1963 – 2007
Shred-it Document Destruction
Securit Information Security
In 1988, Greg Brophy’s passion for business and desire to create a highly successful enterprise led him to found Shred-it, the document destruction division of Securit. As President and CEO, Mr. Brophy built Shred-it into one of the world’s leading on site document destruction companies.
Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit and vision, Mr. Brophy built a globally recognised company, where customers are highly valued and treated accordingly.
In 1993, Mr. Brophy expanded his business and launched a manufacturing division, now referred to as Securit Manufacturing Solutions (SMS). SMS manufactures security consoles and shredding trucks for Shred-it’s branches worldwide, and sells industrial shredding equipment to specialised markets.
In 2002, recognising a need for enhanced information security services; Mr. Brophy expanded his business to include state of the art records management and storage facilities. Throughout Canada and in selected US markets, Securit offers its customers integrated records management, data protection and Shred-it document destruction solutions.
Today, Securit employs over 2,600 people at more than 140 locations throughout the world. Securit services more than 150,000 customers, including Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, banks and government departments and agencies. In 2003, 2004 and again in 2005 Shred-it was named one of “Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies”.
Mr. Brophy held both a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, Ontario Canada.
In 2003, Mr. Brophy created the Shred-it Foundation and committed one million dollars over four years. The Foundation effects change by sponsoring specific projects in the developing world and strives to make a difference in the lives of people in need.