Luis Vasquez

Luis Vasquez is responsible for OCTANe’s LaunchPad initiative. In this role, he brings together OCTANe’s resources and network to evaluate, mentor, and guide entrepreneurs and start-up companies. He has worked with over 730 companies and developed a network of over 800 people who are eager to provide resources to help LaunchPad companies achieve success. Prior to joining OCTANe, Luis was the CEO of a start-up nanotechnology sensor company created to commercialize technology developed at Caltech. He also worked for Morgan Stanley Institutional Securities Management in New York City and XBRL-US, where he was part of the team that developed the XBRL US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy under contract with the SEC. Luis started his career at McMaster-Carr in sales, marketing, operations, and telecommunications management. Luis has a BS from UC Riverside and an MBA from UC Irvine.