Felix Ortiz is a Brooklyn-born and raised entrepreneur who served in the U.S. Army 18th Airborne Corps and JAG Corps, and attended St. John’s University. Felix is the founder, chairman, and chief product officer of Viridis Learning, an education technology company that combines workforce education and human capital solutions for the middle-skill workforce.

Felix is a serial entrepreneur, having started several companies, including Visionary Trade & Export, which he founded at age 20. After netting several multimillion-dollar deals through this venture, Felix sold Visionary Trade & Export in 2007 at age 23. In 2008, Felix served on the National Finance Committee Council for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama and was a member of the Advisory Group for International Trade & Economics on the Obama-Biden Transition Team. During the 2012 presidential campaign, Felix served as a national co-chair of Gen44. Today, he also serves on the advisory board of Spring Bank and on the President’s Council of the National Council of La Raza.