Mark Stinde, MBA, LPC, has been named senior vice president of asset protection at JCPenney. Stinde was most recently vice president of asset protection at Dallas-based 7-Eleven. He started his loss prevention career as a key store investigator with Mervyn’s in 1988 before moving to Lamont’s Apparel as a regional loss prevention manager in 1991, and then to Toys “R” Us as a regional loss prevention manager in 1995. From there, Stinde has held leadership positions with The Home Depot, Circuit City, and Protiviti in business development before joining 7-Eleven as senior director of asset protection in 2010. He was then promoted to vice president of asset protection in 2012.
Stinde is active across the loss prevention community, serving as an asset protection leadership council member with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), a member of the board of directors with the Loss Prevention Foundation, and as an editorial board member with Loss Prevention Magazine.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from DePaul University and recently earned a master of business administration (MBA) in business administration and management from Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business. He also serves as an associate board – mentor providing support and insight to MBA candidates for the SMU Cox School of Business.