As a five-time CEO, Harris led businesses, public and private, in a number of different market segments, including mobile services and technology, networking infrastructure, automotive technology, marketing services, and healthcare technology. Harris’ global experience includes leading operations in more than 30 countries and acquiring or divesting businesses in North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
As a CEO, Harris restructured and expanded sales organizations, built marketing organizations from the ground up, developed and executed on new product strategies, restructured business models, built services organizations, developed partnerships and joint ventures, opened operations in new geographies, responded to shifting legal and regulatory requirements, and rebuilt management teams.
Since retiring as a CEO in 2015, Harris has spent his time advising companies across a diverse set of industries, including technology (mobile and infrastructure), oil and gas services, manufacturing, insurance, and IT services.
Harris has a finance degree from the University of Washington and a law degree from the University of Michigan.