Investing in high growth purpose led businesses in the digital technology sector, principally in social and environmental change with a portfolio of about 25 impact businesses. Chairman of Leathwaite, an international human capital specialist and Ground Control a leading environmental maintenance services provider. Previously Chair of Clearswift, a global cyber security software provider (now exited).
As Group CEO, Martin grew IRIS Software Group from small beginnings to become a market leader in each of its sectors (Accountants; Lawyers; Charities) and one of the UK’s largest private B2B (SAAS) software houses, with £50m EBITDA pa and 1,200 employees, exiting in 2007 at $1bn EV.
Martin writes regularly for The Times Business section, is an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Communications and Technology (plus now a regular judge of the EY awards) and former membership Chair of the YPO London chapter.