Author Index


Jac Brittain, LPC

Jac Brittain, LPC

Jacque “Jac” Brittain, LPC is editorial director, digital for LP Magazine, the premier news and educational publication for the loss prevention/asset protection professional. Published in print bi-monthly, the magazine is also available in... Read More

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Kelsey Seidler

Kelsey Seidler

Kelsey Seidler is the Online Managing Editor at LPM Media Group/LP Magazine. In its 15th publishing year, LP Magazine is the leader in news and educational publication for the loss prevention professional.

Prior to her work with LPM,... Read More

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Garett Seivold

Garett Seivold

Garett Seivold is a contributing writer for LP Magazine. He is a trained journalist who has been covering corporate security for industry professionals for eighteen years. Since 1998, he has served as the principal writer and editor of... Read More

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James Lee, LPC

James Lee, LPC

James “Jim” Lee, LPC is the executive editor and cofounder of LP Magazine. Now in its fourteenth year, the magazine is viewed as the premier news and educational publication for the loss prevention professional. Published in print... Read More

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The Loss Prevention Foundation

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is an international leader in educating and certifying retail loss prevention and asset protection professionals. LPF’s mission is to advance the retail loss prevention and asset protection profession by... Read More

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Jack Trlica

Jack Trlica

Jack Trlica (tra-LEE-sa) is managing editor and cofounder of LP Magazine. Launched in 2001, LP Magazine is viewed as the premier news and educational publication for the loss prevention professional. Published in print bi-monthly, the magazine also... Read More

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Bill Turner, LPC

Bill Turner, LPC

Bill Turner currently serves as a contributor to LP Magazine. He is also a founding member of the Loss Prevention Foundation, serving as its Treasurer and member of the executive committee of the Board of Directors since inception.... Read More

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David E. Zulawski, CFI, CFE, and Shane G. Sturman, CFI, CPP

Zulawski and Sturman are executives in the investigative and training firm of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates (w-z.com). Zulawski is a senior partner, and Sturman is president. Sturman is also a member of ASIS International’s Retail Loss... Read More

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Read Hayes, PhD, CPP

Read Hayes, PhD, CPP

Read Hayes, Ph.D., is a research scientist at the University of Florida, and the director of the industry group Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC). The University of Florida Crime Prevention Research Team conducts research to provide... Read More

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Bruce Tulgan

Bruce Tulgan

Bruce Tulgan is an adviser to business leaders all over the world and a sought-after keynote speaker and seminar leader. He is the founder and CEO of RainmakerThinking, Inc., a management research and training firm, as well as... Read More

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John Selevitch

John Selevitch

John Selevitch is currently the Director of Digital Operations for LP Magazine, the premier news and educational publication for the loss prevention/asset protection professional. He also serves as Vice President of Operations for Read More

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Adam Paul

Adam Paul is a business writer based in Los Angeles, California, and an ongoing contributor to LP Magazine. He can be reached at adamp (at) lpportal (dot) com.

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Chris Trlica

Chris Trlica is a business and technology analyst based in North Carolina. He is a contributing writer to LP Magazine focusing on emerging technologies. Trlica can be reached at chris (dot) trlica (at) gmail.com.

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Tom Meehan, CFI

Tom Meehan, CFI

Tom Meehan, CFI, is the chief strategy officer and chief information security officer for CONTROLTEK. Previously, Meehan was director of technology and investigations with Bloomingdale’s, where he was responsible for physical security, internal... Read More

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Maurizio P. Scrofani, CCSP, LPC

Maurizio P. Scrofani, CCSP, LPC

Maurizio Scrofani is a well-known supply-chain asset protection professional with over 25 years of experience in the retail and manufacturing space, within the disciplines of asset protection and supply chain where he has held various senior... Read More

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John Wilson

John Wilson

John Wilson is executive editor of LP Magazine EU. A graduate in law and criminology, he is a business journalist with more than twenty-five years’ experience in newspapers, magazines, broadcast media, and public relations, as well as... Read More

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Walter Palmer, CFI, CPP, CFE

Walter Palmer, CFI, CPP, CFE

Walter E. Palmer, CFI, CPP, CFE, is CEO/president of PCG solutions, a loss prevention consulting, training, and education firm. He has twenty years experience in retail loss prevention and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and as a guest... Read More

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Dave DiSilva

Dave DiSilva

DiSilva is a loss prevention professional with nearly thirty years of experience in retail leadership roles in analytics, investigations, corporate security, shortage control, supply chain, and e-commerce. Most recently he was senior manager of... Read More

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Adrian Beck

Adrian Beck

Adrian Beck is a professor in the criminology department at the University of Leicester in the UK where he is primarily focused on research on retail crime and shrinkage issues. Since 1999 Beck has been an academic advisor to the ECR Community’s... Read More

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Richard C. Hollinger, PhD

Richard C. Hollinger, PhD

Dr. Hollinger recently retired as professor emeritus of the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was director of the Security Research Project, which annually conducts the National Retail... Read More

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Colin Peacock

Colin Peacock

Colin Peacock is a visiting fellow at the University of Leicester and strategic coordinator for both the ECR Europe Shrinkage and On-shelf Availability Group and RILA’s Asset Protection Leaders Council in the U.S.

