Meet The Team
“Green is Good,” hosted by ERI’s Executive Chairman John Shegerian, is America’s top environmental and sustainability podcast and radio show. Each week, Shegerian interviews top business leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations working to make the world a better — and greener — place.
Broadcast weekly on America’s Talk Channel on iHeartRadio, reaching over 60 million subscribers, and available from over a dozen syndication partners, “Green is Good” discusses eco-friendly initiatives, sustainable practices, pressing environmental issues, recycling technologies, green advice and much more with some of the world’s most influential and innovative people.
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Serial social entrepreneur, global problem-solver, game-changing innovator, inspirational public speaker…who is John Shegerian, really?
As it turns out, he’s all of the above.
No stranger to "recycling lives" and serving up second chances, in 1993 Shegerian co-founded Homeboy Tortillas and Homeboy Industries, which continues to serve as a paradigm for urban renewal in America and was awarded the New York Stock Exchange Building for the Future Award for creating new jobs and opportunities for gang-impacted youth in post-riot Los Angeles.
Shegerian is also the creator of the popular Bulldog Root Beer brand, which he launched in 1997.
Shegerian then co-founded FinancialAid.com, filling the financial aid gap for higher education and generating one of the most successful student loan companies in the country. While at FinancialAid.com, he also created RateYourCampus.com (a college student polling and feedback community), leading to the creation of CampusDirt.com (which evolved into the most relevant and visited college search engine of its time). Also, CampusClix.com was created and became one of the first college social networking properties on the web.
In October 2004, Shegerian and his partners sold FinancialAid.com and all the aforementioned affiliated properties to Education Lending Group, which was purchased in February 2005 by CIT (NYSE: CIT).
Shegerian is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, the United States’ leading recycler of electronic waste and the world's largest IT asset disposition (ITAD) and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations, serving every zip code in the United States, and providing peace of mind to hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses that their personal data is responsibly destroyed.
Shegerian is also host and founder of "Green is Good," the world’s leading environmental podcast. He is also an in-demand speaker on sustainability, cybersecurity and the responsible destruction of hardware data, often providing his expert knowledge to news media, including The Wall Street Journal, Time, Fortune, Newsweek, Gizmodo and Wired, among others.
Shegerian is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’ Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) Advisory Board and was named the Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California by Ernst & Young.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Shegerian continues to develop and launch businesses and concepts that disrupt multiple industries in the name of positive social change.
A wearer of many hats, Linda Ramos is the Director of Administration for Electronic Recyclers International®(ERI), charged with overseeing productivity and efficiency at ERI’s Fresno headquarters as well as all subdivision offices of the company. Ramos is also responsible for supervision of the front office and HR staff, payroll, accounts payable, investor relations and management of company CEO John Shegerian’s travel and meeting schedule.
Before she joined ERI, Ramos performed similar duties working alongside Shegerian at FinancialAid.com, managing that company’s finances as it grew, and ultimately playing a key role in the success of what became one of the largest student loan companies in the U.S.
Prior to Ramos’ work at FinancialAid.com, she served as General Manager for Di Cicco’s Italian Restaurants for 15 years, where she was responsible for hiring and scheduling for two restaurant locations, on-site managing for a staff of 30, accounting, payroll, outside sales and implementation of company policies.
Ramos graduated from California State University – Fresno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. She was also a member of Golden Key Honor Society and the business fraternity Phi Kappa Phi.
As an executive producer of Green is Good, she enjoys bringing leading-edge thinkers and green movers and shakers to the show.
Contact Linda by email at email@example.com.