Surpassing our customers' expectations is a fundamental priority for Shred-it's leadership team. Our people drive our success with the integrity, commitment, expertise and enthusiasm they bring to their roles everyday. Our senior leaders foster a culture of teamwork, innovation and a shared energy that guides and inspires.
Robert joined Shred-it in 2004. Robert is responsible for overseeing Shred-it's sales, services and operations in the European and Middle Eastern markets, which includes 30 branches in eleven European countries and four branches in the Middle East and Africa region.
Robert has expertise in sales, sales management and business management. Prior to joining Shred-it, Robert served as Sales and Marketing Director for the UK branch of an international records and information management company. He has also held management positions in the United Kingdom and internationally in the telecommunications, and IT industries. Robert has managed global accounts and led multi-discipline teams in his previous roles.
VP Market Development and Integration EMEA
Neil joined Shred-it in 2006 as General Manager of Shred-it Manchester, the company’s largest European branch operation. During his three years in the role, he achieved record client growth with a fleet of Shred-it trucks covering the North West and South Yorkshire regions, winning numerous internal awards for the branch and growing turnover from £2.7m in 2006 to £4.3m in 2008.
In 2009, Neil was appointed VP Customer Service and Operations UK, overseeing the customer service and operations for Shred-it in the UK. He was responsible for delivering world-class services to Shred-it’s UK customers, whilst ensuring the highest levels of security and compliance standards throughout.
In 2011, Neil was appointed to his current role which involves the strategic management, development and integration of Shred-it EMEA acquired business and corporate investment in both new and existing markets.
Head Office Executive Team - (Oakville, Canada)
Vincent R. De Palma
Vince joined Shred-it in August 2009, bringing over 25 years of executive experience to the company. He became well acquainted with business to business services in his past roles as President of Pitney Bowes Management Services, and as President of Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Benefit Services. Vince has also held senior management positions at Petroleum Heat & Power Company and McKinsey & Company.
Vince received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College and his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
SVP, Marketing & Customer Experience
Bruce joined Shred-it in April 2010 and is the company’s Executive Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience. Bruce oversees Global Marketing efforts including Marketing, Advertising, Promotion, Public Relations and Brand Management – Customer Acquisition and Retention programs. He is also responsible for providing oversight on Customer Experience – ensuring Shred-it’s Value Proposition comes to life with customers.
Bruce brings over 35 years of Sales and Marketing experience in direct sell organizations – both in CPG and B2B arenas. Bruce is a Certified Sales Professional (CSP) and a certified Examiner for the Canadian Professional Sales Association, as well as a past member of the Board of Directors for NAID – Global Board. He holds an MBA from the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada).
Dan joined Shred-it in May 2014 as EVP of Sales when Cintas Corporation completed its transaction to combine with Shred-it. Dan is responsible for overseeing Shred-it's Sales Organization including National Accounts and Sales Strategy for all field sales roles. During his previous 11 years at Cintas Corporation, Dan held various strategic positions in both Sales and Operations including Regional Business Director – Southeast Region and most recently, as the Vice President of Sales – North America for the Document Management Division.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government with an Economics Minor from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). He resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife and daughter.
SVP, Corporate Strategy and Integration
Shawn joined Shred-it in August 2010 as VP, Strategy & Corporate Development responsible for Shred-it’s corporate development group, including its global acquisition program and various strategic projects. Since August 2010, Shred-it has completed 23 acquisitions throughout the US, Canada, UK, Republic of Ireland, Singapore and South Africa. When Shred-it completed its transaction to merge with Cintas Corporation’s document shredding business, Shawn was promoted to the role of EVP, Corporate Strategy & Integration, primarily responsible for leading the integration of the two respective businesses.
Prior to joining Shred-it, Shawn was Executive Director, Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets within the Diversified Industries group covering the retail, consumer products, automotive and industrial verticals. Prior to CIBC, Shawn held several roles within industry, private equity, and investment banking. Shawn is from Toronto and is married with 3 children.