John Harrison

Vice President, Sales

About John

Team Member Since 2019

John, our Vice President of Sales, has extensive work experience in both direct sales and sales leadership roles. 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. 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 4 dogs (Adele the Bulldog, Amos the Boston, Andy the Lab Mix, and Henry the Boxer) and 2 human boys (Evans and Fox)
  • I once broke my humerus in half throwing a fastball. It was going to be the fastest ball I ever threw. It hurt bad!

Q&A with John

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

In my office – classical music (Mozart, Bach, Beethoven.) In my car – Zeppelin, Zach Bryan, Jack Johnson and Pearl Jam. Working out – Classic Hip-Hop and some of the new stuff (Tupac, OutKast, Jurassic 5, Nas.)

If you could tell the next generation one thing, what would it be?

Put the phone down and live in the moment. I tell my generation this as well.

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

Riding my bike, competing in triathlon and cycling events, Live music, hiking, Clemson and Citadel sports, spending time with friends and family, and binge-watching Netflix and Prime.

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.

What is your favorite quote, and why?

“Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – John Keating, Dead Poets Society
This is how I try to live life every day!

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

In the mountains on my bike or on a hiking trail.

What’s the biggest life lesson you learned the hard way?

Never try to solve a problem over email, text, or any way other than live on the phone or in person. You can’t control the tone in written communication, and you can’t control how the other party interprets your tone.

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