LAKE OSWEGO, OR, SEP 13, 2022—We are thrilled to share that Dave Harris has been promoted to the Director of IT. In this role, he is responsible for the vision, direction, and implementation of IT solutions in four core practices: IT Service, System Administration, Cybersecurity, and Business Analysis.
Since February 2021, Harris has served as Aldrich’s IT Manager of the Business Applications team, which he founded to build partnerships throughout the firm and leverage technology to work towards the firm’s strategic goals. Prioritizing a seamless IT experience, his team simplified the Aldrich environment by retiring 30 applications, implementing updated solutions, and sharing optimization best practices firmwide.
“Throughout his time at Aldrich, Dave has developed collaborative partnerships with stakeholders firmwide and has gained a palpable understanding of IT’s role in each department’s success,” explained John Lauseng, CEO + Partner. “We are incredibly excited to continue building on the team’s momentum with Dave’s amiable nature and strategic mindset at the helm.”
Prior to joining Aldrich, Harris gained more than twenty years of IT experience supporting enterprise systems, product management, and consulting for global organizations. Committed to the business value of technology solutions, his efforts helped a 200-employee US company grow to a multinational corporation with more than 1,000 employees.
“I’m honored to enter this next stage of my career and leadership journey with the firm, and the growth opportunities it represents,” shared Dave Harris, Director of IT. “Living Aldrich’s commitment to their people, the IT team is determined to advocate for the collective success of our employees and our clients by maximizing the value of investments in technology.”
Outside of work, Harris demonstrates the firm’s commitment to our communities as the founder of the non-profit, Tendril. Encouraging growth through teamwork and networking, Tendril supports ambitious, tech-savvy individuals in achieving a fulfilling career in IT, without the cost and time commitment of a college education. In addition to mentoring, Harris enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with his wife and their dog.
The Aldrich Group of Companies includes a Top 100 Accounting Firm nationally providing tax, advisory, and consulting services to businesses and individuals. Working closely with businesses, business owners, and individuals, The Aldrich Group of Companies manages financial, wealth, tax, technology, benefits, and business transition strategies. We serve clients with deep industry expertise in construction, manufacturing, healthcare, nonprofit, telecommunications, utilities, professional services, food processing, agribusiness, real estate, and a variety of privately held companies and individual clients. The Aldrich Group includes the following professional services firms: Aldrich CPAs + Advisors LLP, Aldrich Wealth LP, Aldrich Retirement Solutions LP, Aldrich Benefits LP, Aldrich Technology LLC, and Aldrich Capital LP.