What excites you about Zasio’s products and services?
I like that our services cover the whole gamut within Records Management and Information Governance – from business-specific, highly specialized consulting projects to our software, which provides an end-to-end solution to just about everything in our clients’ records management programs. I like that our software is highly regarded in the field and that we have the capability within our Consulting division to help on complicated individualized projects. I’ll also add that I am thoroughly impressed by how intelligent and capable the team around me is. Their level of knowledge in the industry has made it clear why Zasio is a leader in this space.
Tell us about your role at Zasio.
As a Research Analyst, I review the laws, regulations, industry rules, and documented best practices for records retention in many jurisdictions worldwide. I add what I find into our legal database, which feeds the software that our customers use. After we’ve added changes or new governing citations, I assist the Consulting team in applying retention requirements to existing records retention schedules. This can get pretty complicated – while there are thousands and thousands of retention requirements globally, we have to apply them succinctly to our clients’ situations.
How did you get into Information Governance research and why do you like it as a career field?
Early on in my law school education, I discovered that I was more interested in areas of work that call for a collaborative approach, as opposed to the adversarial approach needed in many parts of law practice. IG research has been a way for me to use my collaborative nature and analytical abilities.
What is the most important thing you recommend people keep in mind about RIM?
A good RIM strategy is not there to punish you or make things difficult. While part of RIM is making sure you’re in compliance with relevant laws, it is also making sure your organization is optimally using information. Proper organization, storage, and disposal of records saves time and energy for many different stakeholders in an organization, which drives efficiency.
What is something you like to do in your free time?
I love to hit the gym and try to push myself to new levels of strength. I’m in a place of “Zen” when I’m lifting and listening to loud music. I also love hanging with my family – doing anything from camping and fishing to watching Netflix.