Breakfast of Champions: Marty Albertson
Marty Albertson became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Guitar Center, Inc., in 2004. He joined Guitar Center as a salesperson in 1979 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility with Guitar Center since. Marty served first as Advertising Director and in 1984 became National Sales Manager. In 1985, Mr. Albertson became Vice President of Corporate Development, and then Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1987. From 1990 to 1999, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, was elected as a Director in 1996. Mr. Albertson served as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2004. He currently serves on the board of the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation and is a former board member of the National Association of Music Merchants.