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Louis Hernandez Jr.

Founder and Chairman

Louis Hernandez Jr. is  an investor, experienced business operator, and philanthropist. 


He is the Founder and Chairman of the For A Bright Future Foundation and the Founder, CEO, and Managing Director of Black Dragon Capital (BDC), a private equity firm that makes growth investments in industries disrupted by digitization, including content management, financial services, e-commerce, and sports and media.

Hernandez has a track record of transforming and diversifying companies through his unique methodology. He has orchestrated massive transformations of companies disrupted by advances in technology, driving performance, improving margins, and returning them to profitability. Hernandez has a deep understanding of how to extract value from operations, build effective strategies, value for the future, and has reshaped the global landscape for banking technology.


With a passion for diversity, Louis believes operators have a responsibility to build and grow diverse teams and that superior performance directly correlates with diversity within companies. He is a sought-after leader, advising companies on how to make a plan to implement ethnic and gender diversity. He has been named Industry Innovator of the Year, one of the financial services industry’s five most innovative leaders, Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the year, and inducted into the Innovator Leadership Hall of Fame by Bank Technology.


As a philanthropist, Hernandez has served on many boards throughout the years including the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation and Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation. Having grown up in an immigrant family, he is passionate about giving back to communities by supporting, shaping, and investing in future leaders. In 2011, he founded For A Bright Future, a foundation that focuses on equal opportunity for children. The foundation provides scholarships and support for education, healthcare, arts, and leadership development programs.

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