Meet the 2020 i-SIGMA Board of Directors
May 5, 2020
The association would like to thank all of the voting members who participated in the first-ever i-SIGMA Board of Directors Election. Voting has concluded and the results are in. Meet the first elected i-SIGMA Board of Directors!
Patrick DeVries, CSDS
DeVries Information Management in Spokane, WA, USA
Patrick DeVries has served on the i-SIGMA Board of Directors for the past two years where he served as the President-Elect. Prior to the transition board Patrick served on the NAID board as a Board member, Secretary, Treasurer and was elected by the NAID membership at that time to serve as President-Elect. Patrick has also served on the Executive committee. In the industry, Patrick has grown DeVries Information Management to serve a large part of Washington State, North Idaho and Eastern Oregon. They own and operate a full service records center in Spokane, as well as operating a destruction business and baling operation. When looking ahead to goals for i-SIGMA over the next 12 months, Patrick stated these were “developing a strategic plan and accomplishing as much of it as possible over the next year is first, developing our membership worldwide and embracing our international members with services and programs to encourage their participation in i-SIGMA, and continuing on the path of strong and appropriate certification programs to continue to professionalize the industry.”
Brock Miller, CSDS
Shred Northwest in Gresham, OR, USA
Brock Miller was a PRISM member from 2010 until 2016 as he built and sold a RIM business. Since 2012 he has served NAID as a committee member (CRC and CSDS BoR), committee chair (CSDS BoR), and as a Director, Secretary, and Co-Treasurer of the board. Brock’s company, Shred Northwest (previously AccuShred NW), locally provides shredding services in the major population centers of Oregon and southwest Washington. Over the years, Shred Northwest has offered certified destruction services offsite and onsite for micro media, non-paper media, hard drives, and paper. When asked about goals for i-SIGMA over the next 12 months, Brock stated: “i-SIGMA needs strong alignment between our largest members, our vendors, and the vibrant base of local entrepreneurs. We must have clear domestic and international growth and development plans to make certain membership doesn’t dwindle, while adapting to changing industry head winds. The potential of valuable insurance “premium kick back” benefits for members needs to become reality for members. Conferences need to be excellent. PRISM needs special attention by the association so mature and experienced companies are well supported. Regulatory involvement should increase.”
Angie Singer Keating, CISA, CISM, CRISC
Reclamere, Inc. in Tyrone, PA, USA
Angie Singer Keating is chief executive officer at Reclamere, Inc and was the 2019 co-president of the i-SIGMA interim board. She has a broadly diversified background with over 20 years of experience specializing in computer forensics, data destruction, security incident response, information technology risk management and systems auditing. Ms. Keating and the Reclamere Data Security Experts team provides consultancy in: information security, information destruction, data breach response, notification & compliance, and compliance & risk management services (HIPAA, PCI, GLB, SOX). One of the co-founders of Reclamere, Ms. Keating is the chief architect of the proprietary data destruction system used by the company, which includes forensically-sound, bit-by-bit, and quality control on 100% of all hard drives processed.
i-SIGMA in Phoenix, AZ, USA
Bob Johnson founded NAID, the world’s most prominent non-profit data destruction industry organization now representing over 2,000 member locations around the world. Bob Johnson continues to lead NAID as Divisional Chair as well as CEO of i-SIGMA, the governing association for NAID and PRISM International. Johnson 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.
All Points Mobile Shredding in Stuart, FL, USA
Brian Connelly has served on several boards in his career. He held a NAID Board of Directors position for 2 years, and has been serving in the secretary position for the past 6 months. Brian has owned All Points Mobile Shredding since 2006, which is NAID AAA Certified for on-site paper, media and hard drive destruction. They provide service in a 100 mile radius from Stuart, FL. Brian’s wife, (Dawn) has been leading Master Mind calls for the past 6 years. For i-SIGMA’s goals for the next 12 months, Brian said “Realignment of the i-SIGMA Membership to reduce confusion between membership and certification. Finalization of the Privacy+ Certification Requirements. Create a clear vision for the organization for the next 1,3,5 years.”
