As the former head of Barclays Non-Core, Harry Harrison is no stranger to the world of investment and trading. Now living in New York City with his wife, Amy Nauiokas, and their two young children, Harrison is taking a step back from the rigors of the corporate world and trying his hand at being an individual entrepreneur.
Harrison has fully embraced the role of being a full-time stay-at-home dad to his children, ages eight and five. Although the new position lacks some of the brain power needed in his last job at Barclays, Harrison is relishing the variety in his days and the opportunity to catch up on pleasure reading and to brush up on his French. A self-described weekend warrior in the past, Harrison is using this extra downtime to invest himself in yoga and pilates, in an effort to improve his flexibility and get in touch with his spiritual side.
Boasting a Master of Philosophy in Finance from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick, Harrison has an impressive academic pedigree. As an expert in the field of finance, Harrison is excited about the effects that the Information Age is having on the industry. He is an avid believer in the spirit of innovation being a driving force in the success of any business.
Despite a successful professional life, Harrison regrets not being more communicative about his story as a leader. His goal is to do a better job communicating that in this next stage of his professional career. Harrison recommends that young entrepreneurs embrace the stories of the multitudes of innovative start-up companies and use that spirit as inspiration.
Through all of his successes, Harrison still takes the time to appreciate the things that matter most to him, including English Premier Soccer, yoga, professional tennis, and being more cognizant of enjoying the journey along with the final destination.