Below is a list of the qualified trainers that will work with Shred School students. Substitutions for speakers may be necessary at some events. Additionally, Shred School reserves the right to host guest speakers at some events without notice.
BOB JOHNSON – NAID, Founder & CEO
With over 30 years experience, including 12 years running a large regional secure destruction service and 20 years at NAID, NAID CEO Bob Johnson is widely regarded as the leading authority in the secure destruction industry. Johnson will be the primary trainer at all Shred School events. Follow Johnson on Twitter @BobatNAID or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RAY BARRY – Stevens & Stevens Business Records Management/Shred Link, Managing Partner
Ray Barry is best known as the previous Dean and founder of Shred School, a popular sales training course that contributed to the success of many of the well-known secured destruction and information management companies around the globe. Prior to his current role as Managing Partner at Stevens & Stevens Business Records Management (Greenville SC) , Barry worked in sales leadership positions for national and international secure destruction companies, trained industry professionals at more than 300 companies (over 1,000 industry professionals), and served as NAID President, Secretary, and Director and also spent 2 years as NAID Deputy Executive Director. He has also been a presenter at NAID Global Conferences the past 10 years.
Cory Layes – Bins4 Shredding, General Manager
Cory Layes is the General Manager of Bins4 Shredding, Inc. and has been an industry expert in collection containers for over 20 years. He started his career in 1996 with Busch Systems learning every aspect of the business and was involved in production, printing, packaging and shipping of various containers for recycling, waste and organics programs.
He was introduced to the document destruction world in 2005 and dove in head first, working with shredding companies of all sizes around the globe.
Cory has represented secure bins throughout North America and attended various NAID and Prism events in Canada, USA and parts of Europe. He was very successful in this role and excelled in assisting everyone from small family businesses to large buying groups.
From 2011 to present, he took on the role of Export Manager and set up partnerships with companies in the UK, Poland, Iceland, Dubai, Australia and various locations in Central and South America. By traveling to these and many other countries, Cory built several successful business relationships by educating and providing superior recycling and document destruction containers.
With Bins4 Shredding’s much-anticipated re-launch earlier this year, it was a natural fit to accept the role of General Manager and Cory has enjoyed reconnecting with new and existing customers along with helping start-up locations grow their businesses. Through Cory’s network of trusted advisors, customers and industry partners, he will bring forth a full and complete line of document destruction containers that cannot be matched to give his customers a competitive advantage.
Kelly Martínez – NAID, Director of Marketing & Communication
Kelly Martínez brings nearly 15 years of marketing expertise to Shred School, including small, mid-sized and large global organizations, B2C to B2B audience engagement, and service as well as product marketing. Having worn every hat a marketer could and helped to build a business from the ground up, she understands what marketing for a small business means. She is passionate about people and bringing forward successful strategic solutions. Martínez speaks, writes, consults and mentors on various topics.
Tom Dumez – Prime Compliance, Owner & President
Prime Compliance provides an industry-specific risk assessment and a ‘real world’ employee HIPAA training program to RIM companies. More than 90 companies (record centers, document destruction companies, scanning/imaging companies, data vaults, corporate wellness programs and medical device manufacturing companies) have trusted us to provide training and consulting services. Prime Compliance offers additional services such as providing necessary documents for you, review of PnP, employee handbook, and business associate agreement review. To date, Prime has assisted more than 90 companies in becoming more ‘compliance focused’ as they do their daily business while at the same time lowering their risk of causing a data breach. Tom Dumez is a 12-year RIM industry veteran and brings a unique perspective to help companies honestly deal with risks, all based on his experience at several different levels of the organization that he worked for. Tom’s employee training has been approved by NAID as an alternative training to NAID’s own training, and he is also a NAID Board Approved Consultant that companies can use to help them obtain their first time AAA certification. He has helped many companies become certified for the first time. Tom is a Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) and a Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCS).
Will Vasey – Jake, Connor & Crew, Sales Director
Will Vasey is the Sales Director for Jake, Connor & Crew. With over 15 years of sales and marketing experience combined with 10 years in the shredding and waste industries, Will is very familiar with the importance of a strong sales and marketing strategy within an organization.
As Sales Director for the leading manufacturer of shred bin and console containers, Will successfully manages the company’s sales force working with shred and waste companies internationally. His expertise assists companies of all sizes from startups to large multinational organizations. With years of experience in providing the best container solutions worldwide for shredding and waste applications, his knowledge and ability to provide answers and direction are valued and respected by the industry.