Harry Harrison Barclays
Harry Harrison is one of the first people who comes to mind as a leader in the field of financing, advisory, and investment. He has an impressive resume that includes a BS at the University of Warwick in Economics capped off by a Master degree at the University of Cambridge in Philosophy of Finance. With over twenty years of experience under his belt, he is recognized as an expert with a wealth of knowledge. He was the head at Barclays Non-Core between the years of 2014 and 2017 in London. He’s transitioned to New York City where he focuses on his family. He’s been a stay-at-home parent in the next chapter of his life. He is also supportive of his wife and her position as not only the president, but the founder, of Anthemis Group. She’s involved in digital financial services, both advisory and investment.
Harrison’s involvement in the investment field didn’t stop when he left Barclays. Today, he’s making a valuable contribution with consulting, guiding up and coming entrepreneurs in field that is ever-changing. He recognizes the need to prioritize and be innovative. Diversification and humility are also necessary ingredients for success. If someone is going to swim in this sink or swim industry, the ability to collaborate is a must. Delegating is also necessary in order to take care of business. Knowing how to set priorities can truly benefit anyone planning on taking on venture capital. Harrison can also mentor on private equity. Financial technology is another specialty. When it comes to recommending a good read, Harrison gives a nod to The Road Ahead by Bill Gates. Waze is his go-to navigation app in his bag of tricks. He also has some good advice to others who are in the industry, quoting Dale Carnegie when he says, “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”