Marty McClanahan

Marty McClanahan


Chief Operating Officer
Corporate Security and IT Professional Since 1995

Place of Birth: Virginia

Family: Wife and two sons

Education and Experience: Bachelor of Science (BS), Virginia Tech, Accounting, Information Systems.

Personal Interests: cars, target shooting, and fly fishing

Certifications: Genetec Technical Certified

Affiliations: Member of ASIS International, ISMA, and InfraGard

What are some notable or memorable projects?

Most recently, I had the pleasure of experiencing the ‘Swiss lifestyle’ while supporting a Fortune 500 client and living aboard in Lausanne, Switzerland, for over 15 months.  It was a fantastic opportunity which has expanded my knowledge of the Swiss culture, customs, history, and understanding the four languages used in the country.  Aside from that, teamwork and collaboration are two key elements that needs to occur to make any project successful, regardless of where work is performed.  It was an extreme pleasure to work with so many international security professionals while sharing industry standards and offering concepts to help shape the future for their global efforts.

Secondly, was being part of implementing the multiple security measures and security system design for Hawaii’s Light Rail Transit Project for Phase 1 which recently went live June 30, 2023 for passenger operations.  It required being located in Oahu, Hawaii, for about a year which was very nice. This really allowed me to explore this normal vacation destination much more than the average individual. I also was blessed with the opportunity to meet, learn, and share items with the local Hawaiian people, and gain an understanding and respect for their culture and history.

Prior to these two large projects, I oversaw the Quintiles (now IQVIA) global security system platform for all key offices. During that time, I was involved with many global real estate projects designing and implementing the security standards - new office builds, office expansions, decommissions, and overall conversions both international and domestic. This opportunity allowed me to gain a better understanding and develop better methods of communication and project leadership during international projects where barriers such as local language, time zone, regional operational difference, and cultures could impact project operations.

What do you enjoy most about your role in security? I enjoy helping people and/or companies understand their specific security needs and assist with identification of security risks. I also enjoy providing several options for reducing and/or addressing those risks versus just one option.

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