Ozzie brings 10+ years of direct corporate experience and 5 years of entrepreneurial experience. He developed his expertise in boutique and Fortune 50 organizations. Prior to joining LCDA, Ozzie was an intelligence lead at JamesDruryPartners, a leading board advisory services firm, where he focused on aligning C-level executives' backgrounds with Board of Director opportunities.
During his hiatus from corporate America, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to build the award-winning Gromeza Design Studio focused on small to mid-event production. Additionally, Ozzie co-founded Mac & Cheese Fest Chicago, the first-ever food festival solely dedicated to celebrating the dish and drawing over 4,000+ visitors a year.
Earlier in his career, he supported the executive recruiting team and spearheaded the build-out of the first talent intelligence team at Allstate Insurance. From this work, he was awarded the Special Libraries Association Business and Finance Impact Award in 2013. Known for innovation, Ozzie has been a speaker on trends in talent intelligence, regionally and nationally. He has been a member of Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals and a past participant of the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement Leadership Academy. Ozzie holds a B.S. in Information Systems and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ozzie and his husband are the proud parents of twins and enjoy traveling.