Sarah Martin

Managing Director
KM Systems Group

Describe your industry experience:
More than 20 years’ experience working with private and public firms in professional services (KPMG, BearingPoint) and Technology (CSC).  Am familiar with Government Contracting, having work for companies whose primary business was with Federal and State governments.

Describe your functional experience:
Served as senior-most communications executive for KPMG Consulting, BearingPoint and CSC responsible for global media relations, analyst relations, internal communications and corporate responsibility.  Involved in execution of corporate strategy and change management initiatives.

Describe your key business transactional experience:
I have worked with Executive Teams and Boards of Directors going through the IPO process, financing, M&A activity, divestitures, shareholder activism and lawsuits, and transition of listing exchanges (NASDAQ to NYSE).

What is the most important skill you bring to a corporate board?
Understanding the need for speed, accuracy, consistency and clarity in stakeholder communications to describe or explain corporate events, planned or unplanned, positive or negative.