524 7th Street, Oakland, CA
(510) 836-6011
About LPG

The Loss Prevention Group, Inc. (LPG) is a diverse and uniquely qualified company with its executive and management teams having over a century of combined experience in Corporate Security, Loss Prevention, Critical Operations and Law Enforcement. Since LPG's inception in 2006, they have consistently been rated highest in quality by their customers.

LPG has a unique blend of services - Security Guard Services, Security Guard Training, and Live Scan & Ink Fingerprinting Services.

Having managed corporate and departmental budgets, LPG's executive team is sensitive to working within their client's budgets, without sacrificing quality or service. We also know how important good quality training is to skilled positions such as Security Professionals.

LPG's executive and management teams have worked as corporate officers, investigators, special events coordinators, and sworn law enforcement officers. LPG's leadership team continues to receive training in the latest techniques and technologies in both the private security industry and law enforcement.

Company Philosophy
"Our goal is to develop strong, long-lasting relationships with clients who benefit from our broad platform of experience. Our success is realized by collaborating and partnering with our clients from the very beginning so that a high level of trust and integrity is established early on."

 Mark White
 President & Chief Executive Officer

Mark has been actively involved in law enforcement,   corporate security and loss prevention for over 35 years. Mark co-founded The Loss Prevention Group, Incorporated in April 2006 along with Matthew Lujan.


Prior to The Loss Prevention Group, Inc., Mark most recently held the position of Vice President of Operations for Sony Corporation of America, and directed the development of the Loss Prevention programs for all retail and entertainment based operations, including all policies, procedures, and investigative protocols. Mark was involved in all design and implementation phases of a 7-million dollar Security Operations Center.  Mark also trained and mentored many associates who have gone on to become successful in the Security and Law Enforcement fields.

Mark has also worked for several Fortune 500 companies over the past two decades. Mark has worked in the capacity of Loss Prevention Director, Director of Asset Protection, Sr. Regional Manager, Corporate Investigator, Manager of Loss Prevention, and Undercover Investigator. Mark has also worked on external theft suppression teams, and assisted the California Highway Patrol's C.A.R.G.O. Cats, and Reno Police Department's Repeat Offender Programs.

Mark has specialized in investigations and integrity interviewing in “white collar crime” and embezzlement cases and has conducted over 2,000 interviews with a very high level of success and monetary recovery rate. Mark takes a "common sense" approach to solving critical security issues and investigations.

Mark recently retired from a local police department after 20 years as a Reserve Police Officer. Mark was awarded Reserve Police Officer of the Year on four occasions during his tenure, and patrolled the streets both in patrol cars and off-road motorcycles.

Matt Lujan
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Prior to forming The Loss Prevention Group, Inc. (LPG) with Mark White, Matt had a successful management career in proprietary security and loss prevention with Sony Corporation of America and the Virgin Entertainment Group. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Matt's responsibilities have included guard force management, executive and celebrity protection, security control center operations, internal investigations, risk/threat assessments, inventory control, and special event security coordination.

Matt is certified through the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) as LPG's Private Patrol Operator Qualified Manager. In 2014, Matt was appointed by the BSIS Bureau Chief to the Advisory Committee. Matt served on the committee from 2014 - 2018 as the representative for all Private Patrol Operators in the state. In 2018, Matt was appointed to a four-year term by Governor Edmond G. Brown Jr. as a Member of the Private Security Disciplinary Review Committee, North, at the Department of Consumer Affairs. Matt is also an NRA Credentialed Pistol Instructor. 

Since 2004, Matt has worked as a Sworn Reserve Police Officer with a city police department in the San Francisco Bay Area. He primarily works in the patrol division, but also works special details including gang task force, DUI enforcement and alcohol beverage control enforcement. Since 2012, Matt has served on the Board of Directors for the California Reserve Peace Officers Association (CRPOA).    


Matt holds an Associate in Arts degree in Administration of Justice, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership, with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration.


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CONSULTING SERVICES





Bryan Dodd
Chief Security and Safety Consultant


Bryan Dodd, recently retired from a Bay Area Law                     Enforcement Agency as a decorated Police Sergeant, where he proudly served for 30 years in different assignments including Patrol Supervisor, S.W.A.T., Hostage Negotiator and Police Detective with experience in criminal investigations, public safety and security. He also has experience with the Incident Command Systems (ICS), National Incident Management System (NIMS) for crisis and disaster response and with Comprehensive School Safety Plans to include standardized and site specific response operating protocols (SRP's)



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SECURITY SERVICES



 Mark Reiss
 Operations and Business Development
 
Mark is in charge of the Security Services Division Operations and Business Development. He  has been in the security field for over 18 years and has been in security management for 11 of those years. His work history includes a background in school institutional, high rise, apartment complexes, hospital, special events and retail security here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mark also served in law enforcement working with two peninsula law enforcement agencies both as a reserve and later as a regular Deputy Sheriff as a member of their Classification Unit and Emergency Services Units (ESU).


Jack Neeley
Field Operations Supervisor

Jack is in charge of all site locations for LPG and oversees our guard force team. Jack has had a long and distinguished career in the security field and has owned his own business prior to joining LPG.  Jack also served as a Field Operations Supervisor with another San Francisco security services provider.  Jack brings experience, confidence and enthusiasm, and understands what being a member of the LPG Team means and how to implement those standards to our sites and clients.

