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Rod D. Martin: Technology Entrepreneur, Futurist, Hedge Fund Manager, "Philosopher Capitalist"

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ROD D. MARTIN, OUR FOUNDER & CEO

Rod D. Martin, Founder and CEO of The Martin Organization, is a technology entrepreneur, futurist, hedge fund manager, thought leader and activist from Destin, Florida. Fox Business News calls him a “tech guru,” Britain’s Guardian has labeled him a “philosopher-capitalist,” while Gawker describes him as a “brilliant nonconformist.”

Rod was part of PayPal’s pre-IPO startup team, serving as special counsel to founder and CEO Peter Thiel, and also served as policy director to former Governor Mike Huckabee. He is deeply involved in a variety of charitable and educational endeavors, he serves as Advisory Board Chairman for the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA, where he is also a three-term past President), on the Board of Contributors at Stratfor, and as Chairman of the Committee on Order of Business of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is a widely sought-after speaker and author of such books as his forthcoming The Imperative of Excellence.

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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Fox Business News calls Rod D. Martin a "tech guru," Britain's Guardian newspaper has labeled him a "philosopher capitalist," while Gawker once described him as a "brilliant nonconformist."

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THE PAYPAL MAFIA

PayPal enabled an entrepreneurial revolution, helping to create literally millions of small businesses around the world, and provided a previously impossible level of monetary security for the masses by providing free offshore accounts denominated in the user’s choice of major currencies.

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“Rod is one of our nation’s leading minds. He possesses a more complete understanding of America than most executives have of their own businesses. He’s smart, original, and very committed—a combination that one rarely finds.”

Peter Thiel
PETER THIEL FOUNDER PAYPAL

“Rod Martin is a cornucopian entrepreneur and eutropic thinker whose influence radiates through an array of companies, institutions, movements and churches, combining the insights of information technology with the salvific promise of biotech. A renaissance American, he is also a prolific friend of freedom and faith around the globe.”

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GEORGE GILDER FOUNDING FATHER SUPPLY-SIDE ECONOMICS

“Rod Martin is a man who has spent much of his life ministering to and working for the benefit of others. I know Rod as an advocate for freedom, a leader who understands the real changes we need, and who has the drive and ability to make those changes happen.”

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STEVE FORBES PRESIDENT & CEO FORBES