A life-long learner and passionate leader with 15+ years experience specializing in Retail Loss Prevention. Skilled at assessing top talent and developing best-in-class teams trained to support the strategic goals of an organization. A well-rounded and adaptable professional with experience in both Big Box and Specialty environments.
Experience leading chain-wide initiatives resulting in increased profits, decreased risk and requiring buy-in from a variety of stakeholders to include senior leaders, internal cross-functional partners as well as vendors and/or external consultants.
Extensive experience developing data analytic programs supported by a variety of tools and data sources, at times in concert with each other, such as Cognos, M.S. Excel, Aspect and XBR exception reports. Strong investigative and interviewing skills culminating in thousands of successfully concluded theft, fraud, ethics and sexual harassment investigations. Bilingual with native fluency in English and Spanish.
Short-term goals include attainment of the CPP (Certified Protection Professional) certification for which I'm currently preparing as well as completion of a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management (Expected 2016). Longer-term objectives include gaining additional exposure and knowledge on Internal Auditing and Enterprise Risk Management disciplines and roles.