Nina Vaca is a revered entrepreneur, business professional, philanthropist, and civic leader. She is most well known for founding Pinnacle Group. Currently, she serves as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship through the Department of Commerce in the United States. Vaca is also a member of the Henry Crown Fellows (2016) in the Aspen Institute, an emerging generation of leaders who impact society positively.
From the moment she founded Pinnacle Group, Vaca has developed the company into a leading IT staffing firm in the country. With her guidance as founder and chairman, Pinnacle Group has recently been listed among the 500/5000 fastest-growing corporations in the country for over a decade. Today, the company is also known as the fastest-growing company that is owned and managed by a woman.
Vaca has received numerous accolades. In 2017, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council honored her with a Woman of Distinction Award. The National Women’s History Project also recognized her with an award. Over the years, Vaca has also been awarded for her substantial impact on Hispanic professionals in the information technology industry.
Through her experience in the business sector, Vaca has learned about the power of customer experience and entrepreneurship. She uses her platform to advocate for women and small business owners. She reiterates that when a small business succeeds, it changes the owner’s life and positively affects their family and community. As such, she has traveled widely and focuses her efforts on exploring various economies and assessing their impacts on communities.