Martin Babinec founded Silicon Valley based TriNet in 1988, serving as CEO for the company’s first 20 years and Chairman until 2010. TriNet’s cloud based HR services help more than 10,000 small to mid sized companies throughout the U.S. and the company has grown to annual sales of more than $1.5 billion – executing a successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in March 2014.
In addition to his serving as a TriNet Board member, Martin is active as both a social entrepreneur and early stage investor. He founded and chairs Upstate Venture Connect, a 501c3 non profit dedicated to accelerating the growth of startups across Upstate NY, and is Co-founder/Chairman of the for profit StartFast Venture Accelerator which invests in and helps grow a cohort of 6-10 startup companies each summer in Syracuse.
Recently, Mr. Babinec co-founded IntroNet, a software startup building a platform that helps individuals and organizations build stronger relationship networks by enabling and tracking introductions and referrals. He is also Founder and Principal at UpVentures – making direct investments in startup companies and serving as limited partner and advisor to several venture capital and seed funds.
Martin is a native and resident of Little Falls NY and past recipient of the SVBJ Silicon Valley Entrepreneur of the Year award.