Adam J. Martin
CFO | Corporate Development | Strategy Expert | Consultant
Adam Martin is a diverse and comprehensive business professional with over a decade of experience in corporate development and entrepreneurial enterprises with a proven track record in both large and small corporations spanning multiple different industries including finance, banking, mortgage, beauty, retail, mail order, and security.
His expertise lies in analysis of strategic capabilities and implementation of action plans to achieve desired business goals through development of key personnel, new national market locations, streamlining of operational efficiencies, and new product conceptions.
Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.
Warpaint International is a Minneapolis-based, on-location beauty agency servicing a diverse clientele in Minneapolis, St. Paul and its surrounding suburbs, New York City, and San Diego. With services Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, and various regions of Europe upon request.
•Assisted in developing Minneapolis, New York, and San Diego Markets •Developed Employee Equity Incentive Plan, key contracts, and Standard Operating Procedures
•Manage Financial Risk, Financial Planning and Reporting, Data Analysis including Budget, Cost Benefit, and Forecasting
•Key employee hires and business training for Minneapolis Market •Increased Net Cash Flow 20% by developing and implementing The
Warpaint Signature Card™
•Collaborated with owners and board in developing website functionality and Smartphone applications
•Secure New Funding Sources
Winning is directly connected to a clear strategy. It is true with athletics and it's demonstrated in every successful endeavor. The artist visualizes a creation on a blank canvas. The writer begins with an objective statement. The builder has a blueprint. Many businesses have lost focus on their strategies. Without a set of strategies a business becomes lost, unfocused and chasing the newest shiny object. Armour Martin has analyzed and worked with dozens of companies. The successful businesses have something in common: they all have a set of clear, actionable, measurable strategies. We will help you align your company's people, processes, and product to maximize the value you provide to your customers. We are strategy experts providing our clients with expertly crafted business solutions.
The Celtic Croft has one of the largest selections of kilts, tartans, accessories, Clan Crests, Coat of Arms, Celtic jewelry, kilted skirts and decor to compliment your Scottish, Irish, and Welsh heritage. Family owned and operated in the USA.
•Assume overall responsibility for developing the annual marketing plan for the organization, for strategic market planning, market research programs, and control of the marketing budget.
•Prepare new product marketing plans for product introductions in cooperation with senior management colleagues.
•Establish a system of reports and communications for all information from the marketing team
to the sales team and for feedback and request from the sales team to the marketing team.
•Ensure that the systems are in place whereby all Sales and Marketing staff including representatives are familiar with the Standard Operating Procedures.
•Organize and direct marketing and strategy meetings on a regular basis
whereby the strategy and promotion programs are reviewed.
•Report on marketing and strategy activities to senior management colleagues.
Equal Housing Lender. Edge Home Finance, NMLS #891464. I am a licensed mortgage originator, NMLS# 508631, and am licensed to originate mortgage loans in the following state(s): Minnesota-Surrendered.
Choosing the wrong mortgage can cost you thousands of extra dollars. Mortgage Brokers are trained professionals who seek out the best mortgage options to suit your specific situation. At Edge Home Finance Corporation, we treat each customer as an individual, not a number. We don't place you into a loan profile formula created by the banking industry. We work with many wholesale lenders that provide a wide variety of products such
as Conventional, FHA, VA and HARP 2.0.
•Consult current and new customers on new home purchases and refinances.
•Advise customers on the best finance options for their current situation.
•Maintain strategic relationships with referral partners and network (90% of leads)
•Manage Office and Profit & Loss for independent practice housed under Edge Home Finance
•Manage files through Underwriting and Governmental Regulatory Requirements
•94% Career (2011-Present) Personal Origination to Close Ratio
Provide both armed and unarmed security to select individuals, business', and events throughout the Greater Minneapolis-St Paul Area. Private Investigative Services Upon Request.
•Expanded the company into Minnesota with the CEO in 2009 and packaged the business to pass Minnesota Licensing Board requirements •Consulted on how initial financials and operations should be structured •Effectively sought and won private investors, clients, staff and reliable subcontractor partners
Prior to entering the Mortgage Broker side of the industry, I spent much of my career in banking and finance. This section is to highlight the many roles I had at different companies prior to my industry switch.
The companies, titles, and duties are as follows:
Prospect Mortgage: Senior Loan Officer
•Branch Development/Manager for Bloomington Office
•Built a solid and reliable client base of referral partners (100% of business
•Expanded current marketing and partnership opportunities with clients including proprietary lead generation software
•Assisted in development of new MN Market and Standard Operating Procedures to streamline the production process
•Hired Loan Officer Assistant and Loan Officer, Jr.
Nations Reliable Lending: Senior Mortgage Banker
•Assisted in the Software development for the Loan Origination
Software, known as ‘Lending Angel’ to streamline origination and communication efficiency
•Built office in Eagan while maintaining office in Bloomington
•Branch Development for Eagan Office and Bloomington Realtor Office, housed under Minnesota satellite.
