Mark Gilmartin

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Mark Gilmartin (born February 12, 1963) resides in Reno, Nevada, is a co-owner of Hole In One International and Odds On Promotions, has extensive experience within the golf industry, and has competed at the national amateur golf level throughout his career.

Education[edit]

Gilmartin graduated from the University of Nevada (1986) with a Bachelor of Science in Business.

Career[edit]

Gilmartin began his career in the golf industry in 1982 as President of Tournament Golf Specialists, a wholesale golf tournament supply company.

In 1986, Tournament Golf Specialists became M&M Management and broadened it’s scope to include golf course retail management and consulting. M&M Management continued operating in this capacity until 1999.

In 1991, Gilmartin added to his business holdings by co-founding Hole In One International, a full service golf promotions and prize indemnification insurance company.[1] Soon thereafter, Hole In One International added a sister company, Odds On Promotions, to handle the non-golf promotion and prize indemnification requests it was receiving.[2][3][4] Today, Gilmartin acts as President of both Hole In One International and Odds On Promotions.

In 2011, Gilmartin’s company, Odds On Promotions, faced public scrutiny[5] regarding the hockey shot of 11-year-old Nate Smith of Owatonna, MN.[6] Due to the fact that Nick Smith, Nate’s brother, was actually drawn to take the shot thus causing a contractual breach,[7] Odds On Promotions was unable to pay the $50,000 claim.[8] In light of the eventual honesty of the Smith family, Gilmartin opted to donate $20,000 to Minnesota Youth Hockey in the boys' names to foster a positive environment for present and future youth hockey in Minnesota.[9][10]

In 2013, Gilmartin was interviewed by Randy Maniloff with Coverage Opinions.[11]

In September 2013, Gilmartin was interviewed by Stuart Varney Stuart Varney with Fox Business.[12]

In January 2014, Gilmartin was interviewed by Caitlin Bronson with Insurance Business America. [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sabo, Rob. "Nor then Nevada Business Weekly: Insuring Against Good Luck". Northern Nevada Business Weekly: Insuring Against Good Luck. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  2. ^ O'Hare, Edward. "Roughnotes Magazine: Mark Gilmartin / Hole In One International". Roughnotes Magazine. 
  3. ^ Price, Joy. "CNBC Interview with Mark Gilmartin". CNBC Interview with Mark Gilmartin. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Price, Joy. "Golf Channel: Interview with Mark Gilmartin". Golf Channel: Interview with Mark Gilmartin. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Marshall, Jack. "The Twins and the Amazing Hockey Shot: the Public Flunks Its Ethics Test…Badly". The Twins and the Amazing Hockey Shot: the Public Flunks Its Ethics Test…Badly. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "No cash for Minn. boy who made 'miracle' shot". No cash for Minn. boy who made 'miracle' shot. The Associated Press. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Gilkey, Eric. "Insurer Off the Hook Despite Improbable Promotional Hockey Shot". Insurer Off the Hook Despite Improbable Promotional Hockey Shot. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Stevens, Kyle. "Prize denied, but whirlwind continues for Smith family". Prize denied, but whirlwind continues for Smith family. Faribault Daily News. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "$20K to be donated to youth hockey". $20K to be donated to youth hockey. ESPN. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  10. ^ Oxarart, Scott. "Reno insurer involved in controversial decision over boy's Minnesota hockey shot describes aftermath". Reno insurer involved in controversial decision over boy's Minnesota hockey shot describes aftermath. Reno Gazette Journal. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  11. ^ Maniloff, Randy. "The Coverage Opinions Interview With Mark Gilmartin - The Man Who Insures Holes In One (And Other Things You Won’t Believe)". The Man Who Insures Holes In One (And Other Things You Won’t Believe). Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  12. ^ Price, Joy. "Hole In One Insurance Stuart Varney Interviews Mark Gilmartin". Hole In One Insurance Stuart Varney Interviews Mark Gilmartin. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  13. ^ Bronson, Caitlin. "The road to the Super Bowl is paved with profits". The road to the Super Bowl is paved with profits. Retrieved 14 January 2013.