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.