Mark L. Madrid is CEO of the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on strengthening America through funding and supporting U.S. Latino entrepreneurial research and education impact programs at Stanford University. LBAN collaborates with Stanford Graduate School of Business to champion the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, which explores and expands knowledge of the Latino entrepreneurship segment in our economy through research, knowledge dissemination, and facilitated collaboration.
The goal of LBAN is to double the number of $10+ million, $100+ million, $1+ billion Latino-owned businesses in the U.S. by 2025. In his role with LBAN, Madrid has cultivated strategic partnerships with the likes of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the International Economic Development Council, the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge, the Aspen Institute and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (and Foundation).
Previously, Mark served as President/CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 United States Hispanic Chamber of the Year. Prior to serving in nonprofit executive roles, he enjoyed a dynamic career in corporate banking that began on Wall Street in 1995 with J.P. Morgan.
In 2019, Mark was selected as a Founding Member of the Silicon Valley Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley. He was chosen due to his experience, leadership and influence in the local business landscape and beyond.
Mark is the 2020 Recipient of the Latino Leaders Maestro Award in the Category of Leadership for his lifetime accomplishments as a distinguished influencer in promoting Latinx entrepreneurship and for his legacy as advisor, entrepreneur, diversity business promoter, civic champion, all which place him as one of the most exemplary Latino leaders in the United States.
Mark was named the 2019 Silicon Valley Nonprofit CEO of the Year by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. In October 2019, he was honored by Texas State University McCoy College of Business as the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honoree, given to distinguished alumni or friends of the McCoy College of Business. He was featured in Affinity Inc for his distinguished national leadership in Latino economic development, inclusiveness and equity.
In 2020, Mark was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. The foundation is dedicated to inspiring community philanthropy and engaging people to invest in the educational excellence, leadership development, and convening and engaging the Hispanic community to improve the quality of life for Latinos and the Silicon Valley region. In 2019 he was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Scholarship America, the leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization in the United States.
Mark holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, where he graduated with Honors and earned the designation as an Endowed Presidential Scholar. He graduated Cum Laude with a Master in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. He is an alumnus of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education-Scaling Program.
Mark created the Mark L. Madrid Scholarships, which are awarded to deserving Latina and Latino college students majoring in business from the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Notre Dame and Texas State University.