Melinda Powelson


Shred Nations | Record Nations

Since taking the helm as CEO of Shred Nations/Record Nations in 2017, Melinda has made customer value her north star. Her dedication is evident in her relentless pursuit of exceeding expectations, driving year-over-year value growth for both customers and partners.

Melinda’s 30+ years of experience in document management and recycling shines through in her leadership. She fosters a culture of innovation and collaboration, empowering her team to develop cutting-edge technologies while remaining attuned to partner goals. Melinda thrives on partnering with forward-thinking individuals who share her vision of building mutually beneficial relationships.

Her entrepreneurial spirit is evident in her founding of o2 Group, one of Colorado’s first web development agencies, where she harnessed the power of the internet to revolutionize business efficiency. Prior to that, she honed her skills at DataGuard, joining in 2004.

Outside of work, Melinda finds joy in spending time with loved ones, exploring the world through travel, and soaking in the serenity of the Colorado mountains.