Earlier in his career Marty progressed through the academic teaching ranks where he eventually attained the position of Associate Professor at Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois. In addition to his academic positions, Marty has served at the Corporate and Division levels in senior human resource positions for two manufacturing companies, Warner Electric and Applied Power.

Joining FurstSearch in 1983, Marty has successfully completed retained searches at the Board, President, Vice President, General Manager, and Director levels for businesses and educational organizations within the private and public sectors.

Marty received his Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University, his M.A. from the College of William and Mary, and his B.A. from Knox College. All degrees are in the field of psychology.