Julian Harris joins Groworx as Co-Founder and Chairman

2019-09-16T11:20:33+11:00February 19th, 2019|News|
Groworx, the exciting global firm that delivers modern business and technology outsourcing services, today announced Julian Harris as Co-Founder and Chairman of the Groworx Board.

A visionary in the technology field, especially in Data and AI, Julian is also a well-known investor and mentor in the start-up and venture capital scene in Australia and the UK.

The appointment and investment of Mr. Harris follow his previous successful technology UK based companies such as Smart421.com and Salmon.com, where he was Founder/Co-founder and CEO.

Following a thorough selection process, we are pleased to have secured Julian, a seasoned international leader, who understands the sector and has a proven track record in leading a global business through the entire process of start-up, growth and exit phases, said Dan Sandiford, Co-Founder and CEO of Groworx. “We are on a journey to ensure Groworx’s capabilities have global reach while we fulfil our enterprise and social justice mission.  

I’ve learned from my decades as a corporate leader that it’s more than just credentials. And as a founder of a business with the mission of helping businesses and communities thrive in the modern world, we had to find somebody that had tangible experience on what a millennial services business really is, and the multi-faceted role a modern business has in the world.

Julian’s vigorous philanthropic efforts and genuine understanding of the culture required to succeed in a digital-native services business was rare, and make him well suited to guide Groworx’ into their best selves. He will join the current Groworx’ Executive team.”

“Groworx has a big vision, and is redefining the landscape for “Globally Distributed Agile Services”, said Mr Harris. “Dan has assembled an amazing team, with deep expertise in Agile DevOps, API led strategies, IOT, AI lead BPO, and much more. Through Dan’s expertise, the company combines start-up agility with corporate scale. I’m excited and honoured to be part of the journey. I look forward to working with the rest of the Executive Board and all the talented people in Groworx to deliver profitable and sustainable growth.

My passion as a leader is ensuring the highest quality delivery, and unrelenting client focus, and I know this matches Groworx’ values. My international business experience, knowledge of the engineering industry, client and people development focus will be invaluable for the success of Groworx”.

Mr. Harris is a dual British and Australian national who holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in Engineering from the University of Swansea, and graduated from the Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School. With an impressive 30 years total experience, he started working as CEO at Salmon for 11 years, a highly innovative global systems integrator committed to on-time, on-budget projects embraced by the leading names in retail, insurance, and retail finance sectors. He became Founder, Chairman and CEO at Smart421, managing services of business-critical systems, best known for work with FT UK 500 companies and leading financial institutions, power utilities and tier-one telcos. He also became a Board Member at E-Skills UK, Chairman at Ozgreen; Board Member at Charities Aid Foundation in Australia, a charity offering a comprehensive range of services covering the whole spectrum of giving, including Workplace Payroll Giving Programs, Online Credit Card Giving Programs, Foundations, Scholarships, Overseas Project Development and Grant Making. Aside from being part of Groworx, he is also the present Founder and Chairman at Inawisdom, Founder and CEO of Robobai, and Founder and Chairman at Search365, all tech companies which focus on AI, Analytics, Cloud-Based Procurement Platforms, and Data Search products and services for the Financial Services Industry, including Federal and State Governments with offices throughout Australia, Singapore and the UK. He currently lives in Australia with his family.

About Groworx

GroWorx is an exciting global firm that brings modern consulting and outsourcing services to drive real organisational value in technology, operational and marketing performance.

With industry veterans and strategic partnerships with the leading cloud technology platforms, Groworx brings tremendous breadth and strength to businesses and communities. Groworx is built from the ground up as a cloud only, digital native services business, where we are driven by the ennobling premise— to help companies and communities achieve their potential.

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