The past year has showered everyone across the globe with the unexpected as we’ve dealt with the challenges of the pandemic, the need to be responsible, and an ongoing dedication to staying safe. But this April, Spring is also bringing us new opportunities for change and growth, as it has for approximately 100 loss prevention professionals taking another step in their professional careers.
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. Whatever our professional goals and aspirations might be and whatever skills and experiences have helped forge our loss prevention careers, we have to find and seize the opportunities to learn, grow, and progress.
Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent career moves and promotions.
April 22nd – April 30th
Eddie Sosa, LPC was promoted to Regional Manager of Investigations for Luxottica North America.
Charles Cherry was promoted to director of asset protection at Ascena.
Allan Watters, LPC is now head of innovation, retail solutions at Vector Security.
Chris Nelson was promoted to senior vice president / head of asset protection at Gap.
Joseph Rapacz, LPC was promoted to director of asset protection at Ascena.
Paulo Cesar Barbosa is now supervisor of loss prevention at Distak Distribuidora (Brazil).
Wes Davis was promoted to senior manager of asset protection CSC/supply chain at Advance Auto Parts.
Dina Yakhin was promoted to senior regional asset protection manager at Old Navy.
Connor Magee was promoted to global loss prevention manager – retail and e-Commerce at L’Oreal (France).
Justin Vuylsteke is now director of assets protection at Prosegur.
Jason Baker was promoted to senior regional loss prevention manager at Spencer Gifts.
Tony Raab was promoted to associate director of loss prevention at Spencer Gifts.
Axel Phillips was promoted to senior manager asset protection, DC operations at Advance Auto Parts.
Andrew Burchett is now senior manager, asset protection – supply chain at Five Below.
Ken O’Connor was promoted to director of investigations and standards at Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Michael Lopriore, PCI, CFI was promoted to global security manager at Facebook.
Kenny Espinosa is now a multi-site loss prevention lead at Amazon.
Christian Ibbott was promoted to multi-area security manager at H&M.
Dan Hayward is now investigations officer at Poundland & Dealz (United Kingdom).
Ana Martins was promoted to area manager of profit protection at JD Sports Fashion (Portugal).
Kirby Sabey was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Amazon.
Jared Tedeschi Sr. is now an investigator at Grainger.
Kyle Elliott is now vice president of sales at Vector Flow.
Jerry Kane is now director of sales at Vector Flow.
Andrew Kouimanis was promoted to head of corporate safety and risk at Coles (Australia).
Heidi Haugh is now a regional asset protection leader at Rite Aid.
Jacqueline Rice was promoted to senior asset protection investigator at Macy’s.
Ryan Kelly was promoted to senior asset protection investigator at Macy’s.
Matthew Koury, CFI was promoted to manager of asset protection operations at Old Navy.
April 15th – April 21st
Meredith Plaxco, LPC, vice president of loss prevention and safety at PetSmart is now on the board of directors at the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF).
Oscar Arango, vice president of asset protection with Target, is now on the board of directors at the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF).
Steve Sturgill with Amazon has been named to the board of directors with the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO).
Meena Gurguis was promoted to assets protection business partner at Target.
Logan Rivers was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Amazon Robotics.
Shannon Rolon was promoted to field manager, asset protection at White Cap.
Justin Gingery was promoted to senior regional loss prevention manager at Amazon.
James Bequette is now a regional asset protection manager at Dollar Tree Stores.
Mary Capron was promoted to market asset protection operations lead at Walmart.
Stephen Mitroka is now a territory asset protection manager at American Freight Furniture.
Jarrell Wilson was promoted to area loss prevention manager at Nordstrom.
Brett Szrejna was promoted to senior asset protection investigations manager at BJ’s Wholesale Club.
Gary Novello Jr, LPC, CFI was promoted to director of fraud strategy and analytics at Macy’s.
Brandon Sutton is now acting organized retail crime investigator at TJX Canada/Winners Merchants International (Canada).
Paul Witten, MA was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Amazon.
Phoebe Tyszkiewicz was promoted to loss prevention manager – store projects at Morrisons (United Kingdom).
Carter Gulli, LPC was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Amazon.
Mark Kneale was promoted to market asset protection leader at CVS Health.
April 8th – April 14th
Ben Gregory was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Amazon.
