John Shegerian

“The quest to get people to save the planet has to include the promise they are also saving themselves. And that is why the growing trends of ESG and Cybersecurity have created a massive amount of interest in ERI.”

Current News

Major Events

  • December 15, 2021

    ERI Releases 2020 ESG & Data Security Report

    ERI, the nation’s largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, announced today the release of its annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) & Data Security Report for 2020, which can be accessed on the company’s website at

  • October 15, 2021

    ERI Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship

    Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI, the nation’s largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider, as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2021 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Healdsburg, California this week.

  • March 25, 2021

    Redwood Materials and ERI Enter Exclusive Strategic Partnership to Recycle Batteries and Solar Panels

    ERI, the nation’s largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, and Redwood Materials, a company inventing sustainable materials by creating circular supply chains, turning waste into profit and developing the solution for a fully closed-loop recycling for lithium-ion batteries, announced today that they have entered into an exclusive partnership for battery recycling.

  • October 1, 2020

    John Shegerian Announces Second Book On Cybersecurity

    The Insecurity of Everything – How hardware data security become the biggest issue facing the world today is set to be released April 1, 2021 and covers a variety of security topics and information for businesses regarding hardware security.

  • May 14, 2020

    John Shegerian Publishes First Book Named #1 Amazon Best Seller

    101 Tips From The Marketing Masters: Ways To Supercharge Your Marketing And Expoentially Grow Your Business by Brendan M. Egan and John S. Shegerian hit the #1 Amazon best seller in the categories of internet marketing, advertising, and web marketing.

  • May 23, 2019

    The World Has an E-Waste Problem

    John Shegerian, and ERI, featured in Time Magazine.

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  • October 11, 2018

    ERI/EnviroServe Strategic Partnership

    ERI and EnviroServe form strategic partnership to provide global electronic recycling and data destruction solutions.

  • October 10, 2018

    John Shegerian & Team Launch Engage

    Engage announced the beta launch of their proprietary platform on October 9, 2018. The online platform digitizes the process of booking talent for various types of events and engagements. Learn More.  

  • May 2, 2017

    ERI Launches Electronic Recycling Box Program With City of Los Angeles

    ERI launches the first of it’s kind mailback program for residents of Los Angeles to recycle their electronic devices.

  • November 1, 2016

    Electronic Recyclers International Rebrands As ERI

    Electronic Recyclers International officially rebranded as “ERI”.  The change comes as the company has continued expansion into more than just recycling, including reuse, repurposing, refurbishing, ITAD, and more.

  • July 16, 2015

    e-cycleNYC Serves 1 Million People

    e-cycleNYC, a program between the City of New York and Electronic Recyclers to recycle e-waste, now serves over 1 million people.

  • June 1, 2015

    John Launches RecycleNation

    In 2015, John re-branded ERI’s subsidiary digital brand, 1-800-Recycling, into RecycleNation.

  • December 25, 2014

    ERI Continues To Grow

    Last month, ERI recycled nearly 25 million pounds of e-waste – staggering growth from the 10,000 pounds per month when ERI launched in April 2005.

  • December 31, 2011

    Electronic Recyclers International’s Indiana Facility Debuts Its Shredder

    ERI debuts a state-of-the-art electronics shredder at its Plainfield, Indiana recycling facility.

  • March 2, 2011

    Alcoa Takes Ownership Stake In Electronic Recyclers International

    Alcoa, the world’s leading aluminum producer, became a minority investor in ERI, the largest U.S. recycler of electronic waste.

  • December 31, 2010

    Electronic Recyclers International Unveils Electronics Shredder At Its Holliston, MA Facility

    In 2010, ERI debuted its first shredder on the East Coast at its recycling facility in Holliston, MA.

  • December 31, 2009 Debuts

    In 2009, John founded ERI’s second subsidiary digital brand, The site offers an ever-growing collection of news articles and original content about the urban mining process, wherein compounds and elements are reclaimed from products, buildings and waste. The site launched in May 2010.

