by Jasmine Phiri
March 18, 2020
Eddy Moratin is the President of LIFT Orlando, a non-profit organization founded by business leaders to partner with neighborhood residents and accelerate community transformation. Its mission is to break the cycle of poverty through holistic neighborhood revitalization mixed-income housing, cradle to career education, wellness and economic opportunity.
Prior to joining LIFT Orlando, Eddy spent seven years as the Executive Director of Lifework Leadership Orlando, a premier leadership development organization. During this time he also served as Senior Fellow at PathNorth in Washington D.C. helping senior leaders around the country broaden their definition of success. As a social-entrepreneur who believes in the power of creating jobs to transform lives and entire communities, he became a co-founder of BAM, LLC a holding company for shared officing and remote receptionist franchises.
Additionally, he founded a minority certified joint-venture that helped launch Laurus, a multi-functional, call center outsourcing company employing hundreds domestically and abroad.
His early career included serving as a Client Services Consultant with Right Management Consultants, the leading global provider of integrated consulting solutions, helping 80% of Fortune 500 companies to “manage the human side of change”. He served in multiple leadership positions over a six year career at the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest and most influential chambers in Florida with over 5,000 members. During his time there he became a founding team member for Workforce 2020, one of the most innovative, business-led welfare and workforce reform initiatives in the country. He worked with the Jobs Partnership of Florida, a job training program designed to help the under and unemployed break the cycle of poverty through employment. There he designed, launched and delivered their first corporate training curriculum for developing better leaders, managers and employees.
Eddy has a passion for encouraging others to realize their full potential and to use their individual gifts and influence for the betterment of the whole community. Eddy serves on the board of Summit Church in Orlando, Florida, where he lives with his wife, Giselle and their two children, Isabella and Kristopher.