Prior to these... Read More

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Mike Giblin, LPRC

Mike Giblin, LPRC

Mike Giblin is currently a senior research scientist with the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC). Holding a background in consumer behavior with an emphasis on consumer psychology, judgment and decision making, Giblin manages the research team... Read More

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Adam Smith, CFE, CFI

Adam Smith, CFE, CFI

Adam Smith, CFE, CFI is the former senior regional manager of asset protection for Winn-Dixie’s Montgomery region, which includes stores in Alabama, South Georgia, and the Florida panhandle. He began his loss prevention career more than a decade... Read More

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Jacque Brittain, LPC, and Kelsey Seidler

Brittain is editorial director, digital, and Seidler is managing editor, digital. The two manage the magazine's digital channels that include multiple e-newsletters featuring original content and breaking news as well as vibrant social media... Read More

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Adrian Beck, Walter Palmer, and Colin Peacock

Adrian Beck, Walter Palmer, and Colin Peacock

Beck is a professor in the criminality department of the University of Leciester in the UK, where he is primarily focused on research on retail crime and shrinkage issues. He can be reached at bna (at) le (dot) ac (dot) uk.

Palmer is... Read More

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Lee Pernice, LPC

Lee Pernice, LPC

Lee A. Pernice, LPC is a freelance writer with more than twenty
years’ experience in the retail loss prevention industry. She has held director-level positions with leading high-tech and security solutions providers specializing in the areas of... Read More

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Karen Rondeau

Karen Rondeau is the vice president of creative services with LPM Media Group.

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King Rogers

King Rogers is the former vice president of assets protection at Target Corporation and a recognized expert in developing and implementing loss prevention strategies. He is currently CEO in the consulting firm King Rogers Incorporated.

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Robert L. DiLonardo


Gene Smith, LPC

Gene Smith, LPC

Gene Smith, LPC, is the president of the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF), an international leader in educating and certifying retail loss prevention and asset protection professionals. LPF’s mission is to advance the retail loss prevention and... Read More

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Gerald Becker

Gerald Becker

Gerald Becker is a widely recognized expert on security technologies. He is vice president for physical security at USS, a leading integrator of IP video and access-control systems.

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Mark Ryski

Mark Ryski

Mark Ryski has studied bricks-and-mortar traffic trends for more than 20 years and analyzes results from thousands of retail stores across North America every single month. He is the author of Conversion: The Last Great Retail Metric and When... Read More

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Brittany Griffin, LPRC

Brittany Griffin, LPRC

Brittany Milan Griffin in a 2014 graduate of the University of Florida, holding a Bachelor's degree in Criminology and Law with a minor in Anthropology and a concentration in Psychology. Griffin has worked with the Loss Prevention Research Council... Read More

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Mike Keenan, LPC, CPP, CFI

Mike Keenan, LPC, CPP, CFI

Mike Keenan, LPC, CPP, CFI is currently the President of Mike Keenan and Associates, a retail loss prevention consulting company. His prior experience includes sixteen years with Macy’s where he started as an LP Manager and worked his way up to... Read More

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Dan Faketty

Dan Faketty

DAN FAKETTY is currently the vice president of loss prevention for Southeastern Grocers. He has more than thirty years experience in retail loss prevention, including positions as vice president of loss prevention for Harris Teeter, director of LP... Read More

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Christopher P. Norris, CFI, and Alan Grocott, CFI

Norris is an executive in the investigative and training firm of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates (w-z.com) and director of WZ Europe and international training. Grocott is a WZ EU instructor. They can be reached at cnorris (at) w-z (dot) com and... Read More

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Stephen C. Millwee, CPP

Stephen C. Millwee, CPP

Steven C. Millwee is president and CEO of SecurTest, Inc., a national crisis management and applicant-screening firm. He is the author of The SecurTest System, a pre-employment screening system.

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Claude Verville, LPC

Claude Verville, LPC

Claude Verville is the former vice president of loss prevention, safety, and hazmat at Lowe's. He joined the company in 1993 and was promoted to VP in 1998. Verville started his LP career in California at Robinsons-May, a subsidiary of The May... Read More

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Michael Stugrin

Michael Stugrin is a business writer and consultant living in Long Beach, California.

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Adrian Beck and Colin Peacock

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Millie Kresevich

Millie Kresevich

Millie Kresevich, LPC, is senior manager of asset protection at Luxottica. She has over sixteen years of experience in big-box, corporate, and specialty loss prevention. Kresevich holds an associate degree in criminal justice and a bachelor degree,... Read More

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Jeffrey Levitt, LPC, CPP

Jeff Levitt is senior manager of loss prevention for Panera LLC. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Loss Prevention Foundation, where he is a charter member. He formerly served on the NFSSC board and is currently vice chairman of... Read More

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John Talamo

JOHN TALAMO is senior vice president of loss prevention for L Brands (formerly Limited Brands). Talamo has over 25 years of experience and held various leadership positions with Lord & Taylor and Ann Taylor before joining Limited Brands in 1999.

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John Tabor

JOHN TABOR is director of corporate security for National Retail Systems, Inc., the parent company of four operating entities that consolidate and deliver freight for many of the country’s leading retailers. He is responsible for all levels of the... Read More

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Dave Thompson, CFI

Dave Thompson, CFI

David Thompson, CFI, is an instructor and manager of investigations and consulting with Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates (WZ). He handles a variety of investigations, as well as conducting interviews and interrogations across a wide spectrum of... Read More

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Eric Mickelson

Eric Mickelson

Eric Mickelson is a data analyst and Caseboard software trainer at 4Sec Global. He has 26 years of loss prevention experience in regional, district, area and store-level investigative and leadership roles. He previously worked in LP and security at... Read More

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Johnny Custer, LPC, CFI

Johnny Custer, LPC, CFI

Johnny Custer, LPC, CFI, is director of analytics for asset and profit protection at Sears Holdings. He is a career loss prevention leader with more than twenty years of experience at field, analytical, and corporate levels. Custer is recognized as... Read More

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Steve Forgette

Steve Forgette is former vice president of loss prevention for KB Toys. He has over twenty years experience in both loss prevention and store operations with both department store and specialty retail, including Broadway Stores, Bernini, and... Read More

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Frank Abagnale

Frank Abagnale is an internationally renowned fraud expert and consultant, and, in his youth, a master forger and confidence man. The best-selling author of Catch Me If You Can, Abagnale's exploits are the subject of the hit movie starring... Read More

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Robert Rice and David Walsh

Robert Rice is the director of loss prevention at Office Depot. David Walsh is a psychologist and expert in threat assessment and antisocial behavior.

