Nelson Badillo, CFI, LPC

District Loss Prevention Manager
Bealls Department Stores

WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT IN YOUR NEW POSITION?

I am most excited about being in a management role that provides me the opportunity to lead a team. Success in business happens because you have successful employees. The same holds true for a Loss Prevention team. Having a strong manager is one of the biggest components in building a successful team. To have that challenge before me is something that I embrace.

WHAT INTERESTED YOU MOST IN YOUR NEW ROLE?

In addition to being in a leadership role, holding a position where I can impact the business in so many different ways is what peaked my interest. What I mean by that is I am looking forward to having the chance to have my hands in a little bit of everything. As I continue to grow in my career, my interests have swayed towards becoming more thoroughly involved in the actual business. The exciting part for me is to not only drive our shrink program, but to be an extension of the operations and the business partner that helps drive results.

HOW HAS BEING A CFI HELPED YOU IN YOUR CAREER?

Receiving my CFI has helped propel me to where I am today. The material you receive and the knowledge you obtain is something extremely beneficial to any LP professional. The course provides helpful insight on the interviewing, investigation, and legal aspects of the business. Everything that I have learned while earning my CFI has helped build a solid foundation as an LP professional.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST GRATEFUL FOR THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREER?

Loss prevention in the retail setting can be demanding and requires a lot of time away from home. But over the years, I have been grateful and fortunate enough to have my wife and two daughters who have provided an amazing support system for me. I always tell my wife that my success is a direct reflection of her sacrifice.

A little fun facts about you:

IF YOU COULD TRADE PLACES FOR A DAY WITH ANYONE, WHO WOULD IT BE?

I want to say I would like to trade places with Bill Gates, but I would feel so devastated when the day was over.

IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU BRING?

  1. Water purifier
  2. Fire starter
  3. A GPS (I have no sense of direction!)

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?

The Lion King… I still shed a tear every time I watch the Mufasa scene.