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Chris Harris

Business Development Manager | Sales Growth Expert
Melbourne, Melbourne

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About Chris Harris:

Chris left his career as a chef in 2009 after 5 years in the industry which began at the start of 2004 for a completely different environment and industry. Chris made the move and entered the corporate world.

This is where he has continued to build a different career, consulting in sales, account management, and business development for some of the largest brands in Australia such as AGL, Powerdirect, Energy Watch, Sensis Yellow Pages Online, Melbourne IT, Choice Energy, 23 Digital, Discover Energy, and The Energy Alliance.

Starting his consultative career in the energy sector at AGL in the Powerdirect office based in Burwood East, Chris moved from AGL to the then famous (or infamous) Energy Broker firm Energy Watch in the business team, quickly becoming number one in business sales and being promoted to Business Development Manager and Corporate Portfolio Manager.

With this newly found passion for business, Chris decided to pivot and focus his energy by working closely with Sensis Yellow Pages Online and Melbourne IT, where he helped clients with digital marketing solutions to expand their businesses online. 

Chris has also worked for very small niche start ups, such as micro companies Choice Energy in Richmond, 23 Digital in St Kilda, and Discover Energy in Melbourne. This is where it shows that Chris has developed a passion for Entrepreneurship and Business over the past 14 years.

Chris is an expert in energy, software, and the digital marketing industries. Chris strongly believes the importance of business strategy and growth, along with his passion to help small and medium business owners, large enterprises, CEO's, and Managing Directors to become bigger both online and to increase annual revenue and turnover. With second to none experience working with multi million and billion dollar companies around Australia and the world, with international sales experience with Melbourne IT selling to the US market.

Experience

The Energy Alliance
Business Development Manager - SME Broker Team
September 2022 – Current

Discover Energy
C&I Business Development Manager – Large Market Commercial Enterprise Team
April 2021 – July 2022 

23 Digital
Digital Strategist & Online Growth Manager
January 2020 – November 2020 

Choice Energy
Senior Business Development Manager
June 2017 – January 2020 

Melbourne IT
Senior Business Development Manager
July 2014 – May 2017 

Sensis Yellow Pages Online
Media Sales Advisor - Acquisition Team
May 2013 – May 2014 

Energy Watch
SME Energy Broker & Business Portfolio Manager
Feb 2011 – May 2013 

AGL - Powerdirect Team
Customer Service & Sales Consultant
Jul 2009 - Feb 2011
 

Chef & Apprentice Chef
2004 - 2009
Balsamic Restaurant - Ringwood
The Mountain View Hotel - Glen Waverley
Urban Retreat Italian Restaurant - Doncaster East
Rock Pool - Southbank
The Wantirna Club - Wantirna
Bliss Cafe - Camberwell

Education

Holmesglen - Certificate IV in Cyber Security - 2024 
*Enrolled for 2024 start. 18 months Full-Time Online Course.

William Angliss Institute - Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery - 2006 - 2007.
(2nd & 3rd Year Apprenticeship).

Swinburne University of Technology - Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery - 2005.
(1st Year Apprenticeship).

Vermont Secondary College - 1996 - 2001. 
(Year 12 VCE).

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