CTO at Revana. Technical co-founder at Demandbase. Innovator, startup advisor and Lean Startup evangelist.
More than 30 years of experience in the software industry with a proven career of success in enterprise software environments with early and mid-stage software companies. Senior positions at various companies including: CTO/Technical co-founder of Demandbase, Technical Director for Oracle's online learning architecture, Director of product management at SuperCede and Asymetrix (both Paul Allen companies) as well as Chief Technical Architect responsible for the architecture and implementation of the Alaskan Command & Control System Military Automated Network.
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Martin excels in finding key go-to-market approaches to address underserved markets with the latest technology trends. When I first started with Demandbase, Martin had prototyped the solution for our CEO’s vision. Together we transformed his prototype into a production product that launched the company. Over the next 7 years Martin monitored market and technological trends that informed decisions to pivot our product strategy and innovate unique solutions. He has an excellent professional presence and communication style that works internally from engineers to board members, and externally with partners, customers, analysts, and venture capitalists. I’d recommend Martin to anyone looking for an innovator with a clear understanding of market and technological trends.
Martin worked with us when we were literally starting from a blank page, more than 5 years ago. He was instrumental in the design of our technology model, and guided the platform development. He brings vast experience, an extraordinary breadth of knowledge about current options and those on the horizon, and a keen mind that navigates quickly through all the possibilities to deliver effective, and creative solutions.
Martin has a rare combination of technical depth, business know-how, and strategic vision. He is equally comfortable mentoring engineers or presenting in customer, partner or board meetings. He is a problem solver who uses his keen instincts and strong background in technology to translate vision into strategy. I've witnessed him incorporate a number Adobe's technologies (Flex, AIR and LiveCycle Data Services) into an innovative product strategy with a real passion for User Experience.
Martin is the quintessential CTO -- technically gifted, able to speak developer-talk, and able to translate vision into actionable, high-level goals that everyone understands from the top down. I've worked with Martin twice while he was in the CTO role, and it is absolutely clear that he excels at leading the technology side of business.