AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Presidio Investors, a leading middle market private equity firm that capitalizes technology, media, and financial services businesses, is pleased to announce that Javier Saade has joined the firm as Operating Partner. Along with Mark Goldman and Scott Bolick, Javier’s unique perspective and expertise will further enhance the firm's strategic investment capabilities and create value across the portfolio. He is a principled leader that has over three decades of broad experience as an investor, board member, founder, operating executive, and former policymaker.
Karl Schade, Managing Partner, said, "We are thrilled to welcome Javier to our team as our newest operating partner. With an exceptional background in strategy, policy, and operations, he brings a wealth of expertise that will undoubtedly elevate our firm's capabilities. We are excited to collaborate with Javier as we continue to navigate the dynamic landscape of our industry, driving innovation and delivering unparalleled value to our clients."
Javier recently served as Audit Committee Chair of the Board of SoftBank Vision Fund Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:SVFA), Lead Independent Director of Porch Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRCH), Member of the Boards of Advisors of DocuSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:DOCU) and Univision Communications, and Member of the Boards of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy and Pan American Development Foundation. Earlier in his career, he held leadership, operational and investing roles at McKinsey & Company, Booz Allen & Hamilton (NYSE:BAH), Bridgewater Associates (a hedge fund with $160 billion in assets), Paradigm Ventures, Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), and Air America, a media company he co-founded. He also held a position of public trust as Associate Administrator, Chief of Investment and Innovation of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) leading programs that have invested $120 billion in over 300,000 high growth companies and cutting-edge technologies. In addition, Javier concurrently served on the Committee for Small & Emerging Companies of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), subsequently served on the Presidential Transition at the Department of Treasury, and currently serves on the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy & Negotiations at the White House.
"I’ve known the Managing Partners of Presidio for decades and joining forces with them made all the sense in the world. The entire team’s focus on enhancing company operations, driving growth, and creating value is notable and I look forward to helping the firm and its portfolio companies reach their potential," said Javier about joining Presidio.
Currently he is Chairman of the Board of GP Funding, Inc., a Presidio portfolio company and leading specialty finance company focused on the legal and healthcare sectors. He is also Managing Partner of Impact Master Holdings, Venture Partner at Fenway Summer, Contributor at CNBC, and Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School.
About Presidio Investors
Presidio Investors is a leading Austin, Texas-based private equity firm investing in quality businesses in the lower middle market. With a proven history of successful investments, the firm partners with exceptional management teams to create long-term value and achieve superior financial results. Presidio Investors is committed to identifying and capitalizing on compelling investment opportunities that offer significant growth potential. For more information, please visit www.presidioinvestors.com.