Paul Martin began his investment career with Merrill Lynch followed by Oppenheimer & Co. in New York City in 1985. Since 1989, he’s been the managing partner and chief investment officer of Martin Capital Advisors, LLP, a registered investment advisor with offices in Austin and San Antonio. The performance of the firm’s investment portfolios has often been ranked at or near the top of all diversified investment strategies for over two decades.
Paul is an active participant in the Austin and San Antonio communities, holding leadership positions in a variety of cultural and civic organizations, including: the San Antonio Public Library Foundation (board member, chairman of the investment committee and executive committee member), the San Antonio Museum of Art Contemporaries (executive committee member), the Thomas Jefferson Center at the University of Texas at Austin (chairman of the advisory board), the Artist Foundation of San Antonio (advisory board member), the Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship at UTSA (team mentor), the Masters Leadership Program of San Antonio Alumni Association and Mind Science Foundation (board member). Additionally, he has served as board president of the Southwest Texas Council of American Youth Hostels, board president of the Austin chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors, executive committee president of the McNay Contemporary Collectors Forum, board vice president of The Jung Society of Austin, board treasurer and secretary of the Austin Investment Association, and chairman of the investment committee of the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute. He is an active member of the CFA Societies of Austin and San Antonio, the Rotary Club of San Antonio, the San Antonio Business and Economics Society, the Harvard Business School Club of San Antonio, the Association for Corporate Growth, the World Affairs Council of San Antonio, and a lifetime member of the Naval War College Foundation and the UDT-SEAL Association.
Paul received a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1980 and is an active supporter of the college. As a member of the Board of Visitors and Governors of St. John’s College, Paul chaired the investment committee and was instrumental in establishing a formal investment policy for the college. He has been active in the St. John’s College Alumni Association for many years and is currently co-president of the Austin/San Antonio chapter, and serves on the Alumni Association Board’s nominating committee.
Paul is also a retired U.S. Navy Reserve commander. As a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO), his service included eight years in Naval Special Warfare and a two-year tour as a U.S. Navy Reserve SEAL Team commanding officer.
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