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John Pollard and David F. McGowan

John Pollard is a former manager of worldwide investigations for Tiffany &Co. Prior to Tiffany, Pollard was a regional loss prevention manager for Bed, Bath & Beyond. He has also held LP positions with Toys “R” Us, Lord & Taylor, and Neiman... Read More

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Rob Forney

Rob Forney is former manager of LP and safety training and development for Lowe’s Companies, where he was responsible for the training and development programs for all loss prevention and safety employees. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in... Read More

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Nathaniel Fry and Robert Rice

Nathaniel Fry is a partner with IBM Business Consulting Services focusing on utilizing innovation to improve the sales and profit performance for retailers. He has thirty years experience in helping retailers successfully improve their... Read More

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William A. Alford LPC, CFE

William A. "Bill" Alford is president of International Lighthouse Group, a risk management firm specializing in the identification and prevention of risks, threats, and liabilities that affect the retail industry. Prior to establishing his... Read More

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Matt Lincoln

Matt Lincoln

Matt Lincoln is the former manager of the Special Investigations Unit for Mervyn's stores. Lincoln has a degree in criminal justice from Saint Leo University, Florida.

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Natt O. Reifler and Marisa C. McIntyre

Natt Reifler is a partner at Palmer, Reifler & Associates. His responsibilities include the overall supervision of the Legal Department and our team of dedicated collectors. Natt also consults on compliance issues, serves as a legal liaison to our... Read More

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David Speights


Herman Laskey, Jr., LPQ, CFI

Herman Laskey, Jr., LPQ, CFI

Herman O. Laskey Jr., LPQ, CFI, worked for three major retailers in loss prevention for 17 years before starting his own consulting company, Laskco, Inc. He earned an associate's degree in criminal justice from Rose State College as well as LP... Read More

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Rob Borsch and Colin Peacock

Rob Borsch is the managing director of Skyview Insights and brings twenty years of experience from the retail industry. He has held leadership roles in finance, information technology, marketing, asset protection, and corporate security. Among his... Read More

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Jen Richard

Jen Richard

Jen Richard is an accomplished executive with twenty years of retail management experience in loss prevention and store operations. Since 2006, she has held the role of director of resource protection at West 49 Inc. based in Burlington, Ontario,... Read More

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Doug Montgomery

Doug Montgomery is manger of customer ROI with March Networks. He has more than 30 years of experience working with a variety of retail clients, including international corporations and franchise units spanning the restaurant, c-store and retail... Read More

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Erik Nelsen

Erik Nelsen

Erik Nelsen is the supply-chain loss prevention manager at JCPenney, an organization in which he has over fifteen years of experience. His tenure with JCPenney has afforded him the opportunity to serve the organization by providing leadership or... Read More

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Kevin J. Thomas, CFE, CFI, CBCP

Kevin J. Thomas, CFE, CFI, CBCP

Thomas is the director of loss prevention and risk management for the PGA TOUR Superstores. Prior to joining the PGA TOUR Superstores, he managed the loss prevention programs at Columbia Sportswear and RaceTrac Petroleum. He earned both his Bachelor... Read More

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Dean Correia

Dean Correia is emeritus faculty of the Security Executive Council. He is formerly affiliated with Walmart Canada Corp.

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John Velke

John Velke

John Velke is a more than 40-year veteran of retail loss prevention currently serving as the VP of loss prevention and safety for Total Wine & More. He is the author of two nonfiction books, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective... Read More

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Ben Grisz, Alexandria Nguyen, Molly Wolfe, and Michael Zhang

Ben Grisz is originally from Dallas, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Duke University. Prior to joining the Texas Business Analytics program, he pitched in the Washington Nationals’ farm system for three years. At the... Read More

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Doug Baker

Doug Baker is the vice president of industry relations–private brands, technology at the Food Marketing Institute.

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Nick Arenas

Nick Arenas

Nick Arenas is an intern for Loss Prevention Media Group. He was raised just a few miles from the LPM office. Currently, Nick is senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He will be graduating soon with his Bachelor's in Criminal... Read More

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Chad McIntosh

Chad McIntosh

Chad McIntosh is the vice president of asset protection and risk management for Bloomingdale's. McIntosh is an accomplished asset protection executive with over 35 years of experience as a strategic partner with corporate leadership. He previously... Read More

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Suni K. Shamapande

Suni Shamapande has over 20 years of global retail, consumer, and wholesale experience including business operations, enterprise-wide risk and loss mitigation, global cash control, asset protection, business continuity management, supply-chain... Read More

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David Speights, Ph.D., Daniel Downs, Ph.D., and Adi Raz, MBA

David B. Speights, Ph.D., is the chief data scientist for Appriss, which provides proprietary data and analytics solutions to address risk, fraud, security, safety, and compliance issues. He has 20 years of experience developing and deploying... Read More

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Frederick Giles, CPP

Frederick G. Giles, CPP, is president of The Official Provider’s Source, a public records retrieval provider to background screening companies. He is a recognized authority in the background and pre-screening arena.

