Meet the Executive Team

As any experienced manufacturing & loss prevention professional can tell you, Blue Dot Safe's team is comprised of leaders in both the manufcutring and loss prevention spcae, with a depth of knowledge from decades of hands-on experience.

Berge Jalakian
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

 

Arjun Dua
Chief Financial Officer

Arjun brings more than 30 years of broad based business and financial experience to Blue Dot having held a variety of executive/senior management positions with diverse companies from start-ups to leading Fortune 500 businesses in a variety of industries including technology. Highly accomplished in his ability to streamline business operations and improve controls and processes which drive efficiency and profitability, his progressive and diverse experience includes all aspects of finance including: mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investor relations and raising capital, business process analysis and re-engineering, information systems (IT), strategic planning and growth strategy development, staff training, strategic partner alliances and risk management.

Prior to joining the management team at Blue Dot, Arjun served as chief financial officer at Takeya USA Corp., an innovative consumer hardware products company selling to OEM accounts and major retail chains in the U.S. and internationally. Working in tandem with the founder of the start-up, Arjun was instrumental in the successful development of the operational infrastructure of the company. Directly responsible for all accounting, finance, HR, IT and operations, his business acumen and experience played a central role in the rapid growth of the company from start-up to generating $15 M in sales in less than three years.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce and economics from St. Xavier’s College and earned his Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Arjun also is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

 

Jason Esser
Director of Operations

 

 

Benjamin M. Lockhart, CFE,CFI
National Sales Director

With nearly two decades of experience in Retail Loss Prevention & Fraud Investigation, Ben Lockhart has worked in executive-level sales & operations positions for a half-dozen name-brand retailers. His career stops include the likes of Wireless Vision LLC, T-Mobile USA, Toys R Us, Home Depot, Wilson’s Leather and Kmart Corp.

Ben earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana Wesleyan University, and attended the Community College of the United States Air Force (as a USAF veteran). He has earned accreditation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Center for Interviewer Standards and Assessment (CISA), as a Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI), and mastered the Wicklander-Zulawski-Interview and Interrogation Techniques program.

Ben is supported by his wife Carrie and his beautiful 9 year old triplets, Molly/Emma/Benjamin Jr.!

 

 

 

Kevin T. Trimble, CFE
Director of Loss Prevention Development