Jorge Nazer is the founder of Grupo ALTO, a multinational crime and loss prevention entreprise. The corporation’s business model was constructed to bridge the gap between the retailer, supply-chain actors, and local law enforcement to improve security for employees and customers.
“We set to tackle the root causes that explain theft, petty crime, and small offenses in many industries and locations, and those causes are deeply engrained in our culture and social behavior,” he told Loss Prevention Media.
ALTO was founded as a pilot in a supermarket Chile in 2004; since then, the company has expanded to logistics, health care, utilities, insurance and public transportation sectors in Colombia, Mexico, Spain, and the United States.
“To this day, one of the most significant and rewarding aspects of my job is seeing the ALTO model literally interrupt criminal careers before they actually become careers,” he said. “By ensuring a fair and timely sanction of individuals that are just entering that path, we are tackling the problem before it’s too late for them and too costly for society as a whole. They become visible to the system in time for better reinsertion and better opportunities.”
In addition to his work with ALTO, Jorge has also served as a lawyer and as Vice Minister of Homeland Security of Chile, taking the company’s crime reduction methods and applying them to public policy.
Jorge is co-founder of the Chilean Entrepreneur Association and the Latin America Entrepreneur Association. He also served on the board of directors of Endeavor Chile. He has also been given various awards as an entrepreneur.Tags: Latin America, security