MemberNews: Access Announces Acquisition of Montaña & Associates

April 4, 2019

WOBURN, Mass.  April 2, 2019 – Access, a member of NAID and PRISM International, is a privately-held records and information management (RIM) services provider that announced this week the acquisition of Montaña & Associates, an information governance (IG) consulting firm specializing in retention policy and schedule creation and IG support including compliance and data privacy. The merger includes the cloud-based software application LexiTrac, a global regulatory knowledgebase compiled by Montaña & Associates legal and compliance experts.

“With the Montaña & Associates acquisition, we are bringing world-class information governance and compliance consulting services to our clients, expanding our offerings to create a full service approach to the entire information lifecycle,” said Rob Alston, Chief Executive Officer of Access. “Current Montaña & Associates clients can benefit from our comprehensive records management services, and high-quality, secure information management solutions.”

“This acquisition is a significant step forward for Access and our
clients and is central to helping us fulfill our purpose of protecting and managing information for millions of people,” said John Chendo,  President and Co-founder of Access. “The Montaña & Associates team will help our clients manage their risk in today’s increasingly complex regulatory environment, including the burgeoning data privacy regulations such as GDPR and the CCPA law now in effect in California.”

“We are a natural complement to Access’ business as we advise
organizations on how to best manage and comply with their records program on a global scale,” said John Montaña, founder and CEO of Montaña & Associates. “Every Access client is dealing with some sort of information governance or compliance issue, and we can help organizations from small businesses to huge multi-national companies improve their approach, become more efficient, and avoid legal risk and regulatory fines.”

Montaña added that a strong information governance program mitigates an information management crisis by assessing risks and understanding gaps.  By doing advanced planning and putting the right policies, procedures, and tools in place, it enables organizations to proactively and compliantly manage their data and information.

About Access

Access is a privately-held records and information management (RIM) services provider with operations across the United States, Canada, Central and South America. Access provides transformative services, expertise, and technologies to make organizations more efficient and compliant. Access helps companies manage and activate their critical business information through offsite storage and information governance services, scanning and digital transformation solutions, document management software including CartaHR, and secure destruction services. For 10 consecutive years, Access has been named to the Inc. 5000, the ranking of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.  For more information on Access, please visit


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