Previous Shows

Impact! with John Shegerian produces new episodes every week. Visit regularly to explore our archive of past conversations below.

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 […]

New Economic Modeling For A Sustainable Future with Ron Gonen

Ron is the Co-Founder and CEO of Closed Loop Partners, an investment firm focused on the development of the circular economy via investments in sustainable consumer goods and packaging companies, innovative recycling technologies and advanced supply chains. Prior to Closed Loop Partners, Ron was the Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, Recycling and Sustainability for New York […]

Protect Yourself From Cyber Threats with Scott Augenbaum

This edition of the Impact! Podcast is brought to you by ERI. ERI has a mission to protect people, the planet, and your privacy. It is the largest fully-integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States and maybe even the world. For more information on how ERI […]

Evolving Electronic Recycling with Robert Tokarchyk and Paul Midzak

In this episode of Impact! with John Shegerian, John is interviewing Robert Tokarchyk and Paul Midzak, the Co-Founders of the Global ITAD Institute. The ITAD Summit provides a collaborative forum for ITADs and businesses looking to expand through hi-energy networking opportunities. The ITAD Summit is where ITAD comes to life, where ideas become energized. John […]