•Business Development for MN Market tasked with building my Brand and Team based in the South Metro of the Twin Cities.
Minnesota Bank & Trust: Private Mortgage Banker
•Expanded the Private Mortgage Bank division by solidifying contract with large Realtor Client Partnership
•Expanded current marketing and partnership opportunities with clients to expand their business and Return on Investment
•Contributed to the culture and production of the company, which won the "A Forbes Best Bank 2013"
(Continued) Prior to entering the Mortgage Broker side of the industry, I spent much of my career in banking and finance. This section is to highlight the many roles I had at different companies prior to my industry switch.
The companies, titles, and duties are as follows:
Wells Fargo Bank: Home Mortgage Consultant, 2011-2012
•Consult new customers on home purchases and refinances
•Advise customers on the best finance options for their current situation •Actively seek new clients such as Realtors, Title Companies,
Financial Planners, Builders, Insurance Agents, and Bankers
Personal Banker, 2009-2011
•Managed personal and new accounts, Community bank account management, Loan Officer, Notary Public/ Medallion Guarantor
•Meet and exceeded sales goals every quarter (8.25 solutions daily, 500-1000 profit daily, 9-24 partner referrals)
•Meet with small business 0-2.5 Million, and retained a 15 million pipeline per year.
Sales Rep, CBeyond Telecom, 2008-2009
•Consult small businesses by analyzing current or future needs to
sales and operations
•Create a one source, comprehensive, bundled solution to exceed current telecom needs
Asst. Manager-Operations, Ann Taylor Loft, 2006-2008
•Managed 25-40 employee Teams and 1.9 million dollar store
•Plan business operations for year, quarter, and month
Stockroom Manager, Abercrombie & Fitch, 2005-2006
•Inventory and Operations Control
Field Sales Manager, Vector Marketing-Cutco Knives, 2004-2005
•Field Training Champion 2004
Ran for the Minnesota House of Representatives with R & RLC endorsements. HD 60B included Lakes Calhoun and Harriet Area of South Minneapolis.
•Hire and maintain campaign staff
•Fundraise, Speaking Engagements, Debates
•Door-Knocking, Campaigning, Call Center Management/Participation
Performed on the stage, with commercial and voice over work. Highlights include: Globe Theatre London, Royal Shakespeare Co, LAMDA, RADA, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theatre/ University of Minnesota, Perpich Center for Arts Education, Stages Theatre Co.
See where I continue to gain knowledge as a perpetual learner to grow my professional life.
After several business opportunities and ventures, decided to pursue and finalize my undergrad degree in Business Administration to align with future career goals. Intends to pursue MBA immediately after.
Joined to take courses in the field of Criminal Justice in order to fulfill my obligations and requirements as CFO for Maxim Security Solutions Inc.
Accepted into the prestigious BFA/Guthrie Program in the fourth original class. Over 6000 people auditioned and only 20 accepted.
Take a look at a few of my favorite projects I’ve started or been a part of during the course of my career.
Joined by WarPaint International Beauty Agency leaders, WarPaint Artisans, community organizations, and others who want to make a difference, The WarPaint International Foundation passionately drives the mission of educating, empowering and motivating young people struggling with self-confidence and inner beauty. This mission began in 2014 when a foundation was conceived to help the people and places that make the business of WarPaint International possible. Our core values are: educate and contribute. A deep desire to help shape the lives of young boys and girls in their quest for entrepreneurship, success and happiness inspires us. Working with exceptional affiliate organizations, we create environments for thought and positive change in the minds of young people in a superficially demanding society.
This inspirational shoot took place in New Richmond, Wisconsin at a 100+ year old, little unknown gem called The Greenfield Barn. This beautifully aged space stays true to its form with vintage hardwood floors, open doorways and windows and a historic rustic charm. The Greenfield Barn has been carefully preserved to offer nostalgia and simplicity to old fashioned wedding goers. Positioned as the center point amongst rolling acres of “Highland-like” scenery, we could find no better place in the Midwest to produce this inspirational shoot for The Celtic Croft.
Official Release Date 04/01/2014-Business Development, Editing, Testing, Market Research, Promotion. "The Warpaint Signature Card™ is a first-of-it's-kind beauty membership in Minneapolis / St. Paul and it's surrounding suburbs. Enjoy your personal makeup artist up to twice per month and avoid the cost and time commitment of going to a counter or salon. Save hundreds and enjoy a $1600 value for $399 your first year. You can also purchase other membership terms."
