About Platform Group
Platform Group is a company born out of the skateboarding industry’s leading event organizers, The Boardr, and skatepark design and build veteran, Tito Porrata.
Meet the Founders
Our team has the most combined experience in the action sports industry paired with superior customer service and dedication.
Tito discovered skateboarding in 1985 and has worked in the skateboarding industry for the majority of his professional life. He has experience in both retail and events, and is an expert in skateboarding culture. In 2001 Tito aligned his career to focus on skatepark design and construction. His expertise lies in municipal, private, and specialty structures and has been a part of building hundreds of skateparks. After two decades working for various companies, he founded Platform Group with Ryan Clements and Rob Meronek. His goal: create skatepark environments that not only function well, but also honor art and aesthetics, providing an inclusive and positive experience for the skateboarding community and beyond. Aside from skateboarding, Tito is passionate about his family, art, and food.
Ryan Clements has breathed skateboarding since first discovering the activity in Tampa, Florida in 1985. Ryan spent 15 years as the GM of Skatepark of Tampa, growing the brand to worldwide recognition and solidifying Tampa Am and Tampa Pro as premiere global events. In 2010, he co-founded Excel Management to help represent some of the biggest names in skateboarding, which has become the go-to agency for contract negotiations and the cultivation of credible skateboarding careers. Ryan then went on to co-found The Boardr in 2013. Since its inception, Ryan has been behind-the-scenes at events ranging from backyard mini-ramp jams and art shows, to full scale live television broadcasts.
Rob Meronek is a software engineer, Certified Public Accountant, and photographer with over 25 years invested into skateboarding. He was born in the Philippines, and started skating in upstate New York, where skateboarding went from childhood toy to lifelong dream. He started working at Skatepark of Tampa in 2001. He created the SPoT’s POS system and on-line retail store, one of the first live inventory websites in the industry at the time. After parting ways with SPoT in 2013, he joined back up with Ryan Clements to create The Boardr, a new agency with a new vision and approach to how skateboarding events are organized and run. With that came the development of "The Boardr Live,” an innovative scoring app that is now used by event organizers around the world to handle every task necessary in running a proper skateboard contest.