by Matt Ortiz.
Listen. Distrupt. Learn.
I am intensely curious and love to experiment. I build highly productive, motivated, and customer-focused teams. I value transparency in all interactions – and I know there is nothing we can’t do together…
I'm a proud dad and partner, I build high-performing products and organizations, and I self-identify as a creative.
I'm a multidisciplinary leader with experience in Private Equity M&A advisory, product strategy, management and development, digital transformation, app portfolio rationalization and modernization, and business innovation.
My most valuable skills are in uncovering and translating customer and stakeholder insights and translating them into actionable plans to deliver highly successful products and solutions.
I am intensely curious and love to experiment. I build highly productive, motivated, and customer-focused teams. I value transparency in all interactions — and I know there is nothing we can't do together…
Who am I?
A while back I sat down at a coffee shop in LA, alone, while on vacation with the family — to do some self-reflection.
I’ve been fortunate to work with truly exceptional people on some innovative and challenging products over time, but getting down-on-paper how we do things was proving difficult. I was stuck. I’d done some design exercises prior, so just started writing — in first-person.
Here’s what came out of that…
I am a multidisciplinary leader with experience in product strategy, management and development, solution architecture, digital transformation, and innovation. My most valuable skills are in seeking and uncovering customer and stakeholder insights and translating them into actionable plans – delivering highly successful products and solutions. I have an unwavering customer focus, am devoted to agile practices, and love building and working with fun, challenged, and accountable teams.
Read more...I am… (March, 2017) — Likely needs some updating
What do I do?
I'm an experienced product and tech executive with over 25 years in leadership, product management, R&D, and management consulting. I'm an entrepreneur as comfortable advising private and growth equity firms on growth-stage companies as with large multi-national boards and their cross-functional teams.
I am responsible, at Crosslake, as a product owner and Regional Director for Platform and Product Transformation and I advise Private Equity firms on their Investment Strategies as well as pre- and post-close Integration on ensuring and accelerating value.
Prior to joining Crosslake in 2019, I held executive roles in Product and R&D and have led numerous transformations and growth-stage turnarounds. As the first Director of Solutions and Business Innovation Partner at Neudesic, now an IBM company, I led strategic product development and go-to-market solutions for Xerox/Conduent, Pulte, and Wells Fargo — and later at Honeywell and Ticketmaster.
Read more...What I do (March, 2022)