Mike Beltz has joined Satori Capital as an operating partner. Beltz will assist Satori with identifying and investing in sustainably run companies within the payments sector.
Satori Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm, proudly introduces new operating partner Mike Beltz, a seasoned executive in the payments processing sector. Beltz joins Satori with more than 25 years of leadership experience in the financial technology and payments processing industry, including board and executive positions with companies such as First Data Corporation, Alliance Data Systems, and ChoicePay.
Beltz will assist Satori with identifying and investing in sustainably run companies within the payments sector, typically with enterprise values ranging from $25 million to $75 million. Satori plans to leverage Beltz’s extensive operating experience and broad network of industry relationships to help accelerate the growth of its portfolio companies in the payments sector.
Beltz began his career at First Data Corporation where he spent 14 years leading a variety of sales, marketing, and merger and acquisition initiatives, including the pursuit, negotiation, and acquisition of Signet PLC, Europe’s largest association of credit card processors. After the acquisition of Signet, Beltz was instrumental in creating the Merchant Alliance Program, which created strategic partnerships between eight of the nation’s largest merchant acquirers and First Data Corporation. Beltz was then recruited to Alliance Data Systems where he led major corporate development strategies that grew revenue from $100 million to $500 million.
“In a rapidly evolving industry with emerging payments technologies, I’m thrilled to share my experiences with others as they attempt to navigate this dynamic market,” said Beltz. “From my experience, a strategic capital partner can significantly assist middle-market companies in their evolution to the next echelon. Satori’s team of former CEOs and executives provides an operational mindset that helps it better collaborate with a management team to accelerate the growth of a business. I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with Satori, a firm with a long-term partnership philosophy that is unique in the private equity landscape.”
Managing Partner Sunny Vanderbeck added, “Mike’s deep payments processing proficiency coupled with Satori’s strategic, operational, and financial resources offer business owners a compelling partnership opportunity. Mike has a unique ability to leverage his experience leading multi-billion dollar enterprises in a way that addresses the challenges and opportunities facing emerging middle-market businesses. We are thrilled to work with Mike to invest in and build businesses with enduring value.”
For businesses interested in partnering with Satori Capital, please contact Mike Beltz or Randall Hunt directly.
About Satori Capital
Dallas, Texas-based Satori Capital is the preferred capital partner for companies building significant long-term value through a sustainable approach. Satori’s team has a long and successful track record as private equity investors and founders and CEOs of both private and public companies. Satori partners with talented management teams to accelerate the growth of companies that are “built to last” and meet a set of criteria described as “sustainability.” These businesses deliver strong returns by operating with a long-term perspective, committing to their mission or purpose, and focusing on creating value for all stakeholders.
For more information, please visit www.satoricapital.com.