Mark Towler Recognized as Most Admired CEO
May 1, 2017
Mark Towler recieving the Most Admired CEO award from the Journal Record

We are proud to announce that Phase 2 ’s CEO, Mark Towler, has been honored again as the Journal Record’s Most Admired CEO.

“This year’s Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs event will honor another group of leaders who exemplify strong integrity, leadership, vision and community involvement. It is important that we recognize these leaders for their contributions to Oklahoma’s business community and quality of life.” Ted Streuli Editor and Associate Publisher of The Journal Record

Mark Towler is the Founder and CEO of Phase 2. Phase 2 initially focused on website development, but has transitioned, under Mark's leadership, into a custom software company that crafts enterprise scale software for industry-leading companies like Sonic Drive-In and Ditch Witch.

The Phase 2 team at the Most Admired CEO banquet Part of the Phase 2 team at the Most Admired CEOs banquet.

Phase 2 has been successful for nearly 20 years, which is no small feat given how volatile the software industry is. This is a true testament to Mark's leadership. Phase 2 prides itself on creating innovative software that brings value to clients. Recently the Pioneer Library System Connect application was nominated for the “2016 Innovator of the Year” award as a visionary solution in the library industry. Phase 2 has also had the honor of being a seven-time recipient of Oklahoma City’s “Metro 50” fastest growing company award thanks to Mark’s innovative and competitive spirit.

Mark Towler has a transformative leadership style that allows him to help each individual in the company grow in a professional and personal capacity. Every month during our company-wide meeting, Mark instills Phase 2’s purpose:

"Positively impact the lives of the people with whom we interact... our customers, our community, and our coworkers.”

Mark is a leader and mentor for his employees, but always makes sure they never take work too seriously and keep life in perspective. Check out the Phase 2 Rules to learn more about Mark’s philosophies around leadership and creating a meaningful company culture.

Read more about this year’s honorees here.