During his 10 years with Cold Stone Creamery, Sheldon Harris helped to build recognition of the now well-known brand. When he left his role as President in 2006, there were 1,400 stores in operation and the franchise was ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the 11th fastest-growing franchise in the nation. Prior to this, Sheldon spent 13 years with wholesale giant Costco where he rose from an entry-level position to become one of the youngest Warehouse Managers in company history.
Upon his departure from Cold Stone Creamery, Sheldon launched a company called Trust Funding, an innovative consumer-lending model that helps people get back on their feet after a financial hardship. The program has helped more than 5,000 people and is now expanding across the country.
Sheldon currently serves as CEO for Complete Nutrition, a 175-unit franchisor of nutrition stores based in Omaha, Nebraska. Their consultative service model is uniquely differentiated within their industry and is poised for substantial growth in the years ahead.
“Sheldon and I met five years ago while he was visiting Blanchard. We instantly connected,” said Tom McKee, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Blanchard. “We’re excited to add his expertise in business and innovation and we look forward to his ideas on more effective and strategic ways to use our Board.”
Sheldon is a faculty member in the Grand Canyon University EMBA program and is an Advisory Board Member to The Ken Blanchard School of Business. He also serves in advisory roles for Job Brokers, Y Scouts, Choose Local, Iron Tribe, Language Twin, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northern Arizona University. He is an also an advisor for two business incubators: Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, and Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation. Sheldon is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at professional and corporate events throughout the country.
Wendy Wong, Senior Vice President of Marketing
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