Date(s) - 02/20/2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Our culture tends to look down on marketing, sales and business in general. But “PayPal Mafia” member Rod Martin says that is precisely wrong: business, sales and marketing are actually among the most practical applications of the Golden Rule.
Rod D. Martin, founder and CEO of The Martin Organization, is a technology entrepreneur, futurist, philanthropist, hedge fund manager and bestselling author from Destin, Florida.
Fox Business News calls him a “tech guru,” Britain’s Guardian newspaper has labeled him a “philosopher-capitalist,” while Gawker once described him as a “brilliant nonconformist.” He has addressed audiences on four continents, and has written extensively for publications such as Forbes, Human Events, Inc. Magazine, Fortune and FoxNews.com.
An investor, director or officer in numerous technology ventures, Mr. Martin is especially noted for his role as a member of the pre-IPO startup team at Silicon Valley legend PayPal — the so-called “PayPal Mafia” — where he served as a senior advisor to founder and CEO Peter Thiel.
Mr. Martin has served as Policy Director to Governor Mike Huckabee and as an aide to senior Congressional leader John Paul Hammerschmidt. He is a member of the Council for National Policy, of the Florida Baptist Convention’s State Board of Missions, and is a three-term past president of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies. In 2014 he was named Distinguished Visiting Professor of History, Government and Entrepreneurship at Hannibal-LaGrange University, a highly ranked private liberal arts college. He is married to Sherri, and is the proud father of Dolly, Archer and Haley.
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