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Stephen M. Martin

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Chief Executive Officer

QSpex Technologies Inc
1525 Bluegrass Lakes Pkwy.
Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
United States

Company Description: About QSpex Technologies, Inc. - QSpex Technologies, Inc. founded in 2007 is based on proprietary technology created by Dr. Kai Su, Founder and Chief Scientific...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • BA , English and Speech
    Wake Forest University
  • Woodrow Wilson College of Law
  • JD
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Partners – Hi Tech Partners, 29 Mar 2014 [cached]
Steve Martin,
Steve Martin CEO Partner
Steve Martin founded CIBA VISION Optics in 1980 and CIBA Vision Ophthalmics (now Novartis Ophthalmics) in 1990. He and his team grew sales of the combined companies to over $1.2 Billion with more than 6,000 employees.
CIBA Vision is a world leader in research, development, manufacture and marketing of soft contact lenses, lens-care products and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. CIBA Vision markets in nearly 90 countries. Steve was President of CIBA Vision Corporation USA until 1998.
Until his retirement in June 2001 Steve acted as a venture opportunity liaison on entrepreneurial life science projects for Swiss giant Novartis. He continues to help entrepreneurs find venture capital funding through Merritt Capital Services where he is a General Partner. Steve has successfully negotiated more than 70 licensing and acquisition deals with values ranging from $1 million to $320 million.
Steve's worldwide business contacts include decision makers in organizations such as ALZA, Bank of America Ventures (now Scale Venture Partners), Bausch & Lomb, Cordova Ventures, Domain Associates, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, The FDA, Frazier Healthcare Ventures, InterSouth Partners, Johnson & Johnson, Kleiner-Perkins, Merck, MPM Capital, The Nobel Foundation, Noro-Moseley Partners, Polaris Ventures, and Solvay Pharmaceuticals. He has served on the board of directors for numerous public and private companies. Currently, he is on the board of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (LJPC-NASDAQ), NeoVista, Inc. (private) and OcuCure Therapeutics, Inc. (private). Steve also is an advisor to the CEOs of QSpex, Encompass Pharmaceutical Services, Apeliotus Technologies, and Visioneering.
Steve is a graduate of Wake Forest University and attended the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Steve holds six U.S. Patents issued for his inventions and a number of European Patents. He and his wife Judy now live in the North Georgia Mountains.
Ocucure Therapeutics: Our Team of Scientists & Doctors, 17 May 2014 [cached]
Steve M. Martin: Steve founded CIBA Vision and CIBA Vision Ophthalmics (now Novartis Ophthalmics). Prior to retiring as President of CIBA Vision Ophthalmics, Steve also advised Novartis on new life science ventures. Currently he is the CEO of HiTech Partners, a company advising early stage high technology companies. Steve has served as a Director on Boards of many private and public companies. Currently, he sits on the Board of La Jolla Pharmaceuticals, a NASDAQ company, and Alimera Sciences, a venture funded start-up company. Steve is a graduate of Wake Forest University and attended the Woodrow Wilson College of Law.
These funds will enable us to ..., 7 June 2012 [cached]
These funds will enable us to greatly expand production to support our current product launch in the U.S., and to triple our existing Field Sales and Technical Support staff as we introduce the Photochromic treatment and the Short Corridor Progressive design to our line", said Stephen M. Martin, CEO of QSpex.
The Company is led by CEO Steve Martin; an industry innovator whose many accomplishments include founding CIBA Vision in 1980 and CIBA Vision Ophthalmics in 1990.
QSpex® Technologies, Inc. Introduces Kevin Bligh as VP of Sales and Marketing |, 19 April 2011 [cached]
Alpharetta, Georgia - Steve Martin, CEO of QSpex Technologies, Inc. has announced that industry veteran Kevin Bligh recently joined their senior management team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
"Kevin brings significant industry and management experience to QSpex, which is beneficial now that we are actively launching our innovative QSpex Premium Lens System into offices across the U.S."' commented Mr. Martin.
The company is led by CEO Steve Martin, an industry innovator whose many accomplishments include founding CIBA Vision in 1980 and CIBA Vision Ophthalmics in 1990.
Essex Woodlands News - QSpex Technologies Secures $12 Million in Series B Funding, 19 Oct 2009 [cached]
They are truly the VCs with the White Hats," said QSpex Technologies Chief Executive Officer, Stephen M. Martin.
"It has been quite some time since production of spectacle lenses has significantly changed; we hope to put a spark to this long overdue transformation," said Mr. Martin.
CEO Steve Martin is also an industry innovator; he founded Ciba Vision in 1980 and Ciba Vision Ophthalmics in 1990.
Stephen M. Martin, Chief Executive Officer 770-751-7713
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