About Our Founder
Candy Valentino started her business at 19 years old with no degree, no corporate background, no money (and no internet). She successfully started, scaled, and successfully sold businesses in service, retail, e-commerce, and product manufacturing in addition to creating a vast real estate portfolio as a flipper and investor.
At 26, Candy founded a non-profit charity. Through her success in business, she bought and donated a building to the organization. Since then they have saved thousands of lives and Candy has been actively involved, personally raising millions for the charity.
During her two and a half decades as an entrepreneur
she has been named to Top Business Leaders 40 Under 40, Top 50 Women In Business, 10 People Making a Difference, Top 10 Business Consultants by Yahoo Finance, and was the youngest female to receive the Governor’s Award in Entrepreneurship in Pennsylvania. Candy was recently selected by Success Magazine as one of just 6 ‘Women of Influence’ and additionally listed to ‘Leaders Who Get Results’ with names like Will Smith, Gary Vee and Brene Brown.
Leveraging her 24
years of experience
amassed from creating successful businesses in multiple industries, Candy
created Founders Organization. With unmatched business development and
entrepreneur education, Founders Organization supports entrepreneurs in
their pursuit of growth, scale and profit in their businesses.
She’s been featured and interviewed in numerous TV, radio, magazine and newspaper articles – not only for business and entrepreneurship – but also for her advocacy, charity and philanthropic work, and was recently named ‘Persons of Distinction’ for in Arizona
In November 2022, Candy is releasing her first book of a multi-book series, WEALTH HABITS – 6 Ordinary Steps to Achieve Extraordinary Financial Freedom.