Signet Jewelers Announces Retirement of Kevin Valentine, CFI, LPC
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Posted by: Christina Kendall
Hamilton, Bermuda, July 24, 2017 – Signet Jewelers Limited, the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, announced the retirement of industry veteran Kevin Valentine, CFI, LPC, Senior Vice President of Internal Audit, Loss Prevention and Enterprise Risk Management for North America and International.
As communicated in recent months, Signet continues to adapt to changing market conditions and is committed to building an organization of the future, designed to enable execution of key business priorities including strengthening customer service, enhancing digital capabilities and driving profitable growth.
Valentine has demonstrated leadership with commitment to improving crime prevention and in recognition and appreciation of the extraordinary contributions to the safety and security of the jewelry industry. He is respected in the industry as one of the most knowledgeable in his field and having the ability to solve issues and add value to the business.
“We greatly value Kevin’s many contributions to our organization since he began his career at Signet more than 30 years ago,” said Lynn Dennison, Signet Chief Legal, Risk & Corporate Affairs Officer. “I want to sincerely thank Kevin for his faithful service to Signet over the many years and celebrate the significant impact he has had on our Company as we have grown to become the largest retailer of diamond jewelry in the world.”
Valentine began his career as Director of Loss Prevention in 1984 before becoming the Vice President of Sterling’s Loss Prevention department, where at that time he started the Internal Audit Department and assumed responsibility of the Inventory Control Department.
He then went on to be named Vice President of Signet Internal Audit & Risk Management, where he assumed additional responsibilities leading the Company’s Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, Signet’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) processes in the U.S. and U.K. Valentine also at that time took on additional responsibilities of heading up the U.K. Loss Prevention and Internal Audit functions, before being named to his current position in August 2015.
Currently, Valentine serves on the Board of Directors for the Jewelers Security Alliance, Board of Directors for the Loss Prevention Foundation where he chairs the Audit Committee, Board of Advisors on the Loss Prevention Research Council, Advisory Board for the International Association of Interviewers. He holds certifications as a Certified Forensic Interviewer, and LP Certified also a member of American Society Industrial Security and Institute of Internal Auditors.
About Signet Jewelers:
Signet Jewelers Limited is the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry. Signet operates approximately 3,600 stores primarily under the name brands of Kay Jewelers, Zales, Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry, H.Samuel, Ernest Jones, Peoples and Piercing Pagoda. Further information on Signet is available at www.signetjewelers.com. See also www.kay.com, www.zales.com, www.jared.com, www.hsamuel.co.uk, www.ernestjones.co.uk, www.peoplesjewellers.com and www.pagoda.com.
Media: David Bouffard, VP Corporate Affairs, Signet Jewelers
+1 (330) 668-5369 David.Bouffard@signetjewelers.com