Frank Ramirez is a serial entrepreneur with demonstrated skills in productizing technologies, building leadership teams, and raising capital. He co-founded and served for 10 years as CEO of Ice Energy, a cleantech energy storage company. He also founded and managed Endure, a Calpine Energy funded start-up developing 24/7 solutions for mission critical facilities. Earlier, he co-founded and directed Structured Capital Management, a boutique investment bank specializing in complex asset-backed securitizations and was first to securitize seller carry-back mortgages, lottery receivables, SBA premium strips, and specialized mortgages held on the balance sheet of Unibank of Copenhagen. He is the co-author of Collateral Mortgage Obligations: Structures and Analysis and co-editor of Whole-Loan CMOs, and The Handbook of Non-agency Mortgage-Backed Securities. Intended for money managers and board members of financial institutions, the books discussed critical analytic techniques, the financial accounting treatment of CMOs, and non-agency MBS and regulatory considerations for depository institutions and insurance companies.
He currently serves on the Advisory Councils or Boards of promising start-up companies in CleanTech, Energy Efficiency, IT Security, Health Care Efficiency, and Medical Science and recently served on the CU Boulder CleanTech Advisory Board. He is also a director and co-founder of the Latino Business Action Network and the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, dedicated to developing the research platform, infrastructure, and online-tools to help build sustainable and scalable Latino-led businesses.
Mr. Ramirez is a former principal of Alex Brown and Sons, a former managing director of Bear, Stearns, and Co. (both former NYSE traded companies) and began his career as a staff attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Ramirez is a member of the National Executive Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a member the Western Region Advisory Council, and an Executive Member of the Long’s Peak Council Board. He is an Eagle Scout, and a recipient of Scouting’s Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, and Distinguished Eagle Awards and has earned his Wood Badge beads.
He has served as on the Board of Governors of the Stanford University Associates, Board Member of The Children’s Hospital of Colorado, a trustee of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Trust, a member of the Executive Committee of the Pacific Skyline Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a member of the National Advisory Board of the Stanford Center for Chicano Research, Elder and Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, and board member of the Colorado Outward Bound School.
Mr. Ramirez received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Stanford University in 1976; a Juris Doctor degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley in 1979; and an MBA from Stanford University in 1983.