Meet The Martin Capital Team

This is the Martin Capital team. Get to know us by reading our individual biographies below.

Paul Martin

Chief Investment Officer, Managing Partner

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.

To contact Paul, e-mail him at

Seenu Reddy, MD


Dr. Seenu Reddy joined Martin Capital as a partner in January 2010. He consults with Paul Martin (managing partner) on a wide range of issues. Dr. Reddy is a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College (Amherst, Massachusetts) with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience.

Seenu has worked at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm in Boston, as well as in the investment banking division of Salomon Brothers Inc. in New York City. In addition, Dr. Reddy earned a medical degree with honors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an M.B.A. with honors from the Owen School of Business at Vanderbilt University. He completed his training in General Surgery at Vanderbilt and Thoracic Surgery at Emory University and is Board Certified in both.

He currently serves as the Director of Cardiac Surgery at Centennial Hospital, Tri-Star Division, HCA, Nashville, Tennessee, and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Reddy was previously Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

He is on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, and previously served on the Advisory Board of the San Antonio National Bank, the Executive Committee of the McNay Art Museum’s Contemporary Collectors Forum, and was vice president of the San Antonio Cardiovascular Society. He is a member of numerous national committees within the medical profession and also as an advisor to medical technology startups. Dr. Reddy has published over 40 articles and book chapters throughout his career.

Dr. Reddy is on the Advisory Board of several Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds including FCA Venture Capital Fund V, JumpStart Capital and Brio Capital.  He also served on the First Tennessee Private Medical Bank’s Board of Advisors. In addition, he is a Physician Advisor to two large companies focused on medical supply chain, HealthTrust and Lumere Inc.

To contact Dr. Reddy, e-mail him at

Darby Ivins

Partner, Communications Director

Darby joined Martin Capital Advisors, LLP, at the beginning of 2016 as a registered investment advisor representative after obtaining her Series 65 license. She identifies and secures leads, manages customer relationships, delivers formal presentations on behalf of Martin Capital, and can formulate financial plans for prospective and existing clients. She is a member of the Rotary Club of San Antonio, U-40 Class, and serves on their Young Members Board. Darby is currently studying for her CFP certification.

After earning her Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009, with a focus in public relations and art history, she gained six years of experience in communications and marketing for health services (Pro-Care Medical Center, a primary and chiropractic care) and human consciousness research (Mind Science Foundation, a non-profit organization) before working with Martin Capital Advisors, LLP. In addition to studying for her CFP certification, Darby is working on her 500-hour registered yoga teacher certification.

To contact Darby, e-mail her at

Charles Massiatte

Investment Consultant

Charles is an Investment Consultant with Martin Capital Advisors. He consults with Paul Martin on national and local economic issues and investments. His focuses include: strategic business development, local and national market analysis, and cultivating clear and concise client support and relationships.

Charles received his Bachelor of Liberal Arts, cum laude, from Harvard University Extension School with concentrations in psychology and economics. While studying at Harvard, Charles completed Harvard Business School’s HBX CORe program, was a faculty research assistant to Dr. Doris Sommer–Director of Harvard’s Cultural Agents Initiative–collecting literary data on obscure 18th and 19th-century Afro-Latino writers, and was selected for the Harvard Innovation Labs’ inaugural Student Venture Network.

In addition to his academic interests, Charles has a passion for service and leadership in the San Antonio community. He is the founder and CEO of New Scholars of Texas, a 501 (c)(3) that facilitates Socratic seminars among the underserved sectors of San Antonio. He is a certified Shared Inquiry ™ instructor through the Great Books Foundation (Chicago, IL) in Socratic Method. Additionally, Charles serves on the advisory committee for the Thomas Jefferson Center for Core Texts & Ideas at the University of Texas at Austin, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation Great Books committee, and is co-chair of Young Professionals Network for LiftFund – the United States’ largest non-profit micro lending firm. He is an active member of the San Antonio Business and Economics Society, Harvard Business School Club of San Antonio, the downtown Rotary Club, World Affairs Council, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Symposium Great Books Institute, Democracy/Constitution Café and the Southwest School of Art.

To contact Charles, e-mail him at

Liz Avelar

Investment Consultant

Liz is highly experienced as a marketing & sales consultant focusing on brand identity development, the psychology of consumer buying habits, sales process architecture & implementation, and has specialized training in product launch techniques from some of the top consultancy firms in the USA.

Liz was named and awarded “The Visionary” accolade from Ford Motor Company and was also named as “The Best of Our Community” by Univision Communications for creative community initiatives. Throughout her professional career, she’s developed numerous corporate brand identities, merchandise package designs, sales systems, and launched new products & brands within various industries including, aviation, hospitality, automotive & motorcycle, cosmetics, and numerous others.

Liz earned a bachelor of science degree with honors from the University of Texas, San Antonio and is a licensed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private pilot. In her spare time, Liz has been training for her first triathlon and is producing a documentary on a special social cause.

To contact Liz, e-mail her at

Chris Phillips, PhD

Investment Consultant

Dr. Christopher Phillips is widely known for his passion for inquiry, scholarship, and writing — the Socratic Method specialist’s works include the acclaimed international bestseller ‘Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy’ and ‘A Child at Heart: Unlocking Our Creativity, Curiosity and Reason at Every Age and Stage of Life.’

He also has an abiding passion for the world of investment. Chris aims as a registered Investment Advisor Representative with Martin Capital Advisors to bring in an array of clients (including, as a fluent Spanish speaker, those who primarily speak that Romance language), and to further collaborate with MCA on sundry other projects, including developing effective communications strategies.

The founder and executive director of the nonprofit Democracy Cafe ( has been a senior fellow at the National Constitution Center, a network ethics fellow at Harvard University, a senior writing and research fellow at University of Pennsylvania, as well as recipient of the Distinguished American Leadership Award. More information about Chris can be had at

Chris Martin, CPA, CFA

Performance Reporting Consultant

Chris Martin (not related to Paul Martin) of CGM Investment Management provides independent third-party performance and analysis for all of the investment portfolios managed by Martin Capital. He has a BBA in accounting and finance from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin

To contact Chris, e-mail him at