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Meet Our Consultants: Judy Martin

Judy in PaoniaJudy Martin

Martin Management Services LLC

Judy has lived and worked in Paonia since 2003. She has extensive experience in finance, accounting and business management for both small and mid-sized firms, as well non-profits. In her “former life” in Los Angeles and San Francisco, she worked as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for companies with assets of over a billion dollars, but she also helped start, manage and do the books for her husband’s woodworking company, as well as the books of other small craftsmen.   When she and her husband decided to relocate, they downsized and brought their professions with them. Since then, Judy has worked with farms, wineries, light manufacturing companies, health food stores, a hotel, and a number of non -profits. She has done legal, financial and business analysis and successfully put in place a local conservation easement, selling the Colorado Tax Credits for the owner for a substantial sum. She volunteered for 4 years as the Treasurer of the Blue Sage Community Center, and has been on the Board of the Friends of the Paonia Library as Treasurer for 6 years. She also volunteers administration and planning assistance to the Abraham Connection (Homeless Shelter in Delta).

Judy has experience in financial operations spanning over thirty five years. She began her career in California in the 1980s first as a CPA for a national firm, and then moved over to private industry. She specialized in overseeing and reorganizing operations for real estate development, construction and asset management companies. She set up new hardware and software systems, established business planning and cash projection models for partnerships and lenders, and dealt directly with major lenders to renegotiate loans or obtain permanent financing. She worked as Chief Operating Officer at Seaborg Inc. with properties in California, Arizona and Texas; at Transpacific Development Company as Chief Operating Officer overseeing combined assets of $770 million in Los Angeles and Oakland, California; then as Chief Financial Officer of Embarcadero Center in San Francisco where she reported directly to the Rockefeller Associates, reorganizing asset management operations, accounting, IT, and finance for a mixed use complex worth $3 billion. She later spent  14 years as Chief Financial Officer at Sunset Development Company in the East Bay, reorganizing their construction, landscaping and property management divisions, and developing asset management and financial operations for Bishop Ranch, a mixed use commercial business complex now worth approximately $2 billion dollars.


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