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Meet the Guardian Team

We are the guardians of data — we don’t leave a shred behind

Glenn Laga

Glenn Laga

Founder and President

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Michael Sirota

Michael Sirota

Vice President/CFO

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Michael Alev

Michael Alev

VP of Operations

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Pamela Lowndes

Pamela Lowndes

Compliance Manager

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Marc Boiarsky

Marc Boiarsky

National Sales Director

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Gary Leach

Gary Leach

Business Development Manager

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Brendan O’Byrne

Brendan O’Byrne

Enterprise Services Manager

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Roel Sandoval

Roel Sandoval

Dispatch and Logistics Manager

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David Wasserman

David Wasserman

Project Manager - Shred Division

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Mark Guthrie

Mark Guthrie

Sr Field Project Manager

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Cory Laga

Cory Laga

Project Coordinator

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Guardian Data Destruction History

Guardian Data Destruction sprung from a simple customer request: could we wipe the hard drives of 300 computers in 5 US locations before packing and shipping the assets to the leasing company? Glenn Laga, Guardian’s founder and chief innovator, put together a mobile IT lab to do the DOD-compliant erasure.

The project was a success, the client was delighted and Glenn had a new business idea.

While continuing with his logistics business, Glenn began the search for a more efficient solution for erasure and shredding of hard drives. With a lifetime of tinkering and invention backing him up, he started testing and designing shredders. A final design, manufactured to fit on a truck, was ready to roll in 2006. Now mobile data destruction started for real in New York.

Guardian’s shredding, erasure, degaussing and pulverization services quickly expanded across the Northeast. By 2012, the operation was NAID AAA Certified and mobilized to dispatch a fleet of onsite data destruction units from major cities across the US and Canada.

Today, Guardian is the vendor of choice for VARs, MSPs and ITADs serving enterprise and Fortune 500 companies. With 23 service hubs in the US and Canada, Guardian Data Destruction is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive single source provider of data destruction services.

2006

The catalyst: Guardian wipes 300 computers at 5 call centers

Guardian Data Destruction founded


Guardian offices open (New York, NY)

First mobile data destruction project

2007

2008

First fully operational mobile shred truck


First Earth Day event shred event (Long Island City)

Guardian offices move to Long Island City, NY

2010

2012

NAID AAA Certification National-presence truck centers

First of 6 data center takedowns (top pharmaceutical company)


Moved to Hackensack, NJ for increased warehouse (18,500 sq ft) and office space - First Verizon Superbowl shred event

2015

2016

Glenn Laga elected NAID Board of Directors Developed and introduced 2MM shred machine for SSD and circuit boards - Reached first 1,000,000 hard drives shred


NJ legislation signed permitting mobile onsite by EPA (final state)

Reached first 5,000,000 hard drives shred

2018

2019

Guardian expands with international network of data destruction providers

Reached 2,000,000 hard drives shred annually


Introduced online erasure service for remote workforce asset returns

Moved to new headquarters for increased warehouse (45,000 sq ft) and office space

Will reach 3,000,000 hard drives shred for the year

2020

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