Andrew Harries is the Tom Foord Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business and is a business advisor and corporate director. At SFU Beedie Andrew blends the latest in theory and practice in his entrepreneurship and innovation, product management and resourcing new venture programs. In his advisory practice Andrew works closely with companies on business strategy, financing, leadership and governance, and how to create viable, high growth business models.
Andrew chairs the board of directors at Bsquare Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), which delivers enterprise Internet of Things software solutions, and chaired the board at Contractually through its acquisition by Coupa Software in December 2015. He also serves on the boards of the Beedie School of Business Dean's Advisory Board and of Science World British Columbia, where he chaired the organization through the successful completion of a $38m renovation and expansion and a major capital campaign.
Andrew was a co-founder of Sierra Wireless Inc. (SW.TO, SWIR) where he served in a variety of executive roles. During his 11 years at Sierra Wireless the company grew from inception through IPO to over $200m in annual revenues. Subsequently Andrew co-founded Zeugma Systems Inc. where he served for six years as the President and CEO from its initial funding to the revenue stage. Tellabs acquired substantially all of Zeugma Systems in November 2010. Prior to co-founding Sierra Wireless Andrew was a senior product line manager at Motorola Inc. He holds three US patents and an MBA from Simon Fraser University.
Entrepreneurship & innovation; corporate innovation and the creation of substantially new businesses inside existing enterprises; financial strategies for new enterprises; product management; leadership and growth.