TrackTik Software, provider of a security workforce management software, has announced that its vice president, Mark Folmer, has been selected as the third most influential thought leader on the IFSEC Global Influencers in Security and Fire 2019 list. 

This list, unveiled by the UK-based International Fire and Security Exhibition and Conference, features executives who have significantly influenced the security sector. This includes individuals who have played a key role in driving technological innovation and best practices, shaping debate around industry issues, propelling the success of their organization and helping to raise the industry’s profile. Folmer made it onto the list after being judged by a leading panel of industry experts which he will be joining next year.  

Folmer  — up from placing 19th in 2018 — was recognized as being committed to shaping the future of the industry as a practitioner, consultant, technology disruptor and university instructor. In his role at TrackTik Software alone, he is a trailblazer in advocating for the professionalization of the industry and reinforcing the importance of data to drive security organizations forward. Within TrackTik, he also serves as an industry evangelist ensuring that the company stays up-to-date with the industry’s best practices and standards.

A business school graduate with Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and The Security Institute (FSyI) certifications, Folmer gained status as a security services specialist through two decades of operations and volunteer experience. A senior regional vice president for ASIS International’s region six, Canada, and chair of the ASIS Security Service Council, he is a keen industry speaker and media spokesperson, committed to sharing his knowledge with the next generation of security professionals in his teaching role at Université de Montréal.