Propeller adds Kristen Harris as technology transformation director

08 March 2023 2 min. read
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Propeller, a Portland, OR-based management consulting firm, has hired Kristen Harris as director of technology transformation.

Based in Denver, Harris brings more than 20 years of consulting and tech industry experience to Propeller, where she will lead business development, talent development, operations, and thought leadership for the tech transformation practice.

Harris has during the span of her career led hundreds of successful platform integrations, managed global software development teams, designed enterprise-level technology strategies, and advised C-suite executives on emerging technologies.

She joins Propeller from Zia Consulting, where she spent the last decade and latterly served as VP of service delivery – leading strategy on enterprise digital transformation engagements and overseeing operations and best practices in continuous service delivery improvement.

Propeller adds Kristen Harris as technology transformation director

Before that, Harris spent 11 years at Sun Microsystems, where she was latterly director of web data engineering, managing a full-stack web development team of more than 60 people.

She began her career at Quark Software, where she was a technical trainer.

Harris has a bachelor’s degree in communications theory from the University of Madison-Wisconsin and is certified project management professional. 

“As organizations continue to face challenges in large digital transformations, Kristen’s depth of experience in developing agile solutions and leading successful technology adoption will be invaluable to our clients,” said Sunil Kasturi, chief growth officer at Propeller. “As a collaborative and innovative leader, we’re pleased to welcome her to the team as we continue to grow our tech transformation practice.”

Propeller’s tech transformation practice helps clients develop technology strategy roadmaps, delivery methodology excellence, process optimization, and cloud transformations aligned with their business goals.

“I’m excited to work with such talented and driven colleagues who are always looking for new ways to harness the power of technology advancements for clients,” said Harris.

Propeller was founded in 2012 and has more than 230 employees, according to LinkedIn, and offices in Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Dallas, and Minneapolis. The consultancy provides services in business and operating model strategy, digital transformation, operational excellence, supply chain optimization, ecommerce, CX design, organizational design, change management, people strategy, program management, and technology implementation, among other areas.

The firm primarily serves clients in technology, retail, energy and utilities, healthcare, and the public sector.