Activate Human Capital Group

Certified Partner

At Activate, we're all about making a positive impact: on you, on your business results, and on the lives of your employees & customers. We offer selection assessments, talent alignment/development, employee engagement, & customer engagement.

Let us help you ACTIVATE our efficient hiring process data-driven roadmaps to define and implement a path to true utilization of your most valuable asset; your HUMAN capital. Our work is all about making a positive impact: on you personally, on your business results, and on the lives of your employees & customers. We offer selection assessments, talent alignment/development, employee engagement, & customer engagement.

Team Leaders

Melissa Ortiz

Melissa Ortiz

CEO

Melissa’s career has focused on driving the softer financial indicators in business. Indicators like talent fit-to-role, employee engagement, client engagement, and talent-based deployment of human capital. As a consultant and dynamic leader, her focus is on the underpinnings of what enables individuals and groups thrive – understanding themselves, understanding others, and clearly defining expectations – then utilizing this knowledge in a proactive and positive manner.
Emily Killham

Emily Killham

Chief Research Officer

Focused on building better places to work for more than a decade, Emily has worked closely with organizations in nearly every industry, global and domestic. She is an expert at quantifying the value of engaged employees and engaged work teams in terms of dollars, productivity, turnover, customer loyalty, safety, and absenteeism. She has a master’s degree in Educational Psychology, with a focus in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Jennifer Simpson

Jennifer Simpson

Project Manager

Jennifer brings more than a decade of experience in operational management for consulting firms. She is responsible for overseeing and directing a multitude of business initiatives including project management, quality control, and customer service. With a focus on sound program management practices, Jennifer is an incredibly valuable team member. She works with clients to efficiently plan and execute projects to successful outcomes that meet their unique visions.

The opportunities that Melissa presented to us will take us to the next level as a company. She has gotten all of the managers and employees excited about the entire process and now we all speak a common language to get results here at work. Melissa is easy to talk to and brings a tremendous amount of energy into the workplace. I would highly recommend Activate to any company, no matter what the size.

Dionna Smith - CFO
B-K Lighting+ TEKA Illumination

We have used Melissa, her team, and her talents over the years with tremendous success and help to our organization. She brings an energy and expertise to any situation. I credit her with significantly bringing together our team and strengthening our path as we move forward.

Richard Lester - Executive Director
Texas A&M Center for Entrepreneurship

Every once in a blue moon, you are blessed to encounter someone that changes your life in a powerful and positive way. The passion and expertise with which Activate presents talent discovery, optimization and application sessions is literally life-changing. Anyone fortunate enough to be pulled into her orbit as either a client, student or business partner will see that changing lives is exactly what she does on a daily basis.

Erik "Skip" Moratzka - Global Account Director
Lionbridge