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The Zellman Group Delivers CORCA Keynote Address

On 09/21/2017, Ben Dugan CFI, Director of Field Investigations for The Zellman Group delivered the keynote address to the Carolina Organized Retail Crime Alliance annual conference in Durham, North Carolina. The event was attended by over 200 law enforcement, retail and service provider representatives from North and South Carolina. Dugan spoke about the “Future of ORC” and how innovation is not always found through advancements in technology but often in how the public and private sectors interact and collaborate with one another. He challenged the law enforcement and retail  investigators in the room to “think beyond traditional limitations ” and “use their collective expertise and resources to make a positive impact on both their communities and businesses.” Dugan followed the North Carolina Attorney General, Josh Stein, who discussed the connection between North Carolina’s opioid epidemic and Organized Retail Crime. Dugan suggested strategies on how CORCA members could partner together to help combat the heroin epidemic and other socially engineered crimes.  He spoke about breaking down boundaries and silos within organizations.  Dugan emphasized that ORC efforts should be a component of retailers’ overall external theft prevention strategy, combining investigations with product protection, physical security and awareness.   

Dugan is based in the Zellman Group’s ORC Investigations and Recovery office in Orlando, Florida. The Zellman Group currently offers a “end to end” ORC solution for all retailers, including Open Source and e-Commerce investigations, field intelligence and ORC Recovery.                  

 

 

The Zellman Group hosts Florida Organized Retail Crime Association Advisory Council Meeting

The Zellman Group, LLC hosted the Florida Organized Retail Crime Association Advisory Council’s (FLAORCA) quarterly meeting at their ORC Investigations and Collections office in Orlando, FL. This meeting included representatives from multiple retailers and law enforcement from around the state. FLAORCA announced the rollout of their Intelligence Sharing Platform to all levels of Investigator in both the public and private sectors. This meeting served as a prelude to the Florida Retail Federations Loss Prevention Conference being held on July 20-21st 2017 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. During the meeting, Zellman introduced the main components to their end to end ORC solutions being rolled out to retailers across the country. Ben Dugan, Director of Field ORC Investigations states, “The retail industry should look out for big things from both organizations in the near future.”

 

The Zellman Group Hosting Florida Organized Retail Crime Association Board of Directors Meeting

The Zellman Group, LLC will be hosting this year’s Board of Directors Meeting of the Florida Organized Retail Crime Association (FLAORCA).

This quarterly meeting takes place on July 18th and is being held in The Zellman Group’s new ORC Investigations and Recovery office in Orlando, Florida.  FLAORCA is the premier law enforcement/private sector partnership against organized retail crime in Florida. The goal of FLAORCA is to be a network for law enforcement and private sector investigators throughout the state. This meeting gives FLAORCA and The Zellman Group an opportunity to discuss the exciting new ORC developments being made by both organizations. FLAORCA recently announced rolling out their newly updated interactive ORC Intelligence sharing platform while Zellman continues to expand their growing ORC initiatives nationwide. Learn more about the Florida Organized Retail Crime Association at www.flaorca.org and The Zellman Group at www.zellmangroup.com.

NRF PROTECT 2017 Recap

The Zellman Group was one of two Platinum Sponsors of the 2017 National Retail Federation’s PROTECT Conference and Expo.

 The NRF PROTECT conference, held between June 26 and 28, is the largest and most prestigious gathering of LP Professionals in the US.  This year’s conference was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention center.

During the conference, we sponsored the Food Retail Breakfast, co-sponsored Tuesday’s Happy Hour, ORC/Investigator’s Network and Law Enforcement Breakfast and co-sponsored a photo opportunity with Super Bowl winning Quarterback, Peyton Manning.

We were very pleased to meet with many retailers in our booth during the Expo.  We always enjoy talking with our current Loss Prevention retail partners and making new connections with LP professionals. Throughout the two-day Expo we held a silent auction to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Some memorabilia being auctioned included a signed Kevin Durant authentic Golden State Warriors jersey, signed John Elway authentic helmet, a signed Mike Tyson boxing glove and a Spiderman poster signed by the artist Stan Lee. $1,979 was raised for the NLEOMF. We are honored to give back to this organization that has helped so many of our fallen heroes.

