Richard Harris
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Richard Harris

Experienced Saas sales executive focusing on early stage and expansion stage organizations by helping them reach revenue goals. Passionate about internet infrastructure organizations/ products

Twitter: rharris415
Oakland / San Jose, California, United States
Member since January 29, 2014
Evangelizing the growthhacker way @yozio, father, husband, sales leader, sales learner, sales trainer, and Springsteen fan. Quote_down
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1991 University of Arizona , BS , Business Adminstration

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Companies I've founded or co-founded:
If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to be a part of something bigger and helps technology contribute to the common good.

My favorite startups:

Yozio, Mashery, Gainsight, Outbound Engine, Spanning

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The ability too control your own destiny can be it's own challenge and greatest reward.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Failing to stay focused and trying to be all things to all people.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

You are never to smart to learn something new.
It never hurts to "sleep on it"
Bad things rarely happen if you keep your mouth shut.

Full bio

Richard brings over 20 years of technology industry experience in sales leadership, training, operations. He has built, led and consulted with a wide range of “now” thriving sales teams including start-ups and mid-size companies and global organizations including Village Voice Media, Riverdeep (acquired by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), PC Guardian, Outbound Engine, Spanning, Gainsight, Mashery (acquired by Intel), and Yozio.