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Gus Downing

Gus Downing is the Publisher and Editor of the D-D Daily e-newsletter and President of the Executive Search & Consulting firm of Downing & Downing, Inc. Established in 1983, the firm specializes in the Retail Loss Prevention & Safety industries. Over the years it has successfully staffed more senior Loss Prevention positions, and helped design and build more Loss Prevention teams then any other firm in history. The firm which maintains the largest market share in North America is also heavily involved in delivering organizational and compensation benchmarking surveys that have helped redefine LP models and impact the industry’s compensation levels.

As the Publisher & Editor of the D-D Daily e-newsletter - his team has developed what most consider to be the #1 news and information resource for the LP industry in North America. The Daily - which now reaches over 750,000 readers annually was designed to educate, inform and instill a sense of community for the LP industry in North America and is now expanding its readership to include the UK and western Europe.

Gus, himself, is a second generation retail Loss Prevention executive with 13 years of hands-on experience in the LP industry as well. Over his career Gus has been involved in a number of other successful business ventures that include introducing interactive training programs to the loss prevention industry, launching and helping to develop one of the industry's loss prevention outsourcing models, consulting with a number of leading Loss Prevention Solution Providers, and over the last three years launching the LP industry’s first daily e-newsletter the D-D Daily.

View Gus Downing's profile on LinkedInWith an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts Gus is an accomplished author and has dedicated his career to the improvement and enhancement of the retail Loss Prevention industry.


Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith served the Loss Prevention industry for seventeen years before returning to the Downing & Downing team as an Executive Search Consultant. Gordon's career in Loss Prevention covers discount and full-line department stores, membership warehouse and specialty retail formats, and attaining positions from District, Regional, and Director of Security Services. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, was a former Certified Protection Professional (CPP), and he also proudly served with the U.S. Army's Military Police.


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