Originally from Corpus Christi, TX, Mr. Ortiz has 15 years experience in the Operations business consulting field and 8 years experience as a General or Operations Manager managing companies of various sizes. He has owned an IT business and a consulting firm. In addition, he has 20+ years experience in various Technology Equipment areas: 4 yrs in communications equipment, 8yrs in IT equipment and 11 yrs. in Industrial Process Control Instrumentation.
He has been Executive Director of the Corpus Christi, TX Small Business Assistance Center and Assistant Director of the Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center in Sandy, Utah. He is presently a Business Consultant with the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center. He provides business consulting services to businesses with revenues from start-up to $10,000,000 in the areas of marketing, management, financial analysis, HR, international business, intellectual property, operations, as well as business, marketing, and strategic plan development.
His academic education consists of a BBA in Management, an MBA with an International Business emphasis, both from Texas A&M- Corpus Christi. He has also taught a variety of business-related subjects including Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development and is currently Adjunct Instructor of International Marketing for UALR.