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Ulrike Harrison

Ulrike Harrison

Ulrike (Rike) Harrison joined the Firm in January of 2008 as the Chief Growth Officer. In this capacity Harrison is part of the senior leadership team and is responsible for ‘top line revenue’, and the Sales and Marketing teams report to Harrison.Harrison was raised in Germany, where she received an MS in mathematics and came to the US to complete her education completing an MBA. Since starting her career, Harrison has held a multitude of positions from software consultant and service delivery VP to business development VP and general manager of business service divisions. Throughout her career, Harrison learned that change is imminent, often required to survive; and positioning businesses for success requires continuous improvement, relevant strategies, strong leadership and successful change management to propel execution. It is this expertise in change management that brought Rike into the world of CPAs, when she joined a billion dollar firm to introduce sales operations and methodologies, and where she was instrumental in the integration of sales and marketing into the firm’s structure. A significant professional success, according to Rike, was to be a driver of cultural change among the partners in the firm.Outside of her job, Rike enjoys the arts, reading, and music, her garden in the summer and cooking in the winter. She is currently working on her PhD focusing on strategy driven change management. However, and without hesitation, most important in Rike’s life are her three sons – two of whom live in Minnesota and one in Berlin, Germany