Advisory board

Meet the 2017 Retail Leaders Advisory Board

Throughout the year, Axis consults the Retail Leaders Advisory Board to drive content for the agenda. This way, our discussions and workshops address the challenges you face within retail security and surveillance. The board is always looking for your input, so please contact us if you have any recommendations.  

Jeffrey Brefol

Jerry Brefol – Luxottica

Jerry Brefol is the Manager of Physical Security and Department Contracts for Asset Protection at Luxottica N.A. He is responsible for developing, identifying and implementing Physical Security layers into Luxottica N.A. locations which include: LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Target Optical, Sears Optical, Sunglass Hut, Oakley, Ray-Ban, ILORI, Optical Shops of Aspen and Oliver Peoples in over 4500 retail outlets and 10 manufacturing / distribution / office locations throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Jerry has been with Luxottica since 2004. Prior to Luxottica Jerry worked with the University of Cincinnati’s IT department as well as Home Depot and Kohl’s department stores, bringing over 20 years of experience in Loss Prevention, Information Technology and Retail.

Patrick McEvoyPatrick McEvoy - Hudson’s Bay Company

Mr. McEvoy is the Senior Manager of Asset Protection Systems and Technology for The Hudson’s Bay Company. He is responsible for the identification and implementation of new technology initiatives for all Saks, Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay locations.

Patrick has been with Saks since 2007. Prior to Saks, Patrick was a Special Investigator for the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission. Patrick has a B.S. in Criminal Justice and an MBA in Information Systems.

Laura MetrickLaura Metrick – Denny’s

Laura Metrick is the North America Sr. Manager of Asset Protection for Denny’s Corporation.  Laura is an accomplished Asset Protection, Security, Safety and Loss Prevention Professional with success in managing multi-site locations within the US, Canada and the Caribbean.  In her current role with Denny’s, Laura supports 32 states for Security and Asset Protection, as well as writing her department’s monthly newsletter and serving as the subject matter expert for the national rollout of Smart Safe banking . Laura has been with Denny’s for over 5 years.  Prior to Denny’s, she was with Burger King Corp. and FedEx serving in the same capacity.

James StarkJames Stark - Pier 1 Imports

James Stark is the Director of Loss Prevention, Safety, eCommerce Fraud and Supply Chain Security at Pier 1 Imports. Stark possess a well-rounded background within the loss prevention profession with 25 years of retail loss prevention experience, ranging from traditional brick and mortar, omni-channel and supply chain. His current areas of responsibility are corporate security, investigations, loss prevention operations, supply chain security, safety, online payment fraud detection, and administration of loss prevention based technology.


Interested in participating next year?

We want to be sure that every segment within retail is represented. If you are interested in participating on next year’s Retail Leaders Advisory Board, please contact Hedgie Bartol at

A special thank you to Tom Meehan for serving on the advisory board for two years while at Bloomingdales and Jeff Carr for serving on the advisory board for the past year while at Advance Auto Parts.  We appreciate all your support and contributions to make this forum all that it is today. We wish you best of luck on your future endeavors.