Global SaaS executive to lead Harri’s next phase of growth

January 13, 2017 -- New York City: Harri, the most complete and effective SaaS solution to source, hire, and manage talent in the hospitality industry, today announced that Ralf Hirt has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO). The new position has been created to drive operational and financial performance across the business and to take responsibility for leading the company’s efforts to scale the organization and foster its global footprint.

Hirt joins Harri from TUNE, an integrated digital marketing SaaS solution and supply-side eco-system, where he served as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to working for TUNE, Hirt led the global expansion of Mode Media Corporation and spent nine years at DoubleClick (Google) in various management positions including Managing Director Asia Pacific and VP Operations & Strategic Partnerships contributing to the sale to Google for $3.2 billion.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Ralf on board at this point of our company’s stage,” said Harri Founder and CEO Luke Fryer. “Ralf is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of operational leadership experience and brings to this position a strong reputation for fast growing companies, developing people and inspiring teams. His wealth of experience in helping companies expand into new markets while driving revenue growth will be invaluable going forward.”

In addition to his various leadership roles, Hirt has served as an advisor to various firms in the digital and IT space including sixteen years at Prion-Group until the sale to Accenture. Hirt is also the author of one book, 8W8 - Global Space Tribes, and co-author of another, Infrastructure and Productivity in Asia.

“I have been intrigued by the quality of the solutions portfolio the team at Harri has been building and now am looking forward to scaling our business worldwide” said Ralf Hirt, COO of Harri. “Harri has led the way in bringing solutions to the hospitality industry that are leading edge, save cost, increase productivity and are an enjoyable experience for both employer and employee.”

“While 2016 was a terrific year for the hospitality industry, it faces a number of critical challenges such as rising labor costs and talent retention,” continued Fryer. “Ralf’s background, especially in software solutions and measurement, is perfectly suited to drive the adoption of Harri’s next generation technology to help owners, operators and managers address these challenges.”

Hirt will be based in Harri’s U.S. headquarters in New York City.

To learn more about Harri, visit www.harri.com.

Harri is a platform built to help the hospitality industry source, hire and manage their employees more effectively and efficiently. As it is becoming increasingly expensive to find, hire, keep, pay, train and manage staff, Harri reduces overall labor management costs by ensuring our clients get the right people in the right roles and then maximizes their employees performance and efficiency. Harri clients including many of the world’s leading hospitality companies and restaurants, including TAO Group, The Gerber Group, Spago, Morgan’s Hotel Group, The Peninsula Hotels and many others. Harri is headquartered in New York City.  Learn more at www.harri.com


David Barkoe

Carve Communications for Harri




Maria Gee

Maria Gee is a Digital Marketing Manager for Harri.com.  A restaurant worker turned blog-writing-video-directing machine, she aims to educate and entertain those in the hospitality field.  She spends the majority of her spare time posting food pics on Snapchat and Instagram at @mariaalexag, and frequenting as many hospitality focused networking events as she can fit into her calendar.  Feel free to reach her at maria.gee@harri.com