Martin E. Franklin
Martin E. Franklin, our founder and a director of Platform since April 2013, has served as our Chairman since October 2013. Mr. Franklin is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mariposa Capital LLC, a Miami based family investment firm focused on long term value creation across various industries and Chairman and controlling shareholder of Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC. Mr. Franklin is also co-founder and co-chairman of Nomad Foods Limited, a director of Restaurant Brands International Inc., a founder and director of J2 Acquisition Limited and serves as principal and executive officer of a number of private investment entities and charities. Mr. Franklin was the founder and Executive Chairman of Jarden Corporation from June 2011 until April 2016 when Jarden was merged with Newell Brands Inc. Mr. Franklin served on Newell's board from April 2016 to January 2018. Mr. Franklin was appointed to Jarden’s board of directors in June 2001 and served as Jarden’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from September 2001 until June 2011, at which time he was appointed as Executive Chairman. Prior to founding Jarden in 2001, Mr. Franklin served as the Chairman and/or Chief Executive Officer of three public companies: Benson Eyecare Corporation, an optical products and services company, Lumen Technologies, Inc., and Bollé Inc. between 1992 and 2000. Previously, Mr. Franklin has also served as a director of the following public companies: Apollo Investment Corporation, a publicly-traded closed-end management investment company; Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (until its transaction with Tim Hortons, Inc. and the creation of Restaurant Brands in December 2014); GLG Partners, Inc., a hedge fund; Promotora de Informaciones, S.A.; and Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.