Meet & Greet Kenny Martin: Spinnaker’s Risk Management Maestro

Meet a valued member of our Spinnaker team of experts: Consultant Kenny Martin. Spinnaker’s Risk Management Maestro, Kenny rolls up his sleeves by day to creatively solve complex risk management challenges, and by night to get creative as a musician and singer/songwriter. He joined Spinnaker to be part of a high-performing team of intelligent, insightful people committed to delivering results, where he has the unique opportunity as a consultant to exclusively focus on setting up clients for success. He says, “It’s not about me, it’s always 100 percent about the client.”

A risk management expert who has spent more than 20 years in financial services, Kenny’s career spans many areas of business risk management, including risk and issue resolution, program and project management, system implementation, and acquisition integration. He has first-hand experience leading efforts to address formal memorandums of understanding, designing and implementing enterprise-wide operational risk assessment methodologies, and managing the day-to-day operations of the Business Risk Office.

Despite his passion for music, Kenny didn’t dream of being on stage at the Grammys as a child. Instead, he aspired to be a Greyhound bus driver. At a glance, it’s clear he has achieved much more. Digging just a bit deeper, however, you realize how similar what he enjoys most about his job today is to that one: meeting new people and engaging in new environments. Knowing what we know about Kenny’s leadership and ambition, we see the metaphor is a perfect fit, with Kenny at the wheel taking charge of successfully driving a team toward its ultimate destination, like he does at Spinnaker. And with Kenny behind the wheel, you can bet he’s also on the mic cracking jokes, belting out tunes over the PA system, and fully engaging his superpower — laughter. It’s Kenny’s balance of focus and fun, savvy and spontaneity, that make him such a valued (and spirited!) part of our Spinnaker team of experts.

10 Things About Kenny:

Secret to success: first, define your own concept of success and live to that standard, and, second, maintain self-awareness and situational awareness at all times
Happy place: sitting at my piano with a fresh idea and no place to be
Morning sip: any dark roast coffee, the stronger the better
Onboard, I’m: the self-appointed party coordinator
Bookshelf best: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 
Business lesson: assuming positive intent from others always positions you for a more positive and productive interaction
I cheer for: the Pittsburgh Pirates
Voted Most Likely To: speak up
Bucket list to-do: sing the national anthem in a stadium