2015 Annual Conference Speakers

PRISM 2015 Annual Conference

PRISM International 2015 Annual Conference

Speaker Biographies


Tom Adams, Flourish Press, Inc.:

Tom AdamsTom Adams' great passion is to help people thrive -- in business and life. Tom is a strategic marketing visionary, and a breath of fresh air. When Tom works with records and information management vendors, he guides and supports them to employ measurable, lead generation marketing that comes back with customers attached.

 

Frank Albi, Business Information Solutions, Inc.

Frank AlbiFrank is the founder and owner-operator of Business Information Solutions, Inc. He is well-known to just about everyone here because he has attended EVERY ACRC and PRISM Annual Conference since 1983.

In 1980, Frank started BiS in the family room of his home to bring the commercial records storage industry to Cincinnati. In 1984, when records centers were operated using hand-written multi-part forms, Frank engineered the use of barcodes at BiS. Today BiS still uses the legacy system Frank has perfected to include such features as billed monthly reports to customer listing all of their checked-out cartons and files. Value-added services like these produce substantial storage and service revenues. And with just 7 FTEs per $1million of non-imaging revenue significant profits flow to BiS' bottom line. Here’s Frank to tell us all how to use financial metrics to boost our bottom lines.

 

Bethany Bassett, Rasky Baerlin

Bassett-Bethany   Bethany is a senior vice president at Rasky Baerlein, where she provides strategic counsel to a wide variety of clients across the firm’s business sectors. With a focus on defense, telecommunication, healthcare and energy and environment, Bethany develops comprehensive communication strategies with high-level influencers throughout all levels of government.

Previously, Bethany served as legislative team chief in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Department of Defense. In this role, Bethany led the legislative efforts for the integration of women in combat, the implementation of the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and served as special liaison to the Secretary’s Efficiencies Task Force. Bethany also served as a policy advisor in both the Boston and Washington offices of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

Bethany earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Simmons College where she served as class president for four years.

 

John Becker, Fort Docs

Becker-John John Becker is the President of Fort Docs, a full-service document management company based in Northern California. Founded in 1991, Fort Docs provides hard copy document storage and a wide variety of digital document solutions to companies and organizations across the US and the world. John has an MBA from Columbia Business School, has a background in Marketing with two of the most famous brands in the world, Levi's and Clairol, and has managed to fill his passport with stamps and visas as he has traveled the world the past 10 years leading document imaging workshops and consulting with Clients on five continents.

 

Elaine Brodsky, CitiStorage

Brodsky-Elaine   Elaine Brodsky is the former co-owner of CitiStorage, LLC – an archival storage and records management company with over 250 employees, located in Brooklyn, NY. The company, founded in 1990, grew into the largest independent, privately-owned, single-location records-storage company in the United States. In December, 2007, Elaine and her partners sold a majority interest to a NYSE company. During her years as owner of CitiStorage, Elaine sought to create a unique culture in the company. Toward that end, she planned and implemented what she called "business excellence" sessions for her employees. The programs, which have been the subject of several articles in Inc. magazine, were designed to encourage personal growth and promote teamwork throughout the organization. They continue to this day. In 2005, the company received the Strive Employer of the Year Award for “demonstrating a commitment to providing second chances to individuals and assisting them in becoming productive members of society." Elaine herself was the winner of the 2006 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year regional award for New York City. She also received the 2007 National Association of Women Business Owners Lifetime Achievement Award in New York City. A nationally recognized speaker, Elaine has co-authored numerous articles on women in business for the Inc. magazine website and is currently mentoring several women business owners. Her company and its culture have been featured in two best-selling business books, Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big and The Knack.

