Impact! with John Shegerian

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

John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, the nation's leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, serves as host.

Impact! is produced by the same team that created the world's number one environmental and sustainability business podcast, "Green is Good," which was also hosted by Shegerian, and featured interviews with many of the planet's most recognizable brands, such as Verizon, Panasonic, Walmart, Raytheon, Best Buy, GE, Intel, Qualcomm, General Motors, Ford, Ben & Jerry's, IKEA, Hewlett-Packard, the EPA, among many others.

Conversations on Impact! cover current topics, advice, information and solutions straight from business' greatest innovators, disruptors and experts. The show regularly provides opportunities for listeners to hear first-hand accounts of how some of today's greatest thought leaders got their start and how they are able to make the world a better place on a daily basis.

In addition, the show covers topics that make an impact on people, the planet, and your privacy, including topics well known to host John Shegerian, such as sustainability, data security, and impact entrepreneurship.

Impact! appears weekly as part of iHeartRadio's digital broadcast, reaching over 120 million users. The show is also available from over a dozen syndication partners, including iTunes, Stitcher, Spreaker, TuneIn, Vimeo, Soundcloud, libsyn, blubrry and Podfeed.net.

"We're back with a new show that's going to be bigger and better than anything we've done to date," said Shegerian. "Whether we're talking to a major international corporation, an athlete, a celebrity, an emerging new company or a nonprofit with a passionate cause, our listeners will be delighted and informed by impactful stories shared by our guests about inspirational issues that have become more important than ever."

Those interested in booking a guest on the show should contact producers Linda Ramos at linda.ramos@impactpodcast.com.


John Shegerian

On-Air Host

John Shegerian creates profitable impact companies that make the world a better place.

As co-founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, he has played a significant role in paving the way for the electronic recycling, data protection and ITAD industries as a whole.

Building ERI from the ground up, Shegerian has helped lead the company to its current standing as the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. Under his stewardship, ERI now has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every ZIP Code in the United States.

Shegerian is also a sought-after speaker, panelist and electronic recycling, cybersecurity and ITAD industry authority. Annually he speaks across the world in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. He has also authored articles on the industry for Recycling Today, E-Scrap News and various business journals and regularly provides his expert knowledge to news media, including The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, Gizmodo and Wired, among others.

He is co-author of 101 Tips from the Marketing Masters: Ways to Supercharge Your Marketing & Exponentially Grow Your Business, a #1 best-seller on Amazon in the Advertising, Internet Marketing and Web Marketing categories.

Shegerian earned a certification in Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age from Harvard University.

Shegerian also hosts Impact! with John Shegerian, a weekly podcast featuring conversations with some of the greatest business minds and thought leaders on the planet. With Impact!, Shegerian has hosted the planet’s most recognizable brands, such as Verizon, Panasonic, Walmart, Raytheon, Best Buy, GE, Intel, Qualcomm, General Motors, Ford, Ben & Jerry's, IKEA, Hewlett-Packard, Honest Tea and many others. Impact! appears weekly as part of iHeartRadio’s digital broadcast, reaching over 120 million users. The show is also available from over a dozen syndication partners, including iTunes, Stitcher, Spreaker, TuneIn, Vimeo, Soundcloud, libsyn, blubrry and Podfeed.net.

No stranger to "recycling lives" and serving up second chances, in 1993 Shegerian co-founded Homeboy Tortillas and Homeboy Industries, which continues to serve as a paradigm for urban renewal in America. Shegerian is also the creator of the popular Bulldog Root Beer brand, which he launched in 1997. Shegerian then co-founded FinancialAid.com, filling the financial aid gap for higher education and generating one of the most successful student loan companies in the country. Shegerian founded Addicted.com in 2005, one of the largest web resources for individuals seeking help for addictions online. The website boasts a database of over 20,000 addiction centers across the United States.

Shegerian is also the co-founder and CMO of The Marketing Masters, a digital marketing and web development company that builds effective, ROI-driven marketing campaigns for businesses large and small. Shegerian co-founded Som Sleep, a drink formulated to help individuals achieve better, more restorative sleep. He is also Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Engage, a web-based platform designed to digitize the process of booking talent online for unique personalized appearances.

Shegerian is currently a member of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’ Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) Advisory Board and was named the Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California by Ernst & Young and was officially named to City & State New York’s prestigious "Responsible 100" list last year.


Linda Ramos

Executive Producer

A wearer of many hats, Linda Ramos is the Chief of Staff for Electronic Recyclers International®(ERI), charged with overseeing productivity and efficiency at ERI’s Fresno headquarters as well as all subdivision offices of the company. Ramos is also responsible for supervision of the front office and HR staff, payroll, accounts payable, investor relations and management of company CEO John Shegerian’s travel and meeting schedule.

Before she joined ERI, Ramos performed similar duties working alongside Shegerian at FinancialAid.com, managing that company’s finances as it grew, and ultimately playing a key role in the success of what became one of the largest student loan companies in the U.S.

Prior to Ramos’ work at FinancialAid.com, she served as General Manager for Di Cicco’s Italian Restaurants for 15 years, where she was responsible for hiring and scheduling for two restaurant locations, on-site managing for a staff of 30, accounting, payroll, outside sales and implementation of company policies.

Ramos graduated from California State University – Fresno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. She was also a member of Golden Key Honor Society and the business fraternity Phi Kappa Phi.

As an executive producer of Impact! podcast, she enjoys bringing leading-edge thinkers and green movers and shakers to the show.