switzerland.

» San Francisco biopharmaceutical firm Jennerex Inc. appointed Bob Ingram as special adviser to the chairman, president and CEO. Ingram is vice chairman, pharmaceuticals at GlaxiSmithKline.

» San Francisco biopharmaceutical firm Jennerex hired Marty Glick as executive vice president, corporate strategy. He was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Theravance Inc. until 2005.

REAL ESTATE

» Millenium Partners, developer of the high-rise Millenium Tower, opened a three-person sales office led by Diana Nelson. Nelson previously led the sales efforts at the Four Seasons residences. Bryan Kowalczyk, formerly part of the sales team at the St. Regis Residences, and Jennifer Xu Iles, a broker previously with the Mark Co., will round out the team.

FINANCE » First Republic Bank appointed Shelley Gill as foreign exchange risk adviser in the San Francisco office. Gill was a foreign-exchange trader for SVB Financial Group.

» Donald Duggan, Bank of the West senior executive vice president and chief information officer, has received the 2007 Black Student Association Distinguished Alumnus Award from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

» San Francisco-based Presidio Bank appointed four new senior managers in the North Bay: Todd Allen, executive vice president and Marin market president; David Casassa, vice president and relationship manager; Carla Stone, vice president and branch manager, and Betsy Aldrete, assistant vice president and relationship service manager.

» San Francisco’s Union Bank promoted Arno Hesse to executive vice president of retail market segment management. He previously led the retail segment management group.

TECHNOLOGY

» San Francisco-based IdenTrust Inc., which produces identity verification software, appointed Andrew Thompson as vice president of North American Sales. Thompson wasa regional vice president at CheckFree Corp.

» IndustryNext appointed Rick Barker as CEO. Barker was a managing director for the firm in the company’s second U.S. office in San Francisco.

» Stephen Sun Chiao joined the board of directors of San Francisco-based Cleantech America Inc. He is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and San Jose State University professor.

» San Francisco-based leadership software firm Ninth House Inc. hired James Sharpe as vice president of its federal division. Sharpe was IBM’s global director of HR and learning applications technology within business transformation outsourcing.

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