Marty founded AKF Partners with Mike Fisher and Tom Keeven in 2007. He was formerly the COO of Quigo, an advertising technology startup sold to AOL, where he was responsible for product strategy, product management, technology and client services.
Prior to Quigo, Marty spent nearly 6 years at eBay, most recently as the SVP of Technology/CTO and member of eBay’s executive staff.
Before eBay, Marty held domestic and international engineering, management and executive positions at Gateway and Motorola. Marty spent a total of 12 years on active and reserve duty as an officer in the US Army.
Marty has a Doctor of Management (DM) from Case Western Reserve University, an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida, a BS in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy (West Point) and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program (Program for Management Development).
Marty serves on the Boards of Directors of Onforce and LodgeNet Interactive (NASD: LNET) in addition to many advisory boards of AKF Partners’ client companies. Marty also served on the Board of Directors of Bullhorn, a company sold to Vista Equity Partners in June of 2012.
Marty’s issued and pending patents range from authentication of electronic documents to the automated optimization of content, products and advertising based on aesthetic attributes. He is the co-author of two books (with Mike Fisher) translated to 5 languages including English. Marty is also the recipient of the highest award given by the Director of the USSS to non Secret Service employees.
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