Mel Ochoa is the Chief Operating Officer at Landmark Ventures, a global investment bank and strategic advisory firm that specializes in technology within digital media, Internet of Things, cybersecurity, and healthcare. At Landmark, he serves as the Industry Lead on matters related to Education Technology and the Social Innovation Sector (particularly in helping to produce the firm’s Social Innovation Summit), in addition to firmwide responsibilities for talent initiatives, internal operations, and strategic projects.
Previously, Mr. Ochoa served as the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications as part of the leadership team at Achievement First, a high-performing network of 30+ K-12 public charter schools. He has also led marketing and communications at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, a 7.5-acre site at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, and served as the Vice President of Corporate Affairs and a Co-Founder at BridgePath, an enterprise software provider to the staffing industry. Mr. Ochoa sits on the Board of Advisors forWorldQuant University, coaches Leadership Fellows for New York University, and has advised organizations such as Akilah Institute in Africa, Teach For Haiti, and Code.org. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.