Angela Ortiz

Angela Ortiz

Co-Founder & CBDMO

New Forge

Rock Hill, SC USA

Don’t look at the staircase. Just take it one step at a time.


By Roadtrip Nation

Angela Ortiz


My road in life has been direct.
I initially went to college to study exercise science but realized that marketing was a better fit for the type of work I wanted to be doing.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in marketing followed by an MBA with a focus in project management.
I started my career in marketing as an account executive and regional coordinator.
I spent a few years working as a special events manager and then transitioned to marketing and project management at Geometry Global.
After five years with Geometry Global, I joined Ubimax as a business development manager, which is where I got started in augmented reality.
My husband and I saw a need in the industry, so we co-founded New Forge, which aims to help manufacturing and supply chain companies work more efficiently by implementing new technologies.
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Co-Founder & CBDMO

I help manufacturing and supply chain companies be more efficient by using technologies my company creates.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Working with Others

Day to Day

I wear a lot of hats and touch many aspects of the business. A lot of my work is focused around project management of the various tasks the company is working on.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Find an internship in marketing, sales, or mass media. That's the best way to get a start in the industry.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Oh, you're a start-up. Do you have enough resources? Are you capable of filling this need?"