Professional advancement and building a successful loss prevention career can mean many things to many different people. For some, 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 that 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.
There are many different ways to evaluate our career vision and professional aspirations. 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 who 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.
November 25th – November 30th
Isaac Morton was named global investigations manager at Facebook.
Scott Pickrel was promoted to market asset protection manager at Walmart.
Jordan Rivchun, MBA is now leader of retail solutions and strategy & business development at Hanwha Techwin America
Mike Reilly is now a regional loss prevention manager at Burlington Stores
Joseph Rapacz is now a territory asset protection leader at Ascena Retail.
Omar Garcia is now a district loss prevention specialist at Superior Grocers.
Matthew Fedrick was promoted to area asset protection manager at Belk.
Patrick Stelmaszyk is now a district risk manager at Aritzia.
Mike Hatzenbuhler was promoted to market asset protection manager at Walmart.
Evan Edwards was promoted to senior corporate investigator – investigative intelligence at Lowe’s.
Yajayra Gonzalez is now an asset protection specialist at Ascena Retail Group.
Cristina Bär Muñoz was promoted to district asset protection manager at Abercrombie & Fitch.
Tim Derringer, CISM has been named director of information security at Belk.
Leo Doran has been named vice president of loss prevention for Tailored Brands.
Brian Bazer has been named senior director of loss prevention at Rue 21.
Steve Boyd was promoted to vice president of loss prevention at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.
Ganjar Imansantosa, CISM was named director of information security at Domino’s.
November 18th – November 24th
Joshua Rogers, CFI has been named director of asset protection for Food Lion.
Craig Chiaccheri is now a district asset protection leader at CVS Health.
Tom Kilgallon was promoted to director of investigations at Hudson’s Bay Company.
Amanda Grabowski is now a senior Security Investigator at Comcast.
Chan Park was promoted to corporate investigations & internal audit manager at Goodwill of Orange County.
Ben Dugan was elected president for the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR).
Bryan Miller was promoted to senior investigator- southern division at The Home Depot.
Laura Neal is now a regional loss prevention investigator at GoWireless.
Teri Railey is now a district loss prevention manager at Sephora.
Jeremy Kauffman was promoted to area loss prevention and safety manager at Lowe’s Home Improvement.
Peter Chie, CFI was promoted to operating vice president, asset protection and risk management at Bloomingdale’s.
Hutch Hillebert was promoted to director of facilities & asset protection western US/Canada at The Beautiful Group.
Ted Younes is now a district loss prevention manager at Sephora.
Chalston Layacan is now senior corporate investigator at Nordstrom.
November 11th – November 17th
Jonathan Grogan, CFI is now a loss prevention manager with NAPA Auto Parts.
Scott Mclean was promoted to district asset protection manager at Hudson’s Bay Company.
Joshua Loth was promoted to district loss prevention manager at Kohl’s.
Dorothy Connolly, CFI is now a district loss prevention manager at Burlington Stores.
Haley Torson was promoted to manager, risk policy violations – incident management at eBay.
Branden Bearup is now an analyst, asset protection innovation and implementation at Macy’s.
Michael Gianino was promoted to senior district manager of asset protection at Abercrombie & Fitch.
Brian Potts is now national channel sales manager at Vector Security.
Suzanne Hammontree is now a district loss prevention manager at Burlington Stores.
Mary Ellen Anastas was named chief of internal audit & Compliance for Veterans Canteen Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Christopher Helton was named corporate asset protection manager for Veterans Canteen Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Patrick Bresnan was named internal auditor for Veterans Canteen Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Samantha Yakush is now a market loss prevention manager at NAPA Auto Parts.
Rene Gonzalez is now an area loss prevention manager at Ross Stores.
Brandon Aldridge is now a regional loss prevention leader at Petco.
Andre Lawrence was promoted to senior west coast loss prevention manager at The RealReal.
Jason Calhoun was named fraud investigations manager at Adobe.
Jon Pollard, LPC was promoted to territory asset protection senior manager at Sam’s Club.
Cory Vaughan was promoted to compliance, asset protection and safety operations manager at Walmart eCommerce.
November 1st – November 10th
Karen Cruz is now a district loss prevention manager at The TJX Companies.
Kazuya Ohara, LPC was named director of asset protection at Tony’s Finer Foods.
Scott Pethuyne was promoted to director, analytics & fraud management – asset protection at Ascena Retail Group.
David Wallace, CCII, LPC was promoted to senior analyst, fraud detection & investigations at Staples.
Martin H. Lisitza, CFI is now a field asset protection manager at Advance Auto Parts.
Alfredo Ontiveros is now a regional investigator at GoWireless, Inc.
David Marks is now an assets protection specialist at 7-Eleven.
Maria Herrera-Garcia was promoted to investigative manager – global investigations at Walmart.
Dale H. Loope, ATO is now a regional security investigator at QXH (QVCxHSN).
Guillermo Rivera is now a regional asset protection investigator at Mobilelink.
Tracy Abrahamowicz, LPC was promoted to senior field loss prevention manager at T-Mobile.
Valerie Laschen is now a corporate investigator at Nordstrom.
Angela Rueber was promoted to crisis manager, global security operations at Amazon.
Luz Cruz is now corporate loss prevention at Prada.
Patricia Carbonara was promoted to manager, violence in the workplace assessment, national loss prevention at Nordstrom.
David L. Maxim Jr. LPQ, CCFI, EHS is now an area loss prevention specialist at Sally Beauty.
Patrick Walsh is now an organized Retail Crime Investigator – national task force at TJX Companies.
Liliana Carioto was promoted to supply chain investigator at The TJX Companies.
Greg Dolcich, LPQ is now an area loss prevention manager at Ross Stores.
Kellen McWhite, CBCP, CFI was promoted to associate director, global threat detection & response at Best Buy.
John MacLeod, CFI is now a regional loss prevention manager at Michael Kors.
Mark Sosa was promoted to ORC investigator at The Home Depot.
Trevor Edwards, CFI was promoted to district manager of investigations at Macy’s.
Rob LaCommare, CFI has been named vice president of asset protection at Big Lots Stores.
Adam Gilvin has been named director of loss prevention at DSW.
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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.