Blackbird

Ross Martin

CEO

RossMartin is CEO of Blackbird (www.blackbirdglobal.com),the brand strategy and business innovation firm, and the founder of Lunch Partners (www.lunchpartners.co),a venture capital fund for CEO’s and CMO’s. He is the Chairman of the Digital Innovation Council for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and is a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Advertising Federation, the Yale University Center for Customer Insights, and the Guggenheim Museum’s Global Innovation Group. Recent honors and recognitions include a Peabody Award, 3 Emmy Awards, Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People In Business,” an Advertising Age “Media Maven” distinction, Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” top business leaders and Ad Week’s “50 Most Indispensable Executives in Advertising.” In 2014, he was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement.