StrategyDriven Expert ContributorManaging Partner, Harris Allied


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Kathy Harris is the Founder and Managing Partner of Harris Allied, a Manhattan-based executive search firm with a focus on Technology, UX Design and Quant Analyst recruitment. With expertise in the convergence of technology and business, Kathy is recognized for her track record in the recruitment and placement of professionals for corporate growth initiatives.

Kathy founded Harris Allied in 2010 and has grown the firm, that now includes an experienced recruiting team with a client list of prestigious global Fortune 50 companies, as well as start-up technology firms. Harris Allied provides full-time placement, consulting and contract-to-hire services and serves as the preferred vendor to numerous financial services and technology clients. Since its inception, the firm has consistently achieved 100 percent year-over-year revenue growth, relocated to larger office space in Midtown Manhattan, and instituted the annual Harris Allied Tech Hiring and Retention Survey.

Kathy’s passion for the practical application of technology to solve business problems and the people who solve them dates to her childhood; growing up in a family where her engineer father who evaluated emerging computer technologies for IBM, and a brother who is now a senior technology manager at Harvard University, dinner table conversation was both creative and visionary.

A Dean’s List graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, with a B.S. in Psychology, Kathy’s first position was as a staffing counselor for a national search firm. After senior positions with Robert Half International and the Solomon-Page Group, she served as a recruiter for Liquidnet, a premier institutional investment network that facilitates institutional equities trading for asset management firms worldwide.

Kathy has been the recipient of several awards, including the Robert Half Chairman’s Club Winner for IT search based on revenue growth, and the President’s Club Award for her individual contribution to IT search based on billings. She is a frequently sourced by the national business press for coverage around recruiting and retention issues including Fortune, Forbes,, Computerworld, and CBS Moneywatch.

Kathy can be reached at [email protected] .