Irvine Business News

News from Irvine, California (CA) USA – Irvine business news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service. Includes technology, finance, entertainment, non-profit and civic news.


Battery-gate? Warranty-gate? Charge-gate? Tesla Under Fire After Series Of Class Action Lawsuits

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Law Offices of Edward C. Chen have filed a series of class action lawsuits against Tesla, Inc. for issues relating to the recent battery fires that have occurred worldwide and for Tesla’s used/certified pre-owned car sales.

The Sport of Bubbleball is Born – BBA Bubbleball League is Coming to Southern California

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 years ago Bubbleball Inc. introduced the bubbleball to the world. Focus now turns to teaching players how to play the more challenging sport of BBA bubbleball, which combines elements of soccer, rugby, and football into one sport. (VIDEO)

TEDxIVC Announces Speaker Applications for 2020 Event

IRVINE, Calif., July 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TEDxIVC recently announced their speaker applications for those interested in giving a TEDx Talk at the event, which will take place in the Performing Arts Center at Irvine Valley College on March 6, 2020. The theme of the event is “Modifying Human Perception” which is intended to introduce the audience to, as stated on TED’s page, a “hidden array of thoughts and ideas that will effectively challenge our perspectives on life.”

EPIC adds Benefits Consultant Dennis Park in Irvine CA

SAN FRANCISCO and IRVINE, Calif., July 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Dennis Park has joined the firm as Vice President, Employee Benefits.

BlackFin Group Offers ’10x Business Review’ to Help Spike Lender Profitability

IRVINE, Calif., June 27, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BlackFin Group – a boutique-style consulting firm focused on mortgage banking and financial services, announced the offering of a standardized, end-to-end, lender business review. The lender 10X Business Review is an affordable, comprehensive, fixed rate, three-week engagement.

Synergy SIS by Edupoint Wins ‘Student Information System of the Year’ Category in the 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards

IRVINE, Calif., June 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has won the 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards “Student Information System Solution of the Year” for its Synergy Student Information System (SIS).

The Joy Factory Launches New Industrial Cases for Surface Go

IRVINE, Calif., June 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Joy Factory, Inc. announced today that it is launching two new rugged cases to expand its aXtion line of tablet cases. These cases are specifically designed for the Surface Go. As a proud Microsoft Designed for Surface Partner, The Joy Factory is committed to designing products that will enhance the user’s experience in the most effortless way.

BlackFin Group Officially Launches Financial Services Consulting Practice

IRVINE, Calif., May 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BlackFin Group – a boutique-style consulting firm focused on mortgage banking and financial services – announced that it has formally launched operations with the goal of bringing a unique method to projects that drastically deviates from the way traditional consulting practices work with clients.

The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) Selects Edupoint’s Synergy Education Platform

IRVINE, Calif., April 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Purchasing the industry-leading Synergy Education Platform has just become easier for OETC Consortium member school districts in California, Washington, and Alaska. Following a rigorous competitive bid process, the OETC Consortium selected Synergy Student Information System (SIS) by Edupoint(R) Educational Systems and the full ecosystem of Synergy modules that work with Synergy SIS to make up Synergy Education Platform.

Galileo Camps Coming to South Irvine CA Summer 2019

IRVINE, Calif., March 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Galileo Camps (Galileo Learning, LLC), one of the most renowned summer day camp providers in the country, will be continuing to put down community roots in Irvine this summer, this time at Alderwood Elementary School on June 17, 2019.

PowerGuard Launches Ground-breaking Residential Solar Protection Program for Dealers and Installers

SAN FRANCISCO and IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services – a renewable energy program manager based in the United States – announced today the availability of a unique, first of its kind, insured full-system warranty for residential solar installations, including solar panels, wiring/leads and inverters.

Cloudvirga’s Kyle Kamrooz named top mortgage professional under 40 for second consecutive year

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that company Co-founder Kyle Kamrooz has been named to National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine’s list of the 40 most influential mortgage professionals under 40 for the second year in a row.

