Sheldon Harris’ leadership roles started early, with one success after another.
Having spent 13 years with Costco starting at an entry-level position, he became one of the youngest Warehouse Managers in company history. He was responsible for 350 employees and $160M in annual sales, overseeing operations in Alaska. Sheldon also led diverse projects including spearheading Costco’s entry into the Russian market, and launching a new athletic club subsidiary, SportsNation.
He then went to the virtually unknown Cold Stone Creamery. Sheldon helped lead this respected brand’s growth for nearly a decade. Upon his 2006 departure as President, 1400 stores were operating domestically and internationally making Cold Stone Creamery the 11th fastest-growing franchise nationally with system-wide annual revenue in excess of $500M.
Sheldon is a Partner with CEO Coaching International where he coaches 30 top CEOs in 9 countries around the world, helping them bring out the best in their teams and organizations to achieve better results and greater success. This includes diverse industries and business models, such as consumer retail, restaurant, e-commerce, business-to-business sales, franchising, manufacturing and distribution, consumer lending, education, and executive recruiting. He specializes in turn-around and fast growth environments, serving intensive 18-month interim CEO engagements with American Agritech and Complete Nutrition.
Sheldon has served as Executive in Residence for Grand Canyon University’s College of Business and as an advisory board member for their Executive MBA Program. He holds advisor/board roles for Ken Blanchard Companies, Y Scouts, Choose Local, and Combat Athlete Training Systems. He is a frequent speaker and guest-lecturer at professional and corporate events nationwide.