 

Norm Brodsky, CitiStorage

Norm BrodskyNorm Brodsky is a smart, successful company builder in addition to being an accountant and an attorney. He is the founder of ten businesses including a company that was #40 on Inc. magazine’s list of 100 fasting growing public companies. Another business, CitiStorage, is a three time Inc. 500 company. Norm has also been writing “Street Smarts,” a monthly column since in Inc. magazine. He has appeared on CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg TV, and is the author of The Knack- How Street Smart Entrepreneurs Learn How to Handle Whatever Comes Up. He has appeared on the cover of five business publications and speaks throughout the world on bettering your life and those of your employees through business. Brodsky has provided pro bono consulting services to thousands of entrepreneurs.

 

Greg Bullard, IG2

Greg BullardGreg Bullard is a Principal with IG2. Along with Greg Stangle, Greg currently runs IG2, which provides merger and acquisition advisory, legal and consulting services in the information management industry. Greg founded and built two information management businesses, each of which were ultimately sold to publicly-traded companies. Prior to founding IG2, Greg was a Senior Corporate Attorney with Delta Air Lines and a corporate attorney with the law firm DLA Piper.

 

Susan Burd, CRM, IGP, Amway

Sue BurdSusan Burd, CRM, IGP is the Global Records, Archives & Information Management Supervisor at Amway. She is responsible for the corporate and global records and information management strategy, program and policy development, governance, compliance and education. She supervises/oversees a multitude of services, including: Forms Management, Imaging, the Historical Archives & Museum, as well as electronic and hardcopy storage. Sue has been a member of the Western Michigan ARMA Chapter for almost 20 years, holding a variety of positions and serving on ARMA International Committees. She has spoken at Chapter meetings on policy development, CRM certification, and how to gain support for your RIM program. Sue earned her Bachelor in Business Administration, focused in Records Management and Computer Information Systems from Western Michigan University in 1995. After graduation, she interned at Amway and has been fully employed there for almost 20 years. On a personal note, Sue married her high-school sweetheart and they have three wonderful children. She is an avid reader, enjoys spending time at the family resort in upper Michigan, as well as watching her kids in their many sports.

 

Julie Colgan, ARMA International

Colgan-Julie Julie Colgan, a Certified Records Manager and Certified Information Governance Professional, is a 15+ year veteran and thought leader in the Records & Information Management and Information Governance industry. Her career has spanned in-house, consulting and technology roles for public and private organizations across a variety of industries. She is the current Chair of the Board for ARMA International and leads the Information Governance Solutions business for Nuix, an information management software company headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

 

Patrick DeVries, DeVries Business Services

Patrick DeVries Patrick DeVries is the founder, owner and president of DeVries Business Services, a full-service records information management firm headquartered in Spokane, Washington. After a several year career as an over-the-road driver for Wheaton Van Lines, time was right for a change. The DeVries company began in 1981 as a moving and storage company purchased by Pat and his family. The records management division was started in 1985, and then split off from the moving company in 1995. Since that time, the company has diversified into several business lines that Pat and his team have developed. Pat is the President/CEO and manages all aspects of the 40+ person company. Pat attended Eastern Washington University, home of the "red turf" and 2010 FCS National Football Champions.

 

Ross Federgreen, Compliance Solutions and Resources

Ross FedergreenAs founder of CSR, Ross Federgreen serves as chief innovator for the company and plays a vital role in consulting and business development activities. His expertise includes payment system design, integration, cost, risk and regulatory compliance, as well as Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data security for domestic, foreign and cross-border entities. Federgreen lectures widely and has authored over one hundred articles and white papers that have appeared in publications such as The Green Sheet, Transaction Trends, The Bottom Line, Inside Self-Storage, Grocery Headquarters and many other professional and trade journals. In 2009, Transaction Trends, the official journal of the Electronic Transactions Association named Federgreen one of six industry leaders. Federgreen currently serves on the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Publications Advisory Board as well as the Advisory Board for The Green Sheet, a popular payments industry publication. He is a member of the Electronic Transactions Association's (ETA) Data Security Task Force and previously served on the Association's Program Planning Committee. Additionally, Federgreen is an advisor to the United States Senate, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and numerous multi-national corporations. Prior to founding CSR, Federgreen consulted for The Rockefeller Fund, McKinsey & Company and Booz-Allen-Hamilton.

 

Tom Fetters, Recall

Tom Fetters Tom Fetters serves as Head of Data Protection Services and Vice President of Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions at Recall Corporation and served as its Vice President and General Manager of Data Protection Services (DPS), Recall North America since May 2009. Mr. Fetters served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing after the successful launch of Sales Express and the Sales and Account Management On-Boarding training at Recall. He joined the Brambles family of companies in 2004, when he accepted the role of Vice President of Customer Service and Quality for CHEP, Recall's sister company and was then promoted to Vice President of Operations for CHEP USA where he managed over 80 employees. In December 2007, he transitioned into the role of Global Director of Issue Resolution for Recall. He began his professional career working for Ford Motor Company. He holds an undergraduate degree in Sales and Marketing from Florida State University.

 

Claire Gallagher, Oasis Group

Claire Gallagher Claire Gallagher serves as Director of HR & Compliance for OASIS Group Dublin, Ireland, a provider of records management services focused on serving the Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom Netherlands & Belgium, middle market customers and is recognized as one of the fastest growing and most dynamic companies in the records and information management (RIM) industry, Claire is currently responsible for HR, Health & Safety, IT, Training and Compliance for the Group.

Claire has 17 years’ experience in the RIM industry having worked in a number of departments including Operations, Customer Service and Account Management, Claire’s range of skills and knowledge has led her to her current role. Juggling work and study, Claire completed an Honours BA Degree in Business Studies in 2001 at Dublin Business School, Claire is passionate about Data Protection and has led the OASIS group to being market leaders in Ireland and UK in Data Protection by gaining both ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 accreditations and most recently PCI Compliance across the group.

A member of PRISM for the past 11 years,. Claire has sat on the PRISM European Task Group for the past 4 years; she presented at the 2013 European conference in Amsterdam, and is chairing the 2014 European Conference in Vienna. Claire is also currently serving on the TG1 Task Group and is now a Board Member of PRISM.

 

Eric Haas, A.R.M.S

Eric Haas Eric Haas, ARMS Inc: Eric Haas is President and CEO of ARMS Inc in De Pere, Wisconsin. Eric worked in management in corporate America in both sales and operational roles prior to purchasing ARMS in 2005. Eric has led his team of information management professionals in tripling the size of the company during his tenure. The growth process has been accomplished by Organic and acquistional growth strategies. Organically the company has grown by integrating many new services to its information management portfolio and exposing clients to the full vertical being offered. Acquistionally we have made a number of tuck-in acquisitions that have benefited the client in exposing them to other excellent opportunities within the information management world.

 

Chris Harris, Access


Chris Harris Chris Harris works for Access in Hawaii as the Regional Vice President of the Pacific. Chris has been a long standing member of the Document Destruction Industry for over 18 years. He got his start in the industry during 1997 as a partner with ShredEx in California and Hawaii. In 2004 ShredEx CA was sold to Recall and then in 2008, ShredEx Hawaii was sold to Access. Chris is active within the industry, serving on the Board for the Hawaii Chapter of ARMA International and he continues to set the bar high for security standards and community service. Under his leadership, Access has become the premier leader in the Records Management, Shredding, Media Vault Storage and Digital Access Solutions in Hawaii. He completed his Geography Degree at UC Santa Barbara.

 

Donna Houk, Iron Mountain

Donna Houk Donna Houk is a seasoned leader in the Records and Information Management industry. She brings more than 15 years of experience in helping customers achieve their Records & Information Management (RIM) and overall Information Governance (IG) goals and objectives. Her work in this area spans multiple industries, including oil and gas, life sciences, healthcare, legal and financial services. As the leader of Iron Mountain’s Professional Services team, she and her team work diligently with clients on improving governance, enabling them to improve access to their information, secure and protect their information, mitigate legal and regulatory risk and effectively leverage large volumes of data to enhance their business. Donna holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and is active with ARMA and AIIM.

 

Chris Kelley, COR365 Information Solutions

Chris Kelley Chris Kelley is chief operations officer for COR365 Information Solutions (formerly DataChambers Records Management), a Division of Twin City Warehouse, Inc., headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC. He has 29 years of experience in the Commercial Records Management industry at both the national level and local level. Twenty-three of his 29 years have been spent in NC working for COR365, a full service offsite commercial records center with facilities in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Charlotte, and Raleigh.

 

Brian Jungeberg, Brightstone Insurance Services

Brian JungebergBrian Jungeberg, CIC, serves as an insurance specialist for Brightstone Insurance Services, a group of dedicated insurance professionals catering to the record and information management industry. His areas of expertise include property & casualty related exposures, specifically gross business income and professional/privacy/cyber liability issues. To help address these unique and complex risks, he has been involved in developing several customized insurance products over the years. Brian is a frequent contributor to several record and information management industry publications as a trusted advisor on insurance related topics and concerns.

 

Kaihan Krippendorff

Krippendorff-KaihanKaihan Krippendorff is a strategist, author, consultant, and investor whose singular style of combining Eastern military philosophy with business acumen has ushered a growing number of corporations (such as Microsoft, Citigroup, and Johnson & Johnson) and entrepreneurs onto faster tracks in every aspect of their businesses. His shrewdly aggressive string of successes has taken him all over the world from Europe and Southeast Asia to Africa and Latin America. Armed with two master’s degrees and two bachelor’s degrees from prestigious Columbia Business School, The Wharton School of Business, and The London School of Business, plus 10 years of high-level experience at companies such as McKinsey & Company and his own firm, Outthinker (founded in 2004), Kaihan Krippendorff just published his fourth and most comprehensive book to date, Outthink the Competition: How a New Generation of Strategists Sees Options Others Ignore. Ultimately, Kaihan sees his master strategist philosophies helping people fine tune not just their business playbooks but the playbooks of their very lives. "A lot of people come to my classes pretending they are working on their business when they are really working on their careers," Kaihan concludes. "My principles translate beyond the business world into general aspects for better living. Anything you want is possible if you are willing to stop and think creatively about how to get it."

Mark Lagodinski, CRM, Sidley Austin

Lagodinski-MarkMark is firm-wide Director of Records Management at the law firm of Sidley Austin. He is a Certified Records Manager with over twenty years of records and information management experience across diverse industries including legal, high tech, financial services, hospitality and energy. Prior to joining Sidley, Mark was a consultant with Ernst & Young where he provided consulting services to clients on records risk management, policies and retention schedules, and strategies for electronic records management. He received a BBA in Information Management from the University of North Dakota.

 

Mike Levin, Corodata

Mike Levin Mike Levin works for Corodata Records Management as their Director of Digital Solutions. Prior to joining Corodata, Mike spent over 20 years in technical, consulting and senior management roles working for or with companies such as GE, IBM, Dupont and The Home Depot. Mike holds a BS in Computer Science from California Polytechnic, and is a gradualte of GE’s Information Management Leadership Program.

 

Patrick Lynch, Perpetual Storage, Inc.

Patrick Lynch Patrick (“Pat”) Lynch has built a successful track record in general business management and product development principally in financial services. After graduating from the University of Southern California in 1978 Pat was put in charge of operations at Perpetual Storage, Inc. (“PSI”). PSI is a highly secure records depositary that stores data sets for government and corporate clients.

In 1984, after restructuring PSI and making it profitable, Pat went on to a 27-year career on Wall Street with postings in New York City and overseas in Zurich and London. Pat held executive positions at Salomon Brothers, Morgan Stanley and SIAC (the 1550 person firm then responsible for all information and trading systems for the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and the DTCC.) Pat helped lead SIAC and the Exchanges through the attack of 9/11/01 and its aftermath. Pat was then recruited into SunGard where he was the President of their Financial Services arm. Pat retired from Wall Street at the end of 2009, and once again took the reins of PSI where he and his Wife are the co-owners.

Pat (59) lives in Park City, Utah with Susan, his bride of the past 34 years. Hobbies include skiing, golf, fly-fishing, mountain biking, trap shooting and sailing.

 

Mistie McMillin, Fireproof

Mistie McMillin With over 15 years of experience in the information management industry, Mistie provides expert insight and manages programs in the Accounting, Operations and Customer Service departments. In addition, she works closely with clients to ensure that their needs are identified and met.

 

 

Brian Moriki, First Hawaiian Bank

Moriki-BrianBrian A. Moriki is the Assistant Vice President and Manager of the OSD - Records Management Department for First Hawaiian Bank in Honolulu, Hawaii. As the Manager of the OSD - Records Management Department, Mr. Moriki directs the Bank's Records Management functions, which includes document retrievals, records retention schedules, records storage, vital records management, legalities (i.e. subpoenas coordination, garnishments, and tax levies), document imaging, and advising departments on digital technology and storage options. In 1995, his Records Management program won the Olsten Corporation's Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Records Management. Mr. Moriki has held numerous positions in ARMA International including past Director, for ARMA International, and has served on the Association’s Marketing Advisory Committee (chairperson), Public Relations, Marketing, & Membership Committee, and International Awards Committee. Locally, Mr. Moriki has held numerous positions in the Hawaii ARMA Chapter (including three terms as President) and he was voted Chapter Member Of The Year in 1990 and 2001. Regionally, Mr. Moriki served two terms as a Pacific Region Coordinator for ARMA International overseeing chapters in Southern California and Hawaii.

 

Ty Ondatje Iron Mountain

Ty Ondatje Mr. Ondatje has been with Iron Mountain going on 23 years serving in a number of management and senior leadership roles. He holds a business degree from the University of La Verne in Southern California and holds certifications through UCLA in labor relations and mediation services. He currently serves as an Advisor on the Board of The Posse Foundation – Los Angeles

 

Mitzi Ott, Recall

Mitzi Ott Mitzi is a successful professional with over 20 years’ experience in operations management and logistics. A certified Lean Sigma Black belt, she has been with Recall Corporation for over 17 years in a variety of roles. She has 2 daughters and resides in Greenville, SC.

 

 

William Russ Confidential Records Management, Inc (CRMI)

Will RussWill is the Business Development Manager for Confidential Records Management, Inc. (CRMI) located in Greenville, North Carolina. He has worked in the data management industry for the past 14 years. His expertise includes all areas of RIM service and delivery. CRMI is a leading document scanning provider in North Carolina, serving multiple industries and public agencies across the state. Leading his sales team, Will has achieved success in sales as a result of implementing strategies for one-on-one sales with key decision makers. His logical and persistent approach to sales of scanning services is one that can easily be implemented in any geographic setting.

William Saffady, PhD

Saffady-BillWilliam Saffady is a records and information management specialist and researcher based in New York City. He is the author of over three dozen books and many articles on information management topics.   His latest books are Legal Requirements for Electronic Records Retention in Western Europe, Legal Requirements for Electronic Records Retention in Eastern Europe, and Legal Requirements for Electronic Records Retention in Asia, all of which are published by ARMA International.   Other recent titles include Email Retention and Archiving: Issues and Guidance for Compliance and Discovery, Records and Information Management: Fundamentals of Professional Practice, Second Edition, which is the most widely used textbook on records management, and Cost Analysis Concepts and Methods for Records Management Projects, Second Edition. In addition to writing, Dr. Saffady serves as an information management consultant, providing analytical services and training to companies, government agencies, and not-for-profit institutions.

 

Tom Seibert, Business Records Management

Thomas SeibertThomas Seibert is Vice President of Business Records Management, Inc. , a Florida corporation headquartered in Tampa.  Tom’s RIM industry experience spans over 25 years.  As an owner of BRM, Inc. Tom oversees all aspects of the company’s sales and marketing, finances, and operations.  Tom is also an attorney, licensed in Florida, with expertise in the field of contract law.  Tom has served on the Board of Directors for National Records Centers, Inc. for the past three years and currently holds the position as Board Chairman. Tom is also a member of a number of RIM industry trade associations.   

 

Mario Skopek, Blue Pencil

Mario Skopek Skopek became acquainted with the document destruction industry as a teenager. At the age of 15, he began working at Shred-it, which presently is based in Oakville, Ontario, after school. His father began working for the company in 1992 when the family emigrated from Poland. Skopek remained with Shred-it, holding various positions, including driver and salesman, until he left to form Blue-Pencil, which began serving clients in January 2004.

More recently, Blue-Pencil expanded its roster to include records management services; however, the company is focusing on providing electronic records management as opposed to traditional hard-copy storage. Blue-Pencil also offers document imaging and online backup services.

 

Andy Sokol, CopyScan, Inc.

Andy SokolAndy Sokol owns and operates CopyScan, Inc. and recordSHRED, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has been in the Document Management industry for 20+ years in South Florida, and has innovated with the industry changes from analog to digital document technology in his business. Andy and his partner, Gina St. George, operate Scanning School and provide private consulting to teach Document Management Professionals How to Add Docuent Scanning & Imaging, plus E-Discovery, to their business.   

 

Greg Stangle, IG2

Greg StangleGreg Stangle is a Principal with IG2. Along with Greg Bullard, Greg runs IG2, which provides merger and acquisition advisory, legal and consulting services to the information management industry. Greg founded and built two information management businesses, each of which were ultimately sold to publicly-traded companies. Greg is an experienced corporate, securities and technology attorney and has been both a founder and investor in several other private businesses. Prior to founding IG2, Greg practiced law at DLA Piper as well as Freeborn & Peters.

 

Todd Stephenson, KirkpatrickPrice

Todd StephensonTodd Stephenson is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) with the audit firm KirkpatrickPrice. He has spent the last six years as an information security specialist helping companies comply with SSAE 16, SOC 2, PCI, ISO, HIPAA, and FISMA security controls. Prior to KirkpatrickPrice, Todd spent nine years at IKON Office Solutions as an enterprise document specialist designing and implementing electronic document management and facility management systems.

 

Eileen Sweeney, Iron Mountain

Eileen Sweeney Eileen Sweeney leads Iron Mountain’s Global Data Management business which provides service to more than 30,000 customers across 75 markets via nearly 100 data management facilities. Sweeney is responsible for the continued development of the data management portfolio to support customers’ evolving information management needs. Prior to joining Iron Mountain, Sweeney served as Vice President and General Manager of CSC’s global manufacturing segment where she improved the group’s pipeline development and increased operating growth. She spent 20 years with CSC, and held a number of senior positions including global president of the manufacturing sector and managing director of the consulting group. Prior to CSC, Sweeney worked at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting and General Electric. She holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Union College.

 

Sherri Taylor, Armstrong Archives

Sherri Taylor Sherri Taylor is the President and Managing Partner of Armstrong Archives, one of the largest records and information management companies in the Dallas/Ft Worth Area. Armstrong Archives offers records management, tape storage, document imaging, and document destruction, and is her second record company start up in over 25 years in the industry. Sherri has been on the PRISM Conference Planning Committee for several years and previously served as Chairman. Sherri has led several education sessions at industry events, has served on the Board of Directors of the National Records Centers for 5 years, and is currently a Board Member of PRISM.

 

Jim Teske, RecordMax

Jim Teske Jim Teske is a 30 year practitioner in the information management profession; starting his career in the legal field where he worked in administrative services for about five years. For the last 25 years, Jim has held senior management positions with a number of leading information service businesses and related technology companies. He has been President and an owner of RecordMax USA, LLC for the last eight years; which operates four information service centers in Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Jim has been a member of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) since 1985 and has been affiliated with PRISM International since 1989; serving on numerous committees and on PRISM’s Board of Directors from 2010 through 2014...including a year as PRISM’s President in 2012. Jim has spoken at both U.S. and international information management conferences and continuing education seminars for ARMA International, PRISM International, the Association of Legal Administrators and Lorman Education Services. He also serves on the State of Louisiana Board of Directors for JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

 

Ian Thomas, Iron Mountain

Thomas-IanIan brings 20 years’ experience in records management, having entered the field as Senior Operations Manager for Group 4 Secure Data Services in the UK. In this role, he was responsible for the operational management of two commercial record centers and also personally programmed the company’s records management software package. In 1996, Ian started his own logistics company and also began consulting for O’Neil Software, initially in an installation, support, and training role, where he managed and installed software from Asia to Scandinavia. Ian’s active involvement eventually morphed into the role of International Business Manager, where he establish the UK and Australian offices to provide global sales, support, and training. In 2000, Ian transferred to Irvine, California to take on the role of Vice President of Business Development, eventually being promoted to the role of Executive Vice President with responsibility for all day to day operations. Ian Thomas joined Iron Mountain in July 2013 to take responsibility for the Accutrac Software product, with the initial goal of bringing the team members together from their various departments under a single management structure and focus. This was completed on December 12th 2013 and now Ian’s focus is on re-establishing Accutrac as the leading physical records management software for corporations, with an emphasis on the management of inventory, policy, and process in a scalable, compliant solution.

Dawn Ward, Warner Norcross & Judd

Dawn Ward Dawn Garcia Ward, a graduate of Notre Dame and co-chair of the firm’s Data Solutions Practice Group, is a pioneer in the field of data record information management (RIM) and information governance. The former litigator has spent more than a decade advising Fortune 500 corporations and other businesses how to properly manage data – a practice that saves money and helps reduce legal risk. She creates legally defensible document management programs that stand up in court and stand out on the bottom line.

 

Lloyd Williams, Shredall

Lloyd Williams Lloyd Williams is the founder and owner of Shredall/SDS along with his children/partners Nicholas (Nik) and Lucy. Lloyd set up his business as the second mobile shredder in the UK in 1996 and has since diversified the company into SDS - Data Scanning, Data storage of Boxes, Deeds/Probate and Tapes. He also runs Shredall with 10xmobile shredders in England and Scotland and an offsite shredding plant in his home town of Nottingham. From starting his business with one mobile shred truck from a back bedroom office the family business now employs 56 staff. Lloyd and his family have been members of PRISM since 2000 and they have attended both USA and Europe conferences as a delegates/attendee and contributors. Lloyd also has been a major contributor of shredding standards for British and European standards and was the first non USA elected NAID Board member standing from the floor.

 

Vlad Vasak, K-2 Partners

Vlad Vasak Widely known and respected as a Secure Destruction industry innovator and thought leader, Vasak has played a leading industry role across multinational markets over the past 20+ years. As a senior-level executive in two of the world’s largest Secure Destruction companies, he has a thorough grasp of what it takes to develop and run a highly successful business and how to extract maximum value and synergies from an acquisition.

Vasak holds an MBA from the MGSM (Macquarie Graduate School of Management) and a Bachelor of Economics (B.Ec.) degree from Sydney University.

 

Andrew Ysasi, Kent Record Management, Inc.

Andrew YsasiAndrew is the Executive Director at Kent Record Management, Inc. (KRM) and has been with KRM since 2007. Andrew started several new service offerings and guided Kent Records through multiple acquisitions. In addition to his role at Kent Records, he is an adjunct professor at Davenport University in the College of Technology, and he serves as a volunteer test writer on the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) Exam Development Committee. Andrew has presented on information privacy, data protection, and cloud storage at the national PRISM conference. In addition, he has presented on electronic record management, information governance, and project management at local ARMA and AITP chapters. Andrew is a Certified Records Manager (CRM), Project Management Professional (PMP), Information Governance Professional (IGP), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), and holds various certifications from Microsoft, AIIM, CompTIA, and others. Andrew has a Master Science in Administration with a concentration in Information Resource Management from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix – West Michigan campus. Andrew resides in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife and three children.