We, also, participated in LPNN’s Digital Conference called, “ORC, from the Investigation to Recovery.” Director of ORC Recovery, Bill Ramos; Director of Field ORC Investigations, Ben Dugan; and Attorney, James Welborn were interviewed to discuss the benefits of retailers out sourcing their ORC Investigations and Recovery efforts. They also discussed the opening of the Orlando office, the center of the Open Source ORC Investigations program.

Overall it was an exciting and memorable NRF for the Zellman team. We look forward to next year’s Expo and seeing everyone in Dallas in 2018!

The Zellman Group, LLC is the leader in Organized Retail Crime Investigations and Recovery, Civil Recovery, Restitution, and Managed Services. Based in Greenvale, NY, The Zellman Group has twenty years of loss prevention experience to fit all your LP needs.

Learn more about the National Retail Federation at: www.nrf.com and The Zellman Group at www.zellmangroup.com.

 

The Zellman Group’s New ORC Center in Orlando Office

The Zellman Group, LLC is excited to announce the opening of its new office in Orlando, Florida.

The Zellman Group’s Orlando office is the center of its Organized Retail Crime Investigations and Recovery program. The focus of this program is to aid retailers in the preparation of the strongest ORC cases for prosecution and financial recovery.

The Orlando office is led by Director of Field ORC Investigations, Ben Dugan and James Welborn, Attorney at The Law Offices of Michael Ira Asen. Dugan is a certified ORC expert from the U.S. Department of Justice with over 30 years of retail loss prevention experience including Big Box, Specialty, and Pharmacy. Welborn is an Attorney at Law with over seventeen years’ experience in retail financial recovery. Together their combined skill and experience will lead to unprecedented results for all Zellman Open Source and ORC Recovery clients.

The Zellman Group, LLC is the leader in Organized Retail Crime Investigations and Recovery, Civil Recovery, Restitution, and Managed Services. Based in Greenvale, NY, The Zellman Group has twenty years of loss prevention experience to fit all your LP needs. For more information, please visit our website: www.zellmangroup.com or email us directly at sales@zellmangroup.com.

Zellman’s Annual Sports Memorabilia Auction at NRF 2017

Don’t forget to visit The Zellman Group’s annual sports memorabilia auction at this year’s NRF PROTECT! All proceeds go to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. This year we are auctioning off signed Kevin Durant authentic Golden State Warriors jersey, signed John Elway authentic helmet, signed Mike Tyson boxing glove, and many more. Come find us at booth 601 and learn more about The Zellman Group at www.zellmangroup.com.

Thank You for Participating in Our LPC Scholarship Essay Contest!

We want to announce that our LPC Scholarship Essay Contest is officially over! A special thank you to everyone who participated. We were thrilled with the number of submission we received from the LP Community. It was a great challenge narrowing down the select winners, but we are honored to support such an amazing organization that helps grow the careers of LP Professionals! Congratulations to all the winners and good luck on the LPC exam!

Don’t forget to come by and see our team at Booth 601, June 27th through 28th at NRF PROTECT Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C.

 

38th Annual RLPSA Conference 2017

The Zellman Group, LLC will be attending the 38th Annual Restaurant Loss Prevention and Security Association (RLPSA) Conference July 30th through August 2nd.

This year’s conference is at the M Resort, Spa, and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. RLPSA is a community of loss prevention professionals focused on helping minimize losses and reduce liabilities within the restaurant and food service industry. The Annual RLPSA Conference brings together the leaders of the industry in a three-day event of sessions, key note speakers, and exhibits. Keynote speakers at this conference include Eric O’Neill, Former FBI Counterintelligence Operative, Shawn VanSlyke, Director of Control Risks, and many more.

Come join the The Zellman Group at booth 107 with Agilence. We will be discussing our variety of services including our Data Analytics Managed Services! Learn more about The Zellman Group and all of our offerings at www.zellmangroup.com.