Iron Mountain in Windermere, FL, USA
Tom Fetters has been an active member of PRISM for over 11 years serving on the Board for the past 6 years. Tom served as Prism President and led the transition / migration of PRISM and NAID which ultimately formed i-SIGMA. Tom has been engaged in the industry since 2007 and has worked in many aspects of the business including; P&L leadership, data management, records, ITAD, Cloud, M&A and Client services. Tom states. “I believe the leadership and membership of i-SIGMA is facing a significant amount of disruption in the market given the current global economic conditions. We will have to partner closely together to support the needs of our members. This is also an opportunity for us to capitalize on our creativity and customer focus to meet the changing needs of our customers. This ability to adapt and grow represents a unique opportunity for i-SIGMA to continue to develop our value to the market.”
Don Adriaansen, CSDS
Titan Mobile Shredding, LLC in Doylestown, PA, USA
Don Adriaansen has served as the NAID Conference Chair from 2011-2012, served on the NAID/i-SIGMA Board of Directors from 2012 – 2020, served as NAID President from 2016 -2017, and was most recently serving as the i-SIGMA Co-Past President. Don is the president & CEO of TITAN Mobile Shredding, founded in 2005. They are NAID AAA Certified, provide on-site and plant based destruction for paper, media and hard drives and products. When it comes to goals for i-SIGMA over the next 12 months, Don states “Continued integration of the NAID and PRISM Memberships into a cohesive organization with a unified mission that supports the membership, industry, clients, and regulations. Focus on strengthening the Certification programs – NAID AAA and PRISM Privacy +.”
Secure Records Solutions in Thomasville, GA, USA
Christopher Jones has served as Co-President of i-SIGMA. President of PRISM, been on the NAID/PRISM Merger Taskforce, and has served as the Conference Planning Committee Chair. Christopher has been active in the RIM industry for 9 years, thanks to his first PRISM Conference in Miami. He has been involved in the industry association ever since, and credits PRISM (now i-SIGMA) with his decision to join his father Powell in business. They provide traditional document management, shredding, and scanning services in addition to information governance consulting. Their company is based in a small market in Southwest Georgia, but has grown to serve clients in 48 states. They are NAID AAA Certified, and plan to pursue Privacy+ Certification this year. Looking ahead at goals for i-SIGMA over the next year, Christopher says “Identify another merger with a related trade association, develop a strategic plan to identify new services to provide members, new industries dealing with PII to serve.”
Kefron Group Limited in Dublin, Ireland
Paul Kearns serves as a current i-SIGMA Board member and was PRISM president elect and part of the Executive committee. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Paul Kearns has over twenty years’ experience in the RIM Industry. Paul is Managing Director of Kefron Group, the largest independently family owned RIM business in Ireland with over 1000 customers. In recent years he has led the company on a digital transformation journey. With a presence in London and Dublin, Kefron is positioned for growth to meet the increasing demands of customers for both physical and digital information management solutions. As part of the Board of Directors in Kefron, Paul is responsible for driving group strategy and growth in the business. Previous to Kefron, Paul was General Manager of Shred-it where he operated 16 on site trucks on the island of Ireland”
Gina Lentine, CSDS
Legal Shred NY in Deer Park, NY, USA
Gina Lentine has served on the NAID / i-SIGMA Board of Directors for the past 5 years. She is also a member of several committees. Gina founded Assure Shred, which she ran for 10 years before selling in 2019. When looking at goals for i-SIGMA over the next 12 months, Gina stated ” work towards more government involvement requiring companies to do a better job protecting personal identifiable info. Enforcement as the laws are in place. Continue working towards insurance for all i-SIGMA industry members. Continue ongoing merge of NAID/PRISM family and forming a singular i-SIGMA unit.”‘
Michael Payton, CSDS
Augusta Data Storage, Inc. in Augusta, GA, USA
Michael Payton is the General Manager of Augusta Data Storage, a division of Ellefson Transportation Group in Augusta, GA. Augusta Data Storage is a full service RIM provider specializing in records storage, data protection, document scanning, and mobile destruction services.
Michael has been in the RIM industry for 18 years and holds the designation of Certified Destruction Specialist (CSDS) through NAID. Michael is extensively involved in numerous associations within the RIM industry, currently serving as chair of the NAID CSDS Board of Regents and PRISM Privacy+ Committee for i-SIGMA. Michael is also the former President of the Data Protection Association.
