Investor, PayPal Ventures
Mario Ruiz is a fintech and commerce investor at PayPal Ventures, focusing on investments in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to joining PayPal, Mario was an investor at Napier Park, where he was responsible for the evaluation, diligence, and execution of growth equity and real asset investments. Mario started his career as an investment banking Analyst and Associate at Barclays in New York.
Mario is the former co-chair of the Junior Leadership Board for the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), which helps further the mission of the SEO Scholars educational program while also developing professionals into future non-profit board leaders. He is an alumnus of SEO’s Career and Alternative Investments Fellowship Programs.
Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Mario received his BBA from Baruch College and his MBA from the Yale School of Management. While at Yale, Mario was a Managing Partner at Dorm Room Fund where he co-founded the Blueprint Project, a series to prepare and train underrepresented founders and investors.