- Mason, OH
Ted Catino coaches people through career transitions and is cofounder of Security National Automotive Acceptance Corporation (SNAAC), an automobile financing company that focused on the military market.
Theodore Catino and his wife started SNAAC after pursuing careers in accounting and retail management, respectively. They met an investor willing to capitalize an automobile lending agency. The couple became the investor's working partners and soon were running a thriving business.
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.
Headquartered in Ohio, Ted Catino's company was honored as the Greater Cincinnati Small Business of the Year. Additionally, the Thank You Foundation honored SNAAC with its Community Service Award.