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.
With over 30 years experience, including 12 years running a large regional secure destruction service and more than 20 years at NAID, 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.
Johnson 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. He speaks, writes, educates and consults on data disposal, data protection regulations, employee compliance strategies, vendor qualifications and certifications, and data protection policy development for policy makers, industry publications, data protection and privacy professionals and a broad range of related associations.
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. 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.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.