MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Forty of Westchester County’s up-and-coming business leaders recently received the 2015 “Rising Star” Award from The Business Council of Westchester.
Among them is Jill Ortiz of Diamond Properties in Mount Kisco. An MBA expert in corporate finance analytics, financial reporting and accounting, Ortiz is more than just an impressive resume.
By the age of 33, she rose to the top and became vice president of finance and accounting at Diamond Properties, leading the company to be one of the first to achieve the Westchester Green Business Certification.
Her strategic business planning through brand development, financial analysis, and systems enhancement have proved essential to Diamond Properties’ success, and earned Ortiz a spot next to other top professionals. The “Forty under Forty” event honored individuals in Westchester who are some of the finest young talents from various backgrounds.
Winners were selected based on professional and/or entrepreneurial accomplishments, demonstrated leadership qualities and professional and/or business affiliations.
“My main objective has been to always be true to myself, do what feels right and march to the beat of my own drummer, “ said Ortiz.
“I have found that as long as you bring uniqueness, ingenuity, and tenacity to the table, the sky is the limit!”
The winners received their Rising Star award during a ceremony in Rye Brook. The program is modeled after the national business recognition program “Forty under Forty” and Rising Stars is specifically designed to recognize individuals under the age of 40 who exemplify leadership, foresight and a vision for the future of Westchester County.
As a busy wife, mother of two boys (ages two and four), entrepreneur, and career woman at Diamond Properties, Ortiz maintains a healthy work-life balance, and hopes to help other women and working moms do the same.