Founder and Managing Director

Lanny Martin founded Platte River Equity in 2005 after serving more than 18 years in senior management positions with publicly-held industrial, chemical, and metals companies.

From 1989 until his retirement in 2005, Mr. Martin was Chairman and CEO of Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET)(NYSE: TIE). During his tenure, TIMET acquired key titanium companies in the U.S., U.K., France and Italy; established a strategic joint venture producing industrial grade titanium and stainless products in France, the U.S., Korea and China; oversaw the redesign and construction of a major upgrade to the largest titanium sponge plant in the U.S.; and forged several long-term supply contracts with Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Precision Cast Parts and others. Under Mr. Martin’s leadership, TIMET’s equity value increased from $20 million to more than $3.5 billion.

From 1987 until 2003, Mr. Martin was CEO and President of NL Industries, Inc. (NL), a specialty chemical producer with operations in the U.S., Canada, Belgium, Germany and Norway. NL also owned Baroid Corporation, an oilfield service business, as well as the predecessor of TIMET. During Mr. Martin’s tenure, NL substantially expanded its chemical capacity and monetized the value of other non-core investments for more than $700 million.

Mr. Martin is a founding director and Chairman of the Board of Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI), a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communication sites, with an equity market capitalization in excess of $10 billion.

Mr. Martin is also a member of the board and the lead director of Apartment Investment Management Company (AIMCO)(NYSE: AIV), the largest owner, operator and manager of apartments in the U.S. Mr. Martin became a director of AIMCO at the time of its initial public offering in 1994.

Mr. Martin has been a director of Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL), one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the oil and gas industries, since 1998 when Halliburton merged with Dresser Industries. Mr. Martin had been Chairman and CEO of Baroid, which merged with Dresser in 1994.

From 1973 until 1987 Mr. Martin was a lawyer with the national law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. He served on Kirkland’s Executive and Firm Committees, practicing in the Chicago, Washington D.C. and Denver offices during his tenure.

Mr. Martin is a Trustee of Northwestern University and is involved with other Denver based charitable organizations.

Mr. Martin holds a J.D. degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.S. in Business Administration from Northwestern University. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Martin was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, which is situated on the north bank of the Platte River. He and his wife, Sharon, have three children.