U: Andrew Ysasi
Andrew is an executive in the information services and storage industries. Since 2009, Andrew’s leadership at Kent Record Management led to a 100% increase in revenue and increasing the valuation of the business by 15 times. Andrew was able to increase profitability, cash flow, and strengthen the balance sheet by streamlining operations to client needs, launching new services, and by building an industry-recognized sales and marketing strategy. To improve chances of success, he became a subject matter expert on leadership, information governance, records management, business development, information privacy, information security, project management, and sales management. Andrew has received over 40 written recommendations from professional colleagues, advanced certifications, a Master of Science in Administration degree, is a sought-after speaker, and is respected by his colleagues and clients across the US. Recently, Andrew has conducted some short, content-rich, and entertaining Pecha-Kucha and Ignite presentations at national conferences.
Speaking, coaching, and volunteering has exposed me to some of the greatest people across the globe. The friendships developed through volunteering will last a lifetime.
In addition to his role as Executive Director at Kent Records, he is a former adjunct professor at Davenport University and taught global project management and the technology capstone courses. He started IG GURU®, which is an Information Governance News and Community website. He is the founder of the career coaching company Admovio®, where his resume review work and career advice is published on CIO.com. He founded myPACT to enable individuals to showcase themselves to employers and has a patent pending for the technology. He has served as a volunteer test writer on the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) Exam Development Committee (EDC) since 2012, and he is the Regent for the EDC for the 2017-2019 term. Andrew was also elected to the PRISM International Board of Directors through 2019. Further, he has served on local ARMA boards throughout his career, was Western Michigan ARMA’s chapter member of the year in 2013, and was an author on the ARMA RIM Core Competencies 2nd edition. Andrew is a Certified Records Manager (CRM), a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and was part of the inaugural group to achieve the Information Governance Professional (IGP) certification. Also, Andrew holds various certifications from Microsoft and CompTIA.
I learned one of the greatest lessons of life during my final year of graduate school. Never take life for granted. Give back when you can, and you will be rewarded.