Martin was named the inaugural CEO of Kyndryl in January 2021 and Chairman in November 2021. Kyndryl is the world’s largest IT infrastructure provider. The company designs, builds, manages and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. Kyndryl’s nearly 90,000 employees serve over 4,000 customers in more than 60 countries around the world, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100.
Martin is an experienced global business leader with nearly three decades of service at IBM. He was IBM’s Senior Vice President, Global Markets, between January 2018 and April 2020. In that role, he had responsibility for IBM’s global sales, customer relationships and satisfaction and worldwide geographic operations. He also oversaw IBM’s marketing and communications functions and was responsible for building the company’s brand and reputation globally.
Martin was IBM’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a position he held from January 2014 through December 2017. As IBM’s CFO, Martin oversaw accounting and controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax, internal audit, investor relations, corporate development and treasury.
Prior to that, he served as General Manager of IBM Global Financing, where he managed a total asset base in excess of $37 billion. Earlier in his IBM tenure, Martin served as IBM Treasurer, responsible for the company’s balance sheet, cash flow, capital structure, interest rate and currency risk management and treasury operations. He also held a variety of business line and finance executive positions in in Japan, the United States and Australia.
Before joining IBM in 1992, Martin worked as a corporate banking officer and received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from Temple University. He also earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Martin has dual citizenship in the United States and Australia.