Social Impact Authors: How & Why Author David Rey Is Helping To Change Our World

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine
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12 min readMay 18, 2022

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Be prepared to defend yourself from detractors — I achieved a promotion just 5 months into my career as a Loss Prevention Manager. This did not sit well with the more tenured Managers in the department. As a result, my credibility and work ethic was tested by some of my peers. Due to my tendency to avoid confrontation, much of their criticism went unchallenged. In hindsight, I regret not sticking up for myself more. “The man who has anticipated the coming of troubles, takes away their power when they arrive.” — Seneca

As part of my series about “authors who are making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing David Rey.

David Rey is a graduate of the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and has spent seventeen years overseeing the security operations at several internationally renowned flagship retail locations in New York City, including Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Bloomingdale’s, and Brooks Brothers. It is however, from his tenure at Macy’s Herald Square, that he has decided to chronicle his experiences in a memoir. By running the security operations in “One of the World’s Largest Stores,” David Rey has experienced a realm of Professional Shoplifting and Organized Crime, most of which the general public knows little about.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive into the main focus of our interview, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood backstory?

Growing up in Queens, New York during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s was challenging as New York City’s crime surge was taking place. My father was a New York City Transit Police Officer during the 1980’s and was assigned to patrol the subways, which at that time, was considered one of the most dangerous places in the city. The danger of policing in the New York City Transit System…

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Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine

A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator