As you read The Unspoken Gift, you will come to understand the setting for Aldo Martinez’ success in life and in his career with the New York Stock Exchange. The intimate portrayal of his early experiences set the path for a commitment to family and community that continues through today. For close to 40 years, Martinez worked at the New York Stock Exchange, first on the trading Floor, and then in regulatory and legal matters. While at the NYSE, he headed two departments tasked with developing surveillance criteria and investigation of potential illegal insider trading, market manipulation, front running and other trading abuses in equities and derivatives. He became the first Hispanic to rise to the level of Vice President at the NYSE.
Martinez’ high ethical integrity, extensive knowledge and interpersonal abilities have led him to develop a respectful and caring attitude for those with whom he works resulting in their individual professional development, including facilitating divisional NYSE training programs and other training opportunities. Internationally, Martinez has worked to expand the reaches and strengthen the cooperative ties among securities and commodities exchanges and markets throughout his efforts in a cooperating mutual regulatory assistance network of exchanges called the Intermarket Surveillance Group (ISG). He is the founder of AJM Advisory Services consulting in Market Surveillance matters in Australia, Montenegro, Ukraine and Serbia as well as in the United States. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, and St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ, where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration, and now teaches Derivative Markets, Corporate Finance and Investment Analysis at St. Peter’s.
Martinez has served on a number of corporate boards and has been involved in a wide variety of community activities, including serving on the Board of Regents of St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ and on boards of several advisory school councils as well as having worked with Junior Achievement of New York. His family continues to support him by encouraging and insisting that The Unspoken Gift be shared with many.