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Andrew S.G. Harries

Associate Professor of Practice


Room: SGL 3765

Phone: 778.782.8591


Room: WMC 4371

Phone: 778.782.5560


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Andrew Harries is the Tom Foord Associate Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at SFU’s Beedie School of Business and is a business advisor and corporate director. At SFU Beedie he blends the latest in entrepreneurial theory and practice in his courses on innovation and entrepreneurship, product management and resourcing new ventures.

Andrew chairs the board and is a founder of Hailo Data. He previously chaired the board at Contractually through its acquisition by Coupa Software. a leading procurement automation software vendor, in December 2015. In 2004 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.

In 1993 Andrew co-founded Sierra Wireless Inc. (SW.TO, SWIR), where he served in a variety of executive roles including the creation and leadership of the company’s sales, marketing and product management functions. During his 11 years at Sierra Wireless the company grew from inception through IPO to over $200m in annual revenues. In August 2022 Semtech announced it was acquiring Sierra Wireless for C$1.5 billion. Prior to co-founding Sierra Wireless Andrew was a senior product line manager at Motorola Inc. 

Andrew serves on the advisory board of Science World British Columbia, where in 2010-2013 he chaired the board of directors through the successful completion of a $38m renovation and expansion and a major capital campaign.

Andrew holds three US patents and a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.

Research Interests

Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Customer experience; Corporate innovation and the creation of substantially new businesses inside established organizations; Financial strategies for new enterprises; Product management; Leadership and growth.