Ted Martin | Managing Partner
Ted Martin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Martin Partners L.L.C, a leading boutique retained executive search firm. Throughout his thirty years as a recruiter, he has been instrumental in building senior management teams from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. The New Career Makers ranked him as the number one recruiter for private equity/venture capital portfolio companies. He is Co-Founder and past Chairman of The Alliance Partnership International, a consortium of retained search firms from twenty-three countries around the world. Ted has spoken on leadership and recruiting including: McKinsey & Co.’s CEO Forum, Electronic Commerce World, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Kellogg Alumni presentations and Financial Executives Institute.
Ted has been a Board Member of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Association of Executive Search Consultants, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Kellogg Alumni Council, and Washington & Lee Alumni Council. He is past Chairman of the USTA Northshore Pro Tennis Committee, and was a Co-Founder of the Marcy Newberry Auxiliary Board and the St. Gregory’s School for Boys Council. Ted is also a member of The Economic Club, Illinois Venture Capital Association, Chamber of Commerce, Commonwealth Club, Indian Hill Club, and Walloon Lake Country Club. He has received the Kellogg Alumni Service Award, the Washington & Lee Learning, Leadership, and Honor Award, and the NSSRA Special Recognition Award. He was Co-Chairman of his 25th class reunions at W&L and Kellogg.
Prior to starting his career in executive search, he held positions in brand management with Wilson Sporting Goods Company and Kraft Foods. He holds a B.A. from Washington & Lee University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is the author of Exposing Leadership: Redefining the Top 20 Leadership Traits (Amazon.com). This book was written for aspiring General Managers , based on his insights from informal referencing.