Daisy M. Ruiz Montero is an experienced marketing and business development professional with 20 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Her exemplary research and analytical skills and ability to translate ideas into action are invaluable to the organizations she works with. Ms. Ruiz has vast experience with business development in Caribbean markets. Her expertise covers a wide variety of critical issues including conservation, philanthropy, external affairs, operations, marketing, and raising program funds from public and private sources. More specifically, her key skills include inclusive business development, communications, NGO-Business partnerships, design and implementation of social programs, facilitating start-up development projects, development of sustainability memoirs and case studies, and proposal development.
Ms. Ruiz has been a strategic advisor to the government of Puerto Rico as a consultant and in her previous role as Director of the Communications & Public Relations for the Department of Economic Development (DDEC) & the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO).
As a key member of ERM, a global environmental and social consulting firm, she was able to collaborate on projects in the social/environmental realm for clients such as CEMEX, Shell, and Wal-Mart, among others. Ms. Ruiz has provided research and proposal development for the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Environmental Protection Agency, and other government agencies, and in various industries including pharmaceutical, mining, oil & gas, retail, food & beverage, among others. She has vast international experience, having worked on projects in PR, Bahamas, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Panama.
Daisy is the co-founder of the first non-profit dedicated to promoting Social Responsibility in Puerto Rico, ConectaRSE.