A graduate of the University of Colorado, Jay Martinez is the Founder and Chairman of Fortune Development Group, a Holding company that provides management, seed capital and leadership in forward-thinking businesses. As of 2013, Fortune’s portfolio includes five business operating in eighteen states and currently holds the position of CEO at Dealer Uplink, an Automotive Mobile Technology company who pioneered and innovated on-the-lot mobile solutions for smartphone shoppers, and is currently working with some of the largest Automotive Dealer Groups in Northern USA.

Martinez started his career with the international company Morgan Stanley and was later recruited by Jacuzzi Brands, Inc. as National Sales Training Director. Martinez gained national recognition for his ability to dissect business opportunities and communicate them to a broad audience by developing the craft of marketing discovery programs over the past 10 years. He later joined automotive industry-leader DiamondLot.com as their Director of Marketing where he developed and executed their brand strategy nationwide leading them to becoming the second largest data/photo company in northern USA. In 2004, Martinez founded Fortune Development Group, . His entrepreneurial vision along with experience in two Fortune 100 companies has expanded his abilities to lead companies to become major competitors and innovators in their respective industry.

Martinez has appeared several times as a motivational, trainer and key-note speaker in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Denver, New York, Florida, San Francisco, Chicago, Ontario, Texas and Newport Beach. As the featured key-note speaker in Atlantic City, NJ, he was approached by Donald Trump’s team to be part of a new NBC show, The Apprentice.