Justin

Justin Holman is CEO of TerraSeer, where he leads efforts to develop cutting edge sales forecasting and inventory optimization technology for the Automotive Aftermarket. Prior to joining TerraSeer, Justin managed corporate consulting for the Strategy & Analytics division at MapInfo Corporation, leading major projects for retail clients including The Home Depot, Darden Restaurants, Bridgestone-Firestone, Sainsbury’s and New York & Company. Before that, Justin served as Vice President of Software Development at LogicTools, now part of IBM's supply chain application software group. Justin holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and an Executive Management certificate from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

6 Comments

  • Hans Thoma 5 years ago

    I’ve read law enforcement reports indicating that the same occurs with car theft. Nearby highway entrances make for quick getaways. Of course, it’s also where the biggest targets are, considering that most major malls and office complexes are right off the highway. And finally, the physical environment in those types of locations enables carjackers to more easily hide or pretend like they belong there, something that is more difficult to do in residential areas.

    • Justin 5 years ago

      Makes sense. Thanks for the comment!

  • Mark 5 years ago

    As Hans mentioned, stores usually are closer to major arterial roads. Quick analysis: contrast with negative data (similar stores that have NOT been hit by robberies), with a simple test(even a t-test of mean distance) to see whether the targeted stores are actually closer to arterial roads than non-targeted stores.

    • Justin 5 years ago

      Good idea, Mark! Although to do it correctly, I would need to gather a lot more data…and that means trying to pry it from some city govt official. Not sure when I’ll have time. Any Pueblo PD or City Govt folks want to send me robbery incident data for all of 2012? [Not holding my breath] Thanks again for the suggestion, Mark. Cheers, J.

  • Heather 5 years ago

    I agree with Mark. My city here will only zone for businesses on arterial streets. Ergo, if thieves are to target businesses, they are already geographically placed on an arterial street to begin with.

  • Hans Thoma 5 years ago

    Another question that would need to be asked: Is this data truly limited to retail robberies, or does it include person-on-person robberies as well?

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