John McLeod

John McLeod
John McLeod is Sipi Asset Recovery's leader of Sales & Marketing. John is an experienced leader of Sales and Marketing teams across many technology and services organizations, and an expert in Sales planning and Marketing strategies.
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2018 Industry Highlights, and What's In Store for 2019

Posted by John McLeod on December 18, 2018

The year 2018 is a landmark year -- not only for Sipi Asset Recovery, but for our entire industry -- as well as all facets of data security. The market for IT asset disposition is gaining strength and has become more of a core focus than ever before. Many factors have driven this and will continue to drive this trend.

What drove our industry in 2018

Technological advancements in data storage are forever altering the playing field, and

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Topics: What's New in ITAD, Perspectives, Industry and Market News

What New Storage Technology Means For The Future Of Secure IT Destruction

Posted by John McLeod on December 13, 2018

At Sipi Asset Recovery, data is a central part of what we do. Specifically, how we help our clients protect their brand, ensure that data is securely destroyed at the right time, and keep costs low while returning as much value as we can.

But the storage landscape is changing, and it’s changing fast. This means that companies are encountering new challenges when it comes to how those drives can and should be handled, from data security to end-of-lifecycle destruction.

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Topics: Secure Data Destruction, What's New in ITAD, The Asset Lifecycle

3 Key Takeaways from the Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit 2018

Posted by John McLeod on September 12, 2018

The Gartner Summit was held September 5-7, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.

The Sipi Asset Recovery team attended both as a client of Gartner, as well as an exhibitor focused on IT asset management and disposition services. There were a multitude of other vendors that fit to the categories of the summit, but IT asset disposition vendors represented about a third of the total 23 ITAM vendors. Each vendor offered a solution to address the multitude of pain points and opportunities in asset management.

Similarly to past events, Gartner delivers on all forefronts. The logistics were well planned, the content and presenters showed true expertise and the participants and vendors matched the purpose of the event. They had me at Lou Holtz. Who doesn’t love one of the most distinguished, all-American football coaches? Lou captured the essence of working as a collaborative team and prioritizing purposeful and passionate work.

3 key asset management takeaways:

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Topics: Perspectives, Industry and Market News

Why Does Having a Portfolio of Secure Destruction Matter?

Posted by John McLeod on August 28, 2018
When your IT equipment reaches end of life or retirement, what’s the next step in electronic data destruction? How do you protect your customer data or your own data so it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands?

Sipi Asset Recovery is the only ITAD company with the complete portfolio of all four methods of secure data destruction. John McLeod, VP of Sales & Marketing and Eric Dorn, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Sipi Asset Recovery explain the importance of having a trusted partner portfolio of secure destruction.

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Topics: Secure Data Destruction

4 Key Elements for Brand Protection in a High-Tech World

Posted by John McLeod on August 3, 2018

As Warren Buffett once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” This can be especially true today, secure data destruction of end-of-life and re-marketed assets becomes imperative.

A company’s brand is among its most valued and most vulnerable asset in today’s ITAD industry. In fact, reputation-linked losses at public companies have increased by 301 percent over the past five years, according to a study by Steel City Re. When it comes to your brand, extensive measures should be taken to keep the company’s data private and secure.

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Topics: Risk Management, The Asset Lifecycle