EDITOR’S NOTE: Kevin Valentine, CFI, LPC, retired at the end of 2017 as senior vice president of internal audit, loss prevention, and enterprise risk management for Signet Jewelers. He spent more than thirty-five years with the company in various management roles. During his career, Valentine was active in the loss
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Articles by James Lee, LPC
We are not here just to fill space or be in the background in someone else’s life. Nothing would be the same if you did not exist. Everybody you have had a relationship with and every place you have been would have been different without you. There is a connection,
EDITOR’S NOTE: Scott Myers is vice president of asset protection for Hibbett Sports. For much of his 22 years with the company, he held the dual role of vice president of human resources and asset protection. Prior to Hibbett, Myers held multiple LP positions with Parisian.
EDITOR: How did you get
We live in a world, and an industry, that is built upon change. Everything around us is in a constant state of flux, moving forward—and in some cases, backward or sideways—at a pace that forces all of us to stay on our toes all the time. This is not by
Sometimes in your business or personal life, nothing seems to be working for you. You get upset, frustrated, angry, or confused. Nothing you do or say seems to be right. We all have these days and our own ways of trying to deal with these downers. Or at least we
In every issue of the print magazine since 2001—and now in our digital magazine LPM Online—we have conducted an executive interview with some of the top professionals in loss prevention, retail, and a few outside the industry. These exceptional individuals have much to say about a wide range of subjects.
As I think a lot of you know, Gene Smith, president of the Loss Prevention Foundation, recently announced his retirement. I have had the pleasure to know Gene for a very long time—since his first days in retail security at Montgomery Ward fresh from college at Eastern Kentucky. Regardless of
EDITOR’S NOTE: David Johnston is senior director of loss prevention and corporate security at Dunkin’ Brands. Prior to his current position, he was director of business development with LP Innovations and XBR product manager for Datavantage. Johnston held multiple roles in loss prevention for J. Baker and Jordan Marsh. He
EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview is with three long-time loss prevention industry veterans. One is a retailer, one is a solutions provider, and one started on the retail side before starting his own company offering loss prevention solutions. We’ve chosen to not identify the individuals in order to allow them to
EDITOR’S NOTE: Mike Combs is director of asset protection, global supply chain at The Home Depot. Prior to assuming this role in 2008, he was director of loss prevention for AutoZone for six years and held various LP positions with Macy’s for eight years. Combs earned a master of science