When looking at i-SIGMA over the next 12 months, Michael is looking at the following “An industry association should always strive to increase value to membership. I would like to see i-SIGMA continue to raise the bar for members in effort to set us apart from competition and ensure our industry is viewed favorably by society as a whole. We can achieve this by continuing to enhance industry certifications (NAID AAA, PRISM Privacy+, CSDS) and providing appropriate resources (educational webinars, training tools, documentation templates) to membership, with a focus on increasing our offering to our international delegates.”
Access CIG, LLC in Woburn, MA, USA
Jordan Peace has been in the Records and Information Management Industry for 9 years and has served on the i-SIGMA board for the past 3 years. Jordan originally started in the shredding industry in 2011 while working for a boutique investment banking firm whose largest client was 3GS shredding in the Southeastern US. He assisted in acquiring 5 shred businesses for 3GS, helped with financial planning and analysis, and then advised in the sale of 3GS to Cintas (who later sold to Shred-It, who later sold to Stericyle). He then started working with Access in 2014 leading their acquisition and integration programs. Jordan states that ” The most important goal for i-SIGMA in the next 18 months is to provide members with benefits they missed from a canceled 2020 conference and make sure the 2021 conference is the best ever!”
Greentec in Cambridge, ON, Canada
Tony Perrotta is the President and CEO of Greentec. Tony started Greentec in 1995, with a vision to build the company’s future on a circular economy and a mission to help people recycle their IT assets and electronic devices in a secure and compliant manner. Greentec is privately held, has 80 employees, recovers 150,000 devices, and processes over 13 million pounds of e-waste each year. Looking ahead at the next year, Tony believes the goals for i-SIGMA should be the following ” I believe that i-SIGMA should focus on building a stronger brand as the best industry standard and voice for companies managing storage and disposal of data. ”
Shred-X in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Renèe is the National Sales and Marketing Manager at Shred-X, joining the business in early 2003 when the secure destruction industry was in its infancy in Australia. During the past 17 years, Renèe has held various roles within the Shred-X business and is also a member of the company’s Senior Leadership team. Shred-X was one of the foundation members of NAID ANZ and has supported the growth of i-SIGMA (formerly NAID) in ANZ since this time including promoting the importance of AAA certification. Renèe has served on the i-SIGMA Board of Directors since 2018 holding the position of ANZ Chairperson and prior to this role was a member of the ANZ committee. Over the next 12 months, Renèe lists the goals for i-SIGMA as the following: “1. Establishing Privacy+ certification as an industry requirement for RIM services as NAID has accomplished in various Countries / Regions with NAID AAA certification. 2. Continuing its promotion of camaraderie between service providers, and 3. Developing new strategies for increasing i-SIGMA membership.”
VRC Companies, LLC – Tampa in Oldsmar, FL, USA
Thomas Seibert is a former Board Member of PRISM International. Tom is a former business owner with 30 years of industry experience in the record management and destruction industries. He formerly owned and operated a full service records management company in West Florida that was PRISM Privacy+ and NAID certified. Tom currently works for Vital Records Control where he serves as General Counsel. He is a licensed Florida attorney and is registered with the Tennessee Supreme Court and its governing authorities for permitted jurisdictional practice. Tom states that goals for i-SIGMA in this coming year should be the following: “International membership growth. International expansion of the i-SIGMA brand. Domestic membership growth with traditional RIM market service providers. Continued advocacy relevance in regulatory matters.”
OMTRA SRL in Milan, Italy
Giovanna Spadoni has been a Member of the Board of Directors for 2 consecutive terms in 6 years for the young entrepreneurs’ group of Confindustria in Milan, Italy. Currently she actively attends the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, as well as some of the main foreign Chambers of Commerce in Italy. She is the chair of the PRISM DLC and she also takes part of the i-SIGMA EU Committee. Currently, Giovanna is the GM of OMTRA, the first business records center in Italy, established in 1956 in Milan. Omtra has been an active member of NAID, PRISM and ARMA International since 1993. Giovanna has more than 12 years’ experience in the Information Governance industry, which in some cases means international experiences.
Looking at goals for i-SIGMA over the next 12 months, Giovanna stated “1. Build associates loyalty after the merger. 2. Think about “What’s Next?” in regard to records management and secure destruction. 3. Create a bridge between i-SIGMA and Europe.”
There has been a tie for the Associate Member Representative Director seat. A run-off election will be conducted later this month to determine who will serve in this role.