A former US Marine, Eric Echols is the founder, president and CEO of The LPS Group, Inc., a privately owned loss prevention, private detective and security corporation. Eric has over than 25 years of experience in loss prevention, security & investigations through executive positions he held with Fortune 500 companies. A licensed private investigator and firearms trainer for the State of Georgia through the Secretary of State, Private Detective &Security Agencies, Eric is a Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) and has interview and interrogation experience in retail, criminal, and civil investigations. Eric holds memberships in ASIS International, National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS), and the National Retail Federation (NRF). Published under the pin name of Ric D. Harris, Eric has authored The Fisherman and The Catch: Catching the Right Woman and will be soon publishing a work under his own name entitled Catoosa County Justice: The Tonya Craft Investigation.