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Orie Ward

Chief Operating Officer


- strategy
- organization design
- operational effectiveness
- innovation


- OzoneX Capital
- Google
- Coca-Cola
- Ford
- Cox Communications

Orie is a highly accomplished business executive, currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at HIT Strategies, where he oversees various critical functions including accounting, human resources, information technology, and legal affairs. He is a driving force behind positive change and innovation. He is committed to scaling and advancing the democratization of research services and products for underserved communities.

In his role as the Principal and Head of Operations at OzoneX Capital, a prestigious New York-based venture capital fund, he managed the sourcing of 3,000+ new ventures, conducted rigorous due diligence, and provided invaluable post-investment support for 13 companies. His impact extends to multiple sectors, including sustainability, health, education, and the future of employment, making him a key figure in the tech startup landscape. With over 15 years of management consulting experience, Orie is a seasoned business designer known for his expertise in strategy, organization design, operational effectiveness, and innovation leaving an indelible mark on the professional services, technology, healthcare, and national nonprofit industries.

Orie has managed innovation labs and spearheaded social impact initiatives for renowned companies such as Google, Coca-Cola, Ford, CARE USA, and Cox Communications, collectively reaching and positively influencing the lives of over 400 million people worldwide. His unique blend of public and private sector experience, with a history of leading civic innovation projects across various domains, underscores his tireless commitment to improving citizens’ lives. As a visionary leader, Orie continues to inspire and shape the landscape of business and social impact.

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