10 episodes

An unscripted podcast covering a vast range of retail loss prevention, asset protection, and corporate security related topics.

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An unscripted podcast covering a vast range of retail loss prevention, asset protection, and corporate security related topics.

    • video
    Managing Outliers to Make an Impact

    Managing Outliers to Make an Impact

    How do you turn 17,000 stores on a dime?  Ken Peschier, Vice President of Asset Protection for Dollar General, joins TalkLP host Amber Bradley to discuss finding that needle in the shrink haystack and what it's like to control the top 1 percent.  Ken explains how his excellent Asset Protection team tackles managing outliers to maximize labor while understanding operational opportunities as they solve shrink challenges.



    Ken also explains his mindset to successfully manage a large political structure to accomplish his goals for the betterment of Dollar General. Ken also explains the mantra he hires by, "Hire for will, teach the skill."   Also in closing, Ken shares his advice for solution providers coming in to pitch Dollar General (hint: visit a store).



    Thank you to Gatekeeper Systems for sponsoring this TalkLP podcast! Smart loss prevention professionals utilize technology to keep their employees and customers safe!  Gatekeeper Systems helps you apprehend your merchandise, not shoplifters.   Take a look at a true ROI case study here.



    Learn more about Gatekeeper Systems here!

    • 39 min
    • video
    Real Actions to Accomplish Diversity of Thought

    Real Actions to Accomplish Diversity of Thought

    TalkLP host Amber Bradley and special guest co-host Meredith Plaxco, Vice President of Loss Prevention and Safety at PetSmart welcome Julie Giblin, Vice President of Loss Prevention at ULTA Beauty, into the TalkLP hot seat to discuss human resources perspectives on the loss prevention function, importance of professional development, and some diversity / inclusion actual practices within an organization.   Curious about how to answer the question, "How do I get into the LP department?" from your organization's associates? Julie explains some real actions to implement for diversity of thought in your organization. Julie also provides her thoughts on how to really make a mentor/mentee program work! Take a listen!

    • 33 min
    • video
    In the Hot Seat with Hanwha Techwin

    In the Hot Seat with Hanwha Techwin

    TalkLP host Amber Bradley puts Jordan Rivchun, Leader of Retail, Banking, and Cannabis Solutions and Strategy at Hanwha and Kevin Darnell, Retail Business Development Manager at Hanwha Techwin America in HOT seat answering audience questions about some major issues such as:



    How the National Defense Authorization Act is impacting the camera market

    Artificial Intelligence: How can you avoid analysis paralysis

     How to prepare a Capital Request



    Hear these two retail loss prevention executives address these hot-seat questions, plus much more in this special edition podcast sponsored by Hanwha Techwin.



    Learn more about Hanwha Techwin by visiting their website here.



     



     

    • 29 min
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    Predicting Social Unrest through Qualitative Research

    Predicting Social Unrest through Qualitative Research

    Ryan Long, Head of Global Intelligence and Executive Protection for McDonald's, joins TalkLP host Amber Bradley to chat about being an intelligence analyst for nearly 20 years.  What exactly does this sexy title mean?  Is it data or all cloak and dagger? Ryan explains his role and how he serves McDonald's through his role.  He discusses the role data plays to the success of his organization and how dissecting qualitative data is imperative. Ryan explains how to qualitatively predict potential social unrest including understanding conditions in certain cities and how to react to certain instances.  Ryan also talks how to build up the "credibility bank" within your organization.

    • 30 min
    • video
    Managing the Complexities of Restaurant Security

    Managing the Complexities of Restaurant Security

    Sean Foley, SVP of Enterprise Security Sales at Interface Security, with Interface joins TalkLP host Amber Bradley to talk lessons from COVID, protecting workers while increasing drive-thru speed, PPE, and partnering with local law enforcement with restaurant loss prevention executives Louis Burke, Senior Manager, Safety and Loss Prevention at El Pollo Loco and Chris Magana, Senior Asset Protection and Safety Manager of Risk WKS Restaurant Group.



    Amber also gets the best (and worst) career advice they've ever received! Take a listen!



    This episode is sponsored by Interface Security.  For more information on Interface's services, click here.

    • 38 min
    • video
    Actionable Ways to be Responsible for Cybersecurity

    Actionable Ways to be Responsible for Cybersecurity

    Twenty-two years and counting for industry veteran Mike Mata who is currently the Director of Cyber Security and Retail Loss Prevention at Worldwide Golf Enterprises.  TalkLP host Amber Bradley sits down with Mike to hear how he proactively did the work to add cybersecurity to his responsibilities.  Mike provides the TalkLP audience with his path in loss prevention into cybersecurity -- and how to be the coolest guy on the block.  He also discusses the many reasons to keep building your professional network and the complexities of how bad actors are connected. Check out his insights!



    This podcast is sponsored by NAVCO.  At NAVCO, we offer leading-edge electronic security solutions backed by world-class service. Our technicians know how to install your systems quickly, efficiently and right—the first time. There is no supervision required on your part and minimal disruption to your business operations.  Learn more by checking out NAVCO here.



     

    • 34 min

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j tribe ,

Great info

So glad I found this helpful resource! Thanks for putting together a quality pod!
I work for a corp security team and oversee security for over 70 locations in my area. Tips and advice to share with the boots on the ground always appreciated!

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