Juan J. Martinez ’90, MAcc ’93


James L. Knight Foundation
Vice President, CFO, Treasurer

Martinez joined the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation in May 2002 and is currently Vice President/CFO and Treasurer. As a member of the executive committee he is a partner in the development and implementation of the foundation’s strategy. Juan is also responsible for directing all of the foundation’s financial management, reporting and regulatory compliance, overseeing the investment portfolio and partnering with program staff in development of grants and program related investments. In 2011, Juan led the development of the Knight Enterprise Fund. The Fund is a venture capital investor in early stage technology companies that align with the Knight Foundation’s program mission.Juan currently leads the management of the Fund and sits on its advisory committee.

Juan started his career at CPA firm Arthur Andersen & Co. He left after four years to found a film production company as well as a financial consulting practice focused on providing financial services to small to mid-sized corporate clients. Prior to joining the foundation Juan was manager of financial planning for Telemundo Group Inc.

He is an alumnus of Florida International University and the Wharton School of Business. He has been a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida since 1992. He serves on the board of directors of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, SnagFilms, the Florida International University Foundation, and the board of trustees of the Miami Foundation. In 2010, Juan was named Non-Profit CFO of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal. He is married to Christa Erml-Martinez and they have two children.

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