The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Latino- and Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Marie Diaz
Courtesy Company
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Marie Diaz, CEO

Pursuit of Excellence
Dallas

No. 26
2009 Revenue: $10.7 million
Three-Year Growth: 7,054.4%

Diaz (center), whose company, Pursuit of Excellence provides HR outsourcing, is of both Spanish and Mexican descent. She is an advocate for early childhood education in the Hispanic community and sits on the board for the national organization Pre-K Now, where she works on raising funds for disadvantaged families. She also founded an after-school program called Making of Champions, which promotes leadership skills in middle- and high-school students in the Dallas area.