Catalina Cortez, Director of Operations
A born and bred New Yorker with razor-sharp intellect and a fierce work ethic, Catalina Cortez prides herself on a proven track-record of managing the broad, dynamic inner-workings of a diverse range of organizations. With her keen eye for implementing the right processes and practices to propel an enterprise to success, she oversees the day-to- day operations of the Altima Brand and is intimately involved with all the accounts and their main players.
Based in Miami Beach, FL, she most recently spent over 2 years on the sales team for Sunreef Yachts. Working with the likes of F1 racer Fernando Alonso and tennis champion, Rafael Nadal; Cortez, alongside the Regional Sales Director, brought in over $100M in revenue during her tenure.
Cortez started her career in New York real estate on a team that exclusively represented the new 172 Madison Avenue development. At the time, it was home to the city’s most expensive publicly listed residence, at $98 million. She then transitioned to operations at the project’s development firm, Tessler Developments. Bringing over a decade of operations experience, she has served as a true right hand to some of Manhattan’s most high-powered executives: managing long standing family offices as well as being instrumental in several successful, industry-disrupting startups. Cortez saw the digital agriculture company, Bowery Farming, through its last and most significant round of funding, raising $300 million. This led to the venture’s most audacious expansion, making it the United States’ biggest vertical farm, valued at over $2 billion.
In her off time, she is a freelance writer and enjoys spending time on the beach with her Australian Shepherd, Frida and partner, photographer Dean West.