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William M. Bragg

William M. Bragg is director of security training and communications at Macy’s East. He has over 30 years of experience in retail loss prevention.

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Paul Jones and Alan Greggo, CFE, CPP

Paul Jones is currently the associate vice president of loss prevention at Luxottica Retail. He has 20 years experienceleading LP teams at Federated and Dayton Hudson. Alan Greggo, CFE, CPP, is director of loss prevention for LensCrafters.

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Vincent Portera, D.C.

Vincent Portera, D.C., is vice president of technical services for Future Industrial Technologies, Inc. He oversees 1,150 consultant trainers and their BACKSAFE® and SITTINGSAFE® workshops throughout the United States and Canada.

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O. Keith Wanke

O. Keith Wanke is a loss prevention professional with over 29 years of experience, 20 of which has been in senior-level positions in the prerecorded music and video retail sector.

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Rod Fulenwider

Rod Fulenwider is former director of loss prevention for Blockbuster Inc. Prior to Blockbuster, he worked in loss prevention management positions for Neiman Marcus, Exel Logistics, and Sears, Roebuck & Co.

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Mike Marquis

Mike Marquis is the former director of inventory management for Urban Outfitters. He has many years of experience in loss prevention and inventory management with both department store and specialty retailers. He has supplemented his LP programs... Read More

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Peter Berlin

Peter Berlin is currently the executive director of ShopliftersPeter Berlin is currently the executive director of Shoplifters Alternative, a national nonprofit organization and division of Shoplifters Anonymous, Inc. He is a former director of loss... Read More

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Charles Miller, CPP, CSP

Charles (Chuck) Miller is a security consultant to retail companies and security product manufacturers as well as the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the National Food Processors Association.

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John H. Christman, CPP

John H. Christman, CPP, is a security management consultant with over 30 years' experience in retail security and investigations. From 1971 to 1993, Christman was vice president and director of security and loss prevention for Macy's West. He has... Read More

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John McNamara

John McNamara is vice president and director of loss prevention at JCPenney. Prior to joining JCPenney in 1972, he served as a special agent with the FBI in its Columbia, SC, and Louisville, KY, field offices. McNamara graduated from the... Read More

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Greg Saputo and Kathleen M. Pobur

Greg Saputo is division vice president of loss prevention administration and logistics for Kmart. He joined the company in 1992 and held several LP management positions prior to assuming his current position in 2002. Saputo has held director or vice... Read More

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Barry Grant

Barry Grant is director of asset protection for CVS/Pharmacy. He has over eleven years of retail loss prevention experience, starting as a store detective for JCPenney and becoming director of loss prevention for three different Fortune 500... Read More

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Randy Meadows, Dustin Ares, and Jason Rackley

Randy Meadows is vice president of loss prevention at Hollywood Entertainment. Prior to joining Hollywood, he held key loss prevention positions at Stage Stores, Nike, and Dayton Hudson Corporation.

Dustin Ares is the manager of corporate... Read More

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Colonel Dale J. Hewitt

Colonel Dale J. Hewitt is director of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service loss prevention division, which consists of approximately 800 LP professionals and has an operating budget of $25 million.

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Natt Reifler

Natt Reifler

Natt Reifler is a partner at Palmer-Reifler. His responsibilities include the overall supervision of the Legal Department and our team of dedicated collectors. Natt also consults on compliance issues, serves as a legal liaison to our clients, and... Read More

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Susan Sonnesyn Brooks

Susan Sonnesyn Brooks is a business security writer based in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Hedgie Bartol

Hedgie Bartol is formerly director of corporate fitness at Summit Fitness, a Gold’s Gym franchisee. Bartol comes from a security technology background where he worked as a sales manager with Crowley Communication products, representing Datacard... Read More

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John H. Roberts and Judy Hughes

Jon H. Roberts is product protection manager for CVS/pharmacy, responsible for creating innovative solutions to reduce losses and increase sales. He has over twelve years' experience in the chain drug industry, with a background in training,... Read More

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Matthew R. Giese, CPA, CFE

Matthew R. Giese, CPA, CFE is a senior manager for Deloitte & Touche’s Forensic and Investigative Services Practice in Boston. He has seven years experience, including three years as a financial statement auditor and four as a forensic accountant.... Read More

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William A. Rogers

William A. Rogers is publisher of Biometric Digest, a newsletter focusing on emerging biometric identification technology. He also moderates several national conferences on biometric technology and is a frequent speaker on the subject.... Read More

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Marvin R. Ellison

Marvin R. Ellison

Marvin R. Ellison is the chairman and CEO of JCPenney. He previously held various executive positions at Home Depot, including the role of vice president of loss prevention. Prior to joining Home Depot, Ellison was with Target Stores for fifteen... Read More

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Robert McGrath and Wayne Jacobson

Robert McGrath is director of loss prevention for Staples, Inc. He is responsible for loss prevention and safety in the Staples distribution network. Previously, he served as LP manager of shortage control and regional LP manager in the stores.... Read More

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Ralph Childs And Ed Stamper

Ralph Childs is the founder of The Network, Inc. He is a former FBI special agent with extensive background in loss prevention and security.
 
Ed Stamper is the former president of The Network, Inc. and an authority on the use of hotlines in loss... Read More

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Michael Gilligan

MICHAEL P. GILLIGAN is managing director of Hilco Asset Protection. He has been a loss prevention professional for nearly twenty-five years and has worked with virtually every type of retail concept, including department store chains, discount... Read More

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Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson is senior manager of Best Buy's logistics loss prevention operations. A Minnesota native, Jackson joined Best Buy in 1993 after graduating from Winona State University with a degree in criminal justice. His first position with Best Buy... Read More

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Allan Alberts

Allan Alberts is the director of loss prevention systems and strategic planning for Nordstrom. He has worked in law enforcement and retail loss prevention for over twenty years and holds a BS in electrical engineering from San Diego State University... Read More

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Ryan H. Smith

Ryan H. Smith is the director of finance for Gap Inc.'s loss prevention department.

