Joe Martinez

CEO, Apple ISports, Managing Partner Core Venture Partners

Mr. Martinez brings an investment banking focus and a robust background as a financial, technology, and operating executive to Paramount Bank. Alongside his Fortune 500 experience with IBM and Xerox, he has significantly contributed to several Silicon Valley technology companies, playing a pivotal role in their funding and initial public offerings. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Martinez served as the CEO of several public companies that he funded, managed, took public, and later sold to private equity firms. Notably, he established the technology practice for a national investment banking firm and founded his investment banking firm, successfully sold to E*TRADE, now owned by Morgan Stanley.

In 1998, Mr. Martinez founded his advisory firm and became a venture partner with a prominent venture capital firm in Palo Alto. Throughout his distinguished career, he has cultivated a global client base that he continues to work with.

Currently, Mr. Martinez holds the position of CEO at an international Sportsbook and Fantasy Sports Company, with plans for a national stock exchange listing. Additionally, he serves as the Chief Investment Officer of a real estate investment fund, provides advisory services to a leading-edge software company, and acts as Chairman of Kiva Capital—a firm he formed in partnership with a Native American colleague to offer advisory services. A proud father of three daughters, he resides with his wife of 31 years in Irvine, California. Mr. Martinez holds degrees in business and organizational psychology from the University of Denver.

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