As CEO of GlobalGrowth Services, LLC, Mary Ellen Harrison is responsible for assisting companies to grow revenue outside domestic markets. As an international expansion expert, she works to build global sales channels, increase revenue and gain international market share. Harrison also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Nortis, Inc, a biotech company that has developed technologies for generating small segments of human tissues and organs in microfluidic chips for the in vitro study of human health and disease.
Harrison has more than 20 years of experience bringing new products to market globally. She previously headed the HealthID Division for biotech company, PositiveID Corporation, and led business development at Sensei Inc., a mobile and web-based solutions provider formed by Humana, Inc. Harrison was the Global Head of Marketing and International Account Management for a $1 billion business unit within Tyco Inc. She worked in Europe for a decade where she served as Executive Vice President for Global Strategy and Business Development for a joint venture company funded by Oracle Corporation and Alcatel. She served on the Advisory Board for Arizona State University’s School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering and has held senior marketing, sales and strategy roles with global leaders such as AT&T and NCR Corporation.
Harrison earned a master’s degree from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida.