“Rod is one of our nation’s leading minds.  He possesses a more complete understanding of America than most executives have of their own businesses.  He’s smart, original, and very committed — a combination that one rarely finds.”

Peter Thiel

Don of the PayPal Mafia, 'Perhaps America's leading public intellectual.' - Fortune Magazine

“Ever since I first worked alongside Rod in the early days of PayPal, I’ve been struck by his powerful vision for the future.  Rod understands the intersection of technology, politics and culture in a way few others do.”

Eric M. Jackson

CapLinked Founder & CEO, Former PayPal Marketing VP

“I’ve known just about every leader of the last two generations, and I’ve met very few who were as smart or capable as Rod.”

Lyn Nofziger

Former Reagan Communications Director

“I’ve known Rod Martin since he earned a place as one of just 100 student leaders representing more than 40 countries when he was a high school sophomore.  He has lived up to our very highest expectations, both for himself and for the 350,000 students who’ve gone through the HOBY program.  A leader and a servant, in public life and in private, he strides at the top of his profession, and has nowhere to go but up.  He is in the truest sense of the word ‘outstanding’.”

Hugh O'Brian

Legendary Actor, Founder, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)

“Rod Martin is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished thought leaders today. His immense fund of experience and knowledge is paralleled by a kind, patient, generous personality. He is a wonderful mentor, a humble role model, and a deep inspiration for the next generation of scientific innovators and entrepreneurs.”

Dr. Harold Ott

Ott Laboratory for Organ Engineering and Regeneration, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

“Rod Martin is one of those impressive Renaissance types whose genius spans politics, economics, history, philosophy and technology. These are the qualities of a truly visionary entrepreneur. Rod has them in spades.”

Kevin Freeman

Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy, New York Times Bestselling Author, Formerly Managed $2.5 Billion for Sir John Templeton

“From rural Arkansas to the pinnacle of PayPal, Rod Martin exhibits the finest traits of the global entrepreneur.  He possesses the unique skill sets to identify industry-changing concepts and guide them through to fruition.  One of America’s most brilliant, creative individuals…my friend, Rod Martin.”

Buck Johns

Founder and CEO, Inland Energy

“Rod Martin understands the times we live in. When his commentary lands in my box I read it. I encourage you to do the same.”

Ted Traylor

Senior Pastor, Olive Baptist Church, Past President, Florida Baptist Convention

“Rod Martin wears with uncommon grace an uncanny ability to link his vigorous faith to the practical challenges of both the business world and the political arena. Yet the respect he shows for others carries a warmth and modesty that are both too rare among those who are strong advocates of feisty positions.”

Joel Belz

Founder, World Magazine, Former Chairman, Covenant College

“Rod Martin has a proven track record of overwhelming success. He is innovative and cutting-edge, but he is also witty and wise. I have never had a conversation with him without leaving motivated and encouraged. His personal friendship is a treasure and I believe in him strongly.”

Dr. Ronnie Floyd

President, The Southern Baptist Convention

“Rod Martin is a Reaganite-Thatcherite conservative, and a man who has spent much of his life ministering to and working for the benefit of others.  I know Rod as an advocate for freedom, a leader who understands the real changes America needs, and who has the drive and ability to make those changes happen.”

Steve Forbes

Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media

“Rod gives out hope like candy in his pocket.”

Amb. Holland Coors

“Rod is one of America’s finest young minds.”

Edward Teller

Founder, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Father of the Hydrogen Bomb

“My friend Rod Martin brings to politics and government incredible experience and insight. And his goal is simply to allow America to remain a shining city on a hill, to which the world can look for the system of government that allows the maximum number of people to derive the maximum prosperity and freedom from their endeavors.”

Haley Barbour

Former Governor of Mississippi, Former Republican National Chairman

“Rod Martin is a cornucopian entrepreneur and eutropic thinker whose influence radiates through an array of companies, institutions, movements and churches. A renaissance American, he is also a prolific friend of freedom and faith around the globe.”

George Gilder

Founding Father of Supply-Side Economics, Globally Recognized Technology Guru

“Rod Martin served as Policy Director in my administration, and he is a tireless worker for our convictions as a moral, freedom-loving people. He lives a balanced life that includes not only work but faith and family. He is the kind of dynamic leader we need, a man who has the knowledge, ability and experience to lead us into the 21st Century.”

Gov. Mike Huckabee

Honored by Time Magazine as, 'One of America's Five Best Governors'

“I am proud to have been Rod Martin’s friend for a quarter century, and I can tell you that he is one of the finest men and most outstanding leaders in our church and in our country today.  He has a knack for turning everything he touches to success.”

Judge Paul Pressler

Retired Texas Appeals Court Justice, Past President, Council for National Policy

“Rod Martin is a born leader and an outstanding political mind. Anyone who takes him on is going to have a serious fight on their hands.”

Dick Dresner

Celebrated International Political Consultant, Credited With Boris Yeltsin's 1996 50-Point Turnaround Re-Election

“Rod Martin is simply brilliant. He was one of the best high school and college students Arkansas ever produced.  He held nearly every position of statewide party leadership he could reasonably hold before he was 25.  He did a great job for me in Washington and for Governor Huckabee as well. He lives, breathes, embodies the future. And if Rod represents the future, America has nothing to worry about.”

John Paul Hammerschmidt

Senior Republican Leader, 1967-1993, U.S. House of Representatives

“Rod Martin has a unique combination of personal integrity, economic acumen and entrepreneurship.  Rod is a man to be trusted, and his business foresight is a matter of public record.”

Deal Hudson

Former Senior White House Advisor, Former Publisher, Crisis Magazine

“Rod Martin is a modern day philosopher-statesman:  a capitalist intellectual, a conservative iconoclast, a gentle adversary and a kind prophet. He inspires us towards a fresh national vision built upon our original founding principles. America needs more husbands, fathers, patriots and leaders like Rod Martin.”

José González

Founder and President, Semilla

“Rod Martin is effective, efficient, perceptive, wise and gracious. He is a great friend and a great ally.”

Ted Baehr

Publisher, Movieguide

“Rod sees the world through a different window than the rest of us.”

Jay Strack

Founder, Student Leadership University

“Rod Martin literally wrote the book on excellence. Humble yet brilliant, a man of love and compassion, with penetrating clarity he illuminates the world around us, and we are both stirred and enlightened.”

Gil Amelio

Former Apple CEO, Former AT&T Lead Director

“The future of technology is the future of America.  Rod Martin sees that future as clearly as anyone, and he also sees how to shape it for the betterment of all. Yet at the same time, Rod is firmly rooted in the traditions of faith and patriotism that have made America great; fidelity to those traditions is, indeed, necessary for the perpetuation of America’s greatness.  Rod is respectful of the past, and mindful of the future — and that’s why he has made, and will make, so many outstanding contributions in so many areas.”

Jim Pinkerton

Fox News Contributor, Former Reagan & Bush Policy Director

“Rod’s achievements pale beside his character and his brilliance.  He sees what others can’t.  He leads when others won’t.”

Jane Russell

'40 Most Iconic Movie Goddesses of All Time', Glamour (UK edition), Founder, World Adoption International Fund (WAIF)

“Rod Martin operates on the cutting-edge of business, politics, technology, and theology. Whatever he says or writes is worth hearing, reading, and thinking about carefully before you make your next move.”

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson

President, National Religious Broadcasters, Former President, Criswell College

“America, and especially the conservative movement, badly needs more leaders who really get the future.  We need more Rod Martins”

Randy Tate

Former Deputy Majority Whip, United States House of Representatives

Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.