Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Nina Vaca’s dynamic leadership over the past 19 years has propelled the company from aniche IT services firm to the workforce solutions powerhouse it is today, with a suite ofbusiness lines that address the range of human capital challenges companies face today.
Watershed moments came in 2001, when Vaca took full control of thecompany and re-engineered its service offerings in response to the changing landscapepost-9/11, then again in 2007 when Vaca saw an opportunity to enter the managed servicessector with an ambitious $100 million program. In 2009, Vaca diversified Pinnacle’s business inresponse to the economic downturn by expanding into Canada and offering additional services.
Then in 2011, Pinnacle expanded into the VMS (vendor management software) space when it acquired Provade, Inc., whichoffers enterprise-class VMS that enables clients to manage theircontingent workforce spend. Pinnacle further broadened its managed service offerings in2011-2012 by adding payrolling and IC compliance to its portfolio.
Pinnacle’s evolution and astronomical growth is not only the result of Ms. Vaca’s fearless approach toovercoming challenges the business has faced, but is due in equal measure to her intense focuson two core values — delivering impeccable service to clients and putting people at the heart ofeverything Pinnacle does. In Vaca’s own words, “Our growth is rooted in our people. It is vitalthat they feel as empowered and impassioned as possible.”
Because of her many successes with Pinnacle Group and the respect she has earned within thebusiness community, Ms. Vaca has been elected to serve as a director of three publicly tradedcompanies, and has won numerous awards both for the company and as an individual. She hasbeen named one of the most influential Latinos in the United States for the past eight years, andhas also been called one of the country’s 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs.
In addition to her varied business pursuits, Ms. Vaca is a committed civic leader and philanthropist.She is a passionate advocate for women and entrepreneurs, especially within the Hispanic andminority communities. In 2014, the White House appointed Ms.Vaca as a Presidential Ambassadorfor Global Entrepreneurship. She is also Chairman Emeritus of the United States HispanicChamber of Commerce. For her contribution to the community as well as in business, she hasbeen awarded three honorary doctorates and is the youngest alumni in her alma mater’s historyto be honored as a distinguished alumna.