North Coast Brewing Company promotes Sam Kraynek to CFO; other North Bay professionals news

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North Coast Brewing Company of Fort Bragg promoted Controller Sam Kraynek to chief financial officer. As controller for the brewery since 2013, Kraynek has been responsible for financial reporting, banking relationships, internal controls, insurance administration, budgeting and human resource administration.

The company stated that Kraynek has held various management positions with a number of companies including president and general manager of Rosarita Mexican Foods, a $50 million division of Beatrice Foods; vice president and general manager of the $70 million Bakery Distribution Division of International Multifoods; vice president of sales and marketing for Bay State Milling, a $200 million flour milling operation; and CEO of Thanksgiving Coffee Company, a publicly held operation in Fort Bragg.


Sitecore has hired Mark Zablan as chief revenue officer. He will be responsible for managing Sitecore's worldwide field operations.

The company stated Zablan has more than 20 years of experience in senior executive roles with high growth companies in the areas of data, analytics, digital marketing, and content management software. He most recently served as president of Adobe EMEA and group president of Experian Marketing Services, North America and UK/I.


Independent physician-run Meritage Medical Network, has tapped Kim Noon to serve as vice president of operations. The group stated Noon will be tasked with strengthening the organization's operational capabilities. She will also serve as Meritage's compliance officer.

The group stated that Noon has more than 20 years of executive health care leadership experience. She previously served six years as vice president of clinical operations at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Before that she was chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Mills-Peninsula Medical Group.


Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center appointed P.L. Maillard as a new assistant medical group administrator. Maillard will be responsible for primary care family medicine services (including family medicine residency and graduate medical education), Emergency Department, and hospital-based service.

Maillard received his bachelor's from University of California, Berkeley, his master's in physical therapy from University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State Univeristy and his master's in health care administration from University of the Pacific. Maillard is also a graduate of the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.

Maillard transferred from the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, where he has worked for the past 12 years, most recently as an AMGA. During his tenure in that role, Kaiser stated that Maillard had oversight in a variety of areas, including ancillary services, the emergency department, cardiac services, and, most recently, surgical services


Exchange Bank hired Alan Aranha will become vice president of sales and business development office, responsible for expanding the bank's presence into the heart of San Rafael.

Aranha comes to Exchange Bank from Chase N. A. and Citibank N. A. The bank stated Aranha graduated from with a bachelor of art degree in economics and sociology and is a graduate of (Chamber of Commerce) Leadership San Rafael, Novato and Palo Alto.


Mechanics Bank added Samantha Foster and Debbie Watson, two experienced food and wine industry finance specialists, to its regional commercial banking team in Napa.

Foster, who joins Mechanics Bank as vice president and senior relationship manager, previously held a senior position in the Food and Agriculture Division of Rabobank, NA. The banks stated that her 25-year career in commercial banking includes four and a half years at Wells Fargo Bank, six years with First Bank in San Francisco and nearly three years at Bank of the West. Foster will continue to focus on providing financing solutions to wineries and vineyard owners located throughout the North Bay and greater Bay Area.

Watson, who also joins as vice president, senior relationship manager, was previously managing director of First Republic's Wine Industry Group. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade with Wells Fargo, and previously held positions with City National Bank, Umpqua and Bank of the West. Her primary focus will be providing financing solutions to wineries and grape growers, as well as other wine industry-related companies.


Myers Foodservice Equipment, Supply & Design, has promoted Michael L. Scheiman to the position of vice president business development and design.

The company stated Scheiman came to Myers after serving as a chef in New York City, including The Markham, Montrachet, Tribeca Grill, and Nobu. His culinary career included a position as executive chef for The Canal House at the Soho Grand Hotel where he earned 2.5 stars in the New York Times, and won recognition by The James Beard Foundation as well as Gourmet Magazine.

Upon moving to San Francisco, Scheiman entered the world of restaurant design and construction, building kitchens for restaurants and bars throughout the U.S.


The Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley hired hospitality veteran Mark Leonardi as its general manager. Leonardi will be responsible for running the company and the overall day to day operations.

The company stated that Leonardi, a former business owner, hospitality director, general manager and hotelier, brings more than a decade of wine country tourism experience with him, most recently he served as consultant to local businesses and wineries.

The Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley is a motorized, authentic replica of the late 1890s San Francisco cable car. The six-seven-hour tours visits four wineries and includes water, drinks and gourmet picnic lunch at one of the vineyards.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Petaluma has hired Alana Capozzi as director of development and communications. Capozzi is a nonprofit fundraiser and administrator with many years of experience in the North Bay sector.

She comes to the Boys and Girls Clubs after serving as the director of administration and communications at the Marin Economic Forum. She also has provided productivity and efficiency consulting services.

The clubs also added Lewis Jordan to its leadership council. The clubs stated that Jordan leads the Housing Authority of the County of Marin, an agency that serves more than 12,000 residents and has an annual budget of $40 million.

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