Martin is CEO of Emblem Ventures. Martin helps build the high growth global companies oftomorrow to assist them in creating and driving forward their strategies, assisting private and public-listed companies that have high growth potential, mentoring senior management and entrepreneurs. Martin has a special skill in deconstructing business models to make them more scaleable by eliminating obstacles to rapid growth.
Martin has taken a number of companies public, with listings on the New York Stock Exchange, the LSE Main Market and on the London AIM. He negotiated the sale of all or a large part of 3 public listed companies. He was Chairman of two public companies, (one of which, Renesola, grew revenues over a 5 year period from $5 million to $1.2 billion), Group CEO and Commercial Director of another, and a Non-Executive Director of several others, and has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee of two of these. He also assists in M&A, turnarounds, fundraisings, strategic partnering, CMO and market access for portfolio and other client companies. He has spent considerable time in the United States, Europe, China, Japan and other parts of Asia.