EY announced that Chief Executive Officer Gil de Cárdenas of Cacique Inc., the leading brand of authentic Hispanic cheeses, creams, yogurts and chorizos in the U.S., is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in Greater Los Angeles.
The awards program recognizes top entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Selected by a panel of independent judges, award winners will be announced at a special black tie gala on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
As the founder’s son, Gil de Cárdenas learned the Cacique business from the ground up, and has taken the business to new heights ever since he took over the company in 2009.
Gil exemplifies his family’s entrepreneurial spirit through his cutting-edge approaches, including ushering the brand into its next phase by transitioning the company’s significant marketing efforts to the general market consumer, pushing the advancement of operations technology, innovating products to meet emerging consumer trends and shaping the company culture through Cacique’s four pillars: Family, Quality, Integrity and Authenticity.
“I owe thanks to my entire Cacique family and I share this great honor with each and every single one of our team members,” said Gil de Cárdenas. “From the days of accompanying my dad as he sold Queso Fresco door to door in downtown Los Angeles, to today, when I proudly lead a staff of more than 400 people, I’ve had the honor of watching Cacique grow into the great company it is today thanks to our teams’ hard work and dedication.”
Today, Cacique products are sold in over 25,000 retail locations across the U.S. and Cacique is the leading brand in the Mexican-style cheese, cream and sausage category. Cacique is among the largest and most recognized Hispanic food brands in the U.S. market with strong distribution from Boston to Los Angeles, and all points in between.
EY, a global organization leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, founded Entrepreneur Of The Year® the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community.
Now in its 32nd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition.
Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018.
The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
To learn more about Cacique, visit www.caciqueinc.com and www.linkedin.com/company/cacique. To learn more about the Greater Los Angeles program, please visit www.ey.com/us/eoy/greaterla.
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