Martin O’Neill has the perspective and depth of experience needed to guide leaders; as a business operator, he has run startups, middle market companies and a large division of a Fortune 50 company. As a consultant, he has facilitated hundreds of meetings and planning sessions with businesses and associations of every size and type. As a speaker, his keynote addresses and seminars are described as “passionate, motivating, dynamic and engaging.” As a trainer, Martin and his team created a twelve-course online leadership development program directed toward emerging leaders. As an executive coach, Martin challenges CEOs in his role as a certified coach and facilitator with The Alternative Board – Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington Corridor (TAB-BWI). He is also the author of four books: Next Generation Leaders, a 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Winner, The Power of an Internal Franchise, Building Business Value, and co-author of Act Like an Owner.
Martin began his career as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force. After completing his degree in computer science at the University of Maryland and learning the nuances of project management at Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Martin co-founded a technology-based company, led two companies through high growth phases and subsequent successful acquisitions, and led a business unit for a Fortune 50 company.
As a regional director for Boeing, Martin O’Neill learned the lessons of change leadership when he was responsible for merging the Heritage Conquest business with existing Boeing entities. While positioning Boeing for large system integration efforts, Martin also completed Boeing’s extensive executive development program at the Boeing Leadership Center.
At present, Martin spends his time speaking, consulting and coaching. To reach a wider audience with his leadership message, Martin and his team created an online version of the “Next Generation Leaders” book. This program takes middle managers through a twelve-course journey of leadership development.
Martin and his team of coaches at The Alternative Board have become trusted advisors to clients by challenging them to take an honest look at their company, providing them with the tools necessary to build long-term enterprise value and then holding them accountable to their personal vision.
Martin has an MBA from Loyola College and serves on the boards of several organizations. He loves his involvement with his church’s adult faith formation program, remains addicted to watching rugby and playing music in a neighborhood cover band and continues to reside in Maryland with his wonderful wife and business partner, Denise O’Neill and their three children.