About Us

Vortechs is a premier executive search firm dedicated to matching exceptionally talented professionals with outstanding career opportunities. We currently service a diverse client base, ranging from small startups to large corporations, philanthropic organizations, universities, and academic research institutions globally. With our extensive experience, we excel in understanding our clients’ needs and facilitating mutually rewarding connections between employers and employees, ensuring exceptional talent finds the right fit for their career advancement.

THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Melissa Cruz- Managing Director

Melissa helps our global clients create marketplace value from university-developed IP. With a background in marketing and sales, Melissa collaborates with a diverse set of organizations in the United States, China, Europe, and Latin America to facilitate technology transfers between developed and developing countries and identify top talent to expedite the commercialization of technologies. Melissa plays a crucial role in strengthening clients’ in-house tech-transfer teams. Acting as a client advocate, she ensures that their needs are understood and met by working closely with our executive search group. Melissa received her B.A. in International Business and an M.S. in Marketing from Florida International University.

mcruz@tekcapital.com


Selwyn Lloyd- Chief Technology Officer

Selwyn has 20+ years entrepreneurial/technology experience in software apps, data, telecoms, publishing and branded goods industries. He has been founder or co-founder of numerous technology companies and led software technology teams for the past 13 years. His clients have included the UK’s largest mobile phone operators, ISP’s, Universities and Colleges. Selwyn has developed our Innovation Discovery Network which effectively links together the IP output of 4,000 research universities for the first time. Selwyn holds a BA (Hons) from Loughborough University and an MBA from the University of Oxford.

slloyd@tekcapital.com


Ana Orti- Manager of Client Engagements 

Ana has worked for international businesses all over the world including United States, Latin American, & Hong Kong.  She helps the Business Development team to create market value for University Intellectual Property (UIP) in the United States and Europe. She believes that building positive client relationships and exploring potential business opportunities are two crucial components to a successful business. Ana has a dual degree in Marking and International business. She received her BBA from Florida International University and her MBA from EAE School in Barcelona

aorti@tekcapital.com


Recruitment Support Team  

Our Science Experts Team comprises 7+ experienced scientists and IP analysts who play a pivotal role in enhancing the reliability of our services. While also focused on Invention Evaluator, they assist in talent acquisition for universities, research institutions, companies, labs, incubators, and startups, enriching our team’s expertise and credibility. Our analysts are university graduates, many holding Master’s degrees, Ph.D.’s, and postdoc status. They possess diverse expertise spanning Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and ICT domains, and understand the profiles our clients are looking for, facilitating the discovery of the right candidates for these fields. Moreover, backed by 3+ senior software developers proficient in search systems, data APIs, mobile, and AI development, our team guarantees efficient support for talent discovery across diverse organizations. With multilingual capabilities and the support of a network of 20+ expert advisors within the Tekcapital team, we ensure a comprehensive approach to meet the specific analytical requirements of complex projects.


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