His Director experience includes all major industries and international boards. His current positions include, Board Leadership Fellow and Faculty at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD ®); Chairman for the Global Manufacturing Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (GM-ISAO); National Partner, Global Cyber Practice for the Newport Board Group; Chairman & CEO for Axon Global Services, an accredited Full Board Member at NACD; industry advisor to DHS Cyber Storm; and the Conference Chair to HMG Strategy Group, an organization representing over 300K CIOs, CISOs and technology risk management executives.
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. It is awarded by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and is “the highest award Republican members of the U.S. Senate can bestow”. 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 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 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 Research (GISCR at NASA); Globes International (Tel-Aviv). He often teaches CLE credit courses in Cyber Risk Management to executives and generals 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); and the most signifcant audit firms.
He’s an avid learner, continuing education in DHS Cyber Counter Terrorism & Defense, Corporate Strategy at Harvard, and recently completed certifications at MIT in FINTECH blockchain technology; NACD-KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute program; and annual recertification with NACD Masters, 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 clients. He’s traveled over 2 million air miles negotiating enterprise technology contracts in 20 countries and has execution experience with clients in crisis management such as the 9-11 World Trade Center attack; the Olympic Park Bombing; the 2008 financial crisis; hurricane Hugo 2017; and over 200 advanced cyber-attacks and breaches.