Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Latino Business Action Network in collaboration with Stanford Graduate School of Business
Location: Palo Alto, California, United States
Mark Madrid, Chief Executive Officer at the Latino Business Action Network (in collaboration with Stanford Graduate School of Business), has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, notable achievements, and enduring disciplined leadership.
In 2008, Mr. Madrid was on track to take on one of his biggest career aspirations, becoming president of a bank. However, due to the great economic recession, he was commissioned instead to co-orchestrate the closure of a bank where he served on the senior executive team. After some thought, Mr. Madrid discovered his purpose in life, as he circled back to his Latino roots and harnessed the economic value of Latinos, eventually leading him to launch the next era of his career at the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HHCC) in Houston, Texas. It was a great place for him to champion and reinforce Latinos as drivers of the American economy. Feeling a renewed sense of pride, servitude, and identification as a Latino, Mr. Madrid willingly started with an entry-level position at the HHCC selling small business memberships after all that success in executive banking. Quickly, he rose through the ranks becoming the first C-Suite other than the CEO in HHCC history. Five years later, he assumed the role of President and CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which was soon thereafter honored as the top Hispanic Chamber in the country.
For Mr. Madrid, it was a lifelong dream to become a president of a bank, and he was on his way to attaining that dream before the Great Recession. He began his post-collegiate career on Wall Street at JP Morgan in 1995 and throughout the years worked in higher-ranking executive positions in New York and Texas. He prepared for this career by first earning a BBA in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned the designation of Endowed Presidential Scholar. He later earned a Master of Nonprofit Administration, cum laude, at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business in 2015. Mr. Madrid currently holds a national position as CEO of the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), which collaborates with the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, to champion the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. In addition, he is an official member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council and Founding Member of the Silicon Valley Business Journal Leadership Trust. Mr. Madrid founded the Mark L. Madrid Scholarships in 2013 and sits on the Board of Trustees for Scholarship America and the Board for the Texas State University McCoy College of Business.
In five years, Mr. Madrid hopes to continue building his legacy. He wants to keep moving the needle on economic development, specifically for underserved communities and especially the Latino community. His legacy goals include being a beacon of diversity inclusiveness and intersectionality and ensuring that he delivers results through action and not just words on a bio. Throughout his career, Mr. Madrid has received myriad national awards and honors, which serve as a testament to the hard work, dedication and strategy that he embodies daily. Some of these awards include the Jefferson Award, considered the Noble Prize for service; top U.S. Latino Leader; top C-Suite leader in the Silicon Valley; the Community Emerging Legacy Award from the University of Texas at Austin; the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC Founder’s Award, the David J. LaBarre Community Service Award and the Recent Alumni Service Award from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business; Beta Gamma Sigma Honoree from Texas State University McCoy College of Business; the national LGBT Advocate of the Year from the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; designation of Honorary Colonel by the U.S. Army; OUTstanding Voice in the Bay Area from the San Francisco Business Times; 40 Under 40 from the Houston Business Journal; the Extra Mile Award from American Airlines; and being named Houston’s Modern Hispanic Gentleman by Texas Monthly and Ketel One. He maintains professional affiliation with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, SXSW, the Aspen Institute and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
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