New Achievements in Business

BancWest Corp., the San Francisco holding company for Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank, said Thibault Fulconis has been appointed executive VP and chief financial officer. Fulconis was also named vice chairman of finance at Bank of the West. He replaces Doug Grigsby, who retired.

Fulconis has been with BancWest owner BNP Paribas since 1989, serving most recently as head of finance and development for the International Retail and Financial Services Division. Earlier, he was an analyst with Booz Allen Hamilton in Paris. Fulconis graduated from Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) with a major in finance.

BIOTECH

» KAI Pharmaceuticals Inc. hired Dirk Mendel as VP of pharmacology and preclinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. He worked at Chiron Corp.

» South City firm Cerimon Pharmaceuticals hired Timothy McBride as senior VP of business development. He was president and CEO of AGY Therapeutics Inc.

FINANCE

» CMEA Ventures, a San Francisco firm, hired Maurice Gunderson as a venture partner. He was a co-founder of Nth Power.

» Aberdare Ventures hired Sami Hamade as partner. He was a VP at Guidant Corp.

» Crosslink Capital hired Peter Rip as a general partner. He was managing director at Leapfrog Ventures.

» Accounting firm The Siegfried Group LLP promoted Karen Campbell to VP and regional market leader for its West Coast region. She joined the firm in 2005.

» Diane Rubin was named one of the “2006 Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” by Accounting Today magazine. She is a partner at Novogradac & Co. LLP.

» Wells Fargo & Co. has elected Sybase Inc. CEO John Chen to the bank’s Board of Directors.

TECHNOLOGY

» SeeControl, a San Mateo inventory-tracking firm, hired Al Cohen as president and CEO. He was CEO of Sigaba.

» Questra Corp. of Redwood City hired Kaj van de Loo as VP of engineering. He was VP of market development engineering at SAP.

» Burton Goldfield was elected to the Board of Directors of VoiceObjects, a San Mateo phone application server company. He is CEO of Ketera.

» BigBand Networks Inc. of Redwood City hired Jeff Lindholm as senior VP of worldwide field operations. He was chief marketing officer of Juniper Networks.

» GoFish Corp. of San Francisco hired former Kodak EasyShare Gallery Chief Architect Greg Schroeder as its chief technology officer.

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