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 very best at a particular skill or discipline, building a base of knowledge and expertise that sets us apart from the rest. There are those that 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 that 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.
Justin Bowers, CFI was promoted to director of inventory control & loss prevention at The Pet Club
Bill Lane has been named director loss prevention, health and safety, and audit at Watches of Switzerland
Dai-shawn Fowler was promoted to district manager of investigations at Macy’s
Guy Chenard has promoted to chief commercial officer at Genetec
Michel Chalouhi has been promoted to vice president of global sales at Genetec
Jean Brodie was named head of profit protection at Quiz Clothing (UK)
Brian Bazer has been named to lead loss prevention efforts at B&H Photo
Canaan Peacock was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Bealls
Yosef Messina was promoted to senior regional loss prevention manager at Amazon
Rui Rodrigues, B.A, LPC was promoted to divisional vice president, loss prevention & risk management at Holt Renfrew (Canada)
Larry Greene is now regional loss prevention & safety director at McKinley, Inc.
Joanne Spear was promoted to senior field investigator at Nordstrom
Scott Lox, CFI is now a regional Asset Protection Manager at Living Spaces Furniture
Jim Kennedy was promoted to territory loss prevention director at Burlington Stores
Jackie Goebbel is now safety and loss prevention manager at PetSmart
Michael Korso, MBA, CFI, LPC is now a regional loss prevention manager at Amazon
Kelly Harrington was promoted to corporate manager of investigations at The Home Depot
Greg Hietanen was promoted to market manager of asset & profit protection at Sears
Frank Sorgie Jr. was named senior loss prevention manager at Academy Sports
Mike Rackley was promoted to senior director of global store operations at Nike
Christy Mitchell was promoted to area loss prevention manager at Nordstrom
Brian Horn, LPC was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Amazon
Robert Zyla was promoted to district loss prevention manager TJX Canada
Vinny Scalese has been named senior vice president of store operations at Lowe’s Companies
Meredith Plaxco was promoted to senior director of loss prevention and safety at PetSmart
Richard Rivera was promoted to district manager of investigations at Macy’s
Rey Rodriguez is now director of investigations & ORC at Belk
Adam Luna is now a district loss prevention manager at Burlington Stores
Isaac Valentin is now a retail crime investigator at Weis Markets
Angie Cahill, CFI was named director of loss prevention at Forty Five Ten
Omar Nuhoglu was named national loss prevention manager at MYER (Australia)
Steven K. Johnson is now a region asset protection manager at Southeastern Grocers
Ron Pacchioli Jr. was promoted to district asset protection manager at Saks Fifth Avenue
Christian Placencia is now corporate loss prevention manager at Estee Lauder
Lisa Albers was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Amazon
Camille Bauer was promoted to senior area loss prevention manager at Harbor Freight Tools
Lawrence Hartman, CFI, LPC is now director of risk management, loss prevention, and safety at Goodwill Industries of Central Florida
Rachel Hoffman is now a regional loss prevention manager at Moblelink
Thomas Cairns, CFI was promoted to director of loss prevention, audit & firearms compliance at Dunham’s Sports
Lance Lee, CFI was promoted to loss prevention training and audit coordinator at Bealls
Gary Johnson, CPP, CFE has been named director of loss prevention at Guitar Centers
Neil O’Neill, CFI is now an area loss prevention manager at Ross Stores
James Skinner is now a regional loss prevention and safety business partner at PetSmart
Shannon Hunter has been promoted to vice president of loss prevention and sustainability at Office Depot
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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.