Nina Vaca The Billionaire Dollar Ambition
Nina Vaca is Pinnacle Group’s Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. Her dynamic
leadership over the past 20 years has propelled the company from a niche IT services firm to
the workforce solutions powerhouse it is today, with a suite of business lines to address the
range of IT human capital challenges companies in the Fortune 500 face.
Pinnacle’s evolution and astronomical growth is the result of Vaca’s fearless approach to
overcoming challenges and her intense focus on two core values: delivering impeccable
service to clients and putting people at the heart of everything Pinnacle does. Pinnacle has
been named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies for over a decade and in
2015 was named the Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Company in the U.S. by the
Women Presidents’ Organization.
Vaca is a committed civic leader and philanthropist. She advocates passionately for women
and entrepreneurs and works to advance girls and women in STEM fields. In 2014, the White
House appointed Vaca as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.
Vaca has been featured in numerous publications and is a sought-after speaker and thought
Nina has won numerous awards both for Pinnacle and as an individual.
She has been named one of the most influential Latinos in the United States for the past nine
years and has been called one of the country’s 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs by
Nina Vaca holds three honorary doctorates from notable universities and is the youngest
graduate in her alma mater’s history to be honored as a distinguished alumna. She has been
invited to speak at institutions such as the Milken Institute, Harvard University, and Stanford
University, where she has also been added to the business curriculum. In 2016, Nina joined
the Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute. A global leader, Vaca is a German
Marshall Memorial Fellow and part of the British-American Project. As a PAGE ambassador,
Vaca has spoken to and inspired entrepreneurs all over the world, traveling to countries on
five continents to empower the next generation of business leaders.
An avid and committed athlete, Vaca has participated in iconic races in the last 16 years
including the 2.5 mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim in Hawaii, the New York Marathon, and the
Longhorn Austin Half Ironman. Most recently, she biked the 120 mile Triple Bypass in
Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and completed the famous Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in
San Francisco, and in the process raised $100K to help entrepreneurs. Nina is a mother of 4