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

Ramiro Zeron
Courtesy Company
6 of 10

Ramiro Zeron, CEO

Zempleo
Lafayette, California

No. 65
2009 Revenue: $59.1 million
Three-Year Growth: 3,466.6%

Zeron immigrated to the United States from Nicaragua when he was 29 years old. Although he didn't speak any English when he arrived, Zeron later earned an MBA and worked his way up from a clerical position at AT&T to an executive director. In 2005 he founded Zempleo, a staffing and HR company that also provides consulting for business process outsourcing, working nights and weekends while he was still at his former employer.