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1978 production room party at 10260 Bandley Drive

Martin (3rd from left) in the Apple II production room in 1978.

Gary P. Martin (born c. 1947) was Apple Computer's first in-house accountant.[1]


Martin received a B.S. in accounting and finance from San Jose State University in 1971.[2]


Martin joined National Semiconductor in 1972,[3] where he became a product line controller from February 1973 to August 1977.[2]

Apple Computer[]

Apple Computer Stevens Creek map

Diagram of Apple's first office space on Stevens Creek Blvd.

Martin was recruited by Apple's first president Michael Scott in June 1977 to be employee #10,[1][4] but he was still employed by National Semiconductor at the time. He became the company's first corporate controller in September 1977, then as employee #17.[2][3][5]

After Apple[]

After leaving Apple in March 1983, Martin joined Scott at Starstruck, a company working on space travel. In 1985, Martin joined Chips and Technologies, where he worked for over 8 years. He was also the VP of finance at 3Dfx from April 1995 to September 1998. Martin has since become a private investor and is on the board of Canadian tech company LeoNovus.[1][2][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The First 10 Apple Employees: Where Are They Now? by Jay Yarow, Business Insider. 2011-05-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Gary Martin, LinkedIn. Accessed 2021-03-25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Executive Life; Secrets of Job-Hopping From High-Tech Stars by Michael S. Malone, The New York Times. 1995-02-19. Archived 2015-05-26.
  4. Who were the first 25 employees at Apple? by Sean Owczarek, Quora. 2012-09-24.
  5. Each Apple 30 poster composed of every employee name, digitally (U: Removed) by Zac Hall, 9to5Mac. 2014-02-25.

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