Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca named to SIA Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing List for Fifth Year in a Row

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, named Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca to their annual Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing list for the fifth time in the list’s five-year history.

Vaca founded Pinnacle Group in 1996 and under her visionary leadership it has won over 135 local and national awards for exceptional performance and has been recognized repeatedly for rapid yet sustained growth. Pinnacle Group was named fastest growing women-owned business in the country by the Women Presidents’ Organization in both 2018 and 2015 and has been featured on the Inc 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies 13 times. Over the past 18 months, Vaca has overseen the company’s expansion into the UK and Latin America as well as the launch of the Progata Talent Platform. During that same timeframe, Pinnacle Group became the only woman- and minority-owned company to be named a Beeline Certified Strategic Partner. Vaca was inducted into SIA’s Staffing 100 Hall of Fame in 2018.

SIA created the Global Power 150 list to shine a spotlight on women in leadership positions and to recognize the significant contributions and influence of women industry-wide.

“The women named to this year’s Global Power 150 list play an important role in bringing value to the workforce solutions ecosystem, elevating not only the bottom line for their organizations but lifting up their teams through a passionate focus on employee development and creation of positive and inclusive cultures in which talent thrives,” said Subadhra Sriram, Editor & Publisher, Media Products at SIA.

By recognizing women like Vaca who have stood out as leaders and influencers in the global talent marketplace, the SIA Global Power 150 showcases the impact this diverse set of leaders, from CEOs and entrepreneurs to division heads, technologists and attorneys, have had on shaping a $490 billion global staffing industry each day.

“The women on this list are powerful forces for change in the staffing industry and I am honored to be included among them,” said Vaca. “So often you cannot be what you cannot see, so by highlighting the accomplishments of these powerful women in staffing SIA is paving the way for the next generation of transformational women leaders. One of the things I am most proud of at Pinnacle Group is our strong culture that values diversity where women and minorities can thrive and contribute meaningfully in this industry.”

The Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing list is sponsored by Bullhorn, the global leader in software for the staffing industry. Bullhorn, like Vaca, shares a passion for expanding opportunities for women in business.

“Though numbers have grown in recent years, McKinsey reports there is still less than 30 percent female representation for top leadership roles in North America alone. It is crucial that we recognize these role models, and support and celebrate continued advances,” said Art Papas, Founder and CEO of Bullhorn.

Profiles are featured in the November/December 2019 issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine.

About Nina Vaca
Nina Vaca is the Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group. She is also one of the few (and youngest) Latinas serving as a director of publicly traded corporations. With Women on Boards 2020, she is working to increase the number of women on public company boards. In addition to her business leadership, Vaca is a civic leader and philanthropist, working relentlessly to expand opportunities for minorities and women in business, particularly in STEM fields in the U.S. and around the world. Recently, she was elected as a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She is also a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute as well as a German Marshall Memorial Fellow. For information and resources, visit

About Pinnacle Group
Pinnacle Group is a leading provider of workforce solutions headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Founded by Nina Vaca in 1996, Pinnacle Group’s core services include talent acquisition and management, managed services (MSP), and payrolling. With an unwavering commitment to client service and a specialty in analytics and emerging technologies, Pinnacle Group provides transformational outcomes to primarily Fortune 100 clients. Its Progata Talent Platform utilizes machine learning (ML) and proprietary algorithms to help match talent with opportunity and maximize utilization rates. Pinnacle Group is consistently named one of the fastest-growing companies in the country and was named fastest-growing women-owned company in the country by the Women Presidents’ Organization in both 2015 and 2018. For more information, visit

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)
Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Their proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. They also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.