Ernesto Ortiz is a marketing and communications executive with over 20 years of experience advising companies in the US, Brazil and Latin America on positioning their brand and establishing a business presence.
His expertise spans a variety of marketing and communications tools such as PR, digital marketing, employee communications, crisis management, trade shows and thought leadership events. He also helps companies engage in regional forums and chambers such as Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Beacon Council (Miami’s development agency), as well as various regional Brazilian chambers of commerce..
Overall, he has worked or consulted for companies in a variety of fast-paced industries, including Telecom, Financial Services, IT and Hospitality, helping companies such as Nortel Network, Hewlett Packard, CFA Institute, Blackberry, Tata Consultancy Services, Lenovo, Philips and the Brazilian Secretariat for Social Communications (SECOM). He also spent several years planning and executing programs for global agencies Fleishman Hillard and Porter Novelli.
Prior to coming to the U.S., Ortiz spent several years working in the financial market in Brazil, as an analyst and trader for Shearson-Lehman; Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette; and Refco International. He assisted clients in key international financial exchanges, such as New York, London and Hong Kong.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and a Master’s in Corporate Communications from the University of Florida, where he was a fellow of the Brazil-Florida Institute. He has lived in Miami for over 20 years and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese