Houston, TX – November 28, 2018 – Platform Partners LLC (“Platform”) is pleased to announce that Jorge Diaz has joined Platform as an Operating Partner. In this new role, Mr. Diaz will work closely with Platform’s portfolio company management teams, advising them on various matters to help grow their businesses.
Mr. Diaz joins Platform after recently retiring from a successful, 24 year career at Fiserv, Inc. (Nasdaq: FISV). Fiserv is a global leader in financial services technology solutions, serving more than 12,000 clients in payment processing, compliance, customer management, business intelligence and supply chain management. Mr. Diaz first joined Fiserv in 1994 after selling the business he founded to the company.
Over his Fiserv career, Mr. Diaz worked in a variety of executive roles, including serving as President of the Output Solutions division, a leading payment card and billing operation. Jorge grew this division from a startup to one with more than 2,000 associates serving thousands of clients and revenues approaching $1 billion. Most recently, Jorge held the position of Vice Chairman, Strategy and Business Development, of the Billing and Payments group. In this position, Jorge was responsible for an integrated strategy for how consumers receive and pay bills across Fiserv’s best in class network of billers and financial institutions.
“Jorge has a proven track record leading and successfully growing companies,” said Fred Brazelton, CEO of Platform. “We have known Jorge for over 15 years going back to our work together on the Cardtronics Board of Directors and most recently serving on Platform’s Advisory Board. He understands and has experienced first-hand the life cycle of a business, from starting his own business to managing a very large, complex operation. We are thrilled he is becoming more involved at Platform. He will be an invaluable resource to our portfolio companies and management partners.”
Mr. Diaz commented, “I share Platform’s commitment to partnering with management teams to build industry leading companies over the long-term. I’m excited about this new chapter in my career and look forward to working with Platform and the portfolio companies to achieve their goals.”
About Platform Partners LLC
Founded in 2006, Platform Partners LLC is a private company based in Houston that makes investments in lower middle-market companies with the intent of growing these businesses into industry leaders through a combination of organic and acquisition growth. Platform invests through a perpetual holding company structure allowing for a long-term, patient approach to partnering with entrepreneurs to build companies. The company manages total assets of approximately $450 million. For more information, please visit www.platformllc.com.