Welcome: Leith Martin - New Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship
We are pleased to announce Leith Martin has joined the Lee Business School as executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, effective January 11, 2016.
Leith brings a rich background in entrepreneurship gained through experience as an investor, Co-Founder, CEO and President of EQUINET, a Las Vegas-based technology company which provides integrated voice and threat management services for businesses.
Prior to relocating to Las Vegas to join EQUINET, Leith sold his ownership in Turnipseed International (TI), where he was President for eleven years. TI provided fabricated steel and other engineered construction components to large national hotel and restaurant chains in the United States. Under his leadership, TI’s sales grew and profitability improved by expanding its operations in India and opening offices in Bangalore.
As executive director, Leith will serve as the primary spokesperson for the Center for Entrepreneurship and lead the design, development and implementation of university-wide curriculum, programming, competitions and other entrepreneurial related activities. He will establish and maintain critical relationships with stakeholders within the entrepreneurship ecosystem, including the angel and venture capital investment community, and direct the student-run Rebel Venture Fund.
Leith earned an MBA and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama, and completed the prestigious Owner/President Management (OPM) program at the Harvard Business School.