People To Watch: Marina Martin

on September 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Marina Martin was selected as a Presidential Innovation Fellow for Project OpenData as part of the new White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program. The program pairs top innovators from the private sector, nonprofits, and academia with top innovators in government to collaborate on solutions that aim to deliver significant results in six months.

The Open Data Initiatives program aims to “liberate” government data and voluntarily-contributed corporate data to fuel entrepreneurship, improve the lives of Americans in many tangible ways, and create jobs.


This is one in a series introducing 18 Fellows working on five initiatives that are part of the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program.


Martin has been a business efficiency consultant and web developer for the last ten years, helping businesses save time and money through a combination of hands-on process optimization and custom Ruby on Rails and Apex application development.

She is the founder of the efficiency consulting firm The Type-A Way and author of Business Efficiency for Dummies. She also serves on the City of Seattle Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board and has worked on open data projects across Washington State.

Martin grew up in Ogden, UT and lives in Seattle, WA with her cats and extensive collection of dry-erase boards.