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Grace Pedigo

Co-Founder, COO and CFO, Southland Technology Inc.

Grace Pedigo and her husband Robert founded Southland Technology in 2001. The company has a vast array of hardware, software and peripherals for corporate Information Technology and Audio Visual solutions. Video products range from video conferencing, presentations, video walls and digital signage. She has helped grow Southland Technology to 2015 revenues of $45.8 million and 65 employees.

HIGH RANKINGS: The company is the fifth largest minority-owned and fifth largest woman-owned business in San Diego County.

HOBBY: Deep sea fishing.