The Celtic Croft is now Your Officially Licensed Store for OUTLANDER The Series Kilts, Tartans, and Tartan Products! OUTLANDER The Series Official Tartans are now under production and will be in stock soon. Lots of other Official OUTLANDER Tartan products to choose from as well. OUTLANDER plaids, kilted skirts, sashes, shawls, scarves, hats, ties, jackets, blankets, and more
Co-Founder: The Richfield Chamber Young Professionals Group is for dedicated, enthusiastic, and talented Young Professionals in their 20s, 30s, and 40s and/or those that are “young” in experience within their current industry. The mission of the Richfield Chamber Young Professionals Group is personal and professional development as well as a way to interact socially, exchange ideas, share common interests, learn about the area’s business environment, and engage in the community’s future. Join us for a social gathering and meet other chamber members who want to meet you!
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Adam is admirable professional. I am currently working with Adam on the advanced business planning cycles for my company and financial planning stages for future growth.
Adam's mentor-ship and analytical guidance have been instrumental in helping identify and shape the future of the brand and it's projected paths to success. Adam possesses a strong sense of confidence, guidance and industry knowledge when it comes to identifying business goals, strengths, weaknesses and market obstacles.
I would recommend Adam as a fit for any company large or small, that is looking for a head-strong individual to expose opportunities and aid in crafting an actionable, measurable plan to navigate the future.
Adam has proven to be a reliable counter part in various ventures, both business and personal. He's a dedicated family man and a community contributor who follows through on agreed upon work.
On the mortgage end, I've sent clients to Adam whom have recommended him for professionalism and accuracy. I personally recommend reaching out to Adam if you would like diligence done on your behalf. Adam's ventures and outlook on life guarantee good faith and moral fiber.
Trust those that go the extra mile.
Adam is a very energetic and intelligent employee who brings creative ideas to the table. He has a knack for finding opportunities in the marketing and operations process to help streamline the company. I am very pleased and would recommend him to any company.
I've always been impressed by Adam and would highly recommend him for your next venture. He's well educated, versatile and a consumate professional. He's also actively involved in the community and someone who'll go the extra mile for you.
Adam Martin is very trustworthy, knowledgable, and professional. I would highly recommend Adam to anyone looking for a mortgage broker. He takes pride in his work and the relationships he builds.
Adam is a dynamic innovative loan officer who consistently goes above and beyond to deliver a high quality experience to his clients. His varied interests such as history and politics give him unique perspectives that benefit his clients. I enjoyed working with Adam and look forward to our paths crossing in the future.
I had the privilege of working with Adam. His expertise and commitment to excellence is unmatched. Those that choose to work with Adam will not be disappointed. He truly cares about the customer and the customer experience.
Adam is a reputable, intelligent mortgage banker. His professional opinions and expertise are highly regarded, and I recommend his professional services.
I met Adam through a recommendation from my broker in October of 2012. After testing the waters of home mortgage with a few other loan officers, I have found Adam's level of performance to be impeccable. The level of knowledge combined with unsullied integrity makes him a perfect match to provide the level of service I demand for each and every client.
Over the years, I’ve known Adam to be amicable, genuine, and most importantly concrete. He freely demonstrates good character without being forced, and offers great mortgage advice without sounding as if he’s selling it.
I was very satisfied to work with Adam Martin. It's people like Adam that keep me at Wells Fargo. Customer Service and value of the personal relationship Banker and Client.
I would recommend working with Adam to all of my friends and family as he has a character of integrity and a personality that will make him very successful in any venture that he pursues.
I recommend Adam Martin without any reservation.
I have known Adam for some 4 years.He is a man of good repute and well liked among his peers.Adam has a fine personality, and is a solid dependable character whom I would trust without hesitation in any business or personal situation.
Adam works tirelessly for his clients ensuring strategies to support the clients objectives and timetable.
He is confident and an authority, working independently and very well in a team setting.
Adam has managed complicated details of out-of-state sale and in-state financing of home purchase. He ensured all the required details were discussed and documented before the close/sale - no surprises.
Adam is a top-notch individual and a terrific loan officer. Adam always puts his clients' needs above his own. In client relationships, Adam will only do the right thing every time, because it is the right thing to do. We are happy to have Adam as a part of our team.
Adam is a professional, detail oriented mortgage banker. I relied on his expertise throughout our real estate transaction and he ensured our business was completed accurately and timely.
I worked with Adam on a mortgage for a new home purchase this year and was so impressed by his client service. He listened attentively to our need and requirements and then presented several creative financing options for us that would allow us to step into that next level house without the steep increase in our monthly payments. Unfortunately, our sale fell through but that gives us another chance to work with Adam to finance a major remodel on our current home.
Adam is an intelligent and tenacious mortgage professional
Adam is a consistent professional. He goes above and beyond for his clients every time.
Adam is extremely thorough with his clients and goes above and beyond to provide good service.
I worked with Adam for a long time and would recommend him to anyone
Adam has proven to be a reliable partner in various ventures, both business and personal. He's a dedicated professional who follows through on agreed upon work. On the mortgage end, I've sent clients to Adam whom have recommended him for professionalism and accuracy. I personally recommend reaching out to Adam if you would like a true advocate. Trust those that go the extra mile...
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