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Bill Gately

Bill Gately

Bill Gately is the CEO of ISCON Imaging. Gately has spent his career building and leading emerging fast growth technology companies in industries ranging from homeland defense and security to high volume semiconductor. He has extensive expertise in... Read More

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Raquel Betti

Detective Raquel Betti is a police officer with the City of Stockton (CA) Police Department, where she is currently assigned to Case Review as the online shoplifting program coordinator. In this position, she is responsible for training new store... Read More

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Professor Adrian Beck and Matt Hopkins, Ph.D.

Professor Adrian Beck and Matt Hopkins, Ph.D., work in the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester, UK. Professor Beck can be reached for more information on his research at bna (at) le (dot) ac (dot) uk.

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Brian Eskra

Brian Eskra

Brian Eskra is the president and co-founder of LP Software, Inc. Eskra's background in loss prevention and technology has guided LP Software to its sixteen years of success by providing the industry with innovative software and incredible customer... Read More

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Joseph Malone

Joseph Malone is Chief Executive Officer for Security Resources, a national security firm providing security guard and investigative services based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

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Jumbi Edulbehram

Jumbi Edulbehram

Jumbi Edulbehram is president, Americas for Oncam Grandeye where he is responsible for all sales, marketing, and business development activities in the Americas. Edulbehram has long partnered with retailers as a technology expert with various... Read More

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William M. Titus

William M. Titus

William M. Titus is a former vice president of loss prevention for Sears Holdings Corporation. Prior to his appointment to VP of LP at Sears, Roebuck and Co. in April 2003, Titus was senior VP of LP and risk management at OfficeMax. He also held LP... Read More

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Steve Sell

Steve Sell

Steve Sell is chief marketing officer for USS. He has over 20 years of retail as an active influencer, thought-leadership contributor, and advisor with the Retail Industry Leaders Association, National Retail Federation, Loss Prevention Research... Read More

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William "Bill" Titus and Suni Shamapande

William "Bill" Titus is a managing director in PwC's risk assurance practice and has a broad array of retail and loss prevention experience. Prior to joining PwC, he was vice president of loss prevention and safety for Sears Holdings, where he... Read More

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John Gantenbein

John Gantenbein

John Gantenbein is the president of BSI.

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Renee DeWolf

Renee DeWolf

Renee DeWolf is the vice president of industry strategy for Sysrepublic. Prior to joining Sysrepublic, she managed LP analytics for CVS Health and Hilco Global. She has an MBA in economic crime and can be reached at renee.dewolf (at) sysrepublic... Read More

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Richard Mellor

Richard Mellor retired as senior adviser of asset protection to the National Retail Federation in July of 2014. Prior to that role Mellor held the position of vice president of loss prevention for the NRF, from November 2011 thru December 2013.... Read More

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D.B. "Libby" Libhart

DB "Libby" Libhart is the former director of security for McDonald's USA.

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Chris Lauritzen

Chris Lauritzen is a former vice president of loss prevention, service operations, and new store development for Stage Stores.

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Ken Warfield, CFI

Ken Warfield, CFI

Ken Warfield, CFI joined Regis Corporation as Vice President of Asset Protection in February, 2014. He brings 20 years of experience successfully developing, implementing and leading asset protection programs. Previously Warfield held leadership... Read More

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Joan Sparks

Joan Sparks

Joan Sparks is the vertical market leader of retail at Tyco Integrated Security.

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Shannon K. Stilwell, CPP, CFE

Shannon K. Stilwell, CPP, CFE

Currently the vice president of analytics for Sysrepublic, Stilwell has over twenty years of retail loss prevention experience having held both field and corporate positions for leading retailers such as Gottschalks, Hollywood Video, Borders Books &... Read More

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Brent Onan

Brent Onan

Onan is a seventeen-year veteran of loss prevention. He was a director of LP at Nordstrom, prior to which he served at Old Navy. Onan is currently vice president of sales at USS, a role he’s had for the past two years. He holds a bachelor’s... Read More

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Dr. Larry Barton and Bill Turner, LPC

Dr. Larry Barton is a crisis management consultant and trainer whose clients include Nike, The Walt Disney Company, ESPN, and Honda. He is president of The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He may be reached through his web site,... Read More

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Julie Grail, Ph.D.

Julie Grail, PhD, is the chief executive of British BIDs, the national organization delivering quality services and standards to the BID sector. She is a management consultant specializing in partnership development and urban management who, after... Read More

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Bill Davis

Bill Davis

Bill Davis is currently the Regional Director of Sales for Best Security Industries covering the Southeast Region. Bill is also a committee member with the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund, which is administered by the Loss Prevention Foundation.

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Guy Yehiav

Guy Yehiav

Guy Yehiav is CEO of Profitect.

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Karl F. Langhorst, CPP

Karl F. Langhorst, CPP

Karl F. Langhorst, CPP, is the corporate senior director of loss prevention for The Kroger Co. Langhorst is also the former director of loss prevention for Randalls and Tom Thumb Food Markets in Texas. He has over 35 years experience in law... Read More

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Don Reinhart, Ph.D., and Madelynn Herman, M.A.O.M.

