February 24th, 2011, 6:00 pm posted by Jan Norman, small-business columnist

Irvine-based Tech Coast Venture Network has named Ciaran Foley chairman of the board, replacing Bart Greenberg, who has been chairman since August. 2005.

Kevin McDonald is the new TCVN president, a position Foley held for the past year and Greenberg held before that.

TCVN, a nonprofit technology group, was founded in 1984 to educate and assist entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in Orange County and to connect them with money, advice and other resources to help their businesses grow.

Foley has founded or been an equity partner in several companies. He is currently CEO of PitchMeTV.

Kevin B. McDonald is executive vice president for Alvaka Networks, Inc. in Irvine. He is the founding chairman of the Sheriff/Coroner’s Community Technology Advisory Council.

Greenberg, who will remain TCVN’s chairman emeritus,  is a partner is the Irvine office of Haynes and Boone, where he practices general corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financing.

Foley said, “TCVN’s success cannot be attributed to any one person, but it is under the guidance of Mr. Greenberg that TCVN has enjoyed continued success for the last 5-plus years. Along with a newly invigorated executive team, Mr. Greenberg as chair emeritus and our new president, Kevin McDonald, I plan to build upon the excellent foundation already in place and elevate TCVN to even greater prominence as a resource for entrepreneurs in Southern California.”