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Harry Joiner is an executive recruiter specializing in integrated marketing and "new media." His clients and candidates appear frequently in magazines like Fast Company, Internet Retailer, Advertising Age, and Multichannel Merchant.

In addition to being a regular contributor to MarketingProfs' Daily Fix, Harry has been featured in MarketingSherpa's Great Minds in Marketing series and received coverage in, AdWeek and the Wall Street Journal's Career Journal Online.

Harry is well-known for his ability to source and screen candidates who know how to grow profitable customer relationships across multiple marketing channels, including:

  • The Internet and electronic mail
  • Print catalogs and direct mail
  • Emerging Media (blogs, RSS, podcasts, etc.)
  • Brick & mortar retail
  • Home shopping television
  • Call centers (inbound and outbound)
  • Affiliate, OEM, and corporate B2B sales
  • International and domestic

Harry's typical searches include:

  • Presidents / COO's (refs available)
  • VPs of Ecommerce (refs available)
  • VPs and Directors of Marketing & New Media
  • VPs and Directors of Online Business Development
  • Directors of eRetail
  • Online Merchandising Managers
  • Catalog Circulation Managers
  • CRM and Database Marketing Managers
  • Affiliate Marketing Managers
  • Call Center Managers
  • Directors of Search Engine Marketing
  • Email Marketing Managers
  • Website Usability and Site Designers
  • Web Analytics Managers
  • ... and more.

Harry holds a BA from the University of Georgia and an International MBA from the Moore School at the University of South Carolina. His work experience includes expatriate assignments in Europe, the Caribbean, and South America.

Harry's articles on marketing and management have appeared in Institutional Distributor magazine, Optimize, Information Week, Competitive Edge, Logistics Today, Inbound Logistics, Law, CPA Marketing Report, Six Figure Jobs, ERP Tips, and many other industry-leading publications.

Why work with Harry Joiner?

  • "Harry is the best ecommerce marketing recruiter I know. He has helped me find several high-performing employees over the years and I always recommend him to others. Not only is he great at connecting and finding the right people for the right jobs, but he is highly intelligent, creative, and really tuned into the ecommerce and marketing space--all rare traits in his field."
    So Young Park
    Director of Strategic Initiatives
    Musician's Friend and Guitar Center

  • "Harry is THE guy when it comes to matching online retail professionals with appropriate opportunities. He's honest, no-nonsense and has an amazing rolodex of industry contacts - no one knows more people in this industry than Harry. He is also a creative problem-solver - if there's a solution out there, he finds it."
    Scott Silverman
    Executive Director

  • "With limited space, I'll use 'tags' to describe Harry: wise, trustworthy, high integrity, articulate, connected, savvy, focused, responsive, passionate, empathetic, caring, resourceful, fast. Harry IS the recruiter in the online retail field, hands down."
    Sam Decker
    VP of Marketing

  • "I worked with Harry to hire a VP of eCommerce, a critical role on my team. Very quickly he provided a pool of excellent candidates which led to a hire in a few weeks, for a position that had prior to working with him been open for months. The candidate we hired has been a great addition to the team. I would highly recommend Harry."
    Rich Siefert
    SVP of Consumer Marketing

  • "Harry is truly one-of-a-kind. He has a passion and energy for his craft that makes him fun to work with. His efficient, knowledgeable, and systematic approach results in a smooth and successful recruitment. I definitely plan on working with him again in the future!"
    Paul Zaengle
    VP of Information Services

  • "Harry has great depth in the e-commerce category, particularly related to marketing and general management. He is also incredibly well networked. He conducted our search for a VP E-Commerce with careful consideration to the culture and skills required for a candidate to excel in the position. He had also been a great collaborator and a reliable information resource."
    Ann Leyva
    Director of Corporate Recruiting

  • "Harry was honest in his advice and absolutely determined to assist me on the advancement of my career. He understands the needs of ecommerce and can find the unique professionals required to help them grow. Read what he writes and do what he says... You'll get a great job."
    Thad Holly
    Lead R&D Software Engineer

