LP People on the Move: February 2019

Taking the Steps To Build a Successful Loss Prevention Career

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. There are those that aspire to be the best at a particular skill or discipline, building a base of knowledge and expertise that sets them apart from the rest. For others, it may involve gaining experience in multiple professional fields in order to establish a unique and versatile role. 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. 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.

February 2018

February 14th – February 20th

Aaron McAloon was promoted to regional investigations manager at Lowe’s.

Zachery Erb is now a multi-district asset protection leader at CVS Health.

Matthew Arnsdorff was promoted to information security analyst at Target.

Casey Jones is now a division loss prevention specialist at Speedway.

Mike Scafidi is now a regional asset protection manager at Global Partners LP.

Jenna Fread is now a regional loss prevention manager at GameStop.

William Thwaits, CFI, CFE, ILO is now an ORC / national task force investigator at TJX Companies.

James C. Schroeder is now asset protection manager of investigations at Saks Fifth Avenue.



Christopher Magana is now senior manager of risk management and asset protection at WKS Restaurant Group.


Jesse Young is now a regional loss prevention manager at Tilly’s.



Matthew H. Dawson, CFI was promoted to program manager, global security operations at Amazon

Keith Thalacker was promoted to district loss prevention manager at Home Goods.



Dylan Evans was promoted to central investigator at The Home Depot.

Laura Westfall was promoted to divisional asset protection, operations and safety director at Lowe’s.

Jason Biggs is now a regional security manager at Cox Enterprises.

Mark Mellor, CFCI is now senior loss prevention manager at Staples.

Blake Charles is now a market investigator at Family Dollar.



Robyn Romyn was promoted to national field investigations manager at Nordstrom.

Jake Harris, CFI is now an asset protection district leader at Rite Aid.



Larry Carroll is now vice president of asset protection, inventory analytics and compliance at 99 Cents Only Stores.


Garrett Petraia was named vice president of global security at Levi Strauss

Mike Giblin was promoted to director of research at the Loss Prevention Research Council


Jordan Burchell was promoted to Innovation Specialist at the Loss Prevention Research Council

February 7th – February 13th

Axel Reyes was promoted to asset protection district manager at Vallarta Supermarkets.

Gary Novello Jr, LPC, CFI has been named Director of Asset Protection Investigations at Bloomingdale’s.


Lee Gamble is now director of security and loss prevention Europe at Cromwell/Grainger (UK).

Leo Cabral, CFI is now director SC safety and asset protection at Lowe’s.



Chad McIntosh is now vice president of innovative product solutions at WG Security Products.


Isaac Whitaker has been promoted to vice president of asset protection and field audit for BJ’s Wholesale Club

Pete Bacol has been named vice president of strategic growth at Industrial Security Solutions


Greg Purwin was promoted to corporate manager of investigations at Lord & Taylor

Travis Shipley was promoted to market health and wellness director at Walmart

Liz Cody was promoted to executive director of loss prevention at Luby’s Fuddruckers Restaurants.

Sam Charles, LPC was promoted to regional asset protection, operations and safety director at Lowe’s.

Randy Vickers is now a district loss prevention manager Ocean State Job Lot



David Homolka was promoted to vice president of human resources, store operations, and asset protection at Duluth Trading Company

Rick Marine is now a district asset protection manager at Abercrombie & Fitch.



Todd Isenhour, LPC was promoted to division director of assets protection, operations and safety – North Division at Lowe’s


Jacob Oney was promoted to operations director – OH, IN, KY, WV, PA at Target

John Danahy was promoted to manager of anti-fraud field support, Northeast Region at Walmart.

Janie Sexton is now a district asset protection leader at CVS Health.

Kate Early, LPC was promoted to director of asset protection process and strategy at Lowe’s.



Toby Holliday is now a market asset and profit protection leader at Sears Holdings Corporation.

Erik Klockemann was promoted to regional senior commercial security consultant at ADT.

Keith White has been promoted to executive vice president of loss prevention and global sustainability for Gap Inc.

David Smail has been named executive vice president and chief legal officer at ADT.

February 1st – February 6th

Omar Reyes, CFI is now senior investigations report analyst at The TJX Companies.


KC M. Watts is now corporate security supervisor at PetSmart.

Rick Mitchell has been named director of loss prevention, inventory control and fraud at Conn’s HomePlus.


Oliver Niworowski was promoted to district manager of investigations at Macy’s.

Brian Farrar is now a regional asset protection manager at DTLR.



Katie Walker, CFI is now director of safety and security at iHerb.



William Peters was promoted to senior director of safety and asset protection operations for BJ’s Wholesale Club.

Thomas Thweatt was promoted to security engineer at Belk.

Rosemary Leonard was promoted to Business Development Executive at Fire King Security Products.

Emmanuel Suarez was promoted to loss prevention training specialist at Marshalls Convenience Stores (Puerto Rico).



Richard Mathers, CFI is now interim head of loss prevention at Post Office Ltd. (UK).

Ian Dill is now vice president of store operations and asset protection at Centric Brands.


Michael Ruhl Jr. is now manager of assets protection operations at Belk.

Ronda Fields is now a district asset protection operations and safety manager at Lowe’s.

Nathan Andreesen was promoted to district asset protection operations and safety manager at Lowe’s.


Tony Caldwell was promoted to regional investigations manager at Lowe’s.

Andrew Kirkendall was promoted to zone loss prevention manager at Beall’s.



Cita Doyle, LPQ has been promoted to VP of Sales and Marketing at InstaKey.



Mike Soberal, CPP is now senior manager corporate security at Aurora Cannabis

Jay Hawkins CFE, CFI, LPC is now a regional loss prevention manager at rue21.



Reco Caston, MBA, CFE, SA was promoted to senior field loss prevention manager/ TPR at T-Mobile.

Tim Hickey is now Senior Manager of Strategic Accounts and Asset Tracking Solutions at CONTROLTEK

Andrew Perry is now senior director of retail operations at Peet’s Coffee.



Albert Metuge, CFE, CFI was promoted to director, fraud management & analytics at Ascena Retail Group.

Nicholas Paczkowski LPQ is now director of safety and loss prevention at Goodwill of Greater Washington.

Kyle Loftus is now director of compliance investigations at Walgreens.


To review the January 2019 “People on the Move” click here.

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.


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