Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Raza Development Fund
Adrian Ruiz is a Phoenix, Arizona native and has been involved in education over the last seven years. He possesses a diverse business background, having worked in a finance and accounting capacity with various community outreach organizations. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Finance magna cum laude from Arizona State University in 2008.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Adrian taught introductory business courses to the students at NFL YET College Prep Academy before embarking on a religious mission working as a lay missionary throughout Europe, Africa, and India. Upon his return in 2009, he served as the Vice President of Operations for Espiritu Community Development Corporation, a K-12 charter school operator in the south Phoenix area. Adrian currently serves as Espiritu’s Executive Director, where he has co-led the turnaround of Espiritu, establishing it as one of only four “A” rated local education agencies in the south Phoenix community.