Don Reinhart served 28 years with Federated Department Stores (now Macys) where he transitioned from a merchandising trainee in the Cincinnati division to vice president of operations for the Tucson division. After Federated, he was responsible for... Read More

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Mimi Welch and Nicole Rogers

Mimi Welch is president of Transition Dynamics and provides coaching and consulting to leaders who are spearheading major change initiatives and culture changes. She specializes in intergenerational engagement and executive presence. Welch can be... Read More

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Kevin McMenimen, LPC, and Merek Bigelow

Kevin McMenimen, LPC, is the chief operating officer for LPM.

Merek Bigelow is the director of marketing for LPM.

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Helen Levinson

Helen Levinson is the cofounder and former chief technical officer of Desert Rose Design. With over 20 years' experience in the digital marketing and automation arena, Levinson is a frequent speaker who has presented on this subject at the Food... Read More

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Vern Putz Anderson, Ph.D., CPE

Vern Putz Anderson, Ph.D., CPE

Vern Putz Anderson, Ph.D., CPE is currently a public health advisor at NIOSH. Trained in experimental psychology at the University of Wisconsin, his current interest is in the prevention of injuries and illnesses of employees in the Wholesale and... Read More

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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is a cyber-enabled crime and fraud awareness trainer who has worked with clients worldwide over a thirty-year period. He is an ISACA CISM qualified former military intelligence officer, recruit training officer, drug enforcement... Read More

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Kelly Fairchild

Kelly Fairchild

Kelly Fairchild has been involved in retail technology for several years. Currently she is with Ipsos Retail Performance, which is a leading global consultancy providing retail strategy, footfall counting & customer behavior insights for retailers... Read More

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Jason Odell, CFI

Jason Odell, CFI

Odell currently serves as senior field asset protection manager covering the southeastern division for a large hardlines retailer. He leads a team spanning fourteen states and the Caribbean. With 19 years of experience in the loss prevention... Read More

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Lauren Martin, LPRC and Brittany Griffin, LPRC

Lauren Martin, LPRC and Brittany Griffin, LPRC

Lauren Martin is a fourth year Marketing major at the University of Florida, approaching graduation in the Spring semester of 2017. Prior to taking on her current internship role at the Loss Prevention Research Council, she worked as a marketing... Read More

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Hal Cunningham

Hal Cunningham

Hal Cunningham is the former principal of Surveillance Consultants. A former Toronto Police Staff Sergeant and member of their elite surveillance unit, Cunningham taught surveillance techniques for 20 years. Cunningham is author of the surveillance... Read More

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JD Sherry

JD SHERRY is a cybersecurity expert and CEO of cloud-security provider Cavirin Systems. He is frequently interviewed by television and industry press on topics related to cybersecurity and cybercrime prevention. Before coming to Cavirin, Sherry... Read More

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Harold McIntyre, CFI, LPC

Harold McIntyre, CFI, LPC

Harold McIntyre, CFI, LPC is a loss prevention professional with more than 13 years experience working for retailers such as Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, TJX Companies, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Big Y World Class Markets. He holds a Bachelor of Science... Read More

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David Pelligrinelli

David Pelligrinelli is the owner and director of security for AFX Corp., a web-based provider of title search services, records research, and document retrieval. He is well known in the on-line investigations community and has been quoted in the... Read More

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Rex Gillette

Rex Gillette has been serving the Retail Loss Prevention industry for more than 30 years. He began his career in the as a sales representative for Sensormatic Electronics Corporation and over the years advanced to his current role of Vice President... Read More

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Tatiana Sehring

Tatiana Sehring

Tatiana Sehring is the director of corporate and strategic relationships at the Center for Applied Learning at American Public University System.

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Allen Atamer, S.M., P.Eng.

Allen Atamer, S.M., P.Eng.

Allen Atamer, S.M., P.Eng. is the CEO of LTAS Technologies, and the creator of Harmari Search for Craigslist. Motor vehicle regulators, tax agencies, insurance fraud investigators, and law enforcement have all benefited from using Harmari Search to... Read More

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Charlie DeWitt

Charlie DeWitt

Charlie DeWitt is the vice president of business development for Kronos Incorporated. He oversees business development for Kronos and drives strategic initiatives in the enterprise.

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Laurence Barton, PhD

Laurence Barton, PhD

Laurence Barton, PhD, is a leading crisis management and threat consultant to many of the world’s leading retailers. He is the highest-rated instructor at the FBI Academy and US Marshals Service. Dr. Barton is also a distinguished professor of... Read More

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Wayne Hoover, CFI

Wayne Hoover, CFI, is a senior partner of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates and the International Association of Interviewers.

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Natt Reifler and Michelle A. Gomez

Natt Reifler is a partner at Palmer-Reifler. His responsibilities include the overall supervision of the legal department and our team of dedicated collectors. Natt also consults on compliance issues, serves as a legal liaison to our clients, and... Read More

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Kevin Lynch, LPC

Kevin Lynch, LPC

Lynch has 33 years of experience in LP with companies including Sensormatic Electronics and TYCO International. He currently serves as executive director of business development for Tyco Integrated Security, as a member of LP Magazine’s... Read More

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Jacque Brittain, LPC, and Kevin McMenimen, LPC

Jacque Brittain, LPC, is editorial director, digital, for LP Magazine. Kevin McMenimen, LPC, is chief operating officer for LP Magazine.

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Merek Bigelow

Merek Bigelow

Bigelow is vice president, director of marketing for LP Magazine. Having joined the magazine in 2013, she has led the efforts in the digital transformation of losspreventionmedia.com, driving digital content and strategy, as well as helping solution... Read More

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Stan Welch, LPC

Stan Welch, LPC

Stan Welch, LPC, is a three-decade veteran of the retail loss prevention industry, most recently as vice president of LP for JCPenney. He also held leadership positions at Sears Holdings, Target, Marshall’s, Lazarus Department stores, and Famous... Read More

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Gary Oberman

Gary Oberman is Worldwide Director, Point of Sale, for Crossmatch.

