/// Larry Harris

Larry Harris is President and Director of Venture Industries Inc.  Prior to starting VII, Larry served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ansible Mobile and was the driving force behind Ansible’s market-leading technology and business vision, creating a diverse team of mobile, media and digital experts that worked with clients like Microsoft, J&J, Verizon and Intel and dramatically enhanced the perceived value of mobile marketing.

Before co-founding Ansible, Larry served as EVP, Director of Integrated Marketing for Draftfcb, where he led global efforts for CA, served as creative lead for the Bank of America takeover of Fleet, ran the Interpublic/Facebook.com collaborative team — helping clients and IPG agencies leverage the popular social networking platform for competitive advantage — and founded Draft Multicultural to create minority targeted DM and digital programs for Bank of America, AARP, Carol’s Daughter and Verizon Wireless.

In 2000, Larry co-founded the digital division of FCBi – the direct, digital and data arm of Foote, Cone and Belding. There he directed digital strategy, creative, UI, e-marketing and web development for clients like HP, GSK, Quest, the IRS, Eli Lilly, USPS, Clairol and MetLife. At FCB, before the launch of FCBi, Larry ran the creative group that oversaw the divestiture from AT&T and re-branding of Lucent, NCR, and Lucent-Microelectronics.

A native New Yorker and a dedicated Knicks, Jets, Supernatural and Dexter fan, Larry attended Harvard College and sits on the boards of New Yorkers for Children, the Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers at Phillips Academy, and The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.

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