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All my grandparents were blue collar, hard-working people. One of them immigrated to the United States when he was 16. They taught me to work hard and give my full effort in anything I do.
Keith Martinez
Partner, CPA


In my 20 years with Plante Moran, I’ve had the privilege to work with a variety of staff and clients and do something different each day – that’s what attracted me to this career. As the office managing partner in Columbus, I spend time mentoring staff and focusing on growth, strategy initiatives, and community involvement.

I also lead the firm’s Central Ohio higher education team, specializing in assurance and consulting services for public and private universities. Additionally, I work with middle-market or private equity-owned manufacturers, distributors, and construction companies.

I’m a frequent speaker at Plante Moran’s Ohio Higher Education Industry Update and the Ohio Association of College and University Business Officers (OACUBO). Past topics I’ve spoken on include the new not-for-profit financial reporting model, net asset classification, and single audits.

I belong to the AICPA, the Ohio Society of CPAs, the Michigan Association of CPAs, The Entrepreneurship Institute, the Association for Corporate Growth, CFMA of Central Ohio, and the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio. I’m on the Board of Directors and serve as Vice Chair for the Mount Carmel College of Nursing. I received my B.A. in Accounting from Michigan State University.

My wife and I have our hands full with our two young boys. Thanks to their interest, I’m a master Lego builder.