Biz News: Newport software company hires former NFL executive

Neurologics, a Newport Beach-based software company that seeks to improve brain function for traumatic brain injuries, has named former NFL executive Stephen Austin president of its sports division.

"I am excited to join the Neurologics team and lead its concussion treatment efforts into sports communities, professional and amateur alike," Austin said in a prepared statement.


Austin also owns Newport-based Austin Media Group. He founded ELITE Football Pro Football Combines, which the NFL bought in 2009.


Costa Mesa firm names executives

Idea Hall, a Costa Mesa-based advertising, branding and public relations agency, has named Bill Kauker creative group director and Erin Warady group director of consumer public relations.

Kauker has more than 25 years of experience, including doing work for Apple, Taco Bell, SiriusXM, Microsoft, Nissan and other clients.

Warady, who has two decades of experience, has completed work for Hilton Hotels, Tourism Australia, Travelocity, Old Spice and Princess Cruises.

Apartment complex opens in South Coast Metro

Legacy Partners, a Bay Area developer, recently announced the grand opening of 580 Anton, a 250-unit apartment complex in Costa Mesa's South Coast Metro district.

The project, which broke ground in February 2016, replaced the Lakes Pavilions, a retail and dining center near the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

580 Anton includes a clubhouse, coffee bar, business center, dog wash station and fitness center.

Business Council plans lecture

The Orange County Business Council is hosting a lecture from 8 to 10 a.m. Aug. 21 about the future of the county's retail scene. The council's chief economic advisor, Wallace Walrod, will share his findings.

The event will take place at the Lincoln Experience Center inside Fashion Island, 139 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Tickets are $85 and available at

Landmark Health chooses CEO

Landmark Health, a Huntington Beach-based provider of in-home medical care, has named Nick Loporcaro chief executive officer, effective Sept. 4, according to a news release.

He replaces Adam Boehler, the company's founder. Loporcaro last served as president of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical and Specialty Health business.

Firm buys former OC Apple headquarters

Dallas-based Lincoln Property Co. has acquired a Newport Beach high-rise that once served as Apple’s Orange County headquarters.

The firm, which also has a property in Costa Mesa, purchased 1500 Quail, a class A office building near John Wayne Airport. The building was built in 1983 and renovated last year.

Newport’s Lyon plans Reno development

Lyon Living, a Newport Beach-based real estate development and investment company, has joined a partnership to construct and develop a community in Reno, Nev.

Lyon plans resort-style amenities for the nearly 50-acre Park Lane development that will include more than 1,600 apartments, retail, dining and parks. The project is being spearheaded by Reno Land Inc.

Meyers picks a marketing VP

Meyers Research, a Costa Mesa-based provider of new home construction data, has named Rani Salehi vice president of marketing. Salehi, who has more than 25 years of experience, will be responsible for "driving the strategic development and management of marketing initiatives" in the new role, according to a news release.

She has previously worked in marketing at Entrust Datacard, HID Global, Alteryx and IBM.

Ampil selects national business exec

Ampil, a division of Costa Mesa-based Insight Investments, has named Matt Freeman as its national business development executive.

Ampil provides vendor financing programs for technology manufacturers, systems integrators and managed service providers, according to a news release.

Freeman has more than 25 years of experience in leasing business development, sales and portfolio management in the IT industry, the company stated.