|Occupation||Director, Whistleblower Office|
|Employer||Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)|
Vincente Martinez is the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Market Intelligence (OMI). He was named to the position in February 2013 after serving as director of the CFTC Whistleblower Office since December 2011.
Martinez rejoined the OMI in 2013 after a brief stint as director of the CFTC's whistleblower office. The OMI was created in 2010 by then-enforcement head Robert Khuzami to "oversee and drastically improve" the handling of consumer tips, complaints, and referrals. Martinez was among the first assistant directors. He first joined the SEC in 2003 as a staff attorney and later becoming a senior counsel, before joining the newly-created OMI.
Early in his career, he spent several years in private practice as a litigator, and as a corporate transactional attorney in Washington, DC and New York.
Martinez earned his bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.