Gary Martell | CFO and COO
Gary Martell serves as both chief financial officer and chief operating officer for Blu Homes. With over 25 years of corporate finance experience, Gary has completed IPOs and major M&A transactions for several high-tech and manufacturing companies, and will oversee all finance and administration activities at Blu, working out of the company’s Vallejo, CA factory.
He joins Blu from MicroProbe, which provides technology solutions to global semiconductor manufacturers, where he served as CFO. Prior to this, Gary served as the CFO of UPEK and Stion, where he prepared both technology companies for IPO or M&A. He also served as chief operating officer of Cobalt Networks, where he grew revenue by 20X and led the company through both an IPO and a $2.2 billion sale to Sun Microsystems. At Sun Microsystems, Mr. Martell became Vice President of Network Storage Operations and managed the division’s internal operations.
Mr. Martell also spent more than 10 years at Wyse Technology, where he worked in several positions, including CFO and Vice President of Operations. At WYSE he led a successful IPO after executing a major strategic acquisition and significant process improvements.
Gary is an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing and skiing. In his spare time, he volunteers with Bay Area Mountain Rescue—a search and rescue organization. Mr. Martell is also a commercial pilot. He grew up in the east coast where he played baseball and ice hockey.
Gary holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with concentrations in finance and computer science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.