Digital mortgage provider Cloudvirga closes 2018 with customers producing nearly $200B in loan volume, secures $50m in capital

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, closed the books on 2018 with a 54 percent year-over-year increase in mortgage loan volume processed through its intelligent Mortgage Platform(TM). The strong 2018 results topped a long list of achievements.

Former FNF/Black Knight executive joins Cloudvirga as chief revenue officer

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – Cloudvirga(TM), a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced the appointments of Dan Sogorka as chief revenue officer and Kelly Kucera as senior vice president of marketing. Sogorka, a seasoned mortgage technology executive, will drive Cloudvirga’s continued revenue growth and oversee the firm’s sales and marketing strategy with the help of veteran cloud technology marketer Kucera.

Randy Pizer Joins EPIC in Orange County, Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO and IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Randy Pizer has joined the firm’s operations in California as Vice President/Account Executive.

Former Houzz and Drip leader joins Cloudvirga as vice president of talent

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced the appointment of Ashley Lundquist as vice president of talent. Lundquist will oversee the firm’s initiatives to attract, develop and retain top technology talent as Cloudvirga rapidly expands its team.

Former loanDepot executive joins Cloudvirga as chief product officer

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, announced it has appointed Tim Von Kaenel to the role of chief product officer. In this role, Von Kaenel will oversee product strategy, design and go-to-market planning for Cloudvirga’s growing suite of digital mortgage point-of-sale products. Von Kaenel will report to Cloudvirga CEO Michael Schreck.

Cloudvirga CEO Michael Schreck honored by HousingWire as Vanguard Award winner

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that CEO Michael Schreck is a recipient of HousingWire’s 2018 HW Vanguard Award. Now in its fourth year, the Vanguard Awards spotlight the housing finance industry’s most successful and influential executives.

Cloudvirga taps former Altisource CTO as executive vice president of technology

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that mortgage industry veteran James Vinci has been selected to fill the firm’s newly created executive vice president of technology position. In this role, Vinci will execute Cloudvirga’s technical vision, oversee initiatives to strengthen developer talent and collaborate across departments to scale technical initiatives to the company’s explosive growth.

Former Roostify exec joins Cloudvirga as chief customer success officer

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced the appointment of Jesse Decker to the role of chief customer success officer. Decker will lead the company’s customer success division and work collaboratively with its product development and marketing teams to help leading mortgage lenders leverage the full potential of Cloudvirga’s revolutionary point-of-sale (POS) products.

Cloudvirga’s Michael Schreck and Kyle Kamrooz lauded among Orange County’s most influential business leaders

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that company CEO Michael Schreck and Co-founder Kyle Kamrooz have been named to Orange County Business Journal’s ‘OC 500’ list of the most influential business leaders in Orange County, California.

Cloudvirga helps raise over $50,000 for cancer patients and wounded veterans

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, helped raise more than $50,000 for wounded veterans and families affected by cancer as a corporate sponsor of the Finance of America Mortgage Charity Golf Tournament and Auction benefitting the Golden State Impact Project.

Thrive Mortgage partners with Cloudvirga to give its loan officers an edge with consumers

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that full-service mortgage lender Thrive Mortgage LLC (formerly Georgetown Mortgage) is deploying Cloudvirga digital mortgage technology to loan officers across its more than 50 branch locations nationwide. The lender expects 70 percent of its loan production will be powered by Cloudvirga technology by the end of the quarter.

Cloudvirga Selected to Demo Mobile POS at MBA Annual Conference and Expo in Washington, DC

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, announced that it has been selected to demo its recently launched Mobile POS at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Annual Conference & Expo 2018, taking place October 14-17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

Orange County Jiu-Jitsu Holds Inaugural Fundraising Event and Continuing Campaign to Support National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

IRVINE and ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Orange County Jiu-Jitsu (OC Jiu-Jitsu), a Clark Gracie Academy, and Hot Head Clothing, an apparel line designed solely to benefit child cancer patients, announced that they recently held a unique fundraising event to heighten awareness and raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to combat childhood cancer.

