BRIAN F. MARTIN
Founder & CEO, CDV-Children of Domestic Violence
Brian F. Martin is an entrepreneur, the Founder & CEO of the non-profit CDV-Children of Domestic Violence, and author of the New York Times Best Seller INVINCIBLE: The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up With Domestic Violence and the Truths to Set You Free. He is also a weekly contributor to the Huffington Post. Brian is one of the 1 billion people alive today who grew up living with domestic violence.
The impact of this experience lasted into adulthood, but his quest for answers to long-unasked questions eventually led him to a revelation: the unlikely gifts and hidden truths that the experience gave him – and has given others who have lived through the same circumstances.
Brian and his work have been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. He has testified before Congress, appeared on national television programs, including “Dr. Phil” and produced the award-winning documentary, The Children Next Door.
Brian was born in Newark, New Jersey and today lives a few towns away with his two most favorite people in all the world – his daughter Ella and son Frank.