RETAIL RISK – LOS ANGELES STEERING COMMITTEE
THE STEERING COMMITTEE FOR RETAIL RISK – LOS ANGELES
Christopher McDonald – Senior Vice President, Loss Prevention, Compass Group North America
Christopher McDonald is the Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention for Compass Group, NAD. Compass Group is the world leader in commercial food and hospitality services. With over 10,000 accounts and $24B in annual sales McDonald oversees multiple aspects of all loss prevention efforts within the company.
Previous to Compass, Christopher oversaw loss prevention efforts at companies such as Dollar General, Toys R’ Us, and Babies R’ Us, as well as being a part of LP teams at Office Depot and Hartmarx Retail group.
With over 20 years in the industry, he serves on the Editorial Board for Loss Prevention Magazine, as well as holding a seat on the board of the International Association of Interviews (IAI). He is a published author and has numerous other industry affiliations all focused on driving education and professional standards within the loss prevention industry. Christopher is a graduate of the University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gary Moncur – Director, Loss Prevention, Compass Group North America
Gary Moncur is the Director of Loss Prevention for Compass Group NAD. Compass Group is the world leader in commercial food and hospitality services. With over 10,000 accounts and $24B in annual sales Moncur oversees multiple aspects of all loss prevention efforts within the company.
Gary has over 30 years in the retail industry and has held various positions including: Store management, Procurement, Analytical Services Manager, Regional Loss Prevention Manager and Regional LP Director.
Gary previously managed teams in a divisional capacity with the Babies “R US organization and Dollar General Corporation. Part of his career was spent in Operation’s within the Toys R’ Us organization which allows him to bring a very unique perspective to the loss prevention and audit world.
Matthew J. Haughton – Assistant Vice President-Corporate Security, L'Oreal USA
Skip Myers – Director of Loss Prevention/Risk Strategy, Micro Center
Skip Myers is the Director of Loss Prevention/Risk Strategy for Micro Center/Micro Electronics, Inc., a leading computer and electronics retailer with both e-commerce and brick and mortar locations throughout the US. Skip’s experience spans over 30 years across law enforcement, fraud investigations, retail loss prevention, crime prevention, emergency preparedness, EAS security, e-commerce risk strategy and on-line fraud prevention. Skip is focused on building strategic partnerships and developing loss prevention, e-commerce fraud and risk programs. He has successfully led teams to investigate complex cases and reduced inventory shrink and charge-backs related to card-not-present fraud while prosecuting offenders, and increasing on-line revenue. Skip is actively involved with industry events as a speaker and contributor to articles covering a range of topics that include, “How to Ruin a Bad Guy’s Day.”
Chance Bowlin – Director of Loss Prevention, Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.
Chance Bowlin is the Director of Loss Prevention for Petco Holdings which encompasses over 1500 Petco, Unleashed by Petco locations in the US, Mexico, and Puerto Rico; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; digitally-delivered pet health advice through PetCoach; and petco.com.
He joined Petco in 2011 and during his time at Petco he has led the Loss Prevention organization and the ground up development of Petco’s E-Commerce fraud control team and tools that span 4 internet brands.
Before joining Petco Chance held numerous Loss Prevention positions in companies such as Target, Sports Authority, Gander Mountain, Babies R Us, and Dollar General. Chance is a Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI), and has earned the Loss Prevention Foundations Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) Certification.
Gregg Smith – Sr. Director, Asset Protection, Five Below
Prior to joining Five Below in October of 2014, he served as the Senior Director of Loss Prevention at The Children’s Place and before that was the Sr. Director of Loss Prevention and Retail Operations for Donna Karan New York/DKNY.
Gregg has more than 20 years of Loss Prevention, Safety and Retail Operations experience and has held executive positions with several best-in-class retailers such as Bloomingdales, The Home Depot and JCPenney.
Gregg is a member of the NRF Advisory Council, Retail Risk Steering Committee and serves on the NRF Protect Content Planning Committee. He is also a Charter Member of Loss Prevention Foundation and served on the Foundations LPC Examination Committee.
He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology Pre-Law. Gregg has been a CFI since 2005.
Robert LaCommare – AVP, Global Operations & Analytics, Ascena Retail Group
Robert LaCommare, CFI, is the Associate Vice President of Global Operations & Analytics, Asset Protection with the Ascena Retail Group. Robert has over 28 years of industry experience and has held leadership positions at Justice Retail, Limited Too, Structure, and ACO Hardware. Robert has presented multiple sessions at the NRF/ Retail Council of Canada’s Loss Prevention Conferences. In addition, Robert is an active committee member and contributor to the LPRC. Robert, his wife and three kids reside in New Albany, OH.
Chad McIntosh – VP of LP & Risk Management, Bloomingdale's
Chad McIntosh is the Vice President of Asset Protection and Risk Management for Bloomingdale’s. Chad is an accomplished Asset Protection executive with over 35 years of experience as a strategic partner with corporate leadership. Chad previously worked for Stores Asset Protection for Macy’s Central which operated 238 stores in 18 states. Chad has retail Asset Protection experience with various retailers that include Neiman Marcus, The Home Depot, Polo Ralph Lauren as well as Macy’s Inc. He is a graduate from the University of Maryland with a degree in Business Administration.
Cesar Cruz – District Loss Prevention Manager, Kohl's Department Stores
Cesar Cruz is a District Asset Protection Manager based in the North East part of the US. He has a passion for the strategic development and execution of Asset Protection and Risk Mitigation programs. With over 20 years retail experience he has a proven record of improving sales and profit in complex and high paced environments.