Christopher H. McDonald

Senior Vice President / Loss Prevention
Compass USA

What is the biggest Value IAI Brings to the industry?

I believe that the value of the IAI organization lies in the fact that it provides an avenue to bring the ‘interview’ profession together in a learning, sharing, and professional manner. There are few skill sets that can carry as much risk as they do reward in the loss prevention industry as the investigation and interview process. An organization such as IAI that leads the industry in specific best practices and skill set enhancement is a corner stone to continue to build and safe guard the loss prevention world.

Can you identify a learning opportunity you recently participated in that you thought was dynamite? Why was it so valuable to you?

I recently attended a manufacturer’s seminar related to CCTV technology. While the topic was central to the world of CCTV, the information shared was very tangible in teaching me about networking and enhancing my technical skills so that I can talk better with my IT counterparts – any course that helps us communicate better with business partners is a win in my book.

If you could trade places for a day with anyone in the industry, who would it be? Why?

Honestly, I’d like to be a mid-level manager again for a day or two. I’d like to understand their world given the advent of technology today. How has their world changed from when I was in that same role some X years ago?

If you were stranded on a deserted island what 3 things would you bring?

Some sunscreen, a fire starter, and a nice boat to go home in when I was fully relaxed. Leaving technology behind for a few days would seem very rewarding!