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

Guillermo "Bill" Calvo
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Guillermo "Bill" Calvo, CEO

Provideo Management
Sterling, Virginia

No. 32
2009 Revenue: $8.8 million
Three-Year Growth: 6,140.1%

Calvo (center left) was born in Lima, Peru, and immigrated with his parents to the Washington, D.C. area when he was two years old. His father owned multiple retail stores, including a beauty salon that his mother ran. Before eventually founding Provideo Management, Calvo worked as a consultant for the Department of Defense, where he saw that many services provided to the government lacked proper planning and execution. He set out to change that with Provideo, named for a Latin term meaning to provide advance planning.