Harry Harrison is a leader in the world of finance who has changed things on a corporate level for one of the biggest banks in the world, Barclays. During his 20 years of service, he became a master in the art of derivatives trading. With his management of over $100 billion in funds, he has learned how to make big changes in a volatile market. His experience in the international markets is what led him to have a new perspective that has helped him to focus on issues that need fixing.
While Harrison has spent many years as a leader in one of the world’s most influential banks, he knew that it was time to strike out on his own and start a business that would be right for him and his family. While it was undoubtedly exciting to manage such a large amount of funds, Harrison wanted a much more balanced home-work life. He also formed a passion while in business school to learn how businesses worked from the ground up. This change to being self-employed fits the needs of Harrison much more efficiently than working at Barclays ever could.
As a self-employed entrepreneur, Harrison is no longer relegated to the rigidity of a corporate structure controlled by board members and shareholders. Harrison now has the ability to create each day the way he wants to. This freedom has allowed Harrison to spend more time with his kids while actually getting to know the businesses he is managing. It seems as though this level of career freedom is what is right for Harrison. It will be exciting to see how the next few years pan out for Harrison and his business. If the past is any indication of the future, it will be a very successful endeavor over the years.