Martin J. Gottlieb grew up around the Jacksonville Jewish Center. He began his education at the Center’s Solomon Schechter Day School from which he graduated in 1984. He became a Bar Mitzvah on our pulpit, and participated in teen activities. This synagogue, this school, this community, were precious to Marty, a sentiment he learned from his parents, Mel & Debbie.
Marty graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After serving as a reserve officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, he worked for the Medaphis Corporation in the capacity of Director of Operations. At age 25, he left to open his own company, Martin Gottlieb & Associates (MGA), which by its sixth-year anniversary had over 170 employees and had become the physician billing office for over 10% of Emergency Department visits in the state of Florida.
Marty was also the VP and CFO of Real Time QA Systems, Inc., (X-press Charts) a computerized charting system utilized by over 80 hospitals across the nation designed to illustrate clinical pathways for patients presenting to Emergency Departments and prescription writer software that reduces pharmacy and emergency room errors. In April 2002, Marty incorporated MG2, a software company for billing services with a first year utilization projected at over 1,500,000 annual patient visits.
A model corporate citizen, Marty promoted ethical and high quality business practices throughout his organization and community.
Marty served on the boards and committees of many professional organizations within the health care industry. He received many awards and much professional recognition, including the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation/ Daughters of Charity Order of the Cornette, 2002; Women’s Center of Jacksonville Circle of 100, 2003; Shriner’s Circus: Platinum Ringleader, 2002 & 2003; Jacksonville Jewish Foundation Book of Life, 2002; Corporate Disabilities Employment Award 2002, and Jacksonville Business Journal’s 50 fastest growing privately owned business in Jacksonville, FL 2002 & 2003. He was also a frequent contributor of articles to Emergency Physicians’ Monthly.
Marty had a zest for life. Skilled in the martial arts and scuba diving, he also enjoyed boating, photography and music. He was a devoted family man. His wife Shari, a Public Relations Professional in the City of Jacksonville’s Parks, Recreation and Entertainment Department, also devotes time to community charitable organizations. Their children, Hana and Noah, are her pride and joy.