The NAID 2018 Conference Committee is excited to announce the list of amazing presenters who will be a part of NAID 2018. Review All Sessions >> 


Jon Taffer

While his background is in hospitality, his science of business success can be applied to any industry, including secure data destruction. NAID welcomes Taffer as the keynote speaker for the NAID 2018 Conference & Expo.

Jon Taffer, world-renowned business consultant and the Executive Producer and Host, of SPIKE TV’s Bar Rescue understands failure better than anyone. After 145+ episodes of his hit TV show, he has seen every excuse and every cause of business failure there is today. Let him share with you what causes business failures and how to recognize it and own it before it plummets your life and business into financial disaster. Don’t miss this enlightening experience.

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Featured Speakers

Tom Adams

Tom Adams

President & CMO for Flourish Press Inc.; Founder of Webvitality;
Author of You Are the Logo

Tom Adams is President and CMO of Flourish Press and Founder of Webvitality. He is an executive coach offering strategic advisory services and strategic marketing services. Tom is also the author of Amazon Bestseller, “You Are The Logo”, published 2012 and numerous magazine articles related to Marketing. He has been a Keynote Speaker on topics related Executive Leadership, Executive Effectiveness, Executive Branding and Marketing.

Dawn Connelly

Dawn Connelly, Esq.

VP Sales and Marketing for All Points Mobile Shredding & All Points Medical Waste; Business Coach, Speaker & Author at Lifting Up Leaders

Dawn Connelly is an executive business coach, speaker, and author. She works with professionals and top executives to help them make better decisions and become more efficient and prosperous. Dawn focuses her work with professional women who are serious about taking their personal and professional lives to the next level.

Dawn recently published Formula for a Rich Life: 5 Steps to Working Less, Earning More & Building a Quality of Life.

Dawn attributes her success to 3 factors:

(1) Corporate Background – Dawn practiced commercial litigation at McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP in Chicago. She argued before the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, drafted a writ of certiorari to the US Supreme Court, and represented Fortune 500 companies in multi-million dollar lawsuits. She has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation. Dawn demonstrated a strong personal commitment to pro bono work, for which she was one of two out of 1,000 associates firm-wide to receive an award for “Outstanding Achievement and Commitment to Pro Bono Service in the Community.” Her most fulfilling pro bono accomplishment was winning asylum for an Albanian woman who was sex-trafficked from Albania to Italy where she was raped, beaten, and starved before escaping to Chicago. She argued before the US Immigration Court in this highly publicized case that took place over a two year period and was written up twice in the Chicago Sun Times.

(2) Academic Background – Dawn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida. As a scholarship student, she earned her juris doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She clerked for the Honorable Blanche M. Manning of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Florida.

(3) Coaching Credentials – Dawn is a Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Team. She offers retreats, seminars, keynote speaking, and executive coaching for those wanting results.

John C. Montaña, Esq.

John C. Montaña, Esq.

CEO at Montaña & Associates

John Montaña is an attorney and CEO of Montaña & Associates, a records and information management consulting firm based in Englewood, Colorado. In this capacity, he advises corporations, law firms, and non-profit organizations on records and information management. His work has included analysis and advice on a wide variety of records and information management issues, including records retention scheduling, advice on the legality of various information storage media, regulatory compliance, litigation and discovery, and other matters likely to impact information management considerations; as well as analysis, critique and modification of practices, policies and procedures, and retention schedules developed by others and start-to-finish development of records retention schedules, records management policies and procedures. He is widely recognized as one of the foremost records management experts in the country.

Montaña has published four books on records management issues, as well as dozens of articles for magazines and professional journals, and is an active seminar speaker on records management topics. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver.

