Ralph Loura is an accomplished leader who provides support, guidance and strategy to businesses and boards. He is known for a strong combination of IT expertise and business acumen, having led large and small teams across several industries and having advised early and late stage startups and large public companies alike.
Ralph’s dynamic career spans multiple industries where he consistently generated business value in complex and varied environments. He has broad experience across Tech, Life Sciences, e-Commerce and CPG business models. He is particularly known for creating and developing great teams. He has been a catalyst for positive changes over the course of his career and has led several IT organizations through times of significant change where time and again he has demonstrated his ability in adapting/maturing technology organizations to solve business issues while managing costs and risks.
Ralph serves on several boards and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for SustainableIT.org, board member for Technology Business Management Council and Genesys Works and serves as an advisor to Oracle’s High Tech Industry group, IDCA, ConsolUSA and a number of other startups. He currently chairs the BayAreaCIO chapter in the South Bay. Ralph has received numerous industry awards over his career, most recently Inspire CIO’s Bay Area CIO of the Year.