Areas of Expertise
Train the Trainer, American Management Association
Competent Toastmaster, Toastmasters International
Advanced Internet Recruiting, AIRS
Director of Market Services & Job Development
With over fourteen years of industry expertise, Jim Ortiz provides a strategic
component to the Syntesis Global™ team, augmenting job search strategies with
increased market service effectiveness through job development and referral.
Jim's experience is in the area of employment services, including a strong
history of recruitment, training, and career services for leading Fortune 500
corporations, government institutions, and colleges. His expertise includes
Executive Search, one- on-one counseling, and group workshop delivery.
Jim's engagements span the biopharmaceutical, medical device, aerospace,
Manufacturing, information technology, insurance, retail, and restaurant
management, industries. He has worked for such organizations as Amgen,
Raytheon, MannKind Corporation, State Farm Insurance, FedEx Kinko's,
Invitrogen, Allergan Medical, Sloan LED, Watchfire, Bio-Ops and MRG. He has
interviewed thousands of candidates over the years for a wide variety of
positions and career levels. Jim has also worked with various public agencies
including the State of California and the Ventura Community College District.
Jim has instructed professional courses for management and individual
contributors on several topics including Selection Interviewing, On-line Recruiting,
Performance Management, Time Management, Goal Setting, New Employee
Orientation, and Interviewing Skills. Jim's experience also includes creating a
full-service Career Center assistance program for world leading biotechnology
companies. He has also presented on career and job search topics to several
universities including, UCLA, Pomona College, and Cal State Northridge.
Jim holds a BA in History from U.C.L.A., and has received a training certification
from the American Management Association and a Competent Toastmaster
Certification from Toastmasters International. Jim is also a member of The
National Human Resources Association, The Society of Human Resources
Professionals and of the California Career Development Association.