Welcome to JimHarrer.com
This website enables me to write about the things I love.
I have a passion for high-tech product and corporate development. Founder of two startups and President of three corporate turnarounds, including past CEO of two NASDAQ companies, I've had the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills.
As a corporate leader, I have a passion for setting vision and strategy. I enjoy culture and team development and have the ability to get people to work together. I'm skilled in process development, accounting, sales, marketing and customer service with a customer loyalty metric. I enjoy challenges and difficult problems and can execute with little supervision.
As a product owner, I created three franchises: Wildcat! BBS Suite, Mustang Message Center and EventMingle. When it comes to product development, I've done traditional software development, Waterfall and Agile where I'm a certified ScrumMaster. I enjoy working in product and customer development and have held all three development (Program, Product & Project) management roles. In recent years, I've focused on B2B primarily, with a professional services delivery component. I also have experience in Cloud, SaaS, Enterprise, Retail/Consumer, Social Media and Mobile Applications.
If you're a past user of Wildcat!, Mustang Message Center, Mustang FileCenter, Mustang ListCaster or EventMingle, I'd love to hear from you. Feel free to post a comment on this blog entry.
I enjoy mentoring and teaching, though I like to think I'm also learning and developing from others. I'm a fan of lean start-up concepts, customer development methodologies and creating raving fans (both as customers and teammates).
Today, I'm living in Gig Harbor, Washington, where I work for Tacoma based TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE:TBI) - our business specialized in putting blue-collar people to work. I lead a dedicated team of developers in an Agile development shop where we create, develop and deploy applications to help bring our business online in our connected world of social, mobile, cloud and information.
I hope you enjoy the blog. Thanks for visiting.
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