The Top 10 Latino’s in Business

Making it far in the business world is never an easy feat. Countless with varied resources have tried and failed in their venture to be successful. So to be wildly successful in this hemisphere is something that needs to be celebrated. Tipping our hat to the titans of industry, here our our picks for the top 10 Latino’s in business.

Jessica Alba

The world is just unfair for someone as beautiful as Jessica to also have the business acumen to be a successful entrepreneur. But alas she has created The Honest Company, a consumer goods company valued at 1 Billion dollars. Focusing on the sale of ethical goods, Ms. Alba has created a booming company that in both environmentally and morally conscience in their practices.

Miriam De Dios Woodward

With an impressive resume even for many CEO’s in general, Ms. Woodward currently resides as the CEO of PolicyWorks, LLC. Also the Senior Vice President of AMC, the holding company of the Iowa Credit Union League and parent organization of PolicyWorks, Ms. Woodward was formerly the CEO of AMC company Coopera Consulting. In 2016, Ms. Woodward was named Woman to Watch by the Credit Union Times.

José Almeida

Chairman, president, and CEO of the Fortune 500 healthcare company Baxter International, Mr. Almeida acquired the position in January 2016. Receiving his Bachelor’s of Science in Brazil, he specialized in mechanical engineering from Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia. He is also on the board of directors for Walgreens Boots Alliance and on the board of trustees for Partners in Health.

Benito Almanza

The Arizona Market President for Bank of America, Mr. Almanza graduated from Standford and Santa Clara University School of Law. Responsible for coordinating all lines of business efforts in Arizona and the Bank’s community and civic activities, he oversees business banking activities in the Desert Mountain States, which include Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas.

Jimena Almendares

Vice President of Global Expansion at Intuit, Ms. Almendares has had an 18 year long career in leading product, design, engineering, marketing, analytics, and business development teams. Formerly the Chief Product Officer of OkCupid, she has held leadership positions at Meetup, Zynga, Facebook, and Eventbrite. Having recieved an MBA from MIT, there’s no wonder why she so impressive.

Gonzalo Alberto Pérez

The soon to be chief executive officer of Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana, Mr. Pérez has worked for the company for 38 years. The company’s shortened name being Grupa Sura, it is the only Latin American entity in the sector Financial Services and Capital Markets and is part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Everyone expects big things from him.

Marcelo Claure

The chief executive officer of SoftBank Group International and chief operating officer of SoftBank Group Corporation, Mr. Claure oversees SoftBank’s operations and strategy along with fellow CEO Masayoshi Son. A multinational holding company based in Tokyo, the company holds stakes in Sprint (85%), Alibaba (29.5%), Yahoo Japan (48.17%), Brightstar (87.1%), and Uber (15%) just to name a few.

Jordi Muñoz

One of the most interesting people on a list of exceptional people in general, Mr. Muñoz is the co-founder of the company 3D Robotics. Building attention to himself by creating a drone from his video game controller while waiting for a green card at the age of 20, the company he created now designs and markets commercial and recreational unmanned aerial vehicles.

Sofia Vergara

One of the highest paid actress’ on TV, it really is a testament to her drive to also be a successful entrepreneur. She created EBY, the underwear subscription company that delivers woman’s underwear online. To make things even more exceptional, 10% of net sales go toward microfinance loans for female entrepreneurs. To say she is impressive would be an understatement.

Geisha Williams

Formerly the Chief Operating Officer for PG&E, the Cuban American business woman held the leadership of one of the largest electric utility business’ in the United States. Unfortunately, she was forced to leave her position after a series of California wildfires cost the company billions. However considering the drive it took to reach said position in the first place and the large compensation that was received afterward, we have every reason to believe she will bounce back.

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