Mehedi joined the ICA team in 2015. Prior to ICA he held a Client Management position with a global insurance brokerage firm servicing large accounts, which included a supermarket chain, truckers fleet, beverage wholesaler, language center, hearing aid company and an oil rig. Mehedi also held positions as account manager and a claims representative in the insurance industry, whereby as a Loss Prevention Investigator his tenured experience put him in charge of large retail big box stores. Prior to Mehedi’s business career, he served our country proudly and received an honorable discharge from the United States Navy.
Prior to joining ICA, Mehedi had extensive experience working for some of the most prestigious retailers in the United States which included Federated Stores (the parent company that owned Macy’s and Lord & Taylor), TJX (which currently owns TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods) and Linens and Things. Mehedi’s responsibilities included putting together policies and procedures related to apprehension of shoplifters. His experience allowed him to implement loss prevention strategies for over 500 retail stores, including a comprehensive pre-stop internal policies and procedures for all loss prevention associates, supervisors and managers within the chain. This helped in reducing the number of non-productive apprehensions, reduced the number of false apprehensions, and ultimately the number of suits/claims as a result of wrongful apprehensions.
Mehedi recommends that businesses implement the appropriate strategies that would result in saving the business’ reputation and costs that otherwise would have been spent in fighting claims filed against their company. Such strategies focus on increasing net profit and allow the loss prevention associates to be more confident while making a stop or apprehension.
Mehedi treats Clients’ operations as if they were his own and puts himself in their shoes in dealing with every aspect of their business needs. This allows him to best understand his Clients and provide them with comprehensive risk management and consultative services.