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Leadership Keynote – Shaping the Future

We kicked off our March 16, 2023 Procurewise Connect event with one of the biggest names in the industry – Pinnacle Group CEO Nina Vaca. Recognized as a 2021 & 2022 SIA DEI Influencer, watch the replay to join Nina and Ceipal Procurewise EVP Jim Lucier as they explore all the possibilities that the new frontier of total talent acquisition and agile workforce management has to offer.

About Our Speakers

Nina Vaca | CEOPinnacle Group

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. 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).

Jim Lucier
James Lucier | EVPCeipal Procurewise

As Executive Vice President, Jim is responsible for executing go-to-market strategies, building client-driven growth, and driving the success of Procurewise. He co-founded a leading global MSP and a diverse staffing firm to national and global prominence. Jim embraces the transparency needed to build trust and develop valued client relationships and business partnerships for long-term success. As a hands-on practitioner, Jim provides advisor-led total talent solutions embracing AI-driven technology platforms, management interventions, and operational analytics. He is the founder of The National DEI Roundtable™ and creator of DEI Live™ and has been nationally recognized as a 2022 DEI Influencer by Staffing Industry Analysts and 2022 DEI Executive of the Year and Leader of Distinction by HRO Today. 

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