Carmen Ortiz-McGhee is a passionate advocate for the growth and success of diverse businesses and regularly presents at conferences focused on the U.S. Emerging Domestic Market including The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency events, Hispanic IT Executive Council meetings, the New America Alliance Wall Street Summit and the American Association of Blacks in Energy among others.
Currently, she is Executive Vice President of Sales for Aon Cornerstone Innovative Solutions, a division of Aon, the leading global risk management, reinsurance and human resources consulting/outsourcing firm. Aon Cornerstone sources and vets high performance certified minority business enterprises that specialize in risk management and human resources consulting/outsourcing to deliver supplier diversity inclusive professional services solutions to Aon’s clients worldwide.
Before joining Aon Cornerstone, Ortiz-McGhee served as Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development for a boutique real estate private equity firm where she was charged with developing targeted fundraising strategies to grow the firm’s assets under management.
Prior to that role, she served as President of The Marathon Club (TMC). Understanding that access to capital has often been one of the biggest challenges facing underserved communities, Ortiz-McGhee led TMC and its unprecedented network of affluent, diverse, deal-focused professionals comprised of The Executive Leadership Council, the National Association of Investment Companies and New America Alliance.
Ortiz-McGhee successfully broke ground, deepening relationships for TMC among some of the most prominent groups of African-American and Hispanic business leaders in the U.S. Under her leadership TMC developed vehicles that enabled these groups to close deals in the U.S. and on the international stage, fostering relationships across the globe as delegates to the World Business Angel Association or Committee of 100—Greater China Conference in China. Her initiative expanded the scope, reach and access of each of the partner organizations in the fastest growing region in the world.
Prior to leading TMC, Ortiz-McGhee engineered programs for a number of nonprofit organizations including the New America Alliance, the World Airline Entertainment Association and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). It was her time at the New America Alliance, an organization comprised of some of the most prominent Latino business leaders in the country, that changed her belief in what was possible, resulting in tremendous strides accomplished by a small group of focused, passionate, and dedicated individuals. These strides represented a game changer for Latinos and for money managers of all diverse ethnicities in the public pension fund and financial services arena, two of this country’s last bastions of largely monolithic participation.
Ortiz-McGhee is a Dean’s List graduate of the University of Virginia where she received her BA in Psychology. She is the Chair of the Economic Inclusion Committee for the venture catalyst JumpStart, Inc., a board member of the NEA Foundation, an Advisor to the Hispanic IT Executive Council and a former board member of the mobile data analytics company Discourse Analytics dba Votifi.com, and previously served on the University of Virginia Alumni Diversity Advisory Committee. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their three children.