Mark Cuban’s Right-Hand Man, Martin Woodall, Is Key Member of ‘Radical Football’ Team
Martin Woodall, a longtime trusted lieutenant of Mark Cuban, undoubtedly will be a big player in the outspoken billionaire’s vision for creating a true national championship for major college football.
Woodall is listed as manager of a new Texas-registered company, Radical Football LLC, whose goal is to devise a substitute for the current format of the national college football championship. Woodall, who has known Cuban for more than 25 years, is vice president of Mark Cuban Cos. and a former executive at Dallas-based Texas Instruments Inc.
“The low-profile Martin Woodall is an operational guru for the high-flying Cuban empire, which is comprised of some 40 companies,” the Dallas Business Journal noted in 2008.
Cuban and Woodall met when the former was a computer software salesman and the latter was one of Cuban’s top customers. Together, the two men founded a Dallas tech company called MicroSolutions in 1983. Seven years later, Cuban and Woodall sold MicroSolutions to H&R Block’s CompuServe division for $6 million.
In a blog posting in 2006, Cuban recalled that Woodall “was not only smart and a good programmer, but he was the most anal, detail oriented person I had ever met in my life. The perfect partner for me.” Cuban said he and Woodall engaged in a number of “knock down, drag out fights,” but they trusted each other’s skills.
Cuban said that “although many might not think yelling was the best way to work things out, we managed.”
A review of the Radical Football registration by Technorati.com shows 5424 Deloache Ave. in Dallas as the company’s address – the same address for dozens of other Cuban-controlled companies. Among the businesses owned by Cuban are HDNet and the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. The names of more than 15 other Cuban business entities include the word “Radical” – a word that some might assign to the billionaire himself.Continued on the next page