Rick Martinez, Vice President, Dell Inc.

Date Published: January, 10, 2019

Rick Martinez serves as Dell Fellow and Vice President for Security within the Client Solutions Group at Dell Technologies. Rick’s responsibilities include developing security strategy for Dell PCs focused on trusted and resilient platforms. In addition to his role as a strategist and people manager, he is a trusted advisor in the areas of secure development, governance and execution for Dell PCs and pan-Dell secure supply chain efforts.

Mr. Martinez joined Dell in 1997 and spent nearly two decades contributing to the security strategy and architecture for Dell BIOS and firmware, implementing many built-in platform security features including Signed Firmware Update (NIST 800-147), TPM and Secure Boot, and SafeBIOS off-host verification. Since then, he’s continued to build comprehensive long-term strategies to help keep Dell PCs and customers secure

Currently, Mr. Martinez is active in the evolution of the Dell Technical Leadership Community and serves as Vice President of the Trusted Computing Group Board of Directors representing Dell. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a proud father of three daughters, a semi-retired autocrosser, and a lifelong skateboarder.


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