Martin L. Okner

Managing Director & Co-founder


With a total of 20 years of experience in branded consumer goods, Martin has created and developed strategic plans in marketing, channel development, and business lifecycle management to grow middle market companies through proven methodologies.  In the middle market and with companies such as Revlon, Cadbury and Philip Morris, his strategies have generated over $2.5 billion of incremental value across many iconic brands.

In 2009, he founded SHM™ based on 15 years of Fortune 500 senior executive experience and the firm rapidly became a trusted and valued advisor to middle market private equity firms and their portfolio companies. In 2010, SHM™ and Corporate Navigators™ formed SHM Corporate Navigators™ to enable their clients to obtain the benefits that can be realized from their integrated competencies, combined resources and experience.

Martin holds an MBA from Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration in Corporate Finance, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (Minor, Business Administration) from Seton Hall University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor of Marketing at Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration and Parsons, The New School for Design.



Chairman, Association for Corporate Growth

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Member, The Economic Club of New York, Founded 1907

Board Member, ACG Cares New York Chapter Inc., a 501(c)3

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Editorials and White Papers Published

  • M&A Advisor 40 under 40 Award (2011)
  • Supplier of the Year, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (2005)
  • Judge, M&A Advisor Annual Awards Competition, M&A Advisor Turnaround and Restructuring Awards Competition
  • Co-Chair of the American Museum of Natural History Junior Council