The core of this article focuses on the impact of cutting-edge technology and technical analysts working in Hollywood Entertainment’s loss prevention department. However, these technologies and people are only one key part of a fundamental shift in Hollywood’s approach to loss prevention. In addition to the people and technology, two
About the Author
Randy Meadows, Dustin Ares, and Jason Rackley
Randy Meadows is vice president of loss prevention at Hollywood Entertainment. Prior to joining Hollywood, he held key loss prevention positions at Stage Stores, Nike, and Dayton Hudson Corporation.
Dustin Ares is the manager of corporate loss prevention and has been at Hollywood for six years. Prior to that, Ares worked at Target Corporation. He is a graduate of Southern Oregon University with top honors in pre-law and criminology.
Jason Rackley is a systems analyst who has been with Hollywood Entertainment for two years. In 2002, he earned the Hollywood Entertainment Shareholder Value Award for his work on the LP exception-reporting system. Prior to Hollywood, Rackley was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Light Infantry. He is a magna cum laude graduate from Oregon State University with degrees in finance and management of information systems.