Chief Strategy Officer
Mel Ochoa recently joined Landmark Ventures as the Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for overall marketing, communications and media relations including philanthropy and social responsibility. Previously, he served as the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications at Achievement First, a high-performing network of 25 college-preparatory, K-12 public charter schools in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. Prior to Achievement First, Mr. Ochoa was Vice President of Corporate Affairs and a Co-founder at BridgePath, an enterprise software provider to the staffing industry that was acquired by Bullhorn. Past experience also includes work with leading consumer brands at Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer and Schwartz Communications, a high-tech PR agency. Mr. Ochoa holds a Bachelor’s degree with majors in history and rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he was a Catherine B. Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship.