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 an investor and Founding Mentor in VentureBox, a Bend, Oregon, based business accelerator where I get to work with high-tech and medical device startups.
I hope you enjoy the blog. Thanks for visiting.