Title: Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Company: Latino Business Action Network
Location: Redwood City, California, United States
Mark Madrid, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at the Latino Business Action Network, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
In 2008, Mr. Madrid was all set to take on one of his biggest career ventures, becoming the president of a bank. However, the economic recession hit its peak, and seeing the grim forecast for the industry, he made the difficult decision to close the bank and rediscover his purpose in life. After some though, Mr. Madrid circled back to his Latino roots, and surmised the value of his Latino value in the economy, eventually leading him to start the Hispanic Chamber Network in Houston, Texas. It was a great place for him to understand, internalize and reinforce that Latinos are driving the American economy in terms of the demographic. Feeling a renewed sense of pride, servitude, and identification as a Latino male, Mr. Madrid may have had to start at the very bottom there selling small business memberships after all of that success in banking, but he quickly found success and moved up to being the CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
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 recession. He began working for JP Morgan in 1994 as an international management consultant and throughout the years worked in higher-ranking positions. He prepared for this career by first earning a BBA in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin. He later earned a Master of Arts in nonprofit administration, business administration, management and operations, cum laude, at the University of Notre Dame in 2015. Mr. Madrid takes his nonprofit work very seriously, and is currently holds a national position, as well as running the nonprofit, L-Band, a Latino Business Network collaboration with the Stanford University School of Business. In addition, he is an official member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council and since 2008 has served a Sweat Equity Philanthropist-Mentorship that includes the Mark L. Madrid Scholarships and High School Literacy.
In five years, Mr. Madrid hopes to continue building his legacy. He wants to keep moving the needle on economic development, specifically for under-served communities and especially the Latino community. His personal goals include being a beacon of diversity inclusiveness and intersectionality and ensuring that it is not just a buzzword on the bio, but that it shows in his metrics, measures, and outcomes of impact. Throughout his career, Mr. Madrid has received myriad awards and accolades, which serve as a testament to the hard work and dedication he has already put into his career. Some of these awards include receiving the OUTstanding Voice in the Bay Area from the San Francisco Business Times in 2018, the Recent Alumni Service Award from the University of Notre Dame in 2016, the Extra Mile Award from American Airlines and being named Houston’s Modern Hispanic Gentleman by Texas Monthly and Ketel One in 2013. He maintains professional affiliation with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Aspen Institute of Latinos for Society.
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