Christopher Harrell

Principal Consultant – Transformation

“I approach technology with the recognition that different people have varying aptitudes and interests in using the tools they need to succeed in work. If I communicate to them that I respect those differences and if I can offer possible actions to increase both the aptitude and the interest, I consider my part in the team a success.”Christopher Harrell

Experience

Chris began his post-college professional career interviewing and collecting data on military dependents and their level of satisfaction with their dental care providers. While talking to people about their dentist may sound like the worst job ever, it gave him a great springboard into working with Defense Medical Logistics and a chance to combine his ability to build databases with his passion for working with people. It took Chris into a great career path and exposure to what was then “thin-client” technology, which he provided to units all over the country for a variety of finance, readiness, and supply applications.

From there, he began work in bio-informatics, providing HPC solutions, Data center operations, and data visualization technology to public and private institutions in the US and UK. Chris notes it was at an exciting time for the Human Genome Project as he able to work with some double-PhD scientists who were fascinating customers and people.

He has worked in a variety of industries since, including Executive Search CRM, Multi-Family Real Estate, Laser Systems and Photonics, Commercial Utility Energy Efficiency, Cyber-security, Sales Operations, and Consulting. In each of these, Chris brought unique CRM and sales solutions that he customized to match the particular vertical.

Career Highlights

• Working in the Pentagon and in underground bunkers.

• Touring the world working for the Swiss government setting up provisional Cisco networks.

• Rewarding himself with a “Vision Year” where he worked as a professional Scuba Diving Instructor in Hawaii and the Western Caribbean after liquidating a startup.

• Being asked to speak and be part of panels on cloud technologies at conferences and events.

Viewpoint

“I approach technology with the recognition that different people have varying aptitudes and interests in using the tools they need to succeed in work. If I communicate to them that I respect those differences and if I can offer possible actions to increase both the aptitude and the interest, I consider my part in the team a success.”