Michael Dearing

Michael Dearing is the Founder of Harrison Metal.

Prior to Harrison Metal, Michael spent many years at eBay (NASDAQ – EBAY) , where he worked as Senior Vice President & General Merchandise Manager for eBay.com. In that role, he led category management, product marketing, seller development, eBay Stores and direct-to-consumer marketing for eBay North America. Michael was also responsible for the launch and growth of many new merchandise categories and new businesses, such as Buy-it-Now, listings upgrades, eBay Stores and ProStores.

Before eBay, Michael worked at Bain & Company, Filene’s Basement, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE-DIS) and Industrial Shoe Warehouse.

In the spring of 2006, Michael joined the d. school faculty at Stanford University, teaching courses such as Launchpad, Creating Infectious Action and Entrepreneurial Finance. At the same time, he began working closely with and investing in a few small companies, leading him to create Harrison Metal in 2008.

Michael’s main interests are productizing emerging technologies, going-to-market, product marketing and pricing.

Michael holds an AB in Economics, with a focus in economic history, from Brown University, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.


Andrew Humphries

Andrew Humphries joined the team in April 2013 and is helping Harrison Metal build ways to engage in teaching and learning. Prior to Harrison Metal, Andrew worked as a performer and educator. He was trained at iO and Second City in Chicago and has performed on a variety of stages. He has twice played Clarence the Angel in abbreviated stage productions of Frank Capra's 'It's A Wonderful Life.'

In 2008, Andrew began working as a middle school teacher. He worked for three years at Francis W. Parker, a progressive private school in Chicago. While at Parker, Andrew designed and implemented after-school curricula in math and science, as well as teaching in both departments. He has also worked for Chicago Public Schools and taught at Stanford's d.school.

Andrew's main interests are creative collaboration, communication, curriculum design, and teaching. He holds a BS in Biology from Duke University and and an MA in Education from Stanford University.