Michael J. Martin
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Michael Martin is a proven leader in the Security Services & Risk Assessment industry. In December 2018, he became CEO of Circadian Risk. In addition, Michael provides direction and guidance for Aerospace & Defense security programs.
Prior to joining Circadian, Michael served as President of Allied Universal’s Canadian Operations from 2016 to December 2018. During that time, he oversaw the tripling of revenues and numerous M&A integrations in both Canada and the Midwest.
He joined AUS after they acquired Guardsmark, LLC where he served from 1992 to 2015 in various capacities from entry level Training Officer up to Regional Vice President of the Midwest, Canada & UK Regions, overseeing one of the largest portfolios in the company. During his tenure at Guardsmark, Mr. Martin was awarded the company’s Nelson-Henry Award for Best Manager, The Guardsmark Excellence Award for Outstanding Customer Service and was the first and only recipient of The Guardsmark Founder’s Award for leading various teams to the highest levels of achievement in procuring the company’s two largest single source contracts. He also led the Midwest teams on critical risk assessments in nearly every vertical market including the Post 9/11 NFL Stadium Assessments.
Martin holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and an MBA from University of Michigan. Additionally, he was an Overseas Scholar at Michigan State University and attended Cambridge University and the Bramshill Police Staff College in England. While at Michigan State University he conducted an award winning Cyber Software Audit as an Intern with Smiths Industries Aerospace & Defense Systems in Grand Rapids Michigan and overseas. Martin is a licensed private investigator and is active in ASIS International, Michigan Council of Private Investigators and Crime Stoppers. He also supports numerous charitable causes in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan.