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Security professional Raymond Cotton currently serves as Manager of Security Operations at Facebook. Previous to this position, he worked as the Director of Security Operations at Orchard Supply Hardware, based in San Jose, California. As head of the company’s security, he was in charge of risk and distribution services for loss prevention, corporate security, field work, and organized crime investigation. Prior to his position at Orchard Supply, Raymond Cotton headed loss prevention distribution services at The Marmaxx Group. He managed the company’s shrink and safety issues, which encompassed establishing and enforcing company policies and procedures at numerous distribution points. His resume also includes a position as Senior Security Consultant at TeleNav, Inc., of Mountainview, California, and a year as Director of Security for HOA International in Atlanta, Georgia. A graduate of West Valley College, of Saratoga, California, Raymond Cotton earned an Associate degree summa cum laude in Criminal Justice. From there, Cotton went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice summa cum laude at American Public University. He is currently working towards a Master of Science in Criminology from Boston University. Today, he puts his extensive experience in corporate security to use as a board member for the ASIS International and performs as a panel expert for Burnham Brown, one of California’s largest law firms. Raymond Cotton also holds membership in the International Security Management Association (ISMA).Raymond Cotton is recognized as a Certified Forensic Interviewer, and Certified Protection Professional. He is ranked number 12 in Security magazine’s "Top 500 Security Executives of 2008." When not involved with work, Raymond Cotton stays fit by working out and playing hockey, and he relaxes while reading books about biographies or historical events. He also contributes back into his community through Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Work experience

Sep 2011Present

Manager of Security Operations




Masters of Science

Boston University

Bachelor of Arts

American Public University


West Valley College