Excellence in Partnerships
Kris Vece, LPQ, Director of Client Relations, Protos Security
Kris Vece has been a security and investigations industry professional since 2004 and joined Protos Security in 2015. With a staff of seven client account managers under her direction, she is responsible for all aspects of sales and client relations at Protos. Through relationships cultivated over the years and a dedicated focus on excellence, Vece has earned a reputation as an outstanding partner and industry expert. She is an active member of the Loss Prevention Foundation, International Association of Interviewers (IAI), and the New Jersey Food Council. She has continued to show her dedication to the industry by completing her LPQualified certification and is currently enrolled in the LPCertified certification program.
“When building business partnerships, I feel that the most important trait that a solution provider can possess is honesty,” said Vece. “Honesty is critical to building trust with people. Without trust there is no true relationship and no gateway to genuine solutions. You have to listen to what people are saying and together arrive at solutions that are authentic and amicable for everyone.
“However, if you really want to build successful relationships with your business partners, you really need to educate yourself about the industry you work in-and then get involved. Contributing to the loss prevention industry and taking the opportunity to participate in a meaningful way lets people know that you care. Never sell yourself short on what you are capable of doing. I have seen so many young people do extraordinary things in the loss prevention industry. It makes me very proud to belong to this elite group of individuals.”
Nominations Are Encouraged
The LPM team is privileged to have a front-row seat to the very best in the loss prevention industry, providing a unique opportunity to present positive, productive ways to promote loss prevention, build successful and constructive partnerships, educate and inform the LP community, and support the thought leadership that drives us forward.
The LP Magazine “Magpie” Awards are a means to celebrate industry accomplishments on an ongoing basis, recognizing the loss prevention professionals, teams, solution providers, law enforcement partners, and others that demonstrate a stellar contribution to the profession. Kris Vece is among our March–April 2018 recipients.
We want this to be your program. Those of you working as LP practitioners witness these exceptional performances on a regular and ongoing basis, and we strongly encourage you to provide us with nominees for each of the award categories. We encourage creative nominations and want the program to cast a positive light on the many tremendous contributions of the loss prevention community. Nominations can be submitted via email to excellence [at] LPportal.com.
Find out who else has been recognized in the March–April 2018 issue – check out “LPM “Magpie” Awards: Applauding Excellence.”