A pioneering partnership built on shared values
Today Murdock Martell operates throughout the San Francisco Bay area with a primary industry focus in technology, life sciences and clean tech. Our solutions meet the demands of companies from startups to the Fortune 500.
Leslie Murdock and Claire Martell are dedicated visionaries with decades of combined finance and accounting experience. Recognizing the need for specialty financial talent, Leslie founded Murdock & Associates in 1989 after leaving Ernst & Young. Claire joined shortly thereafter from PricewaterhouseCoopers. After building a successful practice, Leslie and Claire sold Murdock & Associates to a national firm.
Both co-founders left a few years later and pursued other projects. Claire and her husband became wine industry entrepreneurs and Leslie was a founder of a clean tech accelerator and CFO of a startup. In the meantime, former clients continued to request their assistance and so they joined forces to create the specialty professional services firm of Murdock Martell.
Claire and Leslie are active in the community with volunteer roles, past and present. Claire has enjoyed several roles including Advisory Board positions in education from Elementary to University levels. She co-chairs the Finance Council of Holy Spirit Church, co-chaired the largest annual fundraiser of Presentation High School and has served on the Board, Executive Committee and as Treasurer of Valle Monte League, a nonprofit supporting Bay Area mental health organizations. Claire celebrates 25 years of marriage and enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Leslie is a the past board member for the Cleantech Open, a business accelerator to promote clean/green technologies and also sat on the Board of Acterra, an environmental non-profit. Additionally, Leslie is the past-President of both the San Jose/Dublin Sister City Program and the San Jose Conservation Corps, a non-profit job training program for at-risk youth. Leslie and his wife Kathy continue to be active in supporting philanthropic causes.