Nina Vaca is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group, the largest Latina-owned workforce solutions provider in America. She also serves on the board of three Fortune 1000 companies with a combined market cap of $23 Billion: Kohl’s Corporation, Cinemark Holdings and Comerica, Inc. As an entrepreneur, committed civic leader and philanthropist, she advocates passionately for women and entrepreneurs and works to advance girls and women in STEM fields.
Be a perpetual student; learn from every experience, person and failure in your life. I believe it's not enough to want something in life—you must also prepare yourself to receive it.
Since founding Pinnacle Group in her mid-20s, Nina has strategically developed the company from a niche IT services firm to the workforce solutions powerhouse it is today, providing industry-leading workforce solutions and high-end IT services to iconic global brands. Pinnacle Group has been ranked among the Inc. 500/5000 fastest-growing companies in the country for the last decade as well as being named a fastest growing woman-owned/led company in 2015 and 2018 by the Women President’s Organization.
As a dedicated civil leader and philanthropist, Nina has worked relentless to expand opportunities for Hispanics and women in business both at home and abroad. In 2014, she was selected as one of the inaugural members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship program and has traveled extensively to inspire entrepreneurs worldwide. She also founded At the Table: Women in Business and Leadership to help more women find a pathway to the board table or to the c-suite.
Nina has been named one of the most influential Latinos in the United States for the past ten years and has been called one of the country’s 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs. She also holds three honorary doctorates from notable universities, is the youngest graduate in her alma mater‘s history to be honored as a distinguished alumna, and joined the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.