Chief Financial Officer – Valerie Martinez

Valerie Martinez is the Chief Financial Officer at Democracy Prep Public Schools, where she is responsible for the management and oversight of all financial functions including accounting, audit, payroll, budgeting, financial planning, analysis and reporting. Prior to joining Democracy Prep in 2020, Valerie held various senior financial positions including at L’Oreal where she served as Assistant Vice President of Finance & Internal Audit and at Burch Creative Capital where she was the Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis.

In addition, she spent several years at WWE as the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis and served as the Vice President of Investor Relations at Tommy Hilfiger. Valerie spent her early career as an Equity Analyst on Wall Street, where she was a member of top-ranked Institutional Investor teams, specializing in the retail and apparel industries.

Valerie earned a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management, a degree in marketing from the University of Bridgeport, and an associate’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), where she served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer.