HBE Elite Honorees

with USHCC


By: Latino Leaders Staff


Small Business is the backbone of our nation’s economy. Two-thirds of all new American jobs are created by small businesses, and Hispanic enterprises are leading this critical growth; starting new ventures at a rate three times the national average.


The USHCC HBE Elite Awards recognizes and celebrates annually businessmen and women who represent the best of the Hispanic business community. They are selected by our prestigious Procurement Council Advisory Board (PCAB). These enterprises are illustrative of the tremendous impact Hispanic businesses have on our nation’s economic prosperity, and a testament to the success of collaborating with corporate America through supplier diversity programs. We are delighted to publicly acknowledge these business leaders as trailblazers in their respective industries and congratulate them on being the 2017 HBE Elite awardees.

The Hispanic Business Enterprise (HBE) Program provides a national platform to Hispanic-owned companies that have mastered their local markets and prepared to contract with Fortune 500 Companies. This program equips Hispanic Business Enterprises with the resources, knowledge, and networks they need to continue driving growth, spurring innovation, and energizing our nation’s economy.

To learn more about how you can nominate an individual or company to be honored as an HBE Elite, or become a member of the USHCC’s prestigious HBE program – visit our website at www.ushcc.com.



*from left to right

Gilbert de Cardenas

CEO, Cacique Inc.


Jose Bandujo

President and CEO, Bandujo


Austin Ramirez

CEO, Husco International


Marco Campos

President and CEO, Campos EPC


Sophia Salas-Del Pozo

Operator and Chief Marketing Officer, Renuoil of America, Inc.