A graduate of the University of Colorado, Jay Martinez is the Founder and Chairman of Fortune Development Group. He started his career with the international company Morgan Stanley and was later recruited by Jacuzzi Brands, Inc. as National Sales Training Director. Martinez gained national recognition for his ability to dissect business opportunities and communicate them to a broad audience by developing the craft of marketing discovery programs over the past 10 years. He later joined automotive industry-leader DiamondLot.com as their Director of Marketing where he developed and executed their brand strategy nationwide leading them to become the second-largest data/photo company in the northern USA. In 2004, Martinez founded Fortune Development Group, a Holding company that provides management, seed capital, and leadership in forward-thinking businesses. As of 2011, they have five businesses operating in six states. His entrepreneurial vision along with experience in two Fortune 100 companies has expanded Dealer Uplink’s platform to become a major competitor and innovator in the automotive industry.
Martinez has appeared several times as a motivational, trainer, and keynote speaker in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Denver, New York, Florida, San Francisco, Chicago, Ontario, Texas, and Newport Beach. As the featured key-note speaker in Atlantic City, NJ, he was approached by Donald Trump’s team to be part of a new NBC show, The Apprentice.