Meet the Presenter
Meet Bobby Martin: Bobby Martin is co-founder and CEO of Vertical IQ, a leading provider of industry research insight for banks, CPAs, consultants, and advisors. Bobby is also an active angel investor in startups and serves as an active board member with several innovative start-ups, including Boardroom Insiders, myLifeSite, Sageworks, Vital Plan, Zynbit, Myxx, Local Eye Site, and etailinsights. He believes that too many startup founders pivot too early, quit too early, and expect rapid takeoff. Through his experience of starting and selling First Research (a leader in sales intelligence) to Fortune 500 firm, Dun & Bradstreet, he’s learned first-hand the challenges and solutions at each stage of entrepreneurial growth which has led to his 2016 book, The Hockey Stick Principles. He is in the process of starting a new company, a fintech focused on financial advice for consumers. He graduated from Appalachian State University and is an avid tennis player.