People on the Move: September 2018 Loss Prevention Personnel Transitions

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 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.

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.

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September 2018

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


To review the August “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, please email submissions to peopleonthemove (at) lpportal (dot) com.

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