Martin founded Audio Visual Innovations, Inc. (AVI) in 1979. He began his career in management with a national retailer and later joined a large office products distributor. He then built a successful business with AVI in the sale of audiovisual communications products and services to corporate, education, healthcare, military and government markets worldwide. Today, that original vision is a global company called AVI-SPL.
Martin maintains close contact with AVI-SPL executive management as well as clients, consultants and vendor partners. Martin places critical emphasis on employee mentorship, entrepreneurship and the strength of client relations.
In 2009, Martin received the “Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship” from the University of Florida where he is currently an adjunct professor in the Warrington College of Business. Martin is currently the Chairman, Board of Advisors, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Florida. In 2016, he was honored with the Professor of the Year Award in Entrepreneurship Program, University of Florida.
Martin is on the board of directors for North Star Bank in Tampa, FL, and the board of directors for Prepared Insurance, Tampa, FL.