Professional advancement and building a successful loss prevention career can mean many things to many different people. For some individuals, it may mean reaching a top leadership position at a particular company, perhaps serving as a director or vice president of loss prevention/asset protection. For others, it may involve gaining experience in multiple professional fields in order to establish a unique and versatile role that capitalizes on all of our various skill sets.
Some aspire to be the best at a particular skill or discipline, building a base of knowledge and expertise that sets us apart from the rest. There are those who strive to leave a professional legacy, leaving a lasting mark on the present and future of the loss prevention industry. And there are still others who simply want the recognition that comes with reaching a particular level of performance and the security that it provides.
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There are many different ways to evaluate our career vision and professional aspirations. But what is most important is that we find the path that fits us best. We need to fashion and follow a professional development plan that leads us forward and builds our future. Especially when involved in a profession that is evolving as quickly as retail loss prevention, career growth is essential to professional survival. Whatever our professional goals and aspirations might be; whatever skills and experiences have helped forge our personal loss prevention career path, we have to find and seize the opportunities to learn, grow, and progress.
All of us throughout the loss prevention community are proud of the accomplishments of those that have worked hard and earned a new place along the loss prevention career path. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent career moves and promotions.
December 15th – December 22nd
Kenneth Boremi, CFI, LPC was promoted to executive Vice president, chief operations officer at Brookstone.
Rob Wynn was named director of asset protection at Whole Foods Market.
Stuart Fields was promoted to senior loss prevention manager at New Look (UK)
Juan C. Escruceria is now a multi-district asset protection leader at CVS Health
Jess DeValkenaere was promoted to senior manager of asset protection at Staples
Matt Barnett, LPC was promoted to central investigations manager at Belk
Mark McDermott was promoted to group investigations manager – EAST at JCPenney
Jeff Anderson is now area loss prevention coordinator at The Range (UK)
Andy McLaughlin has been promoted to loss prevention manager at McCoy’s Building Supply
Xavier Soule, PCI is now a loss prevention and compliance auditor at HS Brands Global
Alberto Vanegas is now asset protection manager- ORC at Lululemon
Jammel Ward was promoted to director of loss prevention at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
Ralph Frangioni is now an asset protection solutions partner at Walgreens.
Tony Raab was promoted to senior regional loss prevention manager at Spencer Gifts.
Doug Ramey is now senior group manager – field investigations at JCPenney.
December 9th – December 15th
Josiah Leite, LPC is now a district asset protection leader at CVS Health.
Lisa LaBruno was promoted to executive vice president of retail operations at the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA).
Brian Dodge was promoted to chief operating officer at the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA).
Austen Jensen was promoted to senior vice president of government affairs at the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA).
Karl Hall is now an asset protection district leader at Rite Aid.
Matt Brenner, MA, CFI was promoted to director of global investigations & ORC at Gap Inc.
John Duenas is now national accounts project manager/program manager at ADT Security Services.
Jaclyn Clarke is now a field investigator at Nordstrom.
Darian Griffin was promoted to vice president asset protection for Superior Grocers.
Tony Davis has been named vice president, senior manager / program management / global security & investigations for TD Bank.
Nick Koehler, CFI is now a regional loss prevention manager – supply chain at Williams-Sonoma.
December 1st – December 8th
Rick Caruthers has been appointed president at Galaxy Control Systems.
Jennifer Thomason was promoted to senior director, global Nike Direct risk & control at Nike.
Colin Gubernick was promoted to risk management supervisor at Eickhoff’s Supermarkets.
Andrew Barborak, CFI is now senior market asset protection manager at REI.
Lance Storm is now a regional loss prevention manager at Ulta Beauty.
Tommy Nelson, CFI is now global director of security and loss prevention at XPO Logistics.
Eric Pidgeon, LPC, CFI was promoted to vice president – asset protection & safety at Ascena Retail Group.
Rob Skelly has been named national account manager at ADT/Protection 1
Eric Fullerton has been named executive director at OpenEye.
Jerry D. Vergeront is now subject matter expert, cyber risk and compliance at The Security Executive Council (SEC).
Dwight Williams is now emeritus faculty at The Security Executive Council (SEC).
Neil R. Johnston is now subject matter expert, security technology operations at The Security Executive Council (SEC).
Alan Borntrager, CPP is now emeritus faculty at The Security Executive Council (SEC).
Amy Ballard is now subject matter expert, security program facilitation at The Security Executive Council (SEC).
Jeff Lesser was promoted to field loss prevention manager- North America at Disney Stores.
Bryan Barlow, CFI is now an advisory board member with The International Association of Interviewers (IAI).
Jason Brandon is now an asset protection solutions partner at Walgreens
Ben Edwards is now protective intelligence manager – EMEA at Facebook (United Kingdom)
Matt Connor, CFI was named director of asset protection at Salvatore Ferragamo Americas.
Patricia Casey is now a regional loss prevention manager at Dollar General.
Tyree McNeal is now a loss prevention supervisor at American Eagle Outfitters.
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Many of the loss prevention / asset protection career moves and promotions are reported to us by our career advisor partners. We are grateful for their collective efforts and diligence in delivering this information. If you would like to provide information pertaining to a recent promotion or career move that is not listed below, please email submissions to peopleonthemove (at) lpportal (dot) com.