Session Speakers & Panelists

Ray Barry

Managing Partner at Stevens and Stevens Business Records Management, Inc.
Ray Barry

Ray Barry is recognized worldwide as a key speaker, published columnist in Secure Destruction Business magazine, author of “The Sales Minute”, and a player in the successful growth of Shred First. He is a subject matter expert in the information management industry.
Barry is an industry expert in the design, development, marketing, sales solutions and training programs, and talent management systems that enhance performance, impact employee development, and achieve business results. He has an outstanding record of achievement, including 15+ years of direct sales &
marketing consulting experience. Barry has a consultative and solution-oriented approach in analyzing needs and proposing solutions, measuring and evaluating, and building strategic relationships with SMEs, HR, C-level executives, and business partners across all organizational levels to ensure business needs and
objectives are met.

John Benkert

CEO at CPR Tools

John Benkert is the CEO of CPR Tools Inc. in Ft Myers, Florida. He has a diverse background in commercial and government organizations, with over 35 years of accomplishments in technology and national security.

Benkert served in the United States Air Force for 20 years, flying on Compass Call, tracking deep space satellites in England, and as a host liaison in the American Embassy Oslo, Norway, working directly with the Norwegian government on security requirements. He worked at the NSA, where he received training in various operational tradecraft including advanced data recovery and computer security. While at NSA he was awarded the National Scientific Achievement Award for his technological innovations.

Scott Bidwell

President & CEO at Andrews Software, Inc.
Scott Bidwell

Ask Scott Bidwell what business he’s in and you may be surprised at his reply. As the President/CEO of Andrews Software, Inc. (ASI), the company’s success, says Scott, lies not in its software solutions. Its success lies in ASI conducting its business with clients, not as a vendor, but as a partner, helping resolve issues and capture opportunities beyond the scope of their ASI software.

With nearly 30 years of experience, Scott has been an integral part of ASI’s growth and success, taking ASI from an in-house solution to a leading provider of RIM software solutions for companies around the globe. He joined ASI in 1996 as National Sales Manager, having worked for six years for one of northern Ohio’s largest independent records centers. In 2016, Scott became ASI President/CEO. He continues to build upon the company’s legacy of growth through client collaboration and partnership. This includes actively participating in industry organizations including NAID, PRISM International and ARMA. In his down time, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife Jocelyn and their three children.

Craig Boswell

Co-Founder and President of HOBI International, Inc.

Craig Boswell is Co-Founder and President of HOBI International, Inc. In this capacity, he has been extensively involved in the design, development and deployment of electronics demanufacturing and recycling techniques.

Boswell’s background includes nine years experience as an electrical engineer for Texas Instruments, Inc. He was project manager for the deployment of a major shift in the production process from traditional CFC-based cleaning technologies to more environmentally friendly, no-clean solder technologies. As part of this program team, he was an active member of the IEEE Environmental Technologies subcommittee. This committee was central in developing an industry conference that brought together OEMs, academia, and environmental organizations to discuss key issues in electronics disposition technologies.

As Founder and President of HOBI International, Inc., Craig plays a key role in developing HOBI’s processes and procedures for data security, asset tracking and asset disposition services. He has authored numerous papers discussing end of life electronics management techniques and technologies. Additionally, he is a sought-after speaker on a broad variety of subjects, including data security in both the mobile and traditional IT space, reuse sales, and design for disassembly technologies. Craig is the Chair of the ISRI’s Reuse and Services committee and was an active stakeholder participant in the EPA’s R2 (Responsible Recycling) certification standard process.

In his current role at HOBI, Craig travels throughout North America meeting with corporations and assisting them with designing systems that allowing them to maximize revenue and minimize cost through proper lifecycle management of IT and mobile devices. He has worked closely with corporations such as AT&T, Barnes and Noble, Nokia, and Agero to create reverse logistics, asset management, and asset disposition solutions that are industry best in class. These systems focus on data security solutions, cost reductions through innovative logistics management, and revenue maximization through sales channel optimization.

Craig holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Drew Dekker

Owner of Netgain SEO

Drew Dekker is the founder of NetGain SEO, a leading digital marketing agency. He is a recognized expert in his field and is frequently invited to discuss online trends at conferences and events across the country.

