Group O CEO Gregg Ontiveros named one of 50 Most Influential Latinos
Negocios Now, a national award-winning publication focused on Hispanic business, has included Group O CEO Gregg Ontiveros to its annual list of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in the Chicago region for 2020. The list includes top Hispanic executives in business, nonprofits, government, healthcare, and other areas where Latinos are making a clear difference in this country.
Ontiveros was recognized for turning Group O from a $50M business in 1999 into the $900+M diversified services firm it is today thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit and can-do philosophy. Ontiveros leads with a hands-on approach, remaining very involved in all facets of Group O’s daily operations.
“As principal owner and CEO, he has provided the vision necessary to attract marquee clients that represent a veritable who’s who of America’s most respected brands including AT&T, Michelin, PepsiCo, Caterpillar, and Samsung,” the publication noted in its short bio.
Throughout his career, Ontiveros has mentored Hispanic and other minority and non-minority business owners and entrepreneurs. He has been candid about his lessons learned and is supportive in offering advice, referring individuals to other key contacts, collaborating to determine business opportunities with Group O, or matchmaking them with other businesses.
“It is an honor to be included along with so many other accomplished business leaders,” Ontiveros said of being named to the list. “The next generation of Hispanic business leaders must be prepared to challenge conventional thinking to produce tailored, results-driven solutions to lead and compete globally.”
In addition to inclusion on the Negocios list, Ontiveros has previously been recognized by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as an HBE Hispanic Businessman of the Year, and earned a place on HispanicBusiness Inc.’s “50 Influentials”.
About Group O: Group O is an End-to-End solutions provider specializing in marketing, supply chain, packaging and mobile device lifecycle solutions. Headquartered in Milan, Illinois, and with major operations in Minnesota and Texas, Group O employs more than 1,200 professionals with diverse industry experience in optimizing inventory, materials, logistics, fulfillment and customer engagement.
Founded in 1974 as a small, family-run packaging company, Group O has grown into a thriving $900 million enterprise with world-class industry experience under the leadership of the Ontiveros family. For more information on Group O, visit GroupO.com.