Mr. Martin was appointed as President and CEO of the Company in early 2013. Over the last 18 months, Mr. Martin has successfully transitioned this manufacturer into a dynamic international player that has grown its market share while consistently improving profitability. Through a revamped balance sheet, Mr. Martin has positioned the Company for growth – both organically and through acquisition – in the US and abroad.
Mr. Martin is also the founder of ACM Capital Partners. Over the previous six years, the firm has been engaged in 120 assignments ranging from Fortune 100 to small commercial banks with locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Over this period, Martin has created and restored more than $1 billion in value to private companies. In addition, Martin has raised a half billion dollars in capital and bought and sold companies in excess of $250 million.
Prior to his launch of ACM, Mr. Martin successfully reorganized, restructured and grew operationally and financially challenged companies during some of the most difficult times in our economic history. Mr. Martin’s record includes:
• In 2008, Martin stepped into a $100M tier two automotive supplier which had been hard hit by the Great Recession. During the next year, Martin restructured the balance sheet, consolidated its plants on three continents while restoring cash flow.
• In the mid to late 2000s, Martin served as President and CFO at Avborne, Inc., a Miami based aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility. The company had $98 million of debt in default following the 9/11 attacks and subsequent economic downturn. Over a six-year period, Martin led two divisions back from the brink of bankruptcy to sustained profitability, successfully returning $138 million of gross proceeds to the company’s owners and in the process adding 350 new jobs to the local economy.
• As Chief Financial Officer for a $260 million security and safe integrator in the Midwest, he tackled a corporate-wide Y2K-software failure at the turn of the century and helped to reorganize the financially-stressed company which was ultimately sold through a Chapter 11 pre-packaged sale.
• In the mid-nineties, Martin served as President and Chief Financial Officer for a master U.S. fast food franchisee in Eastern Europe. During that time, he successfully resuscitated two franchises and tripled the units (and sales) in Eastern Europe, which he later sold to a competitor. In the process, Martin raised $50 million in the region, which was reinvested locally over a seven-year period.
In addition to his success in corporate renewal, Martin’s track record includes strategic alignment, organizational reform, debt financing and other capital raises. Martin is also well versed in the world of bankruptcy, successfully guiding companies through Chapter 11 filings and their eventual sale. He has also served as the court appointed receiver for operating companies as well as the assignee for state Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors (ABCs).