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Board Member

Carlos is a visionary leader and serial entrepreneur with a track record of creating and growing business ventures in technology and consulting. During his career with EDS and PriceWaterhouse, Mr. Martinez performed various consulting roles including systems engineer, management consultant, and Principal Consultant. As an entrepreneur, he was the Founder and President of Strategic Systems & Products (SSP), where he developed and executed the vision, and achieved SAP ERP solution certification for the READYUpstream All-In-One solution. In 2014, he became the North America upstream oil and gas practice leader at Capgemini LLC after their acquisition of SSP, where he performed as vice president. He is currently the founding partner of Clement Capital Partners LP, an impact venture fund that invests in innovative startups utilizing technology, film, and media to improve the lives of underrepresented communities and protect the environment. He is also the President and CEO of Clement Business Advisors, an advisory consulting firm that provides business consulting and training services to startups and portfolio companies of investment firms. Mr. Martinez has taught undergraduate and graduate technology courses at the University of Texas at Dallas and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the SMU COX School of Business. He is also a member of the SMU Cox Associate Board as a mentor to Cox MBA students, a Fellow at the SMU Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity, and Fund Manager for the SMU Impact Lab at the SMU Meadows School of the Arts. He also serves as a mentor at the Dallas Entrepreneurship Center and the Founder Institute where he mentors startups in the development of entrepreneurial concepts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.