Mr. Silverman is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SOS Security LLC, where he oversees the company’s strategic vision and growth through unique service offerings and strong client partnerships. CEO since 1972, he has led the company’s transformation from a startup into a leading global security services provider, and fifth largest provider of security personnel in the United States.
He attended the University of Maryland, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and received his Polygraph Examiner certification from the Backster School of Lie Detection in 1973. He is a licensed Private Investigator, a Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM), and has been a CPP, Certified Protection Professional, since 1986.
A member of ASIS International since 1972, Mr. Silverman is an active voice in the security industry. He serves on the International Security Foundation (ISF) Steering Committee, and is a member of the Overseas Security Advisory Committee (OSAC), which is established under the authority of the U.S. Department of State. He is also a member of the International Security Management Association (ISMA), the World President’s Organization (WPO) and the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS).
Previously, Mr. Silverman served as Chapter Chairman of New Jersey’s Young President Organization (YPO). He is an honorary member of the Association of Former Agents of the Secret Service, an honor bestowed on him for his continued service, commitment and advocacy.
After a lengthy career in security and operational management at Macy’s, Mr. Larkin founded Asset Protection Associates (APA) to assist retailers with shrink management and proactive solutions to increased sales and profitability. APA joined SOS Security in 2014, and Mr. Larkin joined the executive team to continue consulting with retailers with large scale organized retail crime, royalty assurance and profit maximization for retailers with franchised based operations and security officer standards.
Notably, Mr. Larkin provided for the retail operations consulting at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, where he helped forecast physical security needs such as locking hardware, lighting, and CCTV requirements. He also assisted with crowd control management, crisis response planning, liaison with law enforcement on safety and terrorism-related incidents and training the security staff on emergency preparedness.
Craig leads SOS Security’s global loss prevention, asset protection and risk control strategies. During his more than 30 year career, Craig served as Managing Director of Loss Prevention at Protiviti Risk Consulting; Director and Vice President of Loss Prevention and Audit for Mervyn’s Department Stores, T.J. Maxx, and Reebok International; President of Radius under the Creative Options umbrella; and Chief Operating Officer of LP Innovations. He appeared in a “60 Minutes” segment about organized crime in the retail industry and participated in industry steering committees that set global norms for RFID tagging standardization. He attended the University of California at Berkeley and Fresno State University, and is a member of the National Retail Federation, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Retail Council of Canada and ASIS.
Managing Director, Custom Risk Solutions
Kendra helps clients improve operational processes and supports critical business strategies by managing the development, implementation, and maintenance of applications systems. She has more than 25 years of experience in security and loss prevention and specializes in Mystery Shopping, including regulations, best practices, concepts, KPI metrics and delivery. She works closely with clients to help define business processes and implement technical solutions to manage critical company performance data and develop technical roadmaps. Kendra joined SOS Security from Macy’s East, where she was recognized for investigative successes and using technical skills to uncover and resolve large company loss issues.
Vice President Global Retail
Vice President Global Retail
Lou brings more than 33 years of retail loss prevention and private security experience to SOS Security, which includes major retailers such as Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and TJ Maxx.
He specializes in crisis management, risk assessment, auditing, investigations, training and physical security operations, and has helped private security clients implement better operational practices and training programs that enhance the level of security officers. Leveraging his extensive loss prevention background, Lou works side-by-side with many of our retail accounts, such as Gucci, LVMH, Sak’s Fifth Avenue, David Yurman, Fendi, Tiffany’s, and many others.
In 2009, and by request, Lou was a consultant for the 81st Academy Awards, where he helped with training and strategic deployment of all security officers, crowd control, and served as liaison with law enforcement on physical security exposures. Lou is a Charter Member of the Loss Prevention Foundation, and a member of the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund committee.
Mick has had a successful career in various leadership roles including Senior Director of Asset Protection, Division Director of Asset Protection, Corporate of Asset Protection, and Country Director of Loss Prevention with various corporate clients.
He had led large teams with two major retailers, and managed assets of more than $20 billion dollars. He has extensive retail business experience internationally, specifically in China, South America, the Caribbean, and Central America.
Mick excels in managing internal and organized crime investigations, implementing Loss Prevention awareness and training programs, implementing creative shrink reduction strategies and implementing asset protection standards. He helped create and manage a comprehensive shrink strategy for major retailer. He utilizes his bilingual ability to assist with international dealings.
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