The Power of Entrepreneurship with Nina Vaca

October 15, 2021

Are you just an individual in the supply chain, or are you in the business of changing lives?


In this session of “CPO Open Mic,” Mike Schiappa, Chief Procurement Officer at Beeline, talks with Nina Vaca, American entrepreneur and Chairperson and CEO of Pinnacle Group, which was twice named the Fastest-Growing Woman-Owned Business in the United States. In the podcast, Ms. Vaca shares her wisdom on the value of entrepreneurship in the supply chain and on the difference between occupying a leadership position and being a conscious leader. She discusses the lessons learned while partnering with Fortune 500 procurement organizations through 3 major national crises in the 25 years since she founded her business.

Topics Include:
  • The importance of "crazy good" execution
  • How procurement organizations can "rent" flexibility and agility by working with entrepreneurial suppliers
  • Why focusing only on working hard can lead to drudgery, while working with positivity and meaning leads to success
  • How leaders can help workers create their own entrepreneurial journey