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About Guillem Ortega

With more than 24 years of experience as a business executive, Guillem Ortega recently launched Merchant Twenty-First, a retail and merchandising consulting firm based in Portland, Oregon. As a consultant, he draws on his forward-thinking and methodical problem-solving skills to offer a customer-focused, cross-industry approach. Prior to launching his Portland consulting firm, Guillermo Ortega served as a Commercial Director for Intersport Spain in Rubi, where he managed the buying team that handled brand collections and also negotiated purchase conditions, including discounts and delivery terms, with major brands.

In the early 2000s, Ortega accepted employment with NIKE and held a number of executive positions, including Footwear Merchandising Director and Global Vice President of Merchandising.

Prior to moving to the United States, he studied economics and business administration at the Universitat de Barcelona. He also completed graduate studies in retail and business management. He is still interested in learning and planning to take a course in American history at Portland Community College.

Work experience

Jun 2014Jun 2015


Jun 2005Dec 2007

Senior Footwear Merchandising Director EMEA



Oct 1990Jun 1991

Post Graduate

Barcelona Chamber of Commerce
Oct 1985Jun 1990

Bachelor Degree

Universitat de Barcelona