ABOUT DIVI PLATINUM
TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS NEEDS
Founded in 2015 by Senior Technology Executive Michael Josephs, Divi Platinum's mission is to fill IT leadership experience gaps, including providing interim CIO-level oversight and/or assessment of the alignment between a client’s IT organization and its business objectives.
The name Divi Platinum comes from the Divi-Divi tree of Aruba which is a natural compass, always pointing in the same direction.
Based in Orange County, CA, Divi Platinum's engagements have included Interim CIO Leadership, Board and Technology Advisory participation with multiple organizations, including Sunwest Bank, the Medical Review Institute of America (MRIoA), Sage Centers, InfoGen-Service Prime and Captive Eight.
At Divi Platinum, any process begins with measurement. Many new clients do not have technology measurements in place at the outset of the engagements. Divi starts clients with a baseline so they can begin the process of continuous improvement that is monitorable and measurable.
IT and Business Alignment
Divi Platinum knows how to align technology investment with business success and
understands that innovation should only occur to help grow the business. In some cases, technology is being underutilized, and in others it's being used to no business purpose. Divi translates technology into real dollars and show the business impact of every technology in use on the business.
Hands-On People Management
A large part of a CIO’s job is managing people. Divi Platinum takes an active role in people management—from mentoring IT leadership to teaching best practices to the staff. Even with new technologies, people drive the business, and getting the team on board and focused is paramount to any company's success.
Knowing What Matters Most
Technology management is best approached in layers, with the most immediate needs addressed first. Day one with a client, Divi asks the question, "What would close our doors today?" From there, the team can move on to issues like increasing efficiency, delivering peak-business performance and then to technology innovation and planning.
FOUNDER MICHAEL JOSEPHS
Michael Joseph is a highly experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) who has led organizations in a variety of business sectors including finance, healthcare and government.
His experience includes delivery of complex, SaaS-based Financial Services for E*Trade Financial, Technology leadership of a former subsidiary of Ford Financial (Triad Financial), and the establishment of information collection, dissemination and presentation platforms and services for government agencies.
Michael served as CIO for the lineage of companies which became the core of the Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Solutions group at Xerox, including oversight of the secure, cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for processing of medical bills for some of the world’s largest medical payers. During his tenure, the platform supported 800+% growth in transactional volume, while routinely achieving 3-9’s or greater of platform availability and 0% attrition of SaaS solution customers.
In addition, Michael has served in multiple advisory roles, including the Advisory Board for Medical Review Institute of America (MRIoA), and Executive Advisory for Technology for Sage Centers, Captive Eight and Sunwest Bank.
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