Rollie Trayte has spent his career in the convenience store/gasoline/quick serve restaurant industry as a security practitioner and loss prevention consultant.
For most of his private sector career, he served as Director of Loss Prevention for ConocoPhillips retail in North America - retiring when the stores were sold to a Canadian firm and subsequently directed a security consulting practice for fast food/fast casual dining as well as convenience retail. At Conoco, Rollie headed up a team responsible for security and loss prevention for more than 3000 company-operated stores and 15,000 Circle K, Conoco, Phillips 66 and Union 76 brand gas stations and convenience stores across the country.
While at Conoco, he worked with several industry leading technologies to develop the first Interactive Security Monitoring program to address crime at the Circle Ks, designed the first cash management safe that tied to the point of sale, back office reporting and was versatile enough to work with ‘manager-bank’ or armored car providers.
He’s a graduate of Denison University in Ohio, the University of Louisville’s National Crime Prevention Institute and served in the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services during which time he completed training and became a police officer- working in a Columbus, Ohio suburb. He’s still actively involved in law enforcement today serving with the Phoenix Police department’s Silent Witness program – Arizona’s version of the more commonly known Crime Stoppers.
Rollie’s been married more than 40 years to his college sweetheart and has two married sons and 3 grand kids. He’s an avid sports guy, frustrated golfer and sports car fanatic living in Scottsdale, Arizona.