Haskell & White’s Wayne Pinnell Joins Steering Committee of OC Tech Alliance New trade organization taps OC technology leaders to foster innovation and growth

OCTAIRVINE, Calif. – February 5, 2013 – Wayne Pinnell, managing partner of Haskell & White LLP, has joined the Steering Committee of the OC Tech Alliance, a newly formed trade association focused on fostering innovation and growth among Orange County’s technology community. The Alliance features members from the County’s leading technology companies, in addition to various service companies and vendors that support them.

“Orange County is a hotbed for technological innovation,” said Pinnell. “As a firm that is dedicated to serving this dynamic community, we are enthusiastic to work with the OC Tech Alliance help ensure that the region’s small to mid-sized technology companies have access to the essential services and resources needed to lead.”

As a member of the Steering Committee, Pinnell will serve as treasurer, overseeing the organization’s budgeting, internal controls and financial reporting processes.

The OC Tech Alliance was founded in Orange County to replace TechAmerica, which closed its regional offices to focus primarily on government advocacy on a national level. This new entity will align former TechAmerica Orange County members with various new members behind the common cause of furthering Orange County’s technology community.

Valicore Technologies Chairman Peter Craig will serve as chairman of the board of directors, which is comprised of CEOs from Valicore, Kofax, Syspro, Alvaka Networks and Content Technologies.

In addition to regular networking opportunities, the OC Tech Alliance will host a Professional Development Roundtable Series, providing members with an array of insights related to organizational leadership. Key areas of focus will include human resources, sales and marketing, legal, finance, operations and international business.
About the OC Tech Alliance
OC Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to fast-forwarding the local innovation economy. It is the only technology association dedicated to the needs of small-to-midsize technology companies and their leaders based in Orange County, Calif. The alliance serves members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition. To learn more about membership, contact OC Technology Alliance at 949-306-5700 or www.octechalliance.com. Follow alliance activities on Twitter at www.twitter.com/octechalliance.

About Haskell & White LLP
Haskell & White LLP is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in Southern California, servicing public and private middle-market companies. With locations in Irvine and San Diego, Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and value of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, life science, technology, and retail. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines, including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm’s website, www.hwcpa.com. Connect with Haskell & White at www.facebook.com/haskellandwhite and www.twitter.com/haskellandwhite.