Emeritus Faculty, Security Executive Council
Former Affiliation: Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
Dean is a Certified Protection Professional and Licensed Private Investigator whose other certifications include Handwriting Content Analysis, Interview/Interrogation and Executive Protection. An experienced workshop facilitator and passionate public speaker globally, Dean is an Emeritus Faculty member of the Security Executive Council, the leading strategy, insight and resource provider for risk mitigation decision makers founded in 2005.
Dean served a 3 year term on the Board of the US based National Food Safety Security Council and has been an engaged member of the Retail Council of Canada for more than a decade, having led the national Loss Prevention conferences for both of these organizations in 2006 and 2008 respectively.
Some of Dean’s career highlights include successfully leading Walmart Canada’s security event planning for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the G8/G20 summit. Dean spearheaded the creation of Business Continuity and Crisis Management plans for Walmart Canada and Walmart Canada Bank. At both Walmart Canada and Starbucks Coffee, he played a key role in the creation, development, and implementation of auditing and investigative programs that delivered millions of dollars to the bottom line.
Dean’s publications include the February 2007 and September/October 2008 editions of Canadian Retailer magazine. In 2001, Dean was awarded the Spirit of Starbucks for his impact on the business in the U.S. and Canada.