President & Owner
Defined Business Solutions LLC
Catherine Ortiz is a business development expert with more than 30 years of experience creating development projects and outreach initiatives for the public and private sectors. She began her career in strategic planning and general management positions at General Dynamics and McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing). In 1995, she founded Defined Business Solutions, LLC (DBS), a Washington, D.C.-based specialized consulting company.
DBS has successfully undertaken engagements from major U.S. and international aerospace companies, various U.S. government agencies, and other high-technology industrial ventures. Specialties include bringing government offices together with industry to collaboratively solve critical supply chain security challenges.
In 2015, Ortiz launched the second phase of the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Cybersecurity for Advanced Manufacturing Joint Working Group, a 50-member multi-disciplinary team from a broad range of government agencies and defense companies, to develop cyber threat-mitigation strategies for defense industrial base manufacturing facilities.