Mr. Martinez is the General Managing Director of GreenHills Ventures, LLC, a private investment holding company managing several investment arms headquartered in New York City and Luxembourg. Mr. Martinez manages the firm's investment activities, portfolio management activities, strategic partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions with a primary focus on the sectors in which the firm makes its investments.
Prior to joining GreenHills Ventures, Mr. Martinez is a private investor who participated in the successful acquisition of sixdegrees.com by YouthStream Media Network (OTCBB: YSTM) for $125 million and E@wonders, Inc. by BuyItNow for $150 million. Mr. Martinez is also a financial consultant and advisor to various multi-family offices and corporate investment firms.
Mr. Martinez brings a wealth of investment and merger and acquisitions experience. Prior to GreenHills Ventures, he was Managing Director for Mergers & Acquisition at Citibank, NA, and at Managing Director for Centurion Holdings at American Express Corporation, and management positions at Coastal Oil, Inc. Inlumen, Inc., Dial Corporation, Seagram's Beverage Corporation, Olsten Financial Services, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (formerly Coopers & Lybrand, LLP).
In 1994, Mr. Martinez was appointed by the Governor of Georgia, Zell Miller, as a member of “Operation Legacy” to work with Fortune 1000 companies in preparation for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Mr. Martinez holds a M.B.A in Finance and a B.A. in Accounting from St. John's University and a former Certified Public Accountant. He earned a Post Graduate degree in Executive Management Program in Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Martinez is a Limited Partner of GH Fund I, GH Fund II, GH Wealth Management Holding, GH Angel Capital Group and serves on the advisory board the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce (Spain US Chamber of Commerce), the AngelPool Advisory Board (AngelPool), and VigiTrust LTD (VigiTrust LTD) among a few of his investment activities. Mr. Martinez is an investor and shareholder in AdmieMobile, True Share Vault, Cloudnician, N2-GS, Inc., Soshio, Inc., Cyberis Group (CyberisGroup), and EdgeChain (EdgeChain).
Mr. Martinez and GreenHills Ventures support several charitable organizations, civic organizations, law enforcement agencies including New York City Police Benevolent Association (NYCPBA) and National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), homeless and soup kitchens in New York City. Mr. Martinez is fluent in Spanish, conversant in Italian and Hebrew and lives in New York City.