Daniel G. Martin
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Martin is a life-long entrepreneur. Since launching Innovest in 2017, he has turned it into a publicly-traded diversified industrial company that is expected to generate nearly $50 million in gross sales in 2019 and employs over 100 through two segments. He acquired and compressed six companies, turning a company worth just $300,000 in 2017 into a company worth over 100 times that amount to start 2019, and debt-free at that time. With both successes and failures under his belt, he credits his business tenacity to growing up in his father’s drugstore, which required managing very low margins and critically important services, and in conditioning himself to focus on the most important things even when things are chaotic. Mr. Martin has a Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in Finance from John Carroll University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Yukich served as Chief Financial Officer and Controller for Eaton’s Truck Component Operations in the 1990s, a $1.5 billion enterprise with 8500 employees in North and South America. Mr. Yukich was responsible for all the financial and information technology functions. He led the due diligence and integration team to acquire a $200 million Brazilian transmission supplier, which was fully integrated within one year of acquisition.
After Eaton, Mr. Yukich served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Guide Corporation, a $600 million Tier one automotive supplier for external lighting systems. At Guide, Mr. Yukich was a key management team member that took a former General Motors division and created a stand-alone company. He oversaw a $20 million investment for IT conversion and improved quality programs. In cooperation with the equity owners, Mr. Yukich secured another $22 million for a new manufacturing facility in Mexico, an engineering and technical center for R & D, and ongoing engineering and other corporate functions.
Mr. Yukich holds a BA degree in business administration from the University of Mount Union and an MBA from Central Michigan University. He has been an active member and past officer and director of the Financial Executives Institute for the past twenty-two years. His community involvement includes serving as President of the Beta Iota House Corporation of Sigma Nu National fraternity, an affiliate of the University of Mount Union. Mr. Yukich also served in the United States Navy on two warships (USS Shadwell LSD-15 and USS Inchon LPH-12).