Manuel Ortiz, Vice President - Global Business Development
Manuel Ortiz serves as Vice President of Global Business Development. Ortiz has over 20 years of public and private sector finance experience in global and domestic markets.
Mr. Ortiz has led award-winning investor relations teams, directing capital raise efforts in excess of $500M with investors from over 40 countries. In recognition of his work in emerging markets, he earned a national industry award for bringing EB-5 services and educational resources to underserved countries around the globe. His rich expertise, communication with stakeholders, and cultural competency have earned the trust of global institutional investors, family offices, hedge funds, qualified individuals, and their intermediaries. He has also been featured in the media on Fox News, ABC and UniVision.
Prior to leading top awarded investor relations teams for private equity firms and EB-5 fund managers, Mr. Ortiz started his career as an analyst and underwriter conducting detailed valuations and due diligence for M&A acquisitions and financial analysis for commercial construction risks. He went on to become a public information officer and spokesperson, at the Port of Brownsville, working on economic development matters for the Port’s CEO and Senior Management.
Mr. Ortiz earned an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and a BBA at the University of Texas at Austin, with a minor in international business. He also holds a FINRA Series 7 license and is bilingual - fluent in Spanish and English.