Israel Martinez has over 25 years of experience as a practitioner and Director specializing in Cyber Risk, Strategy and Innovation. He has trained over 150 of the Fortune 500 Directors in Cyber Risk Management & Governance. He is recognized as a leader in his field by the U.S. Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the National Association of Corporate Directors NACD ®.
His Director experience comprises all major industries and international boards with experience in 20 countries. His current positions include, Accredited Full Board Member, Fellow and Faculty at the (NACD ®); Director for the Global Manufacturing Information Sharing and Analysis Organization; Industry Advisor to DHS Cyber Storm; National Conference Chair to HMG Strategy Group, representing over 300K technology executives; and Chairman for Axon Global Services, a private sector Risk Management, Strategy and Innovation company. Axon is also a Trade Association Partner with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) supporting Fortune 500, the United States Government and Japanese industry leaders in preparing cybersecurity strategy for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Martinez is recognized by the Wall Street Journal ® as, “[One of] the most influential, forward-thinking and successful IT Leaders”; HITEC, as a Top 100 technology influencer & innovator; and is the recipient of the U.S. Senatorial Medal of Freedom , “the highest award Republican members of the U.S. Senate can bestow [NRSC]”. He’s also been a bipartisan, bicameral advisor in cyber counter-terrorism and defense to Congress and the Presidential Transition Team (2017).
His public discourses include, Business Insider; the White House Office of Science, Technology and Policy; PBS-KERA television; The American Bar Association (ABA), the Federal Reserve; the Huffington Post; the DHS intelligence community; CSO Magazine; Forbes CEO conferences; CIO Magazine; Computer World; The Big Shift in IT Leadership ©; Washington & Lee University CLAC conference; American University KCGC in Washington, D.C. and his alma mater, The University of Texas in San Antonio, where he received a BBA in Accounting and Information Systems.
Martinez’ recent board advisory service includes Fortune 500; American University Kogod Cyber Governance Center; the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG); the National Healthcare ISAC; the Global Institute for Cyber Security Resiliency (GICSR at NASA); and Globes International (Tel-Aviv). He often teaches CLE credit and certification courses in Cyber Risk Management to executives and general counsel including, Google; Microsoft; Oracle; the FTC; the U.S. Attorney General’s office; the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility for Fortune 500 Directors (HACR); the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI); the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA); the American Bar Association and leading audit firms.
He’s a proponent of continuous improvement through education completing, DHS Cyber Counter Terrorism & Defense certification, business strategy CLE at Harvard, FINTECH blockchain certification at MIT ; NACD-KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute program; and the NACD Masters Program - achieving the highest level of credentialing for corporate governance professionals.
His corporate experience includes eight years with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) Financial Services, as a global account executive with Fortune 100 financial services. He has led crisis management teams through the 9-11 World Trade Center attack; the Olympic Park Bombing; the 2008 financial crisis; hurricane Harvey 2017; and over 200 advanced cyber-attacks and breaches, traveling over 2 million air miles to 20 countries.