Cortez Smith

Manager, Business Consulting


Cortez joined the Business Consulting team in September of 2017 as the Manager.  In his role, Cortez assists the Executive Director in facilitating business engagements, recruiting project sponsors, developing new business relationships, strategic planning, student advising, and co-instructing the Business Consulting course. Cortez has worked at the University of Arizona for 15 years in various leadership roles and has 16 years Technology work experience in the private sector.

Cortez is a two-time graduate of Eller with a BSBA-Finance (Real Estate) and an MBA (MIS, Marketing, Entrepreneurship). He’s an alumnus of the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program and current Governing Board Chairman of the University of Arizona Alumni Association.