The cofounder of GigSmart, Theodore “Ted” Catino has more than two decades of experience in finance and entrepreneurial investments. Ted Catino previously served as the chief executive officer of Security National Automotive Acceptance Corporation (SNAAC), an auto financing company in Ohio that primarily serves military personnel. Although he sold the company in 2011, SNAAC has continued to experience success and was listed among Enquirer Media’s 2016 Greater Cincinnati Top Workplaces.
The Top Workplaces list consists of an annual compilation that highlights the best places to work throughout the country based entirely upon employee feedback. While the primary list includes companies located nationwide, Enquirer Media also releases regional lists. The organization works with research firm WorkplaceDynamics to compile the listing and begins seeking nominations for top workplaces in November.
WorkplaceDynamics takes over the process after nominations are made by inviting nominated companies and other organizations in the region. The firm conducts surveys that collect feedback from employees regarding their place of employment and collaborates with major publishing partners across the United States to administer regional Top Workplaces programs.
Three years later, they bought out the investor and established lines of credit for $500,000. This amount grew over 25 years to some $300 million. The company eventually built ties with several thousand dealers in 30 states and hired 125 employees.