Carlos A. Saladrigas is a member of the Board of Directors of Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), a Raleigh-based, Fortune 250 diversified energy holding company, and of Advance Auto Parts, Inc., (NYSE: AAP) the second largest retailer of automotive parts in the United States. He also serves on the Hispanic Advisory Board to Frito-Lay and PepsiCo, Inc.
Mr. Saladrigas co-founded The Vincam Group, Inc., a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). In 1996, Saladrigas took the company public and by 1998, Vincam had revenues exceeding $1 billion and was named the largest Hispanic-owned company in the U.S. by Hispanic Business. In March 1999, Vincam merged with Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP). Previously, Saladrigas has held positions in the HMO industry and at PepsiCo where he held several positions, both domestically and overseas. Saladrigas started his career in public accounting with then, Big 8 firms.
Saladrigas has received the Alumnus of Distinction award from the University of Miami, was named Florida Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997, the Man of the Year award from the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the Thomas Carvel Immigrant Entrepreneur Award from the National Immigration Forum. In 2002, the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust named Saladrigas Top Volunteer Advocate, citing his leadership on ethics and public accountability.
A CPA and CMA, Saladrigas holds a master’s degree in business administration, with honors, from Harvard University.