Stephen Groce
Professional Connector of People, Projects, and Positive-Thinking
I'm a collaborative influencer specializing in community / educational partnerships, budget and program development, and creating organizational value. Effective professional record that uses basic skills to establish employee, student, service area, and program learning outcomes. Escalating to leadership & management skills that help to facilitate the creation of a positive culture by utilizing outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to forge partnerships that consistently result in more efficient work environments as well as to build trustworthiness, respect, and reliability with all stakeholders.
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Professional Experience
Academic Administration Proctor
at Thomas Jefferson School of Law
As a direct report to the Assistant Director of Academic Administration, serve as Exam Proctor for the school. Create and maintain a classroom and exam environment of integrity and support.
CEO at BUILT By PN Industries, Inc.
Managing Partner at LEGACY Parenting Survival Wear

An innovative clothing brand and collection that merges comfort, convenience, utility, and value with the benefits of early stage Child Learning and Development, while stimulating and fostering a bonding experience between children and their parent or caregivers. Specializing in early stage child development.

Managing Partner at Trifecta Business Strategies

Contract and volunteer consultant service provider of business operations and planning , network marketing, security and safety strategies, branding, and resources. Expert advisory to medium to small corporate and private businesses, government organizations, and community school sites. Specializing in collaboration of ideas and direction, networking, grant writing, and strategic planning.

District & Distribution Center Loss Prevention Manager at Sport Chalet
Oversee all aspects of investigative, operational audit, workplace safety, and training operations in an effort to reduce inventory shortage, increase the overall profitability, and safety compliance of assigned stores to minimize business risks. Specializing in prosperous partnerships with Executive and Division Operations Managers, Loss Prevention Agents, and Store Management teams in the assigned region.
Professional Experience
Director of Loss Prevention & Risk Management at Anna's Linens
Recruited as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager for a national retail chain, quickly earned recognition as a leader in asset protection, inventory control, workplace safety, and cross department partnership building. Promoted to Director in 2006 and direct report to the Chief Financial Officer, evaluated, improved, and created loss prevention, security, safety standard operating policies & procedures, and created departmental budget roll up from zero.
Corporate Loss Prevention & Safety Manager
at Factory 2U
Direct report to the Vice President of Loss Prevention, I assumed accountability for multiple business components ranging from staff management, established open lines of communication with Operations and store staff, implementation of policies and procedures to instructing, and individual development. Maintained an active role in the development of Corporate Strategies, Data base programming, Investigations, and Operations analysis.
Loss Prevention Manager
at L.L. Bean
Specializing in the outdoor lifestyle, I managed a number of Loss Prevention Agents commissioned by multiple states across the Eastern Sea Board to protect the assets of the company including employees, customers, facilities, and product.
Professional & Community Involvment
City of San Diego Human Resources: Police and Fire Chief Recruitment Interviewer

Board Director 2018: Clairemont Town Council Foundation 501(c) (3)

City of San Diego Commissioner 2016 - Current:
Chair Elect of the Human Relations Commission 2017, Re-elected 2018
City of San Diego Human Relations Commission

Police Captains Advisory Board: Founding Board Member 2015 - Current:
San Diego Police Department Northern

Community Police Recruiting Advisory Board: Founding Member 2015 - Current:
San Diego Police Department

Design Thinking and Teen/Youth Pitch Coach 2017/18 – Smart City Saturdays

City of San Diego Advisory Board Member 2017/18:
Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
Naval Post Graduate School: Center for Homeland Defense and Security

Sergeant-At-Arms & Chairman 2017: Clairemont Town Council Board of Directors

Political Candidate: 2016 Election cycle for San Diego Unified School Board Trustee

Awarded Community Leader of the Year 2015/16: City of San Diego Council District 6
Media Impressions
Over the last 10 years, I have written articles and have been featured in well-known professional online magazines, websites, and news channels.
A Trusted and Valued Community Leader
Stephen Groce has participated in many of the City of San Diego's most important decisions and Councilmember positions. He has helped to choose both of the city's Police and Fire Chiefs, supported efforts to ensure citywide inclusion and mutual respect.

The City of San Diego
Driven by an entrepreneur spirit, Stephen Groce is an experienced lifetime learner with a diverse background in key leadership roles within retail, commercial, non-profit, civic, and higher education industries. He has demonstrated success with a proven track record of motivating and inspiring people to achieve their goals, business management, and strategic planning.

Skilled at building organization value in any given niche or climate through sales & branding, team building, and profit protection by maximizing current assets while minimizing expenses. Stephen has been described as a strong strategic thinker by utilizing available resources and seizing opportunities. These skills were enhanced by an MBA received from Trident University International and honed through continuing education knowledge across various concentrations from University of California Irvine, Duke University, and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School Extension/Coursera .
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