  • December 17, 2009

    LS-Nikko Copper Invests In Electronic Recyclers International

    One of the world’s largest copper smelters, Seoul-based LS-Nikko, obtains a minority investment in ERI.

  • December 31, 2008

    John Launches

    In 2008, John founded ERI’s subsidiary digital brand, 1-800-Recycling, a dynamic recycling and green living-focused website that makes recycling, conserving, reusing and living wisely easy.

  • December 17, 2008

    Electronic Recyclers International Debuts Fresno, CA Mega-Shredder

    In 2008, ERI debuted the largest and most efficient electronics shredder in North America.

  • December 10, 2008

    John Wins The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

    John Shegerian wins the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his work at Electronic Recyclers International.

  • December 31, 2007

    John Starts Green Is Good Radio

    John founded the award-winning “Green Is Good” radio program in 2007. What started as a regional FM radio show, with former co-host Mike Brady, has now become the nation’s #1 ranked environmentally themed radio show.

  • December 31, 2004

    John Co-Founds Electronic Recyclers International

    In 2004, John took over a struggling electronic recycling business, then based out of San Diego, moved it to Fresno, CA and re-branded it Electronic Recyclers International.

  • October 1, 2004 Sold To CIT

    In October 2004, Shegerian and his partners sold and all the aforementioned affiliated properties to Education Lending Group.

  • December 31, 1998

    John Co-Founds

    They followed up that success with, and The sites were sold to CIT in 2004.

  • December 31, 1997

    John Co-Founds Bulldog Brewing Company

    Bulldog became a popular bar and grill near the campus of Fresno State University. The company became famous for its Bulldog Root Beer.

  • January 1, 1994

    Bradbury Building Filming

    With John as the project manager of the building, Michael J. Fox and other celebrities filmed various pictures at the Bradbury Building.

  • December 31, 1993

    Bradbury Building Reopens

    John, while working at The Yellin Group, worked to renovate and reopen the Bradbury Building in Los Angeles in 1993.

  • December 9, 1992

    Tyler Shegerian Born

    Tyler would go on to study at Fordham University in New York, and with plans to study law in the future, Tyler served as a Field Organizer in New York City for President Obama’s successful 2012 Presidential Campaign.

  • October 5, 1992

    Grand Central Market Project

    While working at The Yellin Group, John helped revitalize Los Angeles’ iconic open-air Grand Central Market.

  • June 1, 1992

    John Co-Founds Homeboy Tortillas

    John co-founds Homeboy Tortillas in inner-city Los Angeles while still working at The Yellin Group. One of Homeboy’s chief goals was to give those involved in gangs and those incarcerated a second chance to work and get on the right life path.

  • December 31, 1991

    Rebuild LA Project

    John was involved in the Rebuild LA project, a program promising $6 billion in private investments to help create 74,000 jobs.

  • December 31, 1991

    John Named Senior Vice President Of The Yellin Group

    John becomes the Senior Vice President of the Los Angeles-based real estate firm, The Yellin Group.

  • October 1, 1986

    Cortney Shegerian Born

    Cortney would later go on to graduate from law school and work at Shegerian & Associates, an employment law firm founded by John’s brother, Carney Shegerian.

  • October 25, 1985

    John and Tammy Wed

    John and Tammy are married on October 25, 1985.

  • May 31, 1984

    John Graduates From NYU

    In the Spring of 1984, John graduated cum laude from New York University (New York, NY) with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.

  • December 31, 1979

    John Breaks The World Record For Fastest 5/8-Mile Dash

    At just 17 years old, John became the youngest harness racer to hold the world record for the fastest 5/8-mile dash. The win was recorded at Liberty Bell Park Racetrack in Douglassville, PA.

  • June 25, 1979

    Playing Monopoly, Only With Real Money

    In 1979, John’s father, John Shegerian Sr., purchased the most expensive colt ever for its time.

  • December 31, 1977

    John Wins His First Horse Race

    At 15 years old, John wins his first harness race as the youngest driver in America.