- Destin, Florida (Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida Area)
Rod Martin's Overview
Rod Martin's Summary
Rod D. Martin, Founder and CEO of The Martin Organization, is a technology entrepreneur, futurist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida. Fox Business News calls him a “tech guru”, Britain’s Guardian labeled him a “philosopher-capitalist”, Gawker called him “another of Peter Thiel’s brilliant nonconformists,” and George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management introduced him as “America’s foremost [conservative] expert on online politics.”
Dr. Martin previously served as a senior advisor to PayPal.com founder Peter Thiel, most notably during PayPal's IPO and subsequent merger with dot-com giant eBay. He is deeply involved in charitable work aimed at alleviating global poverty, has raised significant sums for private K-12 scholarships for disadvantaged children in the United States, and serves on the boards of several charitable foundations, including Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Politically, he is Advisory Board Chairman for the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) and was previously its President, is a member of the Board of Governors of the Council for National Policy, and formerly served as Policy Director for Gov. Mike Huckabee. He is also a prominent leader in the effort to help conservatives bridge their self-inflicted technology gap.
Dr. Martin studied political and economic thought at Cambridge University and was student body president at Baylor Law School. He is an award-winning civil rights scholar, belongs to the Sons of the American Revolution (General Joseph Martin Chapter, named for his 5th great grandfather), and is a Benefactor Life Member of the National Rifle Association. He was once also named player of the week on TV's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire".
Dr. Martin has edited and co-authored three books. His writings have appeared in hundreds of publications, and he is a frequent national television and radio guest.
Rod Martin's Skills & Expertise
- Public Speaking
- Public Policy
- American Revolution
- Constitutional Law
- Christian Theology
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Political Economy
- Grassroots Organizing