Dr. David E. Martin
Dr. David E. Martin is the Founder and Chairman of M·CAM Inc., the international leader in innovation finance, trade, and intangible asset finance. Actively engaged in global ethical economic development, Dr. Martin's work includes financial engineering and investment, public speaking, writing and providing financial advisory services to the majority of countries in the world. Dr. Martin is the architect and founder of the Global Innovation Commons and is the author of the international legal framework for the Heritable Knowledge Trust and Heritable Innovation Trust programs. He has pioneered global programs to bring corporate and stock market transparency to multi–national extractive industries and has been instrumental in repatriating value to countries which have been subject to corporate and financial abuses. His work on ethical engagement and stewardship of community and commons–based value interests is at the forefront of global financial innovation. Dr. Martin is a Batten Fellow at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. He has been named Chair of Economic Innovation for the UN–affiliated Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization and has served as an advisor to numerous Central Banks, global economic forums, the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, and national governments.
A spokesperson for global financial and intangible asset accountability and quality reform, Dr. Martin has worked closely with the United States Congress and numerous trade and financial regulatory agencies in the United States, Europe, and Asia in advocating and deploying infrastructure to support growing reliance on contract and proprietary rights in business transactions. Under the leadership of Dr. Martin, M·CAM has supported the modernization of banking, intangible asset, tax, and accounting laws through its work with oversight agencies and policy makers.
Dr. Martin has founded several for–profit and not–for–profit companies and organizations and serves on several boards. He was the founding CEO of Mosaic Technologies, Inc., a company that developed and commercialized technologies in advanced computational linguistics, dynamic data compression and encryption, electrical field transmission, medical diagnostics, and stealth/anechoic. He was a founding member of Japan's Institute for Interface Science and Technology (IIST). He founded and served as Executive Director of the Charlottesville Venture Group. He has served as a board member for the Research Institute for Small and Emerging Business (Washington, D.C.), the Academy for Augmenting Grassroots Technological Innovations (India), the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce (Virginia), and the Charlottesville Industrial Development Agency (Virginia), Humanitad (U.K), Global Urban Development, and many other agencies dedicated to ethical human development. As international policy contributor, economist and futurist, Dr. Martin's work at The Arlington Institute (U.S.) included accurately forecasting the global financial crisis of 2008 and working with the launch of Singapore's Risk Assessment Horizon Scanning initiative.
Dr. Martin's work as a Fellow of the Batten Institute at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and his related work at the Indian Institute for Management Ahmedabad, India, has brought unprecedented curricular focus to areas of intangible–asset risk management, finance, and accounting standards. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Martin has closely advised innovation–based finance and investment programs in India, Brazil, China, Denmark, the European Union, the United Kingdom, South Africa, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the United States, Mongolia, Egypt, Ecuador, Singapore, Germany, Slovenia, Vietnam, and the United Arab Emirates. He has served as the Constitutional and Economic advisor to the Autonomy Committee of East New Britain and New Ireland, Papua New Guinea and has worked with ethical trade frameworks for the Kingdom of Tonga, the Independent State of Samoa, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea.
Dr. Martin has received several honors for his contribution to domestic and international entrepreneurial activities. Highlights include:
- Fellow of the Batten Institute at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia
- Chair of the Economic Innovation for the UN-affiliated Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO)
- Economic Advisor to Exemplar Zero – Humanitad
- Board of Advisors, EU-India, Academy for Augmenting Sustainable Technological Inventions, Innovations, and Traditional Knowledge (AASTIIK)
- Induction as a Guild Member of the Order of King Christian IV of Denmark
- Recipient of the Charlottesville Venture Group's Golden Angel Award
- Recipient of the Virginia Piedmont Technology Council's Spotlight Award
Dr. Martin has publications in law, medicine, engineering, finance, and education. He maintains active research in the fields of linguistic genomics, fractal financial-risk modeling, and cellular membrane ionic signaling. As a speaker, author, business executive and futurist, Dr. Martin's work has touched every country on Earth. He is the father of two adult children and works with his wife, Colleen, in every endeavor of life. Dr. Martin received his undergraduate (BA) from Goshen College, his Masters of Science from Ball State University, and his Doctorate (PhD) from the University of Virginia.