Founder and CEO of Dallas-based Pinnacle Group Nina Vaca recently kicked off events at the Women of Innovation Summit. The event brings together the leading innovators, entrepreneurs, and noted business game-changers of North Texas.

Vaca gave the keynote address at Ross Tower, a location that’s special to her because it was there that Pinnacle Group opened its first professional office. Prior to that, Vaca was running her fledgling business out of her apartment.

Vaca was just 25 when she launched Pinnacle Group with $300 and an unlimited desire to succeed. Since then, she has grown Pinnacle Group to be among the world’s premier executive search and staffing agencies. The company now enjoys an international presence. It is among the fastest-growing firms in its sector globally.

Vaca has developed a reputation as an entrepreneur who is keen on giving back. To that end, she established the Nina Vaca Foundation. This organization has completed an enormous array of projects that help disadvantaged people. This includes funding programs for homeless people and supporting area food pantries.

Vaca has long been a major supporter of young women who want to get involved in business, especially those of Latina heritage. She fosters numerous educational and professional development programs for women. Vaca is known for her focus on espousing an attitude of toughness and persistence through difficult times as a formula for achieving business and financial success.

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