Carol Martinson

Portrait of Carol Martinson

Carol Martinson

TLI Faculty, Technological Leadership Institute


Criminal Justice Studies
University of Minnesota  

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration & English
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN


Carol A. Martinson is a corporate security, asset protection, and risk management executive with multiple industry experience in finance, big box discount, and grocery. Carol’s most recent ventures include being the COO of Accentus-Ludus, LLC, and president of Intentional Security Design, Inc. Accentus-Ludus researches, develops, and integrates cutting edge neuroscience into training designs that accelerate learning and inoculate against stress. Intentional Security Design is focused on good security design that creates and sustains safe, secure and profitable environments. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, she was the Vice President of Asset Protection for Supervalu, Inc.; Risk Management Director for Lund Food Holdings, Inc.; Assets Protection Director for Target, Inc., and Vice President of Corporate Security for First Bank System. Carol is a former Certified Financial Services Security Professional, active in ASIS International, past member of ISMA, IAFCI, and has served on the planning commission and boards of Bank Administration Institute, Food Marketing Institute, and Crime Stoppers, Inc. Carol received a B.A. in Business Administration and English from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, studied Criminal Justice at the University of Minnesota, and is a certified Feng Shui consultant.

Alternate Job Roles
Accentus-Ludus, LLC

Intentional Security Design, Inc

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Resource allocation models for deployment of staff and equipment across multiple locations and jurisdictions.


  • Senior level corporate security leadership
  • Experience in multiple industries building teams and developing programs that provide a safe and secure environment while ensuring the profitability of the company

Corporate Experience: SuperValu, Inc., Lund Food Holdings, Inc., Target Corporation, First Bank System (U.S. Bank) Consulting Experience: Violence Prevention Strategies, Torah Academy, Edina Realty, Captive Resources, LLC.; King Rogers Group

M.S in Security Technologies

Currently Teaching Courses
Security Practicum (ST 8440)
Internship (ST 8441)