Melissa Ortiz

Passionate CEO with expertise in engagement, entrepreneurship, and education

ADVISOR BIOGRAPHY

Melissa Ortiz is an accomplished Senior Executive, Consultant, and Board Member with more than 20 years of success across human resources and agriculture industries. Leveraging extensive experience in improving productivity and profitability for a variety of companies, she is a valuable advisor for an organization looking for guidance on growth, stagnation, and mergers & acquisitions. Her broad areas of expertise include employee engagement, customer engagement, talent development, and entrepreneurship.

 

Throughout her executive career, Melissa has held leadership positions with Activate Human Capital Group, River Vista Farms, Evolve Performance Group, Local Legends, and The Gallup Organization.

2011

CEO - Activate Human Capital Group

Activate Human Capital Group

  • Connects talent management with tangible numbers around engagement to showcase talent development efforts
  • Drives improved engagement through employee and customer engagement
  • Led a 71% increase in population of employees with full-time employees for a client with an 89% response rate to engagement surveys

1996

Farmer - River Vista Farms

River Vista Farms

  • Manage planting and yield mapping for 20+ ranches
  • Fully integrated into all aspects of the business operations of family farm
  • Leads special projects around water and nitrogen reporting, oversees human resources

2011 - 2015

Chief Operations Officer - Evolve Performance Group

Evolve Performance Group

  • Delivered a 10X return on the investment for clients
  • Developed the business plan, marketing materials, website, and technology platform
  • Established and built relationships with prospective clients
  • Developed a six-page infographic strategic plan a client that allowed employees to see the company's goals at a glance

2005 - 2014

Owner - Local Legends

Local Legends

  • Recipe development, label design, and production for a full product line
  • Executed the sale of this company in early 2014

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Entrepreneurship

Employee Engagement, Customer Engagement, Internal Customer Engagement, and Strengths-Based Deployment of Human Capital

Business advice related to my role at my company

Feedback on my company’s product/service

Input and advice on a key project