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 paul@martincapital.com.

Seenu Reddy, MD

Partner

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.

To contact Dr. Reddy, e-mail him at vsreddymd@gmail.com.

Darby Ivins

Partner, Communications Director

Darby received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009; her focus was in public relations and art history. She has six years of experience in marketing and public relations for health care (physical therapy, Pro-Care Medical Center) and human consciousness research (non-profit organization, Mind Science Foundation).

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 formulates financial plans for prospective and existing clients. She is a member of the Rotary San Antonio Club, U-40 Class, and serves on their Young Members Board. Darby is currently working on her CFP certification.

To contact Darby, e-mail her at darby@martincapital.com.

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 with concentrations in psychology and economics. While 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 Chales, e-mail him at charles@martincapital.com.

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 liz@martincapital.com.

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 chris@martincapital.com.