Cloudvirga Co-founder Kyle Kamrooz named ‘Innovator of the Year’ by Orange County Business Journal

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that company Co-founder Kyle Kamrooz has been named a 2018 “Innovator of the Year” by the Orange County Business Journal. Kamrooz was selected from a competitive field of over 70 nominees and honored at an awards luncheon at Hotel Irvine on September 20.

EPIC Insurance’s Sean Conrad to Moderate Wellness Panel at IMPACT18

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal Sean Conrad will moderate a wellness panel at IMPACT18 on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at 8 p.m. at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

American Financial Network Deploys Cloudvirga Digital Mortgage Technology Nationwide

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced the deployment of its Cloudvirga Enterprise POS to all 100 branch locations of American Financial Network (AFN), a privately held mortgage company that employs over 750 loan officers and serves tens of thousands of customers nationwide.

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation Partners with Cloudvirga to Support Its Ambitious Operational and Organizational Growth Goals

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, today announced that Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation (Fairway) has launched Cloudvirga’s digital mortgage platform for consumers and loan officers.

Finance of America Mortgage Gives Advisors and Borrowers a Cutting-Edge Experience with Digital Mortgage Technology from Cloudvirga

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, today announced that Finance of America Mortgage (FAM) will deploy the Cloudvirga Enterprise POS as its digital mortgage platform.

Cloudvirga Adds Digital Mortgage Integration with Leading Mortgage Insurance Provider Radian

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, has partnered with Radian Guaranty, a subsidiary of Radian Group (NYSE: RDN), to deliver instant and accurate mortgage insurance (MI) rate quotes and streamline the ordering of MI certificates for lenders.

Cloudvirga SVP of Product Management Josephine Yen Honored by HousingWire as a 2018 Women of Influence

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, today announced that Josephine Yen, its senior vice president of product management, has been named to HousingWire’s 2018 Women of Influence list.

Cloudvirga’s Josephine Yen Named to MPA Magazine’s 2018 Elite Women in Mortgage

IRVINE, Calif., July 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, today announced that senior vice president of product management Josephine Yen has been named one of Mortgage Professional America magazine’s 2018 Elite Women in Mortgage.

EPIC Insurance adds Eric Kitei as a Principal in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Eric Kitei has joined the firm’s operations in Southern California as a Principal, focusing on the unique needs of auto dealers and others in the automotive industry.

Cloudvirga Named One of North America’s Top 100 Tech Firms by Red Herring

IRVINE, Calif., June 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, was honored today with Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award.

Cloudvirga Founder Kyle Kamrooz Accepted into Forbes Finance Council

IRVINE, Calif., June 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga(TM), a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform(R), today announced that company co-founder Kyle Kamrooz has been accepted into the Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for senior-level finance executives.

United Fidelity Funding West Hires Victoria Dunn as National Wholesale Account Executive

IRVINE, Calif., June 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Fidelity Funding West (UFFWest), a rapidly growing national mortgage banker, announced that it added Victoria Dunn to its wholesale lending team of account executives. “We are pleased to have been able to recruit someone with Victoria’s proven background of successful execution and solution-oriented sales skill sets,” stated John Bell, principal at UFFWest.

Cloudvirga Named a 2018 Benzinga FinTech Award Winner

IRVINE, Calif., May 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, was honored as one of the world’s top fintech firms at last week’s Benzinga Global Fintech Awards.

Cloudvirga Raises $50M to Deliver a Truly Digital Mortgage Experience

IRVINE, Calif., May 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, today announced the closing of a $50-million Series C funding round led by private-equity firm Riverwood Capital with ongoing participation from Upfront Ventures.

EPIC Insurance Adds Sean Conrad as Southern California Principal

IRVINE, Calif., May 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Sean Conrad has joined the firm’s operations in Southern California as a principal. e will partner collaboratively with Jim Gillette, president of the company’s Pacific South Region, and Irvine Managing Principal and Branch Leader Tony D’Asaro.