Jaime's Story: How Acuity Brands Helped Me In Ways I Never Imagined

August 12, 2021

Jaime Ortega has worked at Acuity Brands for four years. He spent his first two years with the Company as a Controller in our Monterrey, Mexico facility. After earning his Master's Degree in Information Technology, Jaime received a promotion to become a Finance Manager, a role based in the United States. “As a kid from a small town in Chiapas, Mexico, I always dreamed about working for a global company. Acuity placed a bet on me. For this, I always strive for the best!" 

Jaime and his family on their first day as US residents!

When Jaime came to the United States with his family, members of Acuity’s leadership team made sure he felt supported. “When I came to America with my family, my VP and SVP made sure we were OK in every aspect, from schools, places to buy groceries and clothing, even how to increase my FICO score! I didn’t even know what a FICO score was two years ago!”

Jaime has never forgotten those simple acts of kindness. “I have so many examples of how the leadership made my move to the United States easier. I feel like Acuity is my second home.”

“You might be able to find another place with fancier corporate offices or bigger market capitalization, but you won’t find any other place with leaders that truly care about you, your well-being, and your family’s well-being. For this reason, I tell everyone that Acuity is THE best place to work!” 

Pictured left: Jaime at an HR event with Karen Holcom, SVP and CFO of Acuity Brands.


Acuity’s Values that Resonate the Most with Jaime

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