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Michelle Gomez, Esq.

Michelle Gomez, Esq.

Michelle A. Gomez is an Associate Attorney at Law Offices of Palmer, Reifler & Associates, P.A. where she represents our clients in structuring and negotiating settlements, in mediation and in small claims court. She received her Bachelor's Degree... Read More

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Chris O'Leary

Chris O'Leary

O’Leary is the founder of Loss Prevention Recruiters. He has served the Retail Loss Prevention and Safety Industry for over 20 years by providing sound advice with ethical behavior. He can be reached at chriso@lprecruiters.com

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Frank Muscato and Jack Pearson

Frank Muscato retired from the Dallas Police Department’s Intelligence Division as a case supervisor in 1993 following twenty-five years of service. He was recruited by Walmart’s Jack Pearson to assist in creating retail’s first ORC division.... Read More

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Fiona Branton

FIONA BRANTON is a small business owner in Erie, Pennsylvania, and freelance writer on a variety of business topics. She has previously worked as a copy editor for a national magazine publisher. Prior to that, she garnered retail experience as the... Read More

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Christopher McDonald

Christopher McDonald is currently director of field loss prevention East for Babies“R”Us. He has held several loss prevention positions during his ten years with the company. Prior to joining Babies“R”Us, McDonald worked with Office Depot... Read More

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Jay Hart

Jay Hart

As the director of Force Training Institute, J. Hart leads a team of first responders, anti-terrorism, cybersecurity, defensive tactics, and crisis management specialists with vast cumulative experience and expertise in safety and security.... Read More

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Ryan Gausman

Ryan Gausman is in the general investigations unit of the Snohomish County (Washington) Sheriffs’ Office. In addition to thirteen years experience in law enforcement, Gausman has 25 years experience in retail, including holding numerous positions... Read More

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Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is the director of asset protection in Europe and the Middle East for Abercrombie & Fitch. He has been in LP for eighteen years, starting out at the grassroots of retail security on the streets of Central London before going on to help... Read More

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Patrick Kuhse

PATRICK KUHSE is an internationally recognized authority on business ethics and critical decision-making skills. He has given over 1,500 presentations to such diverse groups as businesses, major universities, international business associations, law... Read More

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Christopher P. Norris, CFI, and Frank Borecki, CFI

In 2008, Frank Borecki served as the director of internal audit and compliance at Steve and Barry's. At that time, Christopher P. Norris, CFI, served as a consultant and seminar speaker for Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, where he trained... Read More

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Charles "Chuck" Sennewald, CSC, CPP, CPO

Charles "Chuck" Sennewald, CSC, CPP, CPO

Charles "Chuck" Sennewald, CSC, CPP, CPO is a nationally known consultant, expert witness, and author of twenty-one books, several of which focus on loss prevention and security. His most recent book From the Files of a Security Expert Witness is a... Read More

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Mark Gray

Mark Gray

Gray is a 25-year retail professional in operations, loss prevention, and risk management. He has held executive positions with TJX Europe, Hamleys of London, and House of Fraser.

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Glenn Master

Glenn Master is the director of loss prevention and safety for Newgistics and chairman of the International Supply Chain Protection Organization. He has over seventeen years of LP and security management experience both domestically and... Read More

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Greg Rewers

Greg Rewers

Greg Rewers is the solutions marketing director for the Senseon® Secure Access business segment of Accuride® International. His responsibilities include product management, product marketing, business development and market strategy development to... Read More

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John M. Vautier

John M. Vautier

John Vautier owns Vautier Communications, a Chicago-based business communications practice that consults with executives and organizations about how to organize and effectively deliver clear messages. He is coauthor with his son and business... Read More

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Donald J. Horan, CPP

Donald J. Horan, CPP is a consultant for Gordon Brothers Retail Partners, LLC, a Boston-based solutions company for retail asset disposition and other financial advisory services. He is a member of the ASIS International retail loss prevention... Read More

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Chris Batson

Chris Batson is the manager of investigations for Gap Inc.’s global supply chain, overseeing investigations in ten distribution centers that support more than 2,800 Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic stores in North America. In addition, he... Read More

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Mark Sullivan, CPP, CFE

Mark J. Sullivan, CPP, CFE, is a former senior manager in Deloitte & Touche’s Forensic and Investigative Services practice and one of the leaders of the firm’s Corporate Loss Prevention Services Group. Vince Cilli is a senior manager and... Read More

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Mike Dunn

Mike Dunn is vice president of strategic services for Best Security Industries (BSI). With a background in computer technology, networking, and IP video, Dunn has also worked at Honeywell and Axis Communications and has designed security systems for... Read More

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Lorraine Gamman

Lorraine Gamman is Professor and Design Director for the Design Against Crime Research Centre, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts, London.

