John Nicklin, Managing Member

John Nicklin is a pioneering entrepreneur who started his first business in 1985 at the age of 22. John’s first successful business combined onsite waste processing equipment, maintenance and disposal on a flat fee basis at some of the most prestigious healthcare systems within the United States.

This client-first, service-centered model changed the landscape of the waste management industry and garnered him a reputation of being both an advocate for the healthcare community and an expert in the field of environmental compliance.

Building on this early success, John then developed an onsite waste stream management program combining staffing, policies and procedures for the appropriate collection and handling of multiple waste streams. This business model delivered standards of best demonstrated practices and allowed healthcare and industrial customers alike to achieve aggressive waste reduction and sustainability goals as well as reducing financial, occupational and environmental exposure.

In 2005 this unique and valuable business model was acquired by Stericycle Inc, a publicly traded global company. As Director New Business Development for Stericycle from 2005-2010 John succeeded in rolling this program out nationally which then became known as Stericycle’s Integrated Waste Stream Solutions (IWSS) program.

As the founder and principal owner of WasteStrategies, John is continuing his entrepreneurial focus by leveraging processes and technology into products and services that provide customers with access to actionable compliance and quality data in real time.

John’s turn-key software and field support services are changing the way leading organizations deal with their business environment.

In addition to his leadership duties at WasteStrategies, John sits on the board of several organizations, possesses extensive public speaking experience and is a highly sought-after expert in the fields of Mobility, Environmental Health and Safety and Quality Management. John resides in Annapolis MD with his wife Michelle and three girls.

Mike Harvey, Chief Information Officer

Mike Harvey is a Technology and Operations executive with broad experience in enterprise technology strategy, development, implementation, and management. Mike has achieved proven results leveraging emerging technology solutions to solve real-world challenges including rationalization of business capabilities, architecture solutions, reference architectures, and service delivery models for both commercial and government sector clients. Prior to Mike joining WasteStrategies, he spent 7 years as the CIO of a non-profit government contractor specializing in development of field data collection and regulatory compliance solutions for Federal, state and local Government clients including:

  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) - Sub-Grantee Grant Audit Program
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Manufactured Housing Program - In-Plant Inspection Agency (IPIA) and Design Approval Primary Inspection Agency (DAPIA) Toolset
  • City of New York Build it Back (BiB) Program - Sandy Recovery Project - CDBG Project Management, Collection, and Compliance
  • Field Inspection Technology (FIT) - Municipal Government Code Enforcement, Licensing, and Inspection Suite
  • Solar Quality Assurance (SolarQA) - Solar Installation Quality Field Inspection and Assessment Toolset

Prior to his work in the government sector, Mike spent 15 years in the corporate sector at Time Warner/AOL developing and managing corporate capabilities in the areas of enterprise and unified messaging, identity management, and back office service development and support

Mike brings a unique blend of both a strong business and operational background to compliment his technical experience to identify emerging opportunities, design and develop solutions, and manage scalable service models. Mike has over 20 years of leadership experience developing organizational strategy as well as building technology service/support capability and highly effective customer-focused teams and partnerships. Mike's deep practical experience in IT service delivery and field data collection enables him to forge high value and lasting relationships with clients and partners. Mike is a highly sought after solutions architect, writer and speaker and serves in advisory and consolatory roles with several progressive technology companies. In his spare time, Mike enjoys building electric and plugin-hybrid cars, reading, sports, and helping his wife Angelique run their horse farm in Lincoln, VA.

Tony Martinez, Vice President Sales and Marketing

Tony is a Strategy and Operations executive with more than 15 years of P&L responsibility and is responsible for WasteStrategies top end revenue growth and profitability. With a focus on team development and execution, Tony has grown revenues inside of large cap, mid-size, and start-up companies. Prior to joining WasteStrategies Tony co-founded three businesses, two of which were successfully rolled up into larger corporations and the third still operates independently today.

Among the companies Tony co-founded was California Medical Disposal (Cal Med). In this heavily regulated industry Tony and his team built the company to be the second largest in the state. Cal Med serviced some of the nation’s premier healthcare institutions including UCSF, Sutter Health, UCLA Medical Center, and the Stanford Medical Center. After the company was successfully sold to Stericycle (NASD: SRCL), Tony led the national expansion of Stericycle’s pharmaceutical waste collection and disposal service. Today the Rx Waste Disposal program is the nation’s largest, and diverts millions of pounds of pharmaceuticals from our nation’s watershed and landfills.

Tony started his career with Accenture in the San Francisco office prior to his entrepreneurial ventures and was the general manager of the aviation business for IHS (NYSE: IHS), an electronic publishing company. He also led a Revenue Management team for Caribbean markets at American Airlines.

Tony and his wife Kristine reside in Washington, DC.

David McLaughlin, CSP, Director -Industrial Support Services

David is a Certified Safety Professional and EH&S Management Systems Specialist with over twenty years of progressive leadership experience in industries such as primary metals manufacturing, fabrication, automotive, consumer electronics, secondary commodities recycling, construction and consulting. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from Point Park University.

Prior to joining WasteStrategies, David spent four years as the EH&S Manager for Latrobe Specialty Metals, and seven years as EH&S Manager and QMS Coordinator for Bose Corporation’s Manufacturing and Distribution Center in Columbia, South Carolina where he developed world-class programs using lean enterprise tools to eliminate waste and reduce costs.

In his role with WasteStrategies, David will be working with field and technical groups to further enhance the company’s pioneering safety assessment and compliance monitoring software, as well as directing operations for industrial and health care clients.

Greg Burkett, National Account Executive

Greg Burkett is a highly accomplished Sales and Consulting Professional with over 20 years of proven experience building and managing successful teams across the spectrum of Healthcare Supply Chain and Services, as well as IT Solution providers. This experience working with market leading organizations has provided Greg with a broad understanding of the challenges enterprise level businesses face in today's markets and how to best identify strategic opportunities, deliver value and realize results in meeting their business requirements. Previous positions throughout his career have included:

  • Vice President of Corporate Solutions for Cardinal Health where Greg had sales responsibility across all of Cardinal’s diverse Medical and Pharmaceutical business units supporting large IDN’s and strategic healthcare providers.
  • Regional Director with Stericycle where Greg lead the sales efforts for Stericycle’s regulated medical waste and hazardous waste business units in the South East and Mid-Atlantic Markets. Primary focus areas included regulatory compliance, sustainability programs and integrated waste stream solutions.
  • Vice President of Healthcare Solutions with Noble Systems with responsibility for strategic and business development efforts building out Noble Systems’ healthcare vertical business unit focused IT Contact Center solutions and Patient Engagement technologies nationally.
  • Vice President of Business Development for Waterfield Technologies with focus on building enterprise sales across Waterfield’s cloud-based and premise solutions including Custom Voice / IVR, Workforce Management, CHAT, SMS and Mobile Applications.

In his role with WasteStrategies, Greg will be working with Channel Partners and National Accounts to support sales and distribution of the company’s pioneering safety assessment, compliance and quality monitoring software AuditPRO.