Welcome to Impact! with John Shegerian — a weekly podcast featuring conversations with some of the greatest business minds and thought leaders on the planet.

Join us every week for new episodes and explore the collection of past conversations below.

Age Doesn’t Matter When It Comes to Recycling with Ryan Hickman

Ten year old Ryan Hickman has become an international icon for recycling awareness. He’s been named one of the top 100 Most Influential People of Orange County, California, one of the top ten kids changing the world by MSN, and one of Readers Digest’s Top Kids of the Decade Changing the World. He has been […]

Optimize Reverse Logistics with Tony Sciarrotta

In 2016, Tony became the Executive Director and Publisher at the RLA after 12 years of active involvement on the Advisory Board and on Committees. In his 35 plus years in the consumer products industry, Tony has held various positions including 15 years in returns management at Philips. During his Philips years, Tony developed new […]

Building a Business with No Shortcuts with Brendan Egan

Brendan Egan is a serial entrepreneur who focuses on leveraging his experience in development & marketing to create new technologies, disrupt existing industries, and make an impactful change in people’s lives. During the market crash of 2008, Brendan became a successful day trader, growing a personal trading fund. In 2009, he launched a digital trading […]

Cybersecurity Is Everybody’s Business With Scott Schober

Scott N. Schober is the President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS), a 48 year-old New Jersey-based privately held company and leading provider of advanced, world-class wireless test and cyber security solutions. Scott is a highly sought-after author and expert for live security events, media appearances and commentary on the topics of ransomware, wireless […]

Reshaping the Technology Industry in Armenia with Armen Orujyan, PhD

Armen Orujyan, PhD, is the Founding CEO of the Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST). FAST is a nonprofit organization that enhances Intellectual, Financial, and Network capacities of the science and technology ecosystem in Armenia and beyond. Focused on assisting in creating an ecosystem that drives scientific advancement and technological innovation, under Armen’s leadership […]

Keeping Positive Relations in Banking with Joseph G. Ursuy

Joe Ursuy is Senior Vice President, Department Manager and founder of Comerica Bank’s Environmental Services Department. His commercial lending team has bankers and staff located in Detroit, Dallas and San Jose with total assets under management exceeding $2 billion. His responsibilities include managing high growth through exceptional talent management, asset quality and through strategic client […]

Never Giving Up to Achieve Your Dream with Kaila Methven

A force and growing fashion mogul, Kaila Methven is quietly taking the world by storm, and collecting the rewards of studying her craft day by day. Rebirthed in the “City of Lights”, at the tender age of 16, Methven worked hard as an intern, and even harder as a student. Trained in the art of […]

Standard-Setting Practices In Secure Data Destruction with Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson founded NAID in 1994 to serve as a non-profit watchdog organization for the secure information destruction industry. As a result of its success, he more recently presided over NAID’s merger with PRISM International–a 40-year-old information management association-to form what is now i-SIGMA. John Shegerian: Welcome to another edition of the impact podcast. I […]

Solar Energy – Idea to Reality with Jon Carson

Jon Carson is the Founder and Managing Partner of Trajectory Energy Partners, a Midwest-based solar development company that works closely with landowners and communities to develop community solar and small utility scale projects with strong local support. Prior to founding Trajectory, Jon spent 2 years at SolarCity, serving a year each as Senior Director on […]

Adapting and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles with Dr. Mathew Knowles

He’s a Music Executive, Public Speaker, Best Selling Author, Professor, Real Estate Developer, Entrepreneur who just received his doctorate degree, CEO of Music World Entertainment and the father of the world’s biggest pop star of our time Beyoncé and daughter Solange. Mathew Knowles is best known for managing Destiny’s Child and grooming his daughters Beyoncé […]

Discussing Some of The World’s First “Green” Sustainability Movements with Tony Schifano

Today on Impact! with John Shegerian, John interviews a long-time friend Tony Schifano who was previously on Green is Good Radio years ago, about his involvement in the green/sustainability space. Tony is one of the pioneers of the sustainability movement and currently runs Antos Environmental. Listen in as John and Tony talk about a wide […]

The Piers of Entrepreneurial Leadership with Joel Peterson

Joel Peterson is the 12-year Chairman of JetBlue Airways, retiring in May 2020, former Chairman of The Hoover Institution, and the Founding Partner of Peterson Partners, a Salt Lake City-based investment management firm with $1 billion under management. He is a business leader, investor, and teacher who has worked firsthand with over 2,300 businesses, hundreds […]