Dekker has supported the shredding industry for the past decade and is a familiar face at NAID’s Shred School. He takes pride in helping local destruction companies beat their competition with a strong online presence. As a Google Partner, Dekker has even developed a specialized pay-per-click advertising program for the shredding industry.

Tom Dumez, CHP, CSCS

Owner and President at Prime Compliance
Tom Dumez

Tom Dumez has been providing industry-specific risk assessments and HIPAA training and consulting services to records and information management (RIM) companies since 2009, after a 12-year career in the industry. He also provides Policy and Procedure review, Handbook review, and Business Associate Agreement review, with the goal of making his customers the HIPAA experts in their marketplaces. With over 100 customers, Dumez is considered a subject matter expert. He is also a NAID Approved Consultant and can help companies obtain their first time NAID Certifications. Dumez is the owner and president of Prime Compliance based in Grand Rapids, MI.

Russ Ernst

Vice President of Product Management for Blancco Technology Group

Russ Ernst was named Vice President of Product Management in April 2016. He is responsible for defining, driving and executing the product strategy across both the data erasure and mobile diagnostics product suites. Critical parts of his role include developing a strong team of product owners and cultivating an organizational product culture based on continuous testing and learning. Most recently, Ernst was Director of Product Management for Lumension, where he was instrumental in expanding the platforms and applications supported for vulnerability remediation content, as well as adding support for the most prevalent Linux/UNIX server platforms and third-party applications. Given his deep technical expertise and understanding of the data security landscape, Ernst often speaks on our webinars alongside data security influencers on topics, such as cloud storage, SSD data destruction challenges and data deletion methods.

Karen Fedder

Sr. Account Manager for Blancco Technology Group

Karen Fedder has 25+ years of experience in the technology industry, with a background in both hardware and software. She has been with Blancco for over 7 years, specializing in the ITAD market and helping ITADs position their messages to make them relevant to prospects. Fedder has presented at several data security conferences and lives by the mantra that people want to be told, not sold.

Ross Federgreen

Founder of CSR Professional Services, Inc.

Dr. Ross Federgreen drives innovation as CEO and founder of CSR Professional Services, Inc. His 36 years of experience include regulatory compliance as well as data lifecycle management and security of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for multi-national corporations, including the Fortune 50, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. He is also the inventor and patent-holder of the CSR Breach Reporting ToolKit® service.

He has served on the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Publications Advisory committee as well as the Electronic Transactions Association’s (ETA) Data Security Task Force. He currently is involved with many aspects of the European Privacy Association and the European Union.

Federgreen received his Doctorate from Yale University. He holds the internationally recognized Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Professional United States (CIPP/US), Canada (CIPP/C), Government (CIPP/G) and Europe (CIPP/E) designations. Additionally, Federgreen is a European Privacy Association Fellow.

Katie Fletcher, CSDS

Sales Manager at Data Security Inc.

Katie Fletcher is the Sales Manager for Data Security Inc. She comes with over a decade of experience specifically in sales within the data destruction industry.

Michael Harstrick

Chief Global Development Officer at Garner Products, Inc.  

Michael Harstrick has several decades of experience at progressive levels of senior management in the financial services industry, including national leaders in the mortgage banking, payment services and brokerage industries.   Michael was a partner in the firm that invented Customer Relationship Management, and came to Garner after a decade running his own consulting firm, as he was intrigued by the possibilities in the secure electronic media disposition industry.

Joe Harford, MS, CIPP, CSDS

Founder & President of Reclamere, Inc.

Joe Harford is the Founder of Reclamere. Reclamere is 15 years old and provides secure ITAM services nationwide specifically in the healthcare, financial services, and education markets. He is responsible for developing and managing all enterprise level accounts for the company. Harford has worked in a wide variety of business sectors: hospitality, manufacturing, and higher education. He currently serves on the Board of Regents for the CSDS Certification with NAID. Joe is currently working on his PhD in entrepreneurship and business success factors.

John Iannarelli

Retired FBI Special Agent; Speaker & Consultant,

John Iannarelli retired from the FBI after 20 years, during which he was the FBI’s National Spokesperson on the Cyber Division executive staff and the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Division, where he oversaw all Criminal, Cyber, and Counter Intelligence Investigations. He participated in many extensive investigations, including:

Iannarelli has received the FBI Director’s Distinguished Service Award, as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Computer Science.
A former San Diego Police Officer and graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, to include studies at Oxford, Iannarelli is an attorney admitted to practice in California, Maryland and DC. A regular contributor to the Fox News Channel, he is now a highly sought-after speaker and the author of four books.

Steve Innerfield, CSDS

Partner & Operations Director at Quality Shredding Corp

Steve Innerfield, CSDS, is the chairperson of NAID’s Certification Support Committee (the CSC). The CSC actively works to assist and support non-certified NAID Member Companies in their efforts to grow their business by becoming a NAID AAA-Certified member.

James Isner

of the National Security Agency

James Isner has been working at the National Security Agency (NSA) since 2004. As Lead Engineer for the Center for Storage Device Sanitization Research, he leads the research efforts for magnetic, optical and solid state sanitization (information destruction) and reutilization programs. During his down time, James can either be found spending time with his family or out in the woods training for an upcoming endurance mountain bike race.

Bob Johnson

CEO at National Association for Information Destruction (NAID); CEO at Medical Waste Management Association

Founded and continues to lead as CEO the National Association for Information Destruction, the world’s most prominent non-profit data destruction industry organization now representing over 2,000 member locations around the world.

Speaks, writes, educates and consults on data disposal, data protection regulations, employee compliance strategies, vendor qualifications and certifications, and data protection policy development for policymakers, industry publications, data protection and privacy professionals and a broad range of related associations.

In 2016, oversaw the establishment of the Medical Waste Management Association (MWMA) the international trade organization for bio-hazard transporters and processors and the professionals they serve.

James McCabe

SVP, Identity Theft Solutions at VERO

Jim McCabe has been in marketing and sales positions for over 30 years, and his career has included computer sales to financial institutions throughout U.S. for more than 10 years. He has specifically worked with ID Theft Services from Vero for the last eight years to expand the use of their unique services within credit union, automotive, and security services markets where Vero has been successful since 2005. As Senior VP, Identity Theft Services for Vero, McCabe is focused exclusively on offering a full suite of ID Theft & Data Breach Solutions and is a frequent speaker at conferences & forums.

Connie Mastovich, CISSP

Senior Security Compliance Analyst at Reclamere, Inc.

Connie Mastovich has a career that has spanned both healthcare and government sectors with approximately the last 10 years having focused on various aspects of Information Security. As a federal government contractor, she ensured stringent government security standards were met while supporting a classified Air Force contract. Her background is also strongly linked to the healthcare field, as she worked in the Information Services Department of a regional hospital. More recently, Mastovich performed Privacy Assessments and HIPAA compliance evaluations for a worldwide provider of healthcare equipment and processes. She brings this experience and diverse skill set to Reclamere along with a strong focus on superior customer service.

Mastovich is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Member, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
Member, Infraguard.

Bill Moore

Owner & President of Moore & Associates

More info coming soon…

Mark Pribish

VP and ID Theft Practice Leader at Merchants Information Solutions

Mark Pribish has 27 years of insurance and risk assessment experience, including the identity theft and data breach risk management business sectors. As VP and ID Theft Practice Leader at Merchants Information Solutions, Inc., Pribish has helped lead product-line development, marketing, and sales for consumer identity theft and small business data breach solutions. Prior to joining Merchants, Pribish held senior-level positions at AIG and Aon. He has authored hundreds of articles and is frequently interviewed by local and national media as an identity theft and data breach risk management expert. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton.

Joe Roberto, CSDS

Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Shred-Tech

More info coming soon…

Lou Rofrano


Vice President of Sales at AMS Store and Shred; President & CEO at Rofrano Performance Group

Lou Rofrano began his career in consumer product sales and then sales at Baxter Healthcare, where for over 30 years he held various positions of increasing responsibility including VP of Sales and VP of Sales and Marketing Training and Development. Rofrano has trained and managed sales professionals both in the United States and worldwide. As VP of Sales at AMS, Rofrano provides sales leadership for both AMS Store and Shred and AMS MedWaste. He is also the founder of The Rofrano Performance Group where he is focused on helping organizations and individuals over-achieve their goals personally and professionally.

Renee Schafer, CSDS

Director of Operations at Data Security Inc.

Renee Schafer, CSDS has been with Data Security Inc. since 1999. As the Director of Operations, she leads the company by working directly with the National Security Agency (NSA), data destruction scientists, and electronic media storage experts, while also growing the company through strategic decisions and effective management of all departments, especially sales, marketing, and product development. She is a member of the FBI’s InfraGard, was the first CSDS in the state of Nebraska, and speaks around the world to educate people on information protection. Renee leads an active family-life as well as participates in various community fundraising efforts and volunteers regularly at local outreach centers and her church.

Colin Scott, CSDS

Senior Healthcare Account Executive at Reclamere, Inc.

Colin Scott has eight years of hands-on Executive Account Management experience with Reclamere, cultivating in a concentration of work with healthcare clientele. Through Reclamere, Scott provides superior customer service and peace of mind that their clients are compliant with environmental recycling standards as well as the strict HIPAA and HITECH guidelines surrounding data security. His customer service and account management background comes from a variety of opportunities in dealing with both the public and corporate accounts. This includes a Professional Internship at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. He also managed ticket accounts, corporate outings, suite rentals and group tickets sales for the Altoona Curve, the Minor League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Scott is a Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS) and a graduate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Marketing and minor in Sports Management.

John Shegerian

Executive Chairman at ERI
John Shegerian

John Shegerian is a serial social entrepreneur who focuses on solving global problems through game-changing innovation to build successful, socially responsible companies. He is also an inspirational public speaker, being invited to speak at conferences and provide keynote speeches at a variety of special events.

Shegerian is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, the United States’ leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s largest IT asset disposition (ITAD) and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company. He is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’ Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) Advisory Board and was named the Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California by Ernst & Young.

Dr. Fred Spada

Associate Research Scientist at Center for Memory and Recording Research (CMRR)
Dr. Fred Spada

Dr. Spada’s research interests include: evaluation of bulk degaussing methods for securely erasing magnetic media, structure-property relationships in both thin film and particulate magnetic materials, and chemical aspects of wear.

Jason Teliszczak, CSDS, CPP

CEO & Founder of JT Environmental Consulting Inc.

Jason Teliszczak is an entrepreneur with a passion for saving the environment and strengthening personal safety to make the world a more secure place. After earning a B.S. in Environmental academia and to ensure his vision would not be put to waste, he built his own successful consulting firm, JT Environmental Consulting, and has quickly become an expert within the e-Waste & Data Destruction industries. With over 15 years of consulting experience, Teliszczak assists his clients in setting targets and achieving goals. Organizations throughout the world, from fortune 500 corporations to non-for-profits with under 25 employees, utilize Teliszczak’s expertise & knowledge to perform compliance audits, internal audits, external provider audits, to maintain and/or become certified to many different standards.

He continues to streamline growth within the industry by working closely with industry organizations as well as certifying bodies, and by updating, incorporating, and strengthening new standards. Teliszczak currently sits on numerous committees within organizations such as ASIS, NSF, and NFPA to develop standards for auditing, supply chain risk management, security officers, security selection and training, security awareness, continuity management, etc. He assisted SERI with introducing the Implementation Guide for R2:2013, and also teaches classes for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001 throughout North America and has established JT Env. as a NAID Certification Approved Consultancy.

Teliszczak continues to stay focused on the ever-changing industry by being certified as a CPP, CSDS, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and holds several other certifications.

Vladimir R. Vasak

Partner at K2 Partners, LLC

More info coming soon…