Group Senior Vice President, Loss Prevention, Organizational Safety and Security at Ross Stores, Inc.

Ray’s retail Loss Prevention experience spans 30 years. Presently, he is Group Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention for Ross Stores, Inc. He is responsible for all aspects of Loss Prevention, Investigations, Safety and Security for over 1800 Stores, 6 Distribution Centers, and 5 Corporate or Buying offices.

Ray’s career began with the Target Division of Dayton Hudson’s, where he was promoted to District Assets Protection Manager in the market expansions of Chicago and Washington D.C. before serving four years as Regional Assets Protection Manager for the Hudson’s Division of Dayton Hudson’s (Marshall Field’s). He then worked as Loss Prevention Divisional Director, for the Home Depot and the Group Assets Protection Team Leader, Midwest Region, for Target Corporation before assuming his current role.

Prior to working with Target, Ray volunteered for service in the U.S. Army. The experience played a tremendous role in shaping his leadership skills, instilling in him discipline, resilience, and the ability to work well with teams. After three years of service, Ray received an honorable discharge and obtained a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Ray has served on the Loss Prevention advisory committee for the National Retail Federation since 2008. Ray has also been an active member of the International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE) since 1995 and has formerly served as president. Ray resides in the Bay Area and has been married for over 30 years to his wife Lisa. They have 2 children.