About LBAN

Latino Business Action Network

In 2013, 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
Director of Marketing

Alice Rodriguez
Director of Curriculum, Entrepreneurial and Alumni Engagement

Tiq Chapa
Director, External Relations

Marlene Orozco
PhD Candidate in Sociology, Stanford

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

A non-profit 501(c)3 organization driven to strengthen the United States by promoting stronger economic growth thorough the development of Latino owned businesses.