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Asset Protection Manager

Suffern, NY
October 11, 2018

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Ronald J Vance

New York, NY 845-***-****



Highly accomplished, ambitious, results-oriented asset protection/loss prevention expert with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the fields of retail, loss prevention and warehouse operations. A strategic thinker with keen ability to remain composed and professional in complex and stressful situations which leads to a results-oriented, confident, and engaged team environment. Expertly direct surveillance and controlled shrink across 600+ retail stores.


Corporate & Retail Management Market Positioning Business Analysis Mult-P&L Management

Growth Expansion Financial Management Critical Thinking Team Building

Performance Management Problem Resolution Leadership Project Development


Barnes & Noble, Inc. Manager, Loss Prevention Operations 2004–2017

Implemented intranet fire and burglar monitoring for all stores, saving over $540K in annual analog phone line costs.

Accountable for all designs, installations and maintenance of CCTV, EAS, Fire and Burglar Alarm, and Access Control systems for all 630 store locations as well as the New York, NY Corporate Office. Led the oversight for Fire, Life Safety, OSHA compliance and Emergency Action Plans for the Corporate Office.

Established and maintained budget and expense controls averaging $2M per year. Ensured strict adherence to Internal Controls per Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements related to all invoicing.

Partnered with field teams during final design phase and installations of physical security systems for all new stores.

Sustained open communication with the store operations, IT, risk management, store planning, and finance groups for all new store builds along with remodels. Communicated changes to ensure physical security systems were added and / or modified to meet high shrink initiatives below 1% to budget.

Vendor Management; negotiated all contracts with all new providers, offering direction and guidance as necessary to assure equipment costs and installation and service standards remained within the approved departmental budgeted guidelines.

Maintained 95% on-time completion rate by tracking all projects and progress reports, and coordinating daily / weekly calls with all key National Account Management teams to provide status updates.

Conducted store site reviews to perform asset protection audits and made recommendations to management based on findings.

Directed and implemented programs to aid in the prevention, detection, and resolution of internal and external avenues of loss in the Corporate Office.

Faber, Inc. District Manager 2004

Oversaw budgeting, P&L, forecasting, operation efficiencies for 6 C stores located along the New York State Thruway.

Implemented merchandising initiatives for on hand inventory and jpeg standards resulting in a 15% sales increase.

Reviewed daily closeouts, daily bank deposits and payroll records. Analyzed exception and transaction reports, and financial information for potential fraud and shrink.

Interviewed, hired and trained all new associates on Human Resource Management, cash handling policies, merchandising standards, safety and asset protection policies to build strong talent pool.

Wakefern Food Corporation Manager, Retail Operations 1983 –2003

Partnered with numerous Store Owners to review operational standards to ensure compliance with established policies, procedures and sales growth leadership.

Ensured store-wide compliance with all company and HR policies and procedures, including loss prevention training, scheduling and timecard approval, risk management and safety programs, sales, and operational guidelines.

Managed strict adherence to merchandise guidelines, inventory management, and auditing requirements.

Conducted physical security audits to expose potential deficiencies and resolve theft investigations.

Managed the development and implementation of shrink reduction plans to achieve 1.5% overall shrink goals.


Associate of Science in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement: Orange Community College

Completed Business Technology & General Education studies: SUNY College of Technology

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