  • "Harry is unbelievably smart and exceptionally knowledgeable about ecommerce. He is an "ecommerce matchmaker" connecting the right candidate with appropriate opportunity. He believes in long term relationships, which is refreshing. His ability to conceptualize various elements which need to be considered in making the right decision differentiates him from other recruiters."
    Ranjana Sharma
    Director of Online Marketing

  • "Harry has been a great partner to ShopNBC. We have been extremely pleased with his success placing top notch talent on our team. In addition, he has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He is an executive recruiter who does what is right for our business and his candidates. Harry is a valued partner to our business, I highly recommend him."
    Kelly Thorp
    Corporate Recruiting Specialist

  • "Harry understands passion and works hard to place the right people within the right organizations. He stretches well beyond recruiting and truly cares about his clients and their success. Harry is a honest person with good character."
    Rett Clevenger
    Senior Search and Affiliate Analyst

  • "I have worked with many recruiters [as both a hiring manager and a candidate], and have to say it was truly a pleasure to work with Harry -- a professional who understands the world of multi-channel marketing. Harry's insight surrounding the opportunity here, together with a genuine understanding of my background and career goals, ended with what I believe is a perfect match. I felt comfortable, prepared, and confident every step of the way through the process -- and it was Harry's expertise and caring follow through that made all the difference."
    Gloria Green
    VP of Ecommerce
    American Signature Brands, Inc.

  • "When it comes to e-commerce recruiting Harry is the best - hands down. By specializing in one area, Harry has built a rolodex filled with everyone that you wish you could find. He really knows his stuff."
    Chris Ward
    e-Media Consulting

  • "Harry is like a sports agent in the way he guides the careers of his candidates. During my job search, we objectively considered a number of great opportunities, and Harry never once pushed me just so he could get a placement. In the end, I was able to find the perfect ecommerce fit for me which has been fulfilling for me both personally and professionally. I would not hesitate to recommend Harry to my friends."
    Anne Driscoll
    Director of Online Marketing

  • "Harry is simply among the best in the industry. Not only is he talented, but he's honest, ethical and trustworthy -- he's the kind of person you look forward to working with and never hesitate to recommend. More than a year after placing a candidate with our company, Harry went above and beyond contractual obligations to help with our replacement hiring needs -- not because he had to, but because it was the "right thing to do."
    Marylynne Ziemba Tosyali
    Director of Online Marketing
    Direct Marketing Services, Inc.

  • "Harry is a phenomenal person and an even better recruiter - he placed me in a dream job in about 90 days, and the fit between my new employer and I is superb. He covers all the bases, does a superb job keeping people informed, and always seems to be one or two steps ahead of both employer and candidate throughout the process. He anticipates almost everything, and is a great resource for information and protocol and he THOROUGHLY understands the ecommerce industry. I would not hesitate to contact Harry for any future personnel requirements that might be in his wheelhouse. And should I ever be in a position to seek a new job, there's nobody else on the planet I'd even consider contacting. Lots of people have helped me throughout my career, and Harry's right at the top of that list."
    Kemp Honeycutt
    Director of Online Marketing
    David Weekley Homes, Inc.

  • "Harry is an amazing recruiter. He placed me in a great job in Tonganoxie, KS...which is a big step for somebody who grew up in Colorado, has lived the good life in San Diego and spent a number of years in Chicago...and most importantly never THOUGHT he would move to Kansas. It's a testament to his skill that he matches the right people with the right companies. I couldn't be happier."
    Erik Martinez
    VP of Marketing and Information Technology

  • "Just wanted to shoot you a quick note that is long overdue. I recently celebrated my one year anniversary at AETN and would be re-miss if I did not take the occasion to thank you for putting me in this position. We had a great year last year , revenue +25% to LY and net profit +20%..records in both cases. More importantly, I am having fun, enjoying the people and the challenges"
    Parker Block
    Director of Online Marketing
    A&E Television, Inc.

