Mart Ratliff comes to HTM after distinguished military service (including multiple deployments in combat theaters), a successful corporate career and as an entrepreneur, founding and growing two privately owned businesses.

Professionally, he has a wealth of experiences to draw upon making him someone that can operate within a given set of parameters to accomplish a broad set of goals – who doesn’t get trapped in a thought box preventing innovative and unique approaches to solutions. His expertise in managing the development and execution of project plans, business analysis, budget and resource management, communication plans, and risk mitigation processes was recognized when he was awarded his Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma by the Management and Strategy Institute.

Throughout his career, Mart has shown himself to be a results-focused, innovative leader with an extensive background in collaborating with executive management to set overall program strategy and objectives. He has developed a reputation for ensuring a high level of quality service and stakeholder management to internal and external partners and customers. His excellent communication and strategic thinking skills and an unwavering commitment to consistently perform at the highest level of professional excellence led to his induction into the Best of Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame in 2018.

Woven into the successes achieved throughout his career has been a passion for guiding others to realize their full potential and achieve their goals. He has always been a teacher and mentor by nature, experiencing satisfaction in the triumphs reached as a result of these relationships. He is excited to bring this mindset and enthusiasm to the HTM members with which he has the honor to partner.

When not at work, Mart and his wife, Cindy, volunteer with two dog welfare non-profits often working to educate the public on responsible dog ownership, fostering rescue dogs or helping to transport rescued dogs from foster homes to their forever homes. In his free time Mart loves golfing, fishing and watching Texas Tech football. Wreck ‘em Tech!