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Raymond Martinez

Senior Advisor

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Raymond A. Martinez is currently a Senior Consultant at V2 Global specializing in public policy, with a focus on law enforcement, special events, and production security. He is a critical team member of the V2 Global Law Enforcement Advisory Group. In addition to his role with V2 Global, Raymond is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the FIFA World Cup 2026 Miami Host Committee. Miami will host 7 matches for the 2026 World Cup including the Bronze Medal match. Raymond also currently serves as the Chief of Security at ULTRA Music Festival. Ultra Music Festival is the largest independent Electronic Dance Music Festival in the United States drawing 55,000 people each day for their 3-day event in Miami. As part of this responsibility, he oversees security for the Ultra Music Festival worldwide platform which has produced events in 6 different continents.


Prior to joining V2 Global, Raymond served at all levels of the Miami Police Department from police officer to the Assistant Chief of Police. After over 22 years of service, Raymond retired from MPD and accepted a position with the Miami Beach Police Department as Assistant Chief in 2001. In 2012, Raymond became the Chief of Police at the Miami Beach Police Department. Since his retirement as Chief of Police in 2014, Raymond served in the roles of Vice President and now Executive Director of the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee for Super Bowl LIV in 2020. Raymond is an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University School of Hospitality teaching a graduate class on Event Safety and Security. Raymond was a Consultant for the College Football Playoffs 2021 National Championship Game and numerous large-scale events.

Raymond's 35 years of prominent law enforcement experience in both the City of Miami and Miami Beach includes a background in uniform patrol, operations, training, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, police administration, budget, and labor relations. During his time as a law enforcement officer, he was awarded Unit Citation, the Gold Medal of Heroism, and the Purple Heart for being shot twice in the line of duty. Prior to his many positions in law enforcement, Raymond served in the United States Marine Corps. He was appointed to Florida’s Violent Crime and Drug Control Council by Governor Rick Scott and received an FBI Secret Clearance where he was eligible for secured briefings and information sharing of confidential content.

Raymond received his Master of Public Administration at Florida International University in 1993 and a Bachelor of Liberal Studies at Barry University in 1990. In 1990, he also completed an Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. He furthered his education by participating in Certificate Programs including the Academy for Strategic Management at FIU in 1999, the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the Florida Executive Development Seminar in 2005, and Driving Government Performance at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2006.

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