Personal & Mission Statement
Martin serves as the honorary consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Cincinnati since 2012, with jurisdiction over southern Ohio and central and eastern Kentucky but at times providing consular services to constituents from all of Ohio, Kentucky and even from Indiana and Michigan. He is active in a variety of German-American social engagements in the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana tristate region, and also serves as a reader at the German mass at Old St. Mary’s Church in the historic German neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine.
Professionally, Martin works as a Managing Director in the SKYLINE Wealth Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisor since December 2018. Martin primarily manages clients’ assets with full discretion as part of the firm’s private investment management advisory program.
Before joining Wells Fargo Advisors, Martin spent eight years at UBS Financial Services as a portfolio manager actively managing equity portfolios and advising on estate and retirement planning. Prior to that he worked seven years at Fifth Third Securities customizing individual bond ladders for clients while also working in the Fifth Third Private Bank trust department helping families with multi-generational wealth strategies.
Martin has applied his financial acumen to helping a variety of non-profit organizations over the years. Martin earned his master’s degree in business administration from INSEAD – Business School for the World in 2001 and his Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from University of Cincinnati in 1996. He spent one year in 1992-93 on non-degree studies at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. In his childhood, Martin grew up first outside of Stuttgart, then relocated with his parents to Oslo, Norway, before coming to Ohio with his family for high school and college.
Martin lives in East Walnut Hills, a historical urban neighborhood of Cincinnati. He is married to Dagmar, and they have four children, Victoria, Cecilia, Philip, and Juliana. The children attend or have attended the University of Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business Honors Plus program, IE University in Spain, the Summit Country Day School, the Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori School, and St. Edmund Campion.
They like travel, languages, culinary adventures, and sports.
For the GAHF, Martin is inspired by its mission to promote German heritage in America and is a fan of the museum. He will generally help in financially-related matters of the GAHF and specifically looking to help shape the endowment.