  • "Among the many recruiters I've worked with, Harry is in a league of his own. He truly embraces the philosophy that it's not just about cranking out client-candidate "transactions" -- it's about facilitating successful relationships and adding value across the board. Take a moment to talk with Harry and you'll find that he's highly knowledgeable about this space, incredibly smart and very personable. He's a rock star in his field, and I would highly recommend him to anyone, client-side or candidates."
    Wells Spence
    Director of Online Marketing
    Discovery Channel, Inc.

  • "If you're looking to partner with an external recruiter that is thorough and honest about the recruiting process, focused on sourcing the right candidates and has a unique ability to understand the business challenges driving the hire, then Harry is the right choice. The network Harry has is not his only asset. He has an attention to detail that makes him effective finding the RIGHT fit, not just a fit. He's a pleasure to work with throughout the entire search process."
    Marc Lippa
    Corporate Recruiter
    Kennametal, Inc

  • "Harry is by far the best recruiter I have ever worked with. His knowledge and experience was extremely valuable in helping me join REI as the Vice President of IS. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone looking for an executive level position"
    Jeff Zon / Group Director, Finance & Retail Systems
    Whole Foods Market, Inc.

  • "There are few search consultants that are as smart and knowledgeable as Harry. In fact, he sets the gold standard for search consultants in the space. His strategic focus on the internet marketing and ecommerce space creates invaluable subject matter expertise – and his unique methodology quickly matches a client's need with just the right executive. I trust his judgment completely and often seek his counsel on a variety of issues."
    Billy May
    VP of Internet Marketing and Online Stores
    Benchmark Brands, Inc.

  • "Harry truly understands the dynamics of the multichannel marketing arena. He is a top-notch executive recruiter and a must for anyone hiring within the Interactive Marketing space."
    Joseph Bowers
    VP of Multichannel Ecommerce

  • "Harry is an exceptional executive search professional. He demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of multi-channel marketing, business and the latest industry trends.He has an open, honest communication style and is a true advocate of his clients."
    Sharon Gottlieb
    Vice President of Stores
    Wireless Advocates, LLC

  • "Harry helped place me in an executive marketing role @ REI, in many ways my dream job. He was thorough, tenacious, had excellent follow-up and provided great advice throughout the entire process. Harry's a great headhunter but an even better person and I'd recommend him to my closest colleagues."
    Tom Vogl
    VP of Marketing

  • "Harry did great work getting Norm Thompson highly-qualified Internet Marketing candidates -- and selling them on our company and the position. Highly recommended."
    Debbie Hess
    Director of Online Marketing
    Norm Thompson Outfitters, Inc.

  • "Harry is a top-notch recruiting professional; but what really sets Harry apart is his deep knowledge of marketing and the leading trends in the discipline. I would recommend Harry for any client or recruiter alike. His integrity, his knowledge, and his relationships are unmatched in his profession."
    Rich Lloyd

  • "Harry is one of the best recruiters I know and an absolute credit to our industry. Whether he's representing a client organization or an individual, he truly understands what makes a good direct marketing business work and what separates good direct marketers from great ones. Regardless of on which side of the desk you're sitting, Harry's an absolute must for your Rolodex."
    Andrew Thompson
    Director of Catalog Circulation

  • "I very much enjoyed working with Harry Joiner. He is well versed in multi-channel marketing executive opportunities and compensation contracts. He makes it a point to understand the employment landscape, and he was upfront, honest and proactive in his communication every step of the way. You won't go wrong with Harry on your side.
    Matt Corey
    VP of Marketing
    Golfsmith Golf and Tennis

  • "Harry is hands down, the best recruiter I have ever employed. He knows the market, industry, and positions and how to effectively find and screen candidates so that I don't waste valuable time on people that do not fit the role I am looking to fill."
    David Scifres
    VP of Information Technology

  • "Harry's knowledge of mulitchannel marketing and what makes a good candidate for such a position is superb. He's tenacious, but not bothersome, a true advocate for his clients."
    John Morley
    Director of Business Development


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