Brian Martinez

Brian Martinez

Global Business Operations at Airbnb

Brian Martinez is a Sales, Operations, and Growth Specialist. He joined Airbnb in 2015 as part of a special ops team that focused on turning around Airbnb's toughest markets. Today, he is part of Airbnb's Host Growth Team, where he leads Airbnb's Referral and Field Sales efforts around the globe, placing him in charge of Airbnb's most effective scaled-growth tactic. Brian is a serial entrepreneur who has helped multiple companies reach funding. In 2013, he co-founded 3D printing materials company MadeSolid, scaling the venture to 15-employees and a customer base in 40+ countries. Prior to MadeSolid, Brian ran EdTech startup Tioki (formerly DemoLesson) that connected thousands of education professionals around the globe. Tioki was backed by Kapor Capital and 500 Startups. Brian is a UC Santa Barbara graduate (2009), a Y Combinator alumnus (Winter ’14), and a UCLA Anderson Riordan MBA Fellow (2011). He has an obsession with effective leadership and devout customer development. Away from work, Brian is a self-taught guitarist, triathlete, and rock climber enthusiast.

Operations

Derek Smith

Derek Smith is the Founder of Plug In South LA. In addition to Plug In South LA, he is digital marketing evangelist and branding expert by trade, Derek has worked with many leading global brands. Wit...

Mentors and Advisors

Sheila Marmon

Founder & CEO, Mirror Digital Inc. Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media industry and has created effective media programs for over 15 years....

Eric Jaffe

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Advisory Board

Sheila Marmon

Founder & CEO, Mirror Digital Inc. Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media industry and has created effective media programs for over 15 years....

Shane Kelly

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Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith is the Global Director of Marketing and Communications with the XPRIZE Foundation. She is an innovative marketing leader with 15+ years of experience with technology forward organization...

Kathryne Cooper

Kathryne Cooper, MBA is a native Angeleno passionate about growing and funding early stage companies and creating an ecosystem to support entrepreneurs. She believes in applying a growth mindset to st...

Matt Horton

Matt Horton is a director at the Milken Institute’s Center for Regional Economics and California Center. In this capacity, he interacts with government officials, business leaders, and other key sta...