Brad Martin

Audit Committee Chair


Current public company boards: FedEx, Riverview Acquisition

Prior public company boards: Dillard’s, First Horizon National, Harrah’s Entertainment, Lululemon Athletica, Ruby Tuesday, Ryman Hospitality, Saks

Executive experience: R. Brad Martin is chair of RBM Ventures, chair & CEO of Riverview Acquisition Co., and retired chair and CEO of Saks Incorporated.

Brad served as CEO of Saks and its predecessor firm for nearly 2 years, during which the company grew from a ten-store base in East Tennessee to become a Fortune 5 enterprise. During his tenure, the value of the company’s stock increased more than 12-fold.

Brad serves on the board of directors of FedEx Corporation and Pilot/Flying J, and has previously served as a director of Gaylord, Dillard’s, and Lululemon.

Additional information: He graduated from the University of Memphis where he served as president of the student body and earned an MBA from Vanderbilt University. Brad returned to the University of Memphis for the 213-214 academic year serving as its interim president.

He served five terms as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives and holds the distinction of being the youngest person ever elected to the Tennessee legislature.

Brad is involved in a number of philanthropic activities and is the founder of Hope 2 Hire, a pre-release job training program for individuals incarcerated at the Shelby County Corrections Center.

He is the co-author of the book, Five Stones: Conquering Your Giants, and author of the children’s book, Myles’ Pesky Friends.