Certification Not Just for LP Practitioners

Two Solution Providers’ Perspectives

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is a leader in educating and certifying retail loss prevention and asset protection professionals. Its mission is to advance the retail loss prevention and asset protection profession by providing relevant, convenient, and challenging educational resources. The LPF is dedicated to elevating the industry through its accredited LPQualified and LPCertified courses.

Lou Dilorenzo, LPC
Vice President of National Accounts, Allied Universal
LPCertified in October 2020

Lou Dilorenzo
Lou Dilorenzo

Lou Dilorenzo, LPC, began his career and developed his passion for retail security in 1985 as a store detective for A&S stores in Long Island, New York. For fourteen years, he advanced his career working with other large retail companies. In 1999, he was afforded the opportunity to continue in the LP industry with a solution provider. He has been providing security officers and loss prevention services as a vendor ever since.

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“I first learned about the Loss Prevention Foundation in 2006 and became a charter member,” said Dilorenzo. “Over the years, as I witnessed the positive impact that the LPC and LPQ certifications were having on the industry, I began to aggressively promote the LPF and its courses with my colleagues and clients. I’m a believer in ‘practice what you preach,’ so as a personal challenge I took the LPCertified course and exam.”

He continued, “One of the biggest benefits, in my opinion, of obtaining the LPC credential is industry recognition. Both designations, LPC and LPQ, from the LPF have become synonymous with excellence among loss prevention professionals. I am proud to now have the LPC letters follow my name.”

Dilorenzo also had some thoughts on the benefits of the course for solution providers. “Although it has been twenty years since I worked in retail loss prevention directly, I pride myself on being a good resource for my clients. My goal is to remain a bridge between retail and the solution provider industry, and I feel like the diverse, content-driven knowledge that I received in the LPC course is going to help me to remain relevant and continue to meet my clients’ LP needs.”

Mike Downs, LPQ
National Account Manager, AFA Protective Systems
LPQualified in May 2020

Mike Downs
Mike Downs

In 1982, Mike Downs, LPQ, started his security industry career as an installer and then a service technician. Through hard work and self-motivation, Downs advanced into several managerial roles eventually becoming a partner in a security company. When the company was sold and with an expanded set of skills, including sales and operations management, Downs was hired in 1997 by AFA Protective Systems where he now works as a national account manager.

“As a solution provider, having LPQ next to my name gives me an extra level of credibility,” said Downs. “It demonstrates my willingness to invest in myself and my future. The LPQ credential helps the customer know that I have educated myself to understand their needs and concerns as it pertains to the LP challenges of their individual business and that I am capable of offering meaningful solutions. It’s a win-win for us both!”

Downs went on to say, “I had technical knowledge of the industry; I could provide my customers with solutions. What I needed was more knowledge of why. Why were the solutions I was offering valuable to my customers? The LPQ course curriculum provided meaningful tools to help me, as a solutions provider, to better support my customers in all aspects of loss prevention. I am now better prepared to serve as a proven and trustworthy consultant capable of solving their problems by offering meaningful solutions.”

He concluded, “Whether you are starting out in the loss prevention industry or are a seasoned veteran, I would recommend getting your LPQ certification. The confidence gained from committing to your personal and professional development, learning, and applying the course material in everyday life is immeasurable.”

Newly Certified

Following are individuals who recently earned their certifications.

Recent LPC Recipients
Andrew Bailey, LPC, HomeGoods
Adriaan Bosch, LPC, PEP (South Africa)
Robert Bussie, LPC
Matthew Dominiak, LPC, Home Depot
Chelsea Hite, LPC, Giant Food Stores
Kathryn Holmes, LPC, CVS Health
Tim Icenhower, LPC, CFI, Ralph Lauren
Jason Johnson, LPC, Luxottica Retail
Darren Leonard, LPC, John Lewis PLC (UK)
Christopher Lupinski, LPC, Albertsons
Chris Lysy, LPC, Home Depot
James Mannarino, LPC, Home Depot
Lauren Mausolf, LPC, Rite Aid
Michelle McKernan, LPC, Blain Supply
Aaron Metoyer, LPC, TJX
Trevor Monroe, LPC, Rack Room Shoes
TJ Rosenberg, LPC, EPIC Risk Consulting
John Sheppard, LPC, Home Depot
Beau Trammel, LPC, Home Depot

Recent LPQ Recipients
Jimmy Allman, LPQ, TJX
Cody Bratton, LPQ, United Supermarkets
Cynthia Carbonaro, LPQ, Meijer
Keri Christeson, LPQ, TJX
Justin Clarke, LPQ, City of Garland
Jeffrey Cotterman, LPQ, Meijer
Jennie Duhamel, LPQ, TJX
Steven Evans, LPQ, Home Depot
Trent Forbes, LPQ, Meijer
Ellery Foy, LPQ, TJX
Walter Frazao, LPQ, Marine Corps Community Services
Raphael Garcia, LPQ, Northwood University
Courtney Geishert, LPQ, Meijer
Parker Griebel, LPQ, Skogen’s Festival Foods
Julie Hall, LPQ, Meijer
Darrylle Hood, LPQ, TJX
Kevin Jones, LPQ, TJX
James Klobucar, LPQ, Meijer
Courtney Kobel, LPQ, Meijer
Perry Lawton, LPQ, KPH Healthcare Services
Marcus Ledbetter, LPQ, Ralph Lauren
William Lybolt, LPQ, Home Depot
Elena Mancha, LPQ, TJK
James Mcilvain, LPQ, Lowe’s
Jeffrey Miller, LPQ, DICK’S Sporting Goods
Marian Naylor, LPQ, CVS Health
Sarah Neustedter, LPQ, Festival Foods
Oscar Nuku, LPQ, Meijer
Jacob Pitte, LPQ, Meijer
Joseph Rovner, LPQ, Giant Food Stores
Kayla Smith, LPQ
Gabriella Vela, LPQ, TJX
Kyle Wooten, LPQ, Meijer

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