Head of Engineering
Professional Experience and Responsibilities
Jorge Ortiz was named Head of Engineering for BBVA Compass in July 2017, reporting to BBVA Compass President and CEO Onur Genç. In his role, Ortiz will be responsible for the company’s overall information technology strategy. He directly oversees application systems, telecommunications and systems operations, and manages bank operations, including central operations, loan operations, item processing and trust operations, as well as corporate security and transformation coordination.
Previously, Ortiz had spent five years as Director of Information Technologies and Head of Design and Development at BBVA Compass, where he directed the design and development activities for core banking applications and digital banking. Ortiz left the role when he was promoted to Director of IT Operations and Technical Services for BBVA, based in Mexico City, Mexico, providing core banking services for five BBVA institutions in Mexico, the U.S., Colombia, Peru and Chile.
Ortiz began his career with BBVA in Puerto Rico, where he was the Vice President of Technology and Operations for the bank’s Puerto Rico operations.
Immediately prior to assuming his new position at BBVA Compass, Ortiz was the Head of Infrastructure and Communication at the BBVA Group in Madrid, Spain, where he was responsible for infrastructure and communications services and strategy worldwide.
Ortiz received his bachelor’s in information technology from the Universidad de Puerto Rico.