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Joel Harris Joins Navigate Management Consulting

Joel Harris Joins Navigate

Navigate Management Consulting announces that Joel Harris has joined the firm.

Joel brings more than 25 years of experience in executive and leadership positions in systems integration businesses where he has a proven track record of successfully leading, designing, implementing, and executing organizational transformation as well as efficiency-driven improvements.


Joel continues to serve as fractional COO for HB Communications, having joined HB in January 2019.  Prior to HB, Joel served as CEO of Telerent Leasing Corporation (the holding company for TeleHealth Service, Avidex and Digital Networks Group).  While an executive of Telerent, Joel negotiated the acquisition of Avidex, and then served as CEO of Avidex. Joel grew Avidex organically and successfully created the 7th largest systems integrator in the U.S., and the largest in California with the acquisition of Digital Networks Group.


Joel is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the Ohio State University, an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed Executive Education in New Product Development at MIT Sloan School of Management. He has also worked in engineering and strategic consulting positions with Marathon Oil, Ernst & Young, LLP, and Pfizer, Inc.


Navigate Managing Partner, Brad Malone, says “Joel brings a whole new dimension of consulting services to Navigate in the areas of strategic, business, and financial planning and execution. We have been very excited to see our Navigate clients take advantage of the depth of experience and quality of insight Joel brings to them through his real world experience of having served as CEO and COO in multiple companies within our core target market.”


“I was a client of Navigate, and when Brad and I started talking business philosophy we realized we shared core beliefs about the opportunities in this industry for improvement. Brad comes at it from the operational side, I come at it from the executive side and we meet in exactly the same place. If you have met me, you know that I have a passion for changing this industry by helping each member company improve in their chosen niche.” Joel Harris


Joel Harris joins Navigate as Principal Consultant, and will lead consulting engagements on developing and executing strategy, annual business planning, and financial management. Joel will join in on Navigate assessments, process improvement and software implementations, and training assignments.


Located in Raleigh NC, Joel can be reached at


Please contact us if you have questions or comments. We’d love to hear them.


Joel is already a regular contributor to the Navigate blog. Some of his most articles are below:

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