Qiava Martinez is in her 16th year with the Raiders. Prior to being named Senior Vice President – Chief Sales Officer, Martinez was Vice President of Premium Sales & Service for the Las Vegas Raiders. Martinez began her career with the Raiders in 2008 as an Inside Sales Ticket Representative, then was elevated to Director of Group Sales and Fundraising for three years. Shortly after, Martinez was promoted to the Director of Premium Seating and Service.
Prior to pursuing a career in the sports industry, Martinez was the publisher and owner of Culture Magazine, an outlet used by teenage writers to express their life experiences. Martinez was also the Executive Director for the non-profit Youth Achieving Destiny. Martinez earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. She also received a master's in business administration from the University of Phoenix, Bay Area Chapter. She sits on the following youth and sports focused boards, Teach For America Las Vegas Chapter, and the Icy Baby Foundation founded by her mother, Roxane and niece rap artist Saweetie.
Her father, Willie Harper played in the NFL for 13 years (11 with the San Francisco 49ers). Her brother Matthew Harper is the defensive backs coach for the 49ers. Her youngest brother, Josh Harper, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Oakland Raiders in 2015. The Martinez family includes husband Jonathan and daughter Harper.