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November 22, 2010

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Matt Steinfort
President & CEO, Envysion


Barry Grant
Sr. VP LP & Operational Support
CPI Corp.

Jodie Murphy
Sr. Mgr. Investigations

Paul Jones
Head of Global
Asset Protection,
eBay, Inc.

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

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Bass Security is ramping up their Video Services by hiring Mark Wagner as their Director of Video Services where he'll be responsible for Bass Security's CCTV, Video Products, and services national wide. 

Art Lazo and Jason Jakus have both been promoted to Director, Loss Prevention Solutions -- Asset Protection Associates.  In their new roles, they will be overseeing all respective client responsibilities in addition to their expanded Business Development Roles.

Online sales for last Thanksgiving reached $318 million and for last year's Black Friday online sales reached $595 million.  What'll be this year's increase?  MasterCard has already shown an 11% online growth thru early November.  Some helpful tips  -- Don't shop from a public W-Fi, monitor your accounts, and only shop at trusted websites and not search engine picks. (Source

Global Food Safety Resource Centre has launched a business-to-business website designed to help businesses adopt or improve food standards and best practices.  GFSR offers an overview of food safety and pools resources providing information to the food industry. Businesses can search for food safety specialists or service providers tailored to specific requirements, and find resources to help them adopt or implement food standards or certification schemes.  (Source

A new Checkpoint survey shows IT Managers are very concerned over "consumerization"
 -- employees using personal devices like laptops or smartphones for work purposes.  With 55% reporting that employees are using personal devices for work leaving the data vulnerable to unauthorized network access from lost or stolen laptops and from family-friends-former employees.  Many organizations haven't set up an appropriate plan to secure the use of personal laptops and smartphones in the workplace. These vulnerabilities need to be addressed by a combination of education and technology so that organizations can protect their data, their business and their employees against security risks.  (Source

The FBI in the last 2 years has opened 390 cases against hackers preying on businesses that process payments electronically through the Automated Clearinghouse and have uncovered attempts totaling $220 million and actual losses of $70 million.  But even with all the sophistication, the hackers, mostly from Eastern Europe, still need "money mules."  A dozen cases filed by the FBI in New York gives an inside look at how a cybertheft ring works.  Great read!  (Source Associated Press)

Gymboree's sale to Bain Capital for $1.8 billion will go thru. (Source Associated Press)

New Neilson survey shows 15% of consumers will shop on Black Friday and 60% will spend over $500.

Citi Trends 3Q reports same store sales down 4.2% while revenue was up 10%

The industrial espionage trail between Oracle and SAP AG ended Friday without the key testimony of SAP's former CEO who is now the CEO of Hewlett-Packard.  Oracle insists that he oversaw the scheme of stealing Oracle software and customer support documents while he was at SAP, but could not locate him to serve the subpoena within the 100 mile rule of the courthouse which also covers HP's corporate office.  Mark Hurd, HP's new CEO was ousted after a sexual harassment investigation at SAP.  (Source Associated Press)


Return Fraud to cost Retailers $3.7 billion this Holiday Season (Source NRF Survey)

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eBay PROACT Investigation Nabs Bike Thief -- Former Employee

eBay PROACT asset protection team assisted the Morgan Hill, CA Police Department and Specialized Bike Components into the theft of $25,000 worth of prototype bikes by a former employee of the company. The arrest of two suspects involved in the theft was the result of an undercover sting in which police caught the alleged thieves trying to sell the stolen merchandise, according to Morgan Hill Police detective Carlos Guerrero. The victim told police that the former employee attended a training course at the company's offices in late October. After the course, Specialized discovered that four prototype bicycles worth about $25,000 had been stolen from a secure area inside the building, Guerrero said. The former employee had been terminated from the company in August. Furthermore, after interviewing the suspect, police found that two of the three remaining stolen bicycles were at the suspect's residence. Police recovered the bicycles and returned them to Specialized staff. Click for full article.

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Creative Options, a Protiviti Company

Blazing a Trail in Driver and Fleet Safety

Safety Intelligence Portal Transforms Data into Action

When Creative Options' new Safety Intelligence Portal kicks into high gear in the first quarter of 2011, it's bound to be out in front, miles ahead of any other driver and fleet safety data management process.  When organizations see how this portal gathers data continuously from sources such as government records, individual driver performance stats, incident records and vehicle telematics and then displays it on one central, easy-to-read, color-coded site, they will never look back.

Organizations stand to get significant mileage from this revolutionary system.  Now, they have one central hub to go to for actionable information from all available safety data.  This information puts them in the driver's seat.  It enables and empowers them.  They can affect change; reduce risk, manage safety processes and help prevent accidents.  The results?  A healthier bottom line, due to reduced accident costs and penalties, an improved corporate safety image and safer highways for all drivers.

Designed to keep track of numerous data feeds, the new proprietary portal identifies leading indicators of risk and determines high-risk employees.  Along with safety, it also promotes efficiency.  No longer do organizations have to bear the burden of collecting, cross-referencing and consolidating data, and then coming up with communication and action plans.  "How's My Driving?" reports will no longer stack up until someone has the time to sift through them and follow up.  Now, managers can find out the safety status of their fleet, location or an individual driver with the click of a mouse.  Red means "high-risk," yellow "action-required" and green "doing well."  Individual drivers can also track their own safety status, displayed using the same color code.  Drilling down, they can find out why they score what they do, and the criteria used to determine their current status.

