About the Authors

Ernie Deyle
Loss Prevention Specialist

Ernie Deyle is one of the leading experts globally in the field of retail loss prevention, business risk assessment and risk mitigation services, most notably in the area of performance improvement programs designed to impact the P&L Statement/Earnings Report. During his 30+ year retail career, Mr Deyle has worked with over 150 retailers worldwide across multiple sectors & formats. Mr. Deyle has served in a variety of roles from Chief Operation Officer, Global Leader for Profit Recovery, and Vice President of Loss Prevention for firms such as Cap Gemini and Arthur Andersen in the consulting space, and Kroger and CVS/Caremark for the retail industry.

The Smart Cube
Research Analyst

The Smart Cube is a global professional services firm that specializes in delivering custom research and analytics services to corporations, financial services and management consulting firms globally. As a pioneer in knowledge process outsourcing, The Smart Cube redefines the traditional research model by raising the quality of the research and analytics. To date, The Smart Cube's global analyst team has delivered more than 22,000 studies to clients across every function and region, within a wide range of industries including retail, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, technology, aerospace & defense, telecommunications, etc.