Maritza Diaz recognized as SD500 Most Influential People in San Diego

December 2, 2021

SAN DIEGO, December 2, 2021 — The San Diego Business Journal has recently recognized Maritza Diaz, Chief Executive Officer of ITJ, on its SD500 special edition as one of the most influential people in San Diego, along with other business leaders celebrating their unparalleled contribution to the region’s economy. 

San Diego’s world-class transformation has been driven by the vision and accomplishments of the leaders profiled in this year’s edition of the SD500. From civic and lifestyle champions to pioneers in blue tech, biotech, high tech, life sciences, real estate, and finance, the San Diego Business Journal’s SD500 is the human capital powering the success of the region’s prosperity.

This year’s edition features a host of newcomers as well as business community leaders who’ve been SD500 mainstays for more than a decade. With diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) emerging as a central theme in 2021, women and persons of color, including people of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, are well represented on this year’s list.  

Since launching in 2019, Maritza Diaz helms ITJ, a technology services company based in San Diego, enables customers to create technology centers of excellence in Tijuana. Our mission is to help improve people’s lives through digital innovation by creating Software Centers of Excellence and providing access to digital nearshore talent. 

“San Diego and Tijuana can become the most prosperous region globally,” said Diaz. “So let’s continue leveraging our strengths to unlock this opportunity. Thank you, San Diego Business Journal, for recognizing my team’s work and collaboration with the region.”

Diaz was appointed this year by the Tijuana EDC as leader of its Innovation and Emerging Sectors Commission, whose charter is to strengthen Mexico/US binational relationships — and advance Baja California’s role as a significant hub of digital innovation and technology development servicing the IT, Biotech, and related industries generating thousands of jobs for software and digital professionals across the world.

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