Jacob Lewis is now a regional asset protection manager at Pharmacann.
Allisa Amborn was promoted to district asset protection manager at Fred Meyer.
Michael Kingrey was promoted to senior program manager, safety & DOT compliance, North American transportation at Amazon.
Maria Herrera-Garcia was promoted to project manager – global investigative governance at Walmart.
Andrew Frum was promoted to director of loss prevention, revenue protection at Express.
Michael Greenwell, MBA was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Amazon.
Frederick D. Hassel, Jr. is now assets protection operations manager for Target.
Richard Wittman is now a district assets protection manager at JCPenney.
Scott McQueen, MBA has taken on an additional position as chair, ISRM Japan Chapter at the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (Japan).
Julio Cesar Veríssimo de Carvalho is now supervisor of loss prevention at Dafiti Group (Brazil).
Michael Mateo promoted to Senior Manager Field Investigations at Foot Locker.
Leslie Allen promoted to Director Field Investigations at Foot Locker.
Robin Cihlar, CPP, CFI, CBCI was promoted to senior risk manager at Amazon (Czechia).
Thomas Buck, CFI was promoted to district loss prevention manager at The TJX Companies.
Tip Bradford, LPQ is now an exception reporting business analyst at Nordstrom.
Mike Liles was promoted to AVP of loss prevention – division 2 at Ross Stores.
Ashlea Lewis is now a loss prevention investigator, south zone at Myer (Australia).
Brittney Kotteles was promoted to senior district manager of asset protection at Abercrombie & Fitch.
Andrew Cahill is now a district asset protection manager at Lowe’s Companies.
Lee Golding is now a territory profit protection manager at JD Sports Fashion (United Kingdom).
Jennifer Zervas, LPC was promoted to loss prevention manager at At Home Group.
Emma Gomez was promoted to corporate manager of asset protection programs at Albertsons.
Joshua Phillips is now director of field asset protection at Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Paul Morrison is now a divisional loss prevention manager at Talize (Canada).
Aaron Jenkins was promoted to senior manager of business administration at Macy’s.
April 1st – April 7th
Richard Andre is now a field loss prevention manager at Staples.
Brendan “Ben” Dugan, CFI was promoted to director of organized retail crime and corporate investigations at CVS Health.
Kevin Moring was promoted to director of asset protection retail operations at CVS Health.
Dennis Womack was promoted to multi-site loss prevention site lead at Amazon Logistics.
Robert Grant was promoted to senior area loss prevention manager at Ross Stores.
Brent Craven is now a retail fraud investigator at Starbucks.
Lexis Plumley is now a field asset protection manager at T-Mobile.
Steven LaPres is now a regional asset protection leader at Rite Aid.
Cheyne Collins CCII, CORCI, CEFI is now a regional loss prevention manager at Michael Kors (Canada).
Robert Alberta was promoted to market asset protection leader at CVS Health.
C.H. (Choong Hoon) Ha is now president of Hanwha Techwin America.
Israel Rodriguez Jr. is now a regional loss prevention manager at Dunham’s Sports.
Nira Lee was promoted to program manager, global security academy at Amazon.
Brooke Murota, MBA was promoted to senior manager of asset protection operations at Old Navy.
Joshua Olsen was promoted to principal, retail loss prevention programs at Amazon.
Deborah Beene is now a physical security analyst at Rite Aid.
Anthony Clark was promoted to market leader – asset protection at Macy’s.
Andrew Beckett was promoted to director of Amazon Logistics loss prevention, Americas Region at Amazon.
Shawn Weir, CFI was promoted to director of asset protection at Shoot Point Blank.
Andreas Seidel, CPP was promoted to director of security and loss prevention risk and resilience, EMEA at Amazon (Germany).
Kait Rickard was promoted to fraud specialist at Sephora.
David Marsh PgDip MSyI CPP was promoted to senior program manager at Amazon.
Justin MacIntyre, CFI, LPC was promoted to manager of corporate investigations at Bealls.
Kevin Brown is now a regional asset protection leader at Rite Aid.
Amanda Buell, MBA, LPC was promoted to senior program manager, standards and compliance | world-wide critical incident operations at Amazon.
Tony Rengel was promoted to senior manager of downstream SCAP operations at The Home Depot.
Review the March 2021 “LP People on the Move”
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.