MENTOR & AUTHOR
Harold was the President and C.E.O. of a 14-unit retail organization for 10 years. The company consisted of 10 convenience stores with gasoline, two combo supermarket/discount stores, one conventional supermarket, and one deep discount health and beauty aid supermarket. His team of 1000 associates were market leaders. They were innovative and dedicated to superior customer relations.
Harold completed his formal education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and went on to earn his MBA with Honors in Marketing from the University of Chicago. His appreciation for the formal education process motivated him to teach part time at two community colleges over an 8-year period. This “community service” rewarded Harold and his company with the opportunity to instruct, observe, and recruit some of his best students.
For more than two decades Harold has worked very closely with small and large businesses to provide a “powerful push in the right direction!” His mission is to provide qualified, executive level assistance to companies on a “temporary basis.” To further assist his clients, Harold authored the books “It’s About Time,” which focuses on time management and was published by Cornell University. Harold’s most recent publication, “Am I The Leader I Need To Be?” is the first book to quantitatively assess one’s ability to lead others.
Harold’s practical, exciting ideas and dynamic presentation style have combined to earn a highly regarded reputation. Harold creates two new presentations each year which keeps his subject matter fresh. And his audiences seem to appreciate new solutions to their new problems.
After 14 years of coaching others, Harold decided to return to the business world in a more “hands-on” capacity… partly to test the theories he has been espousing for over a decade. Harold and Deanna Lloyd became the area franchise developers for Friendly’s Restaurants in the Tidewater Virginia area. Their first store was voted Norfolk, Virginia’s #1 Casual Dining Restaurant for 3 consecutive years.
Though Harold has a lot going on in his business life, his family comes before all. His wife, Dee, daughters Deanna and Randee, and son Alex are his passion. His ultimate goal in life has always been to be the best father possible. If you were to have the opportunity to meet his family you could safely say he has achieved his goal.