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Theodore “Ted” Catino leverages decades of entrepreneurial experience as the owner and co-founder of GigSmart. Also the co-founder of the Catino Family Foundation, Ted Catino was recognized for his entrepreneurial success when he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 1995.

A London-based professional services firm, Ernst & Young has honored successful entrepreneurs for over three decades through its Entrepreneur of the Year program. The program recognizes boldness as well as the entrepreneurial drive to change the world and break outside of traditional thinking.

The Entrepreneur of the Year program, which has grown to include 145 cities and sixty countries, recognizes entrepreneurs that meet specific award criteria. First, entrepreneurs must demonstrate excellence in their industry and fill a leadership or C-level position. Entrepreneurs must have also achieved success in areas that range from innovation and finances to risk strategies and performance. Moreover, they must exhibit an ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of their communities. …


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An accomplished entrepreneur, Theodore “Ted” Catino has created and led businesses for more than two decades. The former co-CEO of Security National Automotive Acceptance Corporation (SNAAC), Ted Catino serves as co-founder of GigSmart, a mobile application that helps individuals find employment within the gig economy.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the gig workforce in the United States — those who do freelance work via online platforms — has grown by an estimated 65 percent since that economy has become more mainstream. This rapid growth has led many to estimate that the total gig workforce in the U.S. consists of around 4.8 …


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Theodore “Ted” Catino is an entrepreneur and retirement coach who serves as a founding partner of 625 Investments and co-founder of GigSmart, a mobile application which helps employees and employers navigate the ever-evolving gig economy. In his free time, Ted Catino enjoys reading.

In addition to serving as a stress reliever, reading has plenty of health benefits, primarily relating to the brain. An Emory University study, for instance, found that reading supports heightened connectivity in the brain and leads to neurological changes that continue after a person stops reading. Persistent reading is known to improve memory and concentration, while slowing the overall process of mental decline. …


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The co-founder of a philanthropic foundation in his family name, Theodore “Ted” Catino is a former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year whose latest venture is GigSmart, a mobile application that helps employers and employees navigate the ever-expanding gig economy. Outside of his business ventures, Ted Catino is a fan of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Cincinnati Reds.

Since 2003, the Reds have played its home games at the Great American Ball Park, a 42,271-seat stadium which covers 2.9 acres. Constructed by HOK Sport for approximately $280 million, Great American Ball Park replaced Riverfront Stadium, which the team played out of for the previous 33 years. Utilizing aspects of old and newer ballparks, it’s a beautiful backdrop to watch a game with an enhanced fan experience that includes the 7,500-square-foot Cincinnati Bell Riverboat Deck in center field and the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club. …


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A founding partner of Mason, Ohio’s Specialty Auto Finance Company and Drive 1, Theodore “Ted” Catino sold the companies in 2011 and launched 625 Investments. When he isn’t seeking high-potential private equity and real estate ventures, Ted Catino enjoys following his favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the Cincinnati Reds.

The Reds have only qualified for the playoffs five times since 1980 and haven’t done so since 2013. As such, the team is committed to developing its young team members in the hope that they can become impact players capable of leading the team to glory in the not-so-distant future. …


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The recipient of a bachelor of science in accounting from Miami University of Ohio, Theodore “Ted” Catino is an award-winning entrepreneur whose latest venture is GigSmart. A passionate football fan, Ted Catino’s favorite National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) team is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Since 2010, Notre Dame has had 31 players drafted into the National Football League (NFL). Below are three of the more prominent Fighting Irish alumnus currently playing in the league.

1. Golden Tate (WR): Selected in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks, Tate played four seasons with the team before signing with the Detroit Lions. …


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Theodore “Ted” Catino is an accomplished investor and consultant with three decades of leadership experience in finance. Passionate about travel, Ted Catino has visited diverse locales around the globe, ranging from Europe to Macau.

Known in recent years for its expanding tourism and gaming industries, Macau has a unique colonial history that dates back to the arrival of Portuguese traders in the 16th century. Although it had established a permanent settlement by 1556, Portuguese control over Macau was not formally recognized until the late 19th century. The colonial leaders had a dual aim of promoting Catholicism in Asia through the efforts of Jesuit priests and of establishing a trade network spanning Japan, China, and other countries in the Far East. …


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Theodore “Ted” Catino is the co-founder of specialty financing company Security National Automotive Acceptance Corporation. When not working, Ted Catino enjoys writing. There are a number of benefits to writing daily, whether you write short stories, a journal, or something else. Here are three of the ways writing daily can benefit you:

1. Solidify and Refine Your Thoughts: Thoughts are fleeting. How many times have you thought of a great idea, only to later forget it? …


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A talented entrepreneur, Theodore “Ted” Catino, former co-CEO of Security National Automotive Acceptance Corporation, shares his business expertise with others as a coach and consultant. When he’s not busy helping individuals find new positions and meaning following their retirement, Ted Catino enjoys traveling and has visited such places as Macau.

Presenting a unique blend of Portuguese and Chinese culture to visitors, Macau is full of diverse attractions, from historic locations and beautiful scenery to entertainment. Following is just a small sample of Macau’s most popular tourist attractions:

- Ruins of St. Paul: consisting only of the church facade and St. Paul’s college, the ruins of St. Paul are all that remains of Macau’s greatest church following a fire in 1835. The church was originally built in the 17th century by Jesuits and was taken over as an army barracks later on before the fire destroyed most of the structure. …


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Financial executive Theodore “Ted” Catino is a co-founder and former co-CEO of Security National Automotive Acceptance Corporation (SNAAC), a specialty finance company operating in the automotive industry. Outside of his work in finance, Ted Catino enjoys snowboarding in his free time.

Before new snowboarders hit the slopes for the first time, they have an important decision to make: regular (left foot forward) or goofy (right foot forward)? Although you can learn to adopt either stance with enough practice, it helps immensely to find out which one feels most natural in the first place.

One way to determine your stance involves taking off your shoes and sliding down a slick floor in your socks. The foot you lead with is often the same foot you will feel most comfortable leading with on a snowboard. Another method involves standing with your feet square and having a friend gently push you from behind. Whichever foot you instinctively brace yourself with is likely the foot you should lead with on a snowboard. …

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