» Poniard Pharmaceuticals Inc. hired Dr. Robert De Jager as chief medical officer. He was SVP, chief medical officer at Kosan
» Zephyr Real Estate of San Francisco named Bonnie Spindler as companywide top producer for the third consecutive year and Chris Foley as top commercial agent. Agents leading their individual offices in sales include Richard Meyerson, Peter Goss, Robin Hubinsky, Vicki Valandra and Mollie Poe.
» McGuire Real Estate named sales agent Marjorie Almer as Rookie of the Year. Her sales volume in 2007 was $6.2 million.
» Primitive Logic promoted Jill Reber to president. She has held titles of EVP, CFO and general
» Redwood City-based GlobalWare Solutions promoted Pieter Versteeg to general manager of the company’s Amsterdam facility. He was VP of sales.
Banking and Finance
» Visa Inc. hired Nathan Nayman as VP for government relations. He was executive director of The Committee on Jobs.
» San Francisco-based Probitas Partners promoted Adam Frieman to partner. He was most recently deputy head of U.S. equity capital markets at UBS.
» Nollenberger Capital Partners hired Gene Ramirez as managing director. He was a director at the Stanford Group Company.
» MCF Asset Management promoted Steve A. Ledger as president and John D. Hiestand as chief operating officer, and hired James “Jay” Diamonon as director of sales.
» Wells Fargo & Co. promoted Edwin Ng to metro Peninsula district manager. He was VP.
» Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. named Bill White as Corporate and Executive Protection practice leader. He joined the firm in 1997 and was made partner in 2001.
» Christopher B. Hockett joined Davis Polk & Wardwell as a partner in Menlo Park. He was a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP.
Signs and graphics
» San Mateo Fastsigns owners Dave and Linda Skromme were recognized at the company’s annual convention for achieving more than $1 million in total sales from Oct. 1, 2006, through Sept. 30, 2007. Inside sales representative Patrick Gin also received an Outstanding Sales Recognition award.
» Gap Inc. named Tom Wyatt, president of its outlet division, as acting president of Old Navy following the departure of Dawn Robertson.