Mr. Ortiz, an inspiring and innovative Human Resources (HR) professional with over 20 years of experience, joined Western Dental July 2014 as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Ortiz is responsible for the strategy and administration of all aspects of human resources, including workforce planning, recruitment, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee relations and engagement, change management, and employee and leadership development.
Prior to Western Dental, Mr. Ortiz was Senior Vice President, Organization Effectiveness for Warner Bros. Entertainment Group. While at Warner Bros., he was responsible for supporting the company’s people and business strategies through recruitment, employee learning and development, leadership development, succession management, diversity initiatives, employee communications, employee relations and change management. Before joining Warner Bros., Mr. Ortiz worked for HealthNet, Inc. as their Vice President of Talent Management, Diversity and Leadership Development. Prior to HealthNet, Ortiz held numerous leadership roles in a variety of industries including financial services, cable and automotive.
Ortiz holds a Master of Arts degree in organizational leadership and a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communication. He is a certified executive coach from the Hudson Institute of Coaching and a member of the International Coaching Federation. He is also involved with a number of nonprofit organizations, including Point Foundation, where he serves on the Board of Directors and The Hispanic Scholarship Fund where he serves on the Southern California Advisory Board.