People on the Move: July 2018 Loss Prevention Personnel Transitions

Taking the Steps to Build a Successful Loss Prevention Career

Professional Development, loss prevention personnel

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. Still others 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.

July 2018

Tim Begor is now a district loss prevention manager at TJX Companies

Kris Vece, LPQ was promoted to vice president of client relations at Protos Security

Damien Jones was promoted to regional asset and profit protection manager at David Jones (Australia)

Andy Stofanik was promoted to vice president operations, safety & loss prevention at Floor & Décor

Admir Mehmedovic is now a regional asset protection manager at Dollar Tree Stores

Doug Ronspies was promoted to market loss prevention manager at TJ Maxx

Marshall Fredrick was promoted to field asset protection manager at Bass Pro/Cabela’s

Sean Schmidt is now an area loss prevention manager at Nordstrom

Ian Waller was promoted to regional investigations manager at Walmart Canada

O. Keith Wanke was promoted to senior vice president of loss prevention, audit & firearms compliance at Dunham’s Sports

Eddie Foley, CFI has been promoted to vice president of loss prevention at Tractor Supply Company

John Carro, CFI is now a regional loss prevention manager at Pep Boys

Robert Hurd is now a regional asset protection manager at Victoria’s Secret/Pink Stores

Katie Shephard is now a regional loss prevention manager – MENA at Amazon (United Arab Emirates)

Vianey Martin is now a regional loss prevention manager at The Children’s Place

Miguel Falcon, LPC is now a multi-district asset protection manager at Walgreens

Veronica Harden is now district director of loss prevention at Gabe’s

Christie Hale has been named vice president of internal audit & loss prevention at Cracker Barrel

Chris Ota has been named vice president of loss prevention at Pacific Sunwear

Ben Borer, LPC was promoted to director loss prevention at American Eagle Outfitters

Nathan Hamblin, LPC, CORCI was promoted to senior regional loss prevention and safety manager – supply chain at PetSmart

Steve Welk, CFI was promoted to senior director, loss prevention at Barnes & Noble College

Darryl Keister, CFI was promoted to loss prevention regional investigator at Bealls

Rey Rodriguez was promoted to regional director of asset protection at Macy’s

Bob Casar, CFE was promoted to territory director of loss prevention at HS Brands International

Adam Burkhart is now a district loss prevention manager at Ollies Bargain Outlet

Michael Monaghan is now corporate loss prevention manager at Steve Madden

Scott Glenn, J.D., LPC has been named vice president of asset protection at The Home Depot

Chris Carrillo was promoted to senior corporate investigator – northern division at The Home Depot

Jesse Charo is now a regional loss prevention manager at LP Innovations

Denver Culpepper is now senior business analyst, asset protection at The Home Depot

Robert Howarth is now a regional profit protection business partner at Pets at Home (UK)

Brian Gross, LPC is now a loss prevention district manager at DICK’S Sporting Goods

Jamie Campbell is now director, investigations and safety center at Ross Stores

Alfredo Caraveo is now a regional loss prevention manager at AutoZone

Steven Morand, CFI is now senior manager of shrink optimization at Save-A-Lot

Brian Fox has been named senior manager of asset protection at Cabela’s/Bass Pro Shops

Andrea Rubalcaba has been promoted to senior loss prevention and safety manager at Bed Bath & Beyond

Josh Connors has been promoted to senior director of asset analytics and insights at CVS Health

Jose Montenegro has been named corporate asset protection manager at DFASS Group

Benjamin Coleman was named global security executive services manager at Facebook

Paul Stone was named vice president of security at Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin

Matt Dokman was named information security director at Hallmark Cards

Chris Rodriguez has been named director of loss prevention at MedMen

John Hawthorne was promoted to director of loss prevention and safety at Publix Super Markets

Christopher Broadhead was named director of business process optimization at Sears

Tom Eberhardt was named director of loss prevention and safety at The PGA Tour Superstore


To review the June “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, we welcome your submissions by clicking here.


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