The Safety Intelligence Portal launches at a particularly opportune time, as organizations prepare for and respond to CSA 2010, an initiative developed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), together with state partners to reduce commercial vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries.  Noncompliance can result in costly regulatory intervention strategies including off-site and on-site investigations, notices of violations, fines and penalties up to and including commercial carriers losing their license.

The Schwan Food Company, which operates a fleet of 6,800 trucks in 48 states, saw the value of the portal immediately.  Randy Sharbano, VP and Assistant General Council at Schwan's Shared Services, a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, values having an automated tool to help corporate managers, depot managers and individual drivers perform their jobs effectively.  Partnering with Creative Options for this driver and fleet safety management system was a natural move for Schwan's, as they have contracted the Waterloo, ON, Canada firm for their employee communication and awareness materials for 8 years. Employee-friendly programs include a custom-built software program, branded "Safe @ Schwan's," educational posters, quizzes and manager's guides.

Creative Options Managing Director, Pat Quinn, cites the high value of the portal to any organization with mobile employees, "Reducing even one serious accident would provide a positive ROI for the installation of the Safety Intelligence Portal."  The Safety Intelligence Portal will provide an enterprise solution for safety and compliance management personnel to easily and effectively manage, engage and communicate with employees.  A guiding principle of the platform was to enable organizations to "self-heal" with personalized and automated corrective actions providing organizations with a powerful tool to reduce incident rates.  The visionary leadership displayed by Schwans and Creative Options (Protiviti) is continuing to introduce leading employee safety solutions and creating a paradigm shift in the safety industry.

For full details on Creative Options' Safety Intelligence Portal, call Pat Quinn at 1 800 233 5666 or email


Job Opening




Corporate LP Mgr HD Supply Orlando, FL HD Supply

District Loss Prevention Mgr

Sears Holdings Corp.

Boston, MA/Nashua, NH

Sears Holdings Corp.
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Phoenix, AZ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Metro Northern NJ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Sacramento, CA The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Salem, OR The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Detroit, MI The Home Depot
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential


Downing & Downing
Assistant VP Security Confidential

Southern CA

Downing & Downing
District Loss Prevention Mgr Confidential San Antonio, TX Downing & Downing

Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - appearing today only

Job Opening




Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Elmhurst, IL LPJobs
RDC Loss Prevention Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Lebanon, OR LPJobs
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Oklahoma, OK LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Ventura, CA LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Diberville, MS LPJobs
Logistics LP Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Delano, CA LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Winston-Salem, NC LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Alton Square Alton, IL LPJobs
District LP Mgr Northern Dick's Sporting Goods Woodbridge, NJ NorthJerseyHelpWanted
Loss Prevention Mgr Field Recruiting Sears FLS Ventura, CA Indeed

District LP Mgr

Gap, Inc. White Plains, NY Indeed
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Family Dollar Denver, CO Indeed
Dir, Safety, Health & Loss Control Sherwin Williams Cleveland, OH
Loss Prevention Mgr Nordstrom King of Prussia, PA SimplyHired
Regional LP Mgr RadioShack Pennsylvania area Juju
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Inc. Orem, UT WorkInRetail
Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's McLean, VA SnagAJob
Sr. Area LP Mgr Ross Stores, Inc. Houston, TX Juju
District LP Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Los Angeles, CA SimplyHired
Mgr Flagship Loss Prevention Gap, Inc. New York, NY Juju
District Loss Prevention Mgr JCPenney Billings, MT LPJobs
Regional LP Mgr New York & Company New York, NY HotJobs
Sr. Area LP Mgr Ross Stores, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Indeed
District LP Mgr Kmart Corporation Redwood City, CA AllRetailJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Albuquerque, NM AllRetailJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Columbus, GA AllRetailJobs
Field Mgt LP Mgr Confidential Posting Florida JobCrank
District LP Mgr Factory 2U Bakersfield, CA SimplyHired
Prog Mgr Revenue Assurance/LP Coinstar/RedBox Oakbrook Terrace, IL SimplyHired
Loss Prevention Mgr Gap Inc. Outlet Miami, FL AssetProtectionJobs
Regional Director LP Ross Stores, Inc. Portland, OR AssetProtectionJobs
Sr. Area LP Mgr Ross Stores, Inc. Northern CA AssetProtectionJobs
Mgr LP Reporting T-Mobile Bellevue, WA AssetProtectionJobs
Sr. Loss Prevention Mgr JCPenney Baltimore, MD JobFox

Mark Wagner has named Director of Video Services for Bass Security
Art Lazo promoted to Director, Loss Prevention Solutions for Asset Protection Associates
Jason Jakus was promoted to Director, Loss Prevention Solutions for Asset Protection Associates
Bob Pelto was named Asset Protection Manager for Burlington Coat Factory's San Bernadino, Ca. Distribution Center
Charles Scott was promoted to Area Loss Prevention Manager for Stein Mart

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A recent survey showed that executives with "mentor's" were more satisfied, got promoted more quickly, and even made more money than those who didn't have them.  With this finding, it's obvious everyone should have one. It's a serious obligation and a serious relationship. Make sure your mentor is one that you want to emulate and one that will take it seriously. Finding a good mentor will be a difficult task and should not be taken lightly. Check them out on the web first because you can find out everything about everyone in about three minutes now on the web.

Good Luck
Gus Downing

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