Brian F. Martin
Founder and CEO, Children of Domestic Violence
Brian F. Martin is one of the billion people alive today who grew up living with domestic violence. The impact of this experience lasted into adulthood but his quest for answers to long-unasked questions eventually led him to a revelation: the unlikely gifts and hidden truths that the experience gave him – and has given others who have lived through the same circumstances.
By rejecting the lies that he believed throughout his life, he set himself on a course to reach his full potential. He founded several multi-million dollar global businesses, ,cultivated a confident mindset, forged loving relationships and developed a deep connection with his children.
In 2007, he founded CDV-Children of Domestic Violence, an international non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and supporting anyone who grew up living with domestic violence.
Brian and his work have been featured in New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. He has testified before Congress, appeared on national television programs including Dr. Phil, and produced the award-winning documentary, The Children Next Door.
He was born in Newark, New Jersey and today lives a few towns away with his two most favorite people in all the world – his daughter Ella and son Frank.