About LBAN

Latino Business Action Network

In 2012, Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Jerry Porras and a group of Latino MBA Alumni came together to form a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), focused on making America stronger through LBAN funded Latino research and education impact programs at Stanford University.

Learn about our collaboration with Stanford.


To strengthen the United States by improving the lives of Latinos.


To strengthen the United States by improving the lives of Latinos by empowering leaders to grow substantial firms that create jobs, develop leaders and spawn a new generation of companies.


To double the number of $10+ million, $100+ million, $1+ billion Latino owned businesses by 2025.


Dr. Jerry Porras

Chairman and Cofounder

Dr. Jerry Porras is co-author of the international best seller, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, and the Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior, Emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Read more…

Mark L. Madrid

Executive Director

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, Madrid enjoyed a flourishing career in banking that began on Wall Street in 1995 with J.P. Morgan. Read more…

Melody Estrada
Sr. Marketing and Program Coordinator

Alice Rodriguez
Program Manager

Tiq Chapa
Program Manager

Dr. Natassia Rodriguez Ott
Lead Researcher, Stanford GSB

Board of Directors

Dr. Jerry Porras

Victor Arias

Sol Trujillo

Phil Pompa

Frank Ramirez

David Segura

Advisory Board

Ernesto Arredondo

Anne-Marie Roussel

Daniel Vasquez

Fernando Hernandez

Contact Us


Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm


3430 W Bayshore Rd #104, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA



LBAN Office