Gracia Martore, Chairman & CEO

Gracia Martore began her career in the banking industry.  After working for 12 years in banking, she joined Gannett in 1985 as assistant treasurer.  In 2003, after several promotions, she became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and was appointed to Gannett’s Management Committee. In 2005, Martore became executive vice president and CFO.  In 2010, she was named President and COO, and on Oct. 6, 2011 was named to the Board, and became President and CEO.

Gracia was a driving force in growing and transforming the nation’s largest local media company.  Under her leadership, Gannett doubled the company’s broadcast portfolio and acquired full ownership of Cars.com.  She also led the separation of Gannett into two publicly traded companies in 2015.  Under her direction, TEGNA spun off Cars.com into a publicly traded company in May 2017.  Following the spin-off, Gracia retired as President and CEO in June 2017. 

Gracia has won numerous business and industry honors for her leadership.  She received the CEO Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Business Journal in 2016.  In 2015, she was named one of the 50 most influential Virginians by Virginia Business Magazine.  In 2012, 2013 and 2014, she was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine.  Following her selection as Gannett’s CEO in 2011, Gracia was cited by Forbes in a review of the world’s most powerful women and, in 2012, she was named to Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” list.  She also was named on Variety’s Women’s Impact List 2013 and one of Washington’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian Magazine.  Institutional Investor magazine named her one of the best CFOs in America and ranked her the Best CFO in America in the publishing and advertising agencies category for three years in a row (2004-2006).  The Washington Post also named Gracia one of the top 10 female executives at major companies in the Washington region. In 2006 she was named CFO of the Year by Virginia Business Magazine. 

Gracia serves on the board of directors of The Associated Press, FM Global, Learning Tree International, Omnicom Media, United Rentals and WestRock Company. 

She is a graduate of Wellesley College with a double major in history and political science. While there, she was named a Wellesley Scholar for academic excellence. 

Joseph Martore, President & CTO

Joseph Martore is an Information Technology professional with over 10 years working in the IT field. He is a subject matter expert in server virtualization, data center management, IT project design and planning, cybersecurity planning, and IT systems engineering.  He has also created IT budgets and investment schedules for CAPEX purchases and led relationships with an array of IT vendors.

Joseph’s work experience includes CALIBRE and MicroStrategy in various IT roles, from end user support to managing IT engineers responsible for both internal and customer IT systems, as well as a Senior Systems Engineer.  He has designed, implemented, and managed IT infrastructure projects from the ground up to satisfy requirements from customers.  He has also architected and managed IT data center systems that were on premise, at colocation sites, NIPR connected, and in the cloud.  This included responsibilities around cybersecurity, NIPR systems and circuit accreditation, systems and storage design including virtualization, and network planning.  He performed capacity analysis and planning programs and when new systems were required for IT projects he tested and verified new technology so that the highest value hardware and software could be used.  

While working at MicroStrategy and CALIBRE he oversaw infrastructure lifecycle management, technical assessments, architecture and implementation engineering, technical documentation, troubleshooting and problem resolution. He also managed hypervisor technologies, Storage Area Networks (SANs), Networked Attached Storage (NAS) and data center operations.  He designed, implemented and maintained multitenant cloud environments globally.  He has designed, implemented and performance tested new hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). He has built and maintained system topology, Standard Operations Procedures, and industry compliance programs. As a senior member of IT departments he would regularly teach junior members and mentor them to develop their IT skills.

Joe Martore, Senior Consultant

Joe Martoreis a Registered Professional Engineer with over 40 years of engineering and management experience.  Mr. Martore is a subject matter expert in the areas of management systems, strategic and business planning, and risk management to support decision-making.  

He retired as CALIBRE Systems, Inc.’s President & CEO in 2019, after serving in that capacity for ten years.  Mr. Martore joined CALIBRE in March 2004 as part of its acquisition of Strategic Management Initiatives, Inc. (SMI), which he co-founded and served as President & CEO.  SMI was twice included in the Inc. 500 list as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America.  Prior to his executive positions, Mr. Martore served at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Under Mr. Martore’s leadership, CALIBRE was named Government Contractor of the Year ($75M - $300M category) in 2012 and 2015; recognized by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce as the Outstanding Veteran and Military Advocate in 2016; named SECAF’s Small Business Mentor / Partner of the Year in 2018; named One of the 100 Most Promising Big Data Solutions Providers in 2013, 2014, and 2017 by CIOReview; named by Virginia Business as one of the ten best large employers in Virginia in 2013 and 2014; and three times was selected by Fortune Magazine as one of the 25 Best Medium Companies to Work for in America.  Mr. Martore was named Greater Washington Government Contractor Executive of the Year ($75M - $300M category) in 2013 and 2017. 

In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Mr. Martore served as a principal consultant to the U.S. Army, recommending and implementing strategies for the Army Base Realignment and Closure program to accelerate environmental cleanup and transfer of excess property.  He recommended strategic communication and risk management strategies, including interface with local communities and redevelopment authorities, environmental regulators, and private developers. He also supported

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear safety and licensing program support, nuclear materials management, integrated safety management, and management assessments in the areas of integrated safety management National Laboratories and nuclear weapons facilities.   

Mr. Martore is a member of the MIT Corporation Development Committee and the External Advisory Board of the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society.  He serves as the Chairman of the Board of CALIBRE Systems, Inc., and is a member of the Board of Directors of Easterseals DC MD VA.  Mr. Martore is also a member of the George Mason University School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council.  He is an invited guest lecturer at the George Mason Graduate School of Business and the Veteran Institute for Procurement.  

Mr. Martore received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the George Washington University.