Indianapolis, IN – Indianapolis-based LDI, Ltd. today announced John Martin has been elevated to Chief Investment Officer. As Chief Investment Officer, Martin takes on a greater role in defining LDI investment strategy and constructing LDI’s portfolio while maintaining responsibilities for sourcing new investment opportunities and executing transactions.
Martin began at LDI in 2013 and has become a key member of the executive team helping shape LDI culture, vision, and priorities. Over the past nine years, Martin has established himself as a trusted resource and sounding board to the entire LDI team across all functions. His ability to connect with stakeholders and influence outcomes at all levels of the organization including internally at LDI, LDI and operating company boards, and management teams, makes him an invaluable leader.
“I have high confidence in John’s leadership and ability to guide LDI’s investment strategy. We are excited to see him in this role,” said J.A. Lacy, CEO of LDI.
Martin has led several recent transactions, including the successful majority sale of UltiMed to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners and an investment in two railroad maintenance and mechanical services providers, Ferrovia Services and Genesis Rail Services.
Martin has over fifteen years of M&A experience. He previously worked at Mason Wells, where he supported the firm’s investment activities and worked with portfolio company management teams to achieve value creation objectives. He began his career in the investment banking group of Robert W. Baird & Co. focusing on buy-side and sell-side M&A advisory assignments. Martin earned his MBA from Indiana University and a B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois. He serves on the Boards of UltiMed, KIPP Indy Public Schools, and ACG Indiana.
About LDI Ltd.
LDI is an Indianapolis-based family office with more than a century of experience operating high-potential, middle-market companies. Originally founded by the Lacy family in 1912 as U.S. Corrugated-Fiber Box Company, LDI today seeks investments in manufacturing, distribution, and logistics businesses. LDI businesses employ more than 1,300 people in more than 20 countries.