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TRAINING DIVISION




 
 

Marcus Bronfeld
Master Instructor/Student Relations

As our Master Instructor, Marcus brings “real world”                  experience to our training courses from combat Marine Veteran to Police Officer and Security Officer. He has worked plush world class venues to street level low-income housing assignments.

 Marcus is a BSIS certified Firearm Instructor. He is also a certified instructor in Handcuffing, Chemical Agents, Security Guard Card Training, Proprietary Security Officer Training, MEB Monadnock® (baton), CPR/AED and First Aid, and CEW. Marcus also has certifications in California POST and is EMT Certified. Additionally, Marcus is a certified fingerprint roller.

Marcus is highly regarded by all of our participants and continues to work hard to improve our course offerings and raise the bar on instruction.

BSIS Firearms Training Instructor, TIF 2109



                                     
John Stretch
Instructor

John  retired as police officer after 24 years with an east bay law enforcement agency.  While in law enforcement John was the primary instructor in weaponless defense, handcuffing, and impact weapons for his department.  During his career John was a crime prevention officer providing public education in areas of personal, child safety, physical security, business security, and CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.

John teaches Basic Guard Card, Courses, CPR and Basic First Aid, as well as Baton Training, Defensive Tactics, Security Guard Training, Proprietary Security Officer Training and BSIS Firearms Certification Course for LPG.

Prior to law enforcement, John worked in private security and was a Military Policeman in the United States Army in the U.S.A. and Panama. John also earned an Associate in Arts degree from Diablo Valley College.

BSIS Baton Training Instructor, TIB 1806
BSIS Firearms Training Instructor, TIF 2202


Serena Trueman
Instructor

Serena has many years of practical security experience in the security industry, and currently also works as a K-9 Explosive Handler for Homeland Security at airports. Serena and her K-9 partner search for explosives in both international and domestic cargo.

Serena teaches our Guard Card training course as well as the CPR/AED and First Aid training courses, and loves sharing her security experiences with our students as well as teaching the courses with enthusiasm.

Serena also is a NRA certified Range Safety Officer at our BSIS Exposed Firearms Training courses. Serena is also a certified Live Scan and Ink Fingerprint Roller in the State of California.

Serena proudly served in the United States Air Force as a Military Police Officer and her primary role was guarding missile silos. Serena is currently working on her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Security Management.


Roger Estrada
Instructor


Roger's background includes over 20 years of law enforcement and military experience. Roger has served in the United States Marine Corps, California State Army National Guard, a Bay Area Sheriff's Office and Police Department, along with the Federal Protective Service. Roger also has a B.A. in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.

Roger has over 10 years as a Firearms Instructor, teaching Military Police hand gun course of fire, NRA basic pistol course and the Department of Homeland Security law enforcement course of fire.

Roger makes it his personal goal to instill safe pistol handling and manipulation skills for our aspiring armed guard work force. Roger makes it a priority for his students to understand the law in regards to handgun safety and use of force policies and procedures that are compliant or exceed BSIS regulations.

BSIS Firearms Instructor, TIF 2522


Cody Clements
Instructor 


Cody is and avid outdoorsman and firearms enthusiast with many years of experience. Cody is a Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) Firearms Instructor, NRA certified pistol and shotgun Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, California Department of Justice (DOJ) Certified Firearms Safety Instructor and Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Firearms Instructor and Academy Instructor.

BSIS Firearms Training Instructor, TIF 2467

 

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   CUSTOMER SERVICE & FINGERPRINTING





Eric Taeleifi
Operations and Customer Relations

Eric is in charge of every day operations at our Oakland offices and has operational responsibilities of scheduling, live scan and ink fingerprinting, training, retail and communications.

Prior to joining The Loss Prevention Group, Eric held the position of Assistant Loss Prevention Manager at Sony, and has an extensive background in the guard force field. Eric is also a Certified Fingerprint Roller and is LPG's liason with the BSIS (Bureau of Security and Investigative Services).   
   

 
Mamadou Ndom
Customer Relations

Mamadou has an extensive private and public security     background, which he uses to help our students and customers. Mamadou still serves a large Bay Area city with his security services and knowledge. Mamadou is a Certified Fingerprint Roller with the State of California.



Ronn Peterson
Customer Relations

Ronn comes from a diverse background in both customer service and operations. Ronn also volunteers his time to the community as a Reserve Police Officer to a Bay Area city, where he serves in the Patrol Division as well as Special Assignments. Ronn is a certified fingerprint roller.



David Stretch
Customer Service

David prides himself in his level of detail and his customer service skills. David is also a pilot, and working towards obtaining his commercial pilot's license.






Certifications and Associations:

  • American Society of Industrial Security
  • International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators
  • Certified Homeland Security Specialist
  • San Francisco Paramedics Association
  • CALSAGA
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • John E. Reid and Associates Interview and Interrogation
  • The American College of Forensic Examiners International
  • International Fire Marshall's Association
  • National Rifle Association
  • Medic First Aid
  • Emergency Medical Services Authority
  • American Safety and Health Institute
  • Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • California Reserve Peace Officers Association
  • California Police Officers Association
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Northern California Fraud Investigators Association
  • P.O.S.T. Certified Public Safety Background Investigations
  • National Shoplifting Prevention Coalition