Chris Nowlin, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp co-founder/SVP - Bisnow Silicon Beach

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp provides credit and credibility services with about 650 employees across the nation, according to co-founder/SVP Chris Nowlin. Deciding where to set up shop, the company looked everywhere from Santa Monica to Calabasas before opening its 25k SF offices in Malibu. Formerly an exec with, Chris said many people don't think of D&B Credibiity Corp as a tech-driven business, but the majority of its employees in Malibu are developers and technology project managers, and many of its main competitors are people up in Silicon Valley. Half of the company's development team are recent grads of USC, UCLA, and surrounding schools: "The war for talent locally is heating up again."