John Harrison

Account Executive

John Harrison

Account Executive, Public Sector

Team Member since 2019

John, one of our Public Sector Account Executives, has extensive work experience in State and Local Government. Following his graduation from The Citadel, John joined Datastream in 1995, where he served in a variety of sales roles through 2006 and was responsible for building the State and Local Government Sales team. In his career, John has worked for startup and Fortune 1000 organizations in direct sales and sales leadership roles.  John is currently completing his MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Clemson University. He joined the KeyMark team in 2019 and is currently responsible for Public Sector sales in the South.

Things you should know about John:
  • My wife Brantley rescued a baby squirrel in 2009 and we named her Bella. The Dodo released a story about her in April 2018 and it went viral on Facebook, reaching over 75 million views. I wrote a children’s book about the experience called “Bella the Squirrel.”
  • We have 5 dogs, which is 4 too many, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
  • Before my career in software sales, I taught school at Berkeley Middle in Moncks Corner, SC, and coached football and basketball. We won the 4A State Title in football with a 15-0 record in 1994 and I decided to go out on top.

Q&A with John:

What is your favorite quote?

“Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” John Keating, Dead Poets Society

What music do you listen to when no one is around?

In my office – classical music (Mozart, Bach, Beethoven.) In my car – Zeppelin, Black Crowes and Pearl Jam. Working out – Classic Hip-Hop (Tupac, OutKast, Jurassic 5.)

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

Live music, hiking, Clemson and Citadel football, basketball and baseball, spending time with friends and family, and binge-watching Netflix.

If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be?

On a hiking trail with my dog Floyd, far from cell coverage.