Monday, 30 September 2013

Many Board Positions Held by Guillermo Perales

With a master’s degree in business administration and a natural talent for growing his business, the advice Guillermo Perales had to offer on matters of business was counted on among those who knew of him and his success. In just 15 years, Guillermo Perales started out as an entrepreneur and grew to be the largest Latino franchisee in the United States. 

With the experience and know-how, Guillermo Perales was invited to serve on many different community and business boards. He has held about 18 different positions including: President of the BK Hispanic Franchise Association and board member positions of the: BBVA Compass Bank Advisory board, Southwestern Medical Foundation Trustees, National Association Management Group, National Franchisee Association, and more. 

Some of his board positions have been for education, the food industry, schools, the Latino/Hispanic community, and local boards such as the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce. Many different boards have benefitted from Guillermo Perales and his skills as a natural leader and businessman. 

The positions of success, responsibility, and authority have done little to change the caring nature of Guillermo Perales. He stays committed to community no matter how many new businesses he owns and operates. It was Guillermo Perales’s personal belief that a thriving business should build upon a strong community. Without the community, no business would survive. So Guillermo Perales co-founded Latin American/DFW Fund to raise money for Latino-targeted programs. The programs were designed to support education and encourage Latino student to see their education through. 

Guillermo Perales knows without his education, he would not be the successful entrepreneur and franchise owner he is. So he set out to encourage and reward students for staying in school. Guillermo Perales created a Certificate of Achievement Award program for students that adhere to the program and don’t give up on their education.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

MBA Completed at Texas A&M University by Guillermo Perales

Education is important and no one knows that better than Guillermo Perales. Before Guillermo Perales ever became a successful entrepreneur, he attended school; first in Mexico and then in the United States. In both schools, Guillermo Perales worked hard to perform the best he could as a clear statement of how he would later manage the rest of his career.

Guillermo Perales moved to Texas from Mexico. He attended Texas A&M University where he studied business. He earned his MBA before he started his own business. Guillermo Perales was always determined to create a successful business for himself and he did so when he created Sun Holdings in 1997. 

Guillermo Perales grew his business by buying various restaurant and fast food franchises. In 15 years, Guillermo Perales developed a successful business strategy that allowed him to own and operate 400 restaurant and fast food stores. All the while, Guillermo Perales remained hopeful Latino students would recognize they too had the power to become successful business leaders.

Guillermo Perales does not ask Hispanic student to go into business; he does ask them to remain faithful to their education. Too many students give up on their education and Guillermo Perales has worked hard to end the cycle. He co-founded the Latin American/ DFW Fund to raise money for programs specifically targeting Latino children and providing incentives for them to remain in school. 

Guillermo Perales cannot sit and talk to each student about his own education and his success as a business owner, but he can help encourage students to finish their school by funding programs. Creating the program was Guillermo Perales’s way of supporting the large Latino community in the Dallas area. He knows the value of education and encourages students to see its value too.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Guillermo Perales Operates Many Fast Food Franchises

Guillermo Perales is an entrepreneur. Instead of buying a vacant building and creating his own restaurant, he opted for buying and improving the operations of pre-existing franchises. After Guillermo Perales completed his MBA in Texas, he founded Sun Holdings. For 15 years, Guillermo Perales adhered to his successful business strategy. 

Since Sun Holdings was founded, it grew by an annual rate of around 50%. Guillermo Perales was proud of the success his business. By 2005, Guillermo Perales started to get recognized for his work and his success. Tied to the Hispanic and Latino community, many of his awards and recognitions were tied to his success as a Hispanic business owner. 

In 2005, Guillermo Perales’s Sun Holdings was ranked top in job growth and the fastest growing Hispanic-owned company. It was a recognition he had received in previous years too. In 2005, he was the owner of the 29th largest Hispanic company in the United States. From 2002 to 2005, Guillermo Perales’s company had been named one of the top 10 fastest growing companies by the Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. 

Years before in 1999, Guillermo Perales started to acquire Popeye’s and Burger King franchises to diversify his business portfolio. Between 2011 and 2012, Guillermo Perales’s portfolio of fast food and restaurant franchises exploded from 250 to 400. The franchises owned and operated under Guillermo Perales range in states from Texas to Florida. 

Many of the recognitions and rewards earned by Guillermo Perales have been for his achievements as a Latino or minority business leader. But some have been specifically given to Guillermo Perales for his success as a franchise owner. In 2003, 2004, and 2006, he was voted Popeye’s Developer of the Year. In 2008, Guillermo Perales was listed 25th on the Restaurant Finance Monitor where he was ranked 57th in 2005.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Guillermo Perales is Remarkable Entrepreneur

Not every businessman succeeds the first time they start a business. However, owning and operating your own business is part of the American Dream. Guillermo Perales believed in that dream when he moved from Mexico to the United States. As a graduate student, he studied business in Texas and completed his master’s degree in Business Administration. 

Shortly afterward, Guillermo Perales founded his own company. It was in 1997 that he created Sun Holdings, LLC. He has been the CEO of the company ever since. By 1999, Guillermo Perales believed it was in his company’s best interest to expand the portfolio. He began to purchase Popeye’s and Burger King franchises. This kicked off a whole new direction for business entrepreneur Guillermo Perales.

As a business professional, Guillermo Perales has received awards and recognitions for his success as a minority business owner. He has received awards and been name a leader among Hispanic business owners. His work in business led him to participate in various board memberships in business, health, education, and finance. 

Guillermo Perales knows much of his current success was started in 1999 when he bought into franchise locations. He continued to do so and is now the largest Hispanic franchise owner in the United States. In 2008 and 2009, he was recognized by Area Developers as one of America’s top franchisees. 

Some of the best awards Guillermo Perales received came in 2011 and 2012. In 2011, he was awarded with the Hispanic Business Man of the Year Award by the Texas Association of Mexican American Chamber of Commerce. In 2012, Guillermo Perales was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Latino Hotel and Restaurant Association and featured in Latino Leaders magazine as one of the most influential Latinos in the United States.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Guillermo Perales’s Graduated with Honors as a CPA

Before Guillermo Perales moved to the United States, he lived and studied in Mexico. Guillermo Perales studied at the Monterey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. At the school, he took all the necessary courses to become a Certified Public Accountant. As a student, Guillermo Perales studied hard and graduated with honors from the school.

After Guillermo Perales graduated from the institute, he applied to study business in the United States. Guillermo Perales moved to Texas where he attended Texas A&M University. The university has been repeatedly ranked among the nation’s top universities making it an excellent place for Guillermo Perales to continue his education. 

After studying finance to become a CPA in Mexico, Guillermo Perales figured a degree in business would be a welcomed addition to his educational studies. He opted to attend Texas A&M University’s business program and graduated with his Master of Business Administration degree. With two degrees in hand and an MBA, Guillermo Perales decided to create his own business instead of seeking employment under someone else’s company.

Attending two separate educational institutes, Guillermo Perales appreciates the value of education. For 15 years, he has successfully guided his company and its growth to a portfolio of 400 various restaurant and fast food franchises. As a successful businessman, Guillermo Perales encourages students to not give up on school.

Guillermo Perales sees the challenges of minority business leaders. He wants to encourage a whole new generation of Hispanic and Latino business owners, so he co-founded programs designed specifically to keeping children in school. Guillermo Perales decided an incentive program for Latino children would help them stay in school and created a Certificate of Achievement Award program for the purpose of rewarding diligent students. He is a co-founder of the Latin American/DFW Fund.