Finalists

EOY Awards

Congratulations to the 16th annual Hispanic Business magazine EOY® Awards
winners for their monumental entrepreneurial achievements

2006 Heavy Industry Winner | 2006 Infobusiness Winner

2006 Latina Entrepreneur Winner | 2006 Rising Star Winner  | 2006 Trade Industry Winner

 

2006 Heavy Industry Winner

Tony Rey Sr.
CEO/President
Rey Homes

Based in Orlando, Rey Homes specializes in building and developing high-end homes at affordable prices. For three consecutive years, Hispanic Business magazine has listed Rey Homes among the fastest growing Hispanic-owned companies in the U.S. Mr. Rey and his wife, Isabel, founded Rey Homes in 1978, some eight years after emigrating to the United States from Cuba at the age of 22. Mr. Rey is the former president of the United Methodist Church Council of Ministries and is a member of Fannie Mae´s National Advisory Council. Florida Governor Jeb Bush appointed Mr. Rey to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority board.

 

2006 Infobusiness Winner

James Goodman
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Goodman Networks Inc.


James Goodman and his four brothers founded Goodman Networks in February 2000 – just prior to the collapse of the telecom sector. Goodman Networks became one of the leading providers of wireline, wireless, and outside plant solutions for both carriers and manufacturers. In 2005, Goodman Networks was named among the fastest growing technology companies in the U.S. by Deloitte and the ninth-fastest growing in the Deloitte Texas Crescent area. That same year, the firm was honored as the Class Four Minority Business Enterprise Supplier of the Year for the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

 

2006 Latina Entrepreneur Winner

Yvonne "Bonnie" García
President
Market Vision

Since Bonnie García founded Market Vision in 1998, her Hispanic-focused agency has drawn some of the nation´s top corporate giants, including Miller Brewing Company, General Mills, and Coca-Cola. In May, she bought back Market Vision from her former partners, the publicly-traded CoActive Marketing Group, making Market Vision 100-percent female and minority owned. Under Ms. Garcia’s leadership, Market Vision has grown more than 200 percent in the last three years and has added advertising, media planning and buying, and public relations to its service lineup.

 

2006 Rising Star Winner

Rainier Gonzalez
Chairman & CEO
Pacer Health Corporation

Rainier Gonzalez´s Pacer Health Corporation specializes in acquiring financially struggling hospitals that it can fix. For the past three years, Mr. Gonzalez has managed the operations of hospitals within the Pacer Hospital system – a network of six facilities in the Southeast totaling 148 licensed beds and with approximately $30 million in net revenues. Billed as an expert in turning around ailing hospitals, Mr. Gonzalez has successfully directed the turnaround of all of Pacer Health’s acquired hospitals, and has guided the company from a loss to a $400,000 profit in fewer than two years.

 

2006 Trade Industry Winner

Enrique A. Tessada
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tessada & Associates, Inc.

Enrique A. Tessada used a Compaq computer and $500 to found Tessada & Associates in 1993. Since then, the 20-year Navy aviator, Vietnam veteran, and documentary executive producer has turned his fledgling firm into a multi-faceted infrastructure solutions company that employs more than 650 people and has revenues of $70 million. Both the Department of Agriculture´s Food and Nutrition Service and NASA have named the company Minority Contractor of the Year. Mr. Tessada serves on the arts board of directors at Mason Partnership, an organization devoted to helping make the visual and performing arts a part of community life.


Meet savvy Hispanic executives like these at the Hispanic Business EOY Awards Gala and CEO Capital Markets Roundtable at the Marriott Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, November 8, 2007.

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