Turning Group O from a startup business into the $700 million diversified services firm it is today is due in large part to Gregg Ontiveros’ entrepreneurial spirit and can-do philosophy. As principal owner and CEO of Group O, he has provided the vision necessary to attract marquee clients who represent a veritable who’s who of America’s most respected brands, including AT&T, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Best Buy, Caterpillar, John Deere, Staples, and Michelin. By creating innovative marketing, packaging and supply chain solutions, Ontiveros and Group O have helped these and many other Fortune 500 companies turn their most complex business challenges into centers of profitability and efficiency.
Ontiveros leads with a hands-on approach, remaining very involved in all facets of Group O's daily operations. Through his efforts to establish and expand key financial partnerships and client relationships, Group O has become one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in North America and the recipient of the 2011 National Minority Supplier of the Year award (nmsdc.org). Group O was also recognized in 2012 as one of the Top 5 Latino-owned businesses in the United States (ushcc.org).
Ontiveros also has a deep commitment to the community, proudly serving on a variety of non-profit and corporate boards, including Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, and US Bank. In addition, he has put his passion for youth development and sports to work by coaching basketball and baseball.
Throughout his career, Ontiveros has mentored Hispanic and other minority and non-minority business owners and entrepreneurs. He has been candid about his lessons learned and supportive in offering advice, referring individuals to other key contacts, collaborating to determine business opportunities with Group O, or matchmaking them with other businesses. He was able to share his knowledge on a more global level when he had the honor of being selected to speak at a recent President’s Hispanic CEO Roundtable discussion at the White House.
In recognition of his leadership and contributions to the Hispanic business community, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce selected Ontiveros as its 2012 HBE Hispanic Businessman of the Year. He also earned a place on the 2013 50 Influentials list, published by Hispanic Business. And Ontiveros' competitive spirit and drive also extend to the golf course, culminating in a 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am championship.
Gregg holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Colorado State University and resides in Davenport, Iowa, with his wife, Carolyn, and their three children.