Harris is one of those rare people who always has something valuable to offer. Aside from being a genuinely great human, he’s the kind of collaborator who makes everyone in the room smarter and more effective. With the help of volunteers across Colorado, Make4Covid made and donated over 120,000 pieces of PPE to hundreds of hospitals facing severe equipment shortages. As a key member of our organizing team, Harris skillfully and thoughtfully built relationships with partners and donors to get the resources we needed to act rapidly. And since we were responding to a crisis, he did it all at light speed. I couldn’t imagine a better advisor, advocate, and teammate.
“We worked with Harris to hire WonderProxy’s first salesperson. I really appreciated his insight and recommendations on how to structure the position and compensation.”
Hiring our first sales person was intimidating, it was completely new for us, and involved hiring someone with a skill set we felt unable to adequately evaluate. Working with Harris throughout the process made it much easier, and helped us find an amazing candidate!
I am an independent 3D Artist/Prop Maker/Content Creator, just getting started with establishing my own business. Harris has been pivotal in helping me move my business in the right direction. As an artist I always focused on the art, but Harris has helped develop and turn my art into a business. Harris has not only provided business guidance but has also helped me secure partnerships with big brands, furthering my business goals and success. I’m very happy to recommend Harris and his services to any individual starting or already has an established business. I look forward to working with Harris for the foreseeable future.
Harris has an unparalleled ability to provide objective and quick solutions to any problem. With anything I brought up, he was able to see the whole picture and challenge my beliefs on how that picture could change. He has helped me gain confidence in my operating abilities and problem solving skills. Shifting even the smallest of things made a very large impact on not only my productivity but the bottom line of our business.
Harris does a great job engaging people in a group setting! It’s easy on a big videoconference call to talk at people and not personally engage — for it to feel a bit sterile. The tone Harris set of welcoming questions and comments, plus his language choices (personable, personal, and authentic) made the virtual meeting feel highly engaged. I host many, many people on these workshops, so I sincerely mean it when I say Harris is gifted at it. Energy and high volume of information are the keys to a great workshop (at least in my experience), and Harris nailed both of those things!
As a small business that serves people, the Coronavirus had me pretty terrified and uncertain. We have been in a great place as a company, but this has rocked the boat and started having me wonder if we could even survive. Harris stepped in in a major way and not only helped us calm the storm but actually come out ahead. The communication and contingency plan that you helped me write allowed me to actually sleep after we finished it. Plus, our clients were impressed by how professionally and thoroughly we responded to the pandemic. It is still muddy waters out there, but I am actually excited to see what happens when it settles down. I think we not only will survive, but will be in a very strong position compared to our competitors when the economy rebounds. Thanks Harris. You are truly a life safer… Literally.
I was thrilled to have Harris Kenny present to our sales team. We got unique perspective into understanding how our clients look at things, best practices utilizing CRMs, and tips on how to create interest and create value. Overall, it was a great presentation on how a true relationship approach creates and builds meaningful relationships and business partnerships. Thank you!
Harris’ business is perfectly situated for a young startup company that is heavy on product / technical talent and light on sales / marketing talent. Many young companies can ill afford a full-time sales person at the beginning, before the product has launched or in the near-aftermath of product launch because the sales motion isn’t well understood. What’s needed, instead, is part-time assistance to begin experiments on the sales motion, to listen deeply to prospective target customers in order to hone the sales motion and to begin to put into place effective processes and practices that enable a repeatable sales engine to emerge. Harris provides all of these things — he’s a seasoned sales leader who has been through the startup cycle(s) several times so understands the difference between the early-listening/experimentation phase and the later process-implementation phase. He’s got excellent sales management skills to bring to bear all of the necessary CRM tools into the mix and advise about which ones might be best for the environment. Because he’s led marketing in the past, he also understands keenly the interplay between the two functions. Harris served both as our part-time sales manager – to drive our emerging engine – and as part-time sales experimenter – to drive many different conversations with our prospective customers to learn more about them (who they are, what they’re wanting to buy and why they’re buying).
I was really impressed how quickly Harris got a deep understanding of our business, started implementing improvements into our processes, and really became a part of the team. He took on a variety of sales tasks and functions helping us accelerate our sales and refine internal execution that will be extremely beneficial in the long term. Harris has a passion for what he is doing and is always willing to help. I really hope we will get to work together again, thank you for everything you have done for us!