Santa Paula lost one of its leading citizens when Joe Nesbitt passed away June 12 at age 89. A native of Arizona, Nesbitt discovered California during service as a Navy medic in World War II. He was lead banker at Citizens State Bank in Santa Paula from 1971 to the early 1990s when that bank Read More →
Nobody exemplified the old-school Ventura County business culture better than Tom Petrovich, a community leader and CPA who died March 8.
HE was one of those rare people — a man comfortable enough in his own skin and in his values to speak the language of business but also recognize regional values.
He founded a string of successful businesses, including apparel company GH Sports.
The region’s prowess in growing technology companies owes a lot to this electrical engineer.
He had an engaging smile, an independent streak and a willingness to stand up for what he thought was right. John B. “Jack” Gilbert brought a level of confidence and charm to everything he did, whether it was running a public company, building a real estate empire or engaging in philanthropy. That’s how the longtime Read More →
Ventura County business leader and philanthropist Jack Gilbert has died. He was 91. In 2010, Gilbert was an inaugural member of the Pacific Coast Business Times’ Business Hall of Fame, an honor which recognized him for his role as a developer in Ventura County and for his part in leading Thousand Oaks’ emergence as a Read More →