With National Hispanic Heritage Month kicking off today, we couldn’t think of a better time to chat with Nina Vaca, Founder & CEO of Pinnacle Group, to learn more about how she transformed the company into the largest Latina-owned and led global workforce solutions provider.
As our inaugural guest on DEI Live™, we deeply enjoyed discovering how her personal journey created lasting ties to Pinnacle’s corporate identity and learning more about the role she sees diversity, equity, and inclusion playing across the entire workforce, including the contingent workforce. Join us as we dive into Nina’s 25+ year journey leading Pinnacle, the ways she’s watched DEI unfold in the corporate world, and the various ways Pinnacle has been able to support other companies in realizing their own DEI goals.
DEI Live™ with Nina Vaca
About Nina Vaca
Nina founded Pinnacle Group in 1996 and has served as its Chairman and CEO for over two decades. What started as a one-woman IT staffing firm has grown into a workforce solutions powerhouse providing multiple service lines to industry leaders in the telecommunications, financial services, transportation, and technology industries. Today Pinnacle is expanding internationally to serve clients in Europe, Latin America, the Asia Pacific region, and beyond. Pinnacle has been included in the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing companies 13 times and in 2015 and 2018 it was named the fastest-growing women-owned/led company by the Women Presidents’ Organization. Nina herself has been recognized by ALPFA as one of the 50 Most Powerful Latinas (2017-2019), Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas Trailblazer of the Year (2019), and, most recently, an SIA DE&I Influencer (2021 & 2022).
Learn more about her here.
About James Lucier
As Executive Vice President, Jim is responsible for executing go-to-market strategies, building client-driven growth, and driving the success of Procurewise. He is nationally recognized as a 2022 DEI Influencer by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) and is the founder of The National DEI Roundtable™ and DEI Live™. Jim works with leaders, practitioners, and providers on digital transformation in the future of work and building more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforces.
Learn more about him here.