Throughout his career Douglas has worked in security operations and has developed a diverse background of experience globally that benefits the C-Level and business unit executives that he has worked with by providing the information they required to make informed decisions. He also contributes the success of “B to B” relationships with security operational practices and use of technology.
Douglas was the Business Development Director – VPL Gaming & Hospitality. A technology company with a multi-dimensional communications platform. Also having worked with 3VR and Avigilon. He has been a Principle of the Florence Group, LLC a Management Consultancy providing
Game Protection education, was VP of Strategic Operations with the eConnect™ team in Las Vegas and he was Business Development of Global Gaming for Avigilon previously. As the Vice-President of Security and Surveillance at the M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas he was responsible for the management of the casino's security, surveillance, and risk management organization. Douglas was also the Executive Director of Security at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and the Director of Surveillance at The Mirage and Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. During his retail career he worked for Grand Central Department Stores, Neiman Marcus, Bullock’s, Macy’s and Broadway Department stores. Throughout his career, Douglas has been instrumental in the development of security, infrastructure and business continuity plans, surveillance, and investigation operations that are widely used in gaming, retail and corporate security today.
As an operations subject matter expert with extensive management experience in; gaming; retail; corporate security; technology solutions, security operations, risk management and private investigative fields. Douglas is frequently sought out for interviews and has had many articles published in gaming and security trade publications, “Keeping honest people honest” as a mission statement and a native of Las Vegas.
Douglas an active volunteer leader within his community and the security industry, founding the ASIS Int’l Standing Committee on Gaming & Wagering Protection that provides an educational resource to the industry worldwide, most notably the G2E. Having served as; Vice President of the ASIS Int’l, National Foundation Board of
Trustees; Vice President of Affiliate Membership for the Int’l Masters of Gaming Law ( the IMGL, www.imgl.org ), Serving on the DHS for the Commercial Facilities Sector Coordinating Council and participating as a panelist for sponsored events in the US and internationally.