Chief Operating Officer
Megan Ortiz joined The Cohen Group after receiving her MBA from the Yale School of Management. While at Yale, she interned at the US Department of the Treasury in the Office of International Affairs. In this position, she conducted research on international financial institutions and assisted with the coordination of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. In addition, she briefed the Undersecretary of International Affairs on daily international economic developments during the global economic crisis.
Prior to graduate school, Ms. Ortiz served as a government affairs manager for Cross Match Technologies, a provider of biometric identity management systems. In this capacity, she helped develop and execute the company’s public policy strategy, interacting regularly with legislators, federal agencies, and industry partners in the United States and Europe. She also coordinated a large consulting team, wrote speeches for company leadership, and redesigned the company’s government-targeted marketing program.
Previously, Ms. Ortiz was a graduate fellow at the Free University of Berlin. During her fellowship year, she conducted research on German counterterrorism policy and worked at the German Council on Foreign Relations.
In addition to her MBA, Ms. Ortiz graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Stanford University. She is fluent in German and proficient in Spanish.