The past year has showered everyone around the world with the unexpected as we grapple with the challenges of the pandemic, the need to act responsibly and our ongoing commitment to safety. But this April, spring also brings us new opportunities for change and growth as it marks another step in the professional careers of around 100 loss prevention professionals.
All of us in the loss prevention community are proud of the achievements of those who have worked hard and earned a new place in the loss prevention career path. Whatever our professional goals and aspirations, and whatever skills and experiences helped forge our claims prevention career, we must find and seize the opportunities to learn, grow and advance.
Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent career advancements and promotions.
April 22 – April 30
Eddie Sosa, LPC was promoted to Regional Manager of Investigations for Luxottica North America.
Karl 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 Loss Prevention Supervisor at Distak Distribuidora (Brazil).
wes davis was promoted to Senior Manager for Asset Protection CSC/Supply Chain at Advance Auto Parts.
Dina Jachin 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 Asset 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 on Amazon.
Christian Ibott was promoted to Multi-Area Security Manager at H&M.
Dan Hayward is now Investigator at Poundland & Dealz (UK).
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 with Grainger.
Kyle Elliott is now Vice President of Sales at Vector Flow.
Jerry Kane is now Head of Sales at Vector Flow.
Andrew Kouimanis was promoted to Head of Corporate Safety and Risk at Coles (Australia).
Heidi Haug is now a Regional Asset Protection Lead 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 15 – April 21
Meredith Plaxco, LPC, PetSmart’s Vice President of Loss Prevention and Safety is now on the board of directors of the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF).
Oscar ArangoVice President of Asset Protection at Target, now serves on the board of directors of the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF).
Steve Sturgill with Amazon was appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO).
Meena Gurguis was promoted to Asset Protection Business Partner at Target.
Logan Rivers was promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Amazon Robotics.
Shannon Rollon was promoted to Field Manager Asset Protection at White Cap.
Justin Ginger was promoted to Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Amazon.
James Bequette is now a Regional Asset Protection Manager at Dollar Tree Stores.
Maria Kapron was promoted to lead the market for asset protection at Walmart.
Stefan Mitroka is now a Territorial 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 in 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 for 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 (UK).
Carter Gulli, LPC was promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Amazon.
Markus 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.
Andreas 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 Asset Protection Operations Manager for Target.
Richard Wittman is now District Property Protection Manager at JCPenney.
Scott McQueen, MBA has accepted an additional position as Chair of the ISRM Japan Chapter at the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (Japan).
Julio Cesar Verissimo de Carvalho is now Loss Prevention Supervisor 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 (Czech Republic).
Thomas Buck, CFI was promoted to District Loss Prevention Manager at The TJX Companies.
Tip Bradford, LPQ is now a business analyst for Nordstrom’s exception reports.
Mike Lilies was promoted to AVP of Loss Prevention – Division 2 at Ross Stores.
Ashlea Lewis is now a Damage Prevention Investigator in the South Zone of Myer, Australia.
Brittney Kotteles was promoted to Senior District Manager of Asset Protection at Abercrombie & Fitch.
Andrew Cahill is now District Property Protection Manager at Lowe’s Companies.
Lee Golding is now Territorial Profit Protection Manager at JD Sports Fashion (UK).
Jennifer Zervas, LPC was promoted to Loss Prevention Manager at At Home Group.
Emma Gomez was promoted to corporate director of asset protection programs at Albertsons.
Joshua Phillips is now Director of Field Protection for Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Paul Morrison is now Head of Loss Prevention at Talize (Canada).
Aaron Jenkins was promoted to Senior Manager of Business Administration at Macy’s.
April 1st – April 7th
Richard Andre is now 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 Asset Protection Manager in the field at T-Mobile.
Steven Lapres is now a Regional Asset Protection Lead at Rite Aid.
Cheyne Collins CCII, CORCI, CEFI is now Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Michael Kors (Canada).
Robert Alberta was promoted to Market Asset Protection Leader at CVS Health.
CH (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 of the Global Security Academy at Amazon.
Brooke Murota, MBA was promoted to Senior Manager for Asset Protection Operations at Old Navy.
Joshua Olsen was promoted to general manager of retail loss prevention programs at Amazon.
Deborah Beene is now a physical security analyst at Rite Aid.
Anthony Clark Promoted to Leader – Asset Protection at Macy’s.
Andrew Beckett was promoted to Director of Amazon Logistics Loss Prevention, Region Americas 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).
Kai 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 Lead at Rite Aid.
Amanda Buell, MBA, LPC was promoted to Senior Program Manager, Standards and Compliance | worldwide operations for critical incidents at Amazon.
Tony Rengel was promoted to senior manager of downstream SCAP operations at The Home Depot.
Check out the March 2021 LP People on the Move
Many of the loss prevention/wealth protection career moves and promotions are reported to us by our Career Advisor partners. We are grateful for their combined efforts and diligence in providing this information. If you would like to provide information about a recent promotion or career move not listed below, please email your submissions to peopleonthemove(at)lpportal(dot)com.