Jan 04, 2022
Zachary Haveman and Rory Cosgrove have been voted in as shareholders at Carney Badley Spellman. Haveman's practice focuses on corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and trademark and intellectual property. His practice involves significant work in new entity start-up formations, financing and corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions of businesses. Cosgrove's practice focuses on civil appeals in state and federal courts. He has argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and in all three divisions of the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington. He has filed amicus briefs in the Supreme Court of Washington on behalf of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, national trade associations, and insurance companies. Before joining the firm, Cosgrove clerked for the Honorable James R. Verellen at the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, Division One, for two years.
Office Ally, headquartered in Vancouver, announced its acquisition by Francisco Partners, a global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses. Office Ally is a healthcare technology company that offers cloud-based solutions to healthcare providers, independent physician associations and health plans. Office Ally's platform supports both the management of care and facilitates payments between providers, health plans and patients. Office Ally's platform is paired with a clearinghouse that enables the exchange of healthcare information including claims, remits, and eligibility information between covered entities and across the healthcare market. In conjunction with the closing of this transaction, Brian O'Neill, Office Ally founder and CEO will be retiring, and industry healthcare technology veteran Chris Hart will become CEO of the company. Since its launch over 20 years ago, Francisco Partners has invested in more than 300 technology companies. Lazard and Meridian Capital served as financial advisors and K&L Gates served as legal advisor to Office Ally. Kirkland & Ellis served as legal advisor to Francisco Partners.
LafargeHolcim in the United States announced the acquisition of the ready-mix concrete and aggregate assets held by Cowden, a longstanding supplier in Washington state, via its wholly-owned subsidiary Aggregate Industries (AI). Cowden, established in 1945, is based in Bellingham, and has grown in the region to include ready-mix concrete plants, aggregate facilities and a hauling fleet, supplying both large commercial and small residential projects. More than 100 Cowden employees will join AI's organization. The organization will operate as Cowden, a division of Aggregate Industries Pacific Northwest, and will become a member of the LafargeHolcim family of companies in the US. LafargeHolcim US is part of Holcim, a global provider of sustainable building solutions.
Richland-based Hanford Mission Integration Solutions committed over $96,000 to student scholarships and local educational programs in an effort to support development of the future Hanford workforce. Through the HMIS scholarship program, $29,000 was awarded to dependents of HMIS employees and co-op interns. A partnership with Washington State University Tri-Cities resulted in $2,500 scholarships for 10 WSU Tri-Cities students pursuing STEM degrees. HMIS also donated over $22,000 to support Columbia Basin College’s Pathways to Hanford program, which assists students exploring careers at Hanford. Finally, HMIS donated $20,000 to The STEM Foundation to help expand the STEM Like ME! educational programs at middle and high schools in the Tri-Cities area. HMIS is the team of Leidos, Centerra Group and Parsons. It has the essential services contract at the Hanford Site.
Dec 30, 2021
Budd Gould, founder of Anthony's Restaurants, a 49-year corporation of 23 restaurants in the Pacific Northwest, announced new shared leadership. Gould named Amy Burns as co-president alongside her brother, Herb Gould, who has been a key leader in the company for several decades. Burns joined Anthony's full-time in 2016 after a 25-year career in human relations at Microsoft. Budd Gould first opened a steak and lobster house in Crossroads area of Bellevue in 1969, followed by an Early American theme restaurant, Mad Anthony's. He then began adding dinner houses on waterfront settings. The company has grown to 23 locations in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Since 1984, Anthony's has owned a wholesale operation on Pier 91 in Seattle. Burns began her career in the family business at Anthony's HomePort in Kirkland and became a member of the board of directors in 2001. She will lead the company's human resources, marketing and operations.
Jason Petrait is the new executive director of the statewide Center of Excellence for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing at Everett Community College. Petrait, who has worked in education and workforce development for more than a decade, will lead the Center of Excellence in its work as a liaison between industry, Washington state's 34 community and technical colleges, and economic and workforce development systems. In his most recent role as director of funding & strategic partnerships at the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Petrait oversaw private grants focused on manufacturing sector strategies, aerospace apprenticeship and workforce policy. Previously Petrait served as director of special projects at South Seattle College. Over six years at the college, he managed programs and partnerships, including a 1-year machining certificate with Shoreline Community College, manufacturing pre-apprenticeships and federal, state and local grants.
Fortive has completed its previously announced acquisition of Provation Software. As a result of the acquisition, Provation has become an operating company within Fortive's Advanced Healthcare Solutions segment. Provation is a leading provider of clinical workflow software solutions to more than 5,000 healthcare facility customers, including hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. The company's software portfolio serves gastroenterology and other clinical specialties with solutions that span the entire patient procedure, from pre-op through post-op recovery and follow-up. Fortive is headquartered in Everett and employs a team of more than 18,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 50 countries around the world.
Redmond-base Data I/O, a global provider of advanced data and security deployment solutions for flash, flash-memory based intelligent devices and microcontrollers, announced that Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn will be joining its board of directors. Bo-Linn is the CEO of Peritus Partners, a valuation accelerator, for industry sectors including automotive, electronics, consumer, and medical sectors with integrated security. She was named “Top Woman of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Bo-Linn served on four prior public boards in flash memory, cloud, SaaS, IoT, and manufacturing, as lead independent director and committee chair. Prior, during her 20+ years in senior IBM executive roles, she led global teams as IBM's VP of industrial sector/electronics, responsible for IBM's software, semiconductor chips, storage, and consulting services.