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    Octane Names New Executive to OES Post and Promotes Existing Executive to Chief Administrative Officer

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 2, 2019 –on September 1st OCTANe named Paul Tobin, President of OCTANe Enterprise Solutions (OES). OES is a newly established entity which provides early-stage and mid-market companies a platform that accelerates speed to capital and growth resources.  Paul joins OCTANe after a career that includes corporate law, entrepreneurship, fund management and consulting, all of which position him to help impact early stage companies with all facets of their strategic development.

    Also, effective October 1st OCTANe has promoted long time executive Janelle Brunette to Chief Administrative Officer.  Janelle just completed 11 years of service to OCTANe and recently served as Vice President of Operations. She will continue her role on the OCTANe Board of Directors.

    "As we grow, both of these roles are critical to the success of OCTANe and our ability to impact our contribution to the innovation ecosystem in Southern California”, said OCTANe CEO, Bill Carpou. "I am excited to have Paul join the team with a diverse number of experiences that position us for continued growth.  I am also pleased we can demonstrate sustained opportunities for employees and promote Janelle to CAO having responsibility for OCTANe's core operations and company performance, including expanding partnerships, conferences and community engagement.  We are now positioned to add depth to both Paul's and Janelle's organizations that will continue to build companies and jobs."

     "I am excited to join OCTANe and lead the new Enterprise Solutions business.  We will be able to help companies from the initial idea all the way to maturity, which will contribute to the growth of the Southern California tech ecosystem in new and exciting ways”, said Paul.

    “I am looking forward to my new role at OCTANe as CAO, and the opportunity I have to continue to scale the organization and the impact we have throughout the ecosystem.  We have created a strong vision and solid plan for future success, and there is nothing more rewarding than being able to work alongside our team of talented individuals and partners as we turn these plans into reality,” said Janelle.

    About OCTANe:

    OCTANe is the organization that convenes and enables the Southern California technology and medical technology business ecosystem by connecting people, resources and capital.  Our goal is to create 55,000+ high-value technology jobs in Southern California by 2030.  We impact our community through LaunchPad, an industry leading accelerator, Enterprise Solutions, a new platform to provide companies capital and growth resources to accelerate job creation, Signature Events & Programs, and direct access to capital.


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