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 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. Immediately prior to joining the foundation Juan was manager of financial planning for Telemundo Group Inc.
He is an alumnus of Florida International University, Miami Dade College 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 Council on Foundations, View Lift, City-to-City Miami and the Florida International University 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.