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Bill McBeath

Bill McBeath is chief research officer for ChainLink Research, a supply-chain research organization based in Newton, MA, dedicated to helping executives improve business performance and competitiveness through an understanding of real-world... Read More

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John Van Slingerland

John Van Slingerland

John Van Slingerland is vice president, business development, G4S Retail Solutions. Their flagship cash recycling solution, CASH360™, is a true end-to-end retail cash management solution designed specifically for the retail market and built to... Read More

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Christina Kendall

Christina Kendall

Kendall is the marketing and operations coordinator for the Loss Prevention Foundation where she is responsible for overseeing the marketing initiatives as well as delivering operational support in all foundation areas. She is a graduate of the... Read More

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Frances D'Addario, Dean Correia, and Sean Dettloff

Francis D'Addario, CPP, CFE, is emeritus faculty, strategic influence and innovation for the Security Executive Council. An expert in all-hazards security risk and mitigation, he held executive loss prevention roles for Starbucks Coffee, Hardees,... Read More

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Christopher BenVau

Christopher BenVau is Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, for Protection 1 Security Services. He is a 20-year industry veteran of the security industry, currently leading several channels for Protection 1 including the Enterprise Solutions... Read More

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National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established NIOSH as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, and empowering employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces. NIOSH is part of the US Centers for... Read More

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Jon D. Groussman, J.D., and Constantine "Dean" Nickas, J.D.

Jon D. Groussman, J.D. is president and COO of CAP Index. He is nationally recognized for advising private corporations and government entities on crime prevention strategies, as well as post-incident response and analysis. Groussman frequently... Read More

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Olivier Burah

Olivier Burah is the merchandise visibility director, Europe, for Checkpoint Systems.

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Eduardo Coccaro, Elizabeth Jones and Xiaoqui Liu

EduardoCoccaro received his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering in 2009 from the Universidad Simón Bolívar in his home country of Venezuela. He will receive his master’s degree in business analytics in July 2014 and is looking forward... Read More

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Stuart Hughes

Stuart Hughes

Stuart Hughes is an experienced international security and risk expert who has worked for a number of corporate brands including sports giant adidas AG, where he was the senior executive responsible for global corporate security. He is now managing... Read More

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Alan Tague and O. Keith Wanke

Alan Tague is the vice president of loss control at Gander Mountain, a regional hunting, fishing, camping retailer based in Minneapolis.

O. Keith Wanke is a senior-level retail loss prevention professional with over 40 years of experience in... Read More

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Caroline Cardone and Read Hayes, Ph.D., CPP

Caroline Cardone is a freelance writer and interior architect who splits her time between Sarasota Springs, New York, and West Palm Beach, Florida. After pursuing a graduate degree in interior design from the University of Florida, Cardone joined... Read More

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Mike Limauro

Mike Limauro

Mike Limauro has been involved in retail Loss Prevention for more than 20 years. He has worked for grocery chains, big box discount retailers, and in upscale department stores such as Neiman Marcus.

Limauro started his career as a Store... Read More

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W. Barry Nixon

W. Barry Nixon, SPHR, is the executive director of the National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, a company focused on assisting organizations to effectively implement programs to prevent workplace violence. He has spent over twenty... Read More

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Gerard Hand

Gerard Hand

Gerard Hand started his career in retail sector safety as retail field health, safety, and fire manager with Sainsbury’s. Hand now runs GPH Safety Limited and has forged a successful career in working with a number of blue-chip organizations and... Read More

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David E. Zulawski and Brett L. Ward, CFI

David E. Zulawski is a senior partner in Wicklander-Zulawski Associates, a recognized industry leader in interviewing and interrogation training. He has coauthored definitive textbooks and coursework for seminar and interactive training on... Read More

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Scott Womack

Scott Womack

Senior Officer Scott Womack is an eight-year veteran with the Raleigh Police Department in Raleigh, North Carolina, and currently serves as the Northwest District Crime Prevention Officer. Womack works intently with area loss prevention... Read More

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Alex Reichmann

Alex Reichmann

Alex Reichmann is a currency counterfeit detection expert and the owner of ITestCash. Helping businesses protect themselves against currency counterfeiting is a family affair, with Alex’s grandfather contributing to the creation of the Dri Mark... Read More

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Alvaro Hoyos

Alvaro Hoyos is the chief information security officer for OneLogin, a provider of cloud identity management solutions, where he architects and leads the company’s risk management, security, and compliance efforts. He has more than 15 years in the... Read More

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Douglas Cash, MBA, CFE, CFI, CFCI

Douglas Cash, MBA, CFE, CFI, CFCI

Douglas Cash, MBA, CFE, CFI, CFCI, is manager of forensic and valuation services for Eide Bailly, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm. He has over 27 years of law enforcement experience with an emphasis in white-collar crime.... Read More

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Timothy Crosby

Timothy Crosby

Timothy Crosby is a senior security consultant for Spohn Security Solutions. He has over 30 years of experience in the areas of data and network security. His career began in the early 1980s securing data communications as a teletype and... Read More

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Peter Chie

Peter Chie

Peter Chie is currently a regional asset protection manager with Advance Auto Parts. His experience in the retail loss prevention industry spans over 25 years with positions at several Fortune 500 companies, both big box and specialty. These include... Read More

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Stuart Strome, Ph.D.

Stuart Strome, Ph.D.

Strome is a research scientist with the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC). Strome received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida in 2014. Before joining the LPRC, he worked for the University of Florida Institute for... Read More

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Steve Frame

Steve Frame

Steve Frame is director of Sensu360 Ltd, where he helps businesses reduce risk and maximize profits. He has 25 years of experience in the retail sector, most recently as head of business controls for Selfridges & Co. where his responsibilities... Read More

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Officer Amy Boudreau

Officer Amy Boudreau

Officer Amy Boudreau is a crime prevention officer with the Peel Regional Police Department in Ontario, Canada.

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Justin Patton

Justin Patton

Justin Patton serves as director of the Auburn University RFID Lab, which specializes in the business case and technical implementation of radio frequency identification technology in retail, supply chain and manufacturing settings. Founded at the... Read More

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Mila Adamovica

Mila Adamovica is a former marketing communications specialist with Digilock.

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