Sixteen years ago, W. Powell Jones saw challenges arise as businesses – particularly in the medical, legal and financial sectors – began moving to digital platforms for records management and faced greater compliance responsibility. In response to this need, he founded Secure Records Solutions in 2003. As President and Chief Secret Keeper, Powell brings extensive leadership experience and wisdom in client service, procurement, logistics, and revenue cycle management from his time at W.J. Powell. Powell has also been a leader in the industry trade organization PRISM International, now a part of i-SIGMA, for more than a decade.
After graduating from Washington & Lee University, Powell began his career with United Packing Company in Fresno, California. In 1983, he joined W.J. Powell Company. During this time, Powell was very involved in many industry associations and in 1994 received the Ross Kennedy Memorial Award for outstanding community and industry service. W.J. Powell sold to Performance Food Group in 1997, and Powell remained on as President of Powell/PFG until 1999.
A Thomasville native, Powell has held a variety of executive leadership roles in community and non-profit initiatives. He has been a Rotarian with Thomasville Rotary since 1986 and served as president and on the board of directors for six years. He is also a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, where he has been involved in many mission, leadership, and youth-oriented ministries. He and his wife, Caren, have been married for 33 years and have four children (Christopher, Mallory, Madison, Marshall).