Aaron Ortiz Serves as BayFirst’s Vice President of Business Development focused on National Intelligence and Information Technology (IT) sectors, leveraging his twenty plus year career as an intelligence and IT professional. During his active duty and reserve component career, he served as an all-source analyst with experience in multiple intelligence disciplines including geospatial, HUMINT for missions that included support counter-terrorism, counterintelligence and counter-narcotics investigations or operations.
Aaron transitioned from direct customer support to program management in 2009. As a manager Mr. Ortiz supervised multiple contracts for the Defense Intelligence Agency, US Central Command, US European Command, US Africa Command, The Federal Bureau of Investigations Among others. Mr. Ortiz also been a successful Business Development leader as a key member of multiple pursuit, capture and proposal teams to deliver winning responses for hundreds of millions of dollar’s worth of programs. Aaron joined BayFirst after leading growth in various areas of IT and cloud computing for Microsoft.
Aaron remains intellectually curious with a growth mindset and enjoys researching and applying evolving analytical techniques as well as discussing the art and science of analysis and mentoring junior analysts. He received his Bachelors in Intelligence Studies from American Military University in 2008. He is married with three children.