Amy Jo Martin

Amy Jo Martin

Renegade. Investor. Founder. Innovation Advocate.

Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Last updated March 8, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

I guide Renegades down the black diamond mountains of business & life.

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Amy Jo Martin, founder, investor, author of New York Times best-seller Renegades Write the Rules. She leads the Renegade Accelerator for female leaders, executives and entrepreneurs. Amy Jo is also the host of the Why Not Now? podcast. She founded her first company in 2009 to help corporations, celebrities and sports entities humanize their brands online through social communication channels. Amy Jo has worked closely with world-renowned brands such as Hilton Worldwide, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Shaquille O'Neal to successfully humanize their presence. Her motto: humans connect with humans, not logos. Amy Jo herself has a social media following of more than 1 million people and was named the third most powerful woman on Twitter by Forbes. Amy Jo believes the future of technology is the future of humanity. She conducts clinical research studies and travels the world to speak about this topic and many other topics. She recently spoke an audience of 10,000 people. In 2012 Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, and Baron Davis, NBA player, invested in Amy Jo and her company. After a successful seven-year run as the Founder & CEO and growing the business globally into ten different countries, Amy Jo recently exited the company. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Amy Jo began working for the NBA's Phoenix Suns during their 2005-06 season. These were the wild wild west days of social media and there were no rules or regulations in place. As a young female building her career in male-centric industries, Amy Jo has developed a passion for helping women thrive in business leadership. She is currently spending her time researching the relationship between technology and humanity. She is also investing in other female entrepreneurs so they can reach their full potential. Amy Jo sits on the St. Jude Digital Board of Directors. After visiting Africa, she has an obsession with how we can help bring clean water to more people via charity: water.

Interesting Factoid

I have paddle-boarded with whales out in the ocean.


Languages

English

Countries Visited

Map View

Ethiopia
French Polynesia
BVIs
China
France
Japan
Ireland
Wales
Scotland
Italy
Australia
United Kingdom
Costa Rica
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Germany
Netherlands
Mexico
Canada

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Amy Jo Martin, LLC & Why Not Now?

New York Times Bestselling Author, Speaker & Angel Investor

Dec 2011 - Present
I guide Renegades down the black diamond mountains of business & life. Investor. NY Times bestseller, founder of the Renegade Accelerator and Renegade Collective. Host of the Why Not Now? podcast.

Renegade Accelerator

Founder & CEO

Apr 2018 - Present
Renegade Accelerator (formerly Renegade Bootcamp) for driven female leaders, executives and entrepreneurs ready to massively increase their impact and income. The program is for like-minded, like-hearted women all over the globe. The experience is intimate, high-touch and live, (real-time/virtual). The curriculum is equal parts practical education, collaboration and accountability. The program provides the roadmap and toolbox to accelerate your career or business, your platform, grow your presence online and own your voice while generating more revenue.
+4 more experiences

Professional Expertise

Strategic Planning
Corporate Branding
Entrepreneurship
Marketing

Professional Interests

Social Media
Public Relations
Mobile Marketing
Public Relations
Sports
Digital Marketing
Investing
Business Strategy
Social Media Marketing

Advisor

kindness.org
ArtLifting.com
Sparrows

Investor

CourtAvenue
Elevate
CourtAvenue
Elevate Commercial Real Estate
AnthemIQ
Modifly
Beam

What I Stand For  

Non-Profits

+2 more non-profits

Favorites  

Hobbies

Hiking
Reading
knitting
sleeping
Listening
Wake Surfing
Snowboarding

Food & Drinks

anything by a pool or ocean
Hot Sauce
Avocado

Games

Super Mario Bros 3
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

90's
80's Rock

U2
Imagine Dragons
Coldplay

Sports, Teams, Athletes

NBA

Phoenix Suns
Arizona Cardinals
Chicago White Sox

Shaquille O'Neal
Steve Nash

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Dwayne Johnson
Julia Roberts

Brands

The Underdogs and challenger brands.

Education  

School

B.S. – Bachelor of Science, Business & Marketing

1997 - 2001

Mohave High School

1993 - 1997