Megan Ortiz serves as President of The Cohen Group, a global strategic advisory firm founded and chaired by former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Senator William S. Cohen.
Previously, Ms. Ortiz served as The Cohen Group’s Chief Operating Officer from 2017 to 2022. Before that, she managed multiple client engagements for the firm in defense, healthcare, technology, and other sectors, and helped clients to build and execute business development strategies in the US, Middle East, and Asia.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Ortiz worked at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the Office of International Affairs, as well as at Cross Match Technologies, a provider of biometric identity management systems.
Ms. Ortiz graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, and received her MBA from the Yale School of Management. She was also a graduate fellow at the Free University of Berlin.
She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Child Research Center, is a member of the advisory board for the Global Forum for Freedom and Justice, and has been a Women’s Global Leadership Fellow and a Strategy and Statecraft Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.