J. Randolph Harig

J. Randolph Harig

J. Randolph Harig

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Show Date: November 27th, 2019
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J. Randolph “Randy” Harig
Chief Executive Officer
Texas Research and Technology Foundation

J. Randoph “Randy” Harig is the CEO of the Texas Research and Technology Foundation (TRTF) and VelocityTX. Prior to this position, Mr. Harig had over 40 years of experience in the medical industry. This includes direct sales to customers as well as all levels of management within Healthcare. Randy has experience in sales, marketing of products and has held executive level positions in various businesses relating to the healthcare delivery system. He has been a serial entrepreneur from a young age and held positions such as President of a medical equipment leasing firm, President and CEO of an investment firm directed at medical properties, Managing General Partner of the Nix Medical Center, a 160 bed medical center and office complex, President and CEO of a regional manufacturer’s representative company and Chairman of the board of a contract research organization.

Mr. Harig served in the US Air Force and Army Reserve for a total of 10 years. Randy is a founding member of The Clocktower Bourbon and Cigar Club, an organization founded to further communication and good will between the senior military leadership and community leaders. Mr. Harig serves as the San Antonio Chamber representative to the Commander of Army South. In December 2013, Mr. Harig retired and sold his company as President and CEO of RH Medical Inc., marketing and distribution firm serving U.S. and the Republic of Mexico. Randy most recently served in the position of Business Development for OfficeSource Ltd.

Randy was appointed Chairman of Texas Research and Technology Foundation (TRTF) in December 2016. Since then he has redirected the focus of the foundation by forming VelocityTX and developing an innovation hub in downtown San Antonio focusing on the life and bio sciences. On September 1, 2017 Mr. Harig changed position to President and CEO of TRTF to oversee the growth of this hub. Randy was then appointed to President and CEO of VelocityTX to oversee both VelocityTX and TRTF, as of March of 2018 with additional hires Mr. Harig now maintains the position of CEO of both companies.

Mr. Harig is very active in civic and church affairs and is a former member and chairman of Centro 21 (a San Antonio City Council appointed task force directed to promote downtown growth). Mr. Harig has been a board member of the Research Park foundation since 1985 and has held numerous positions within this board and is currently the CEO. Mr. Harig was in Leadership San Antonio Class of 10 and on the Steering Committee for 11.

He is Chairman of the University Hospital Foundation, and on the board of the San Antonio Medical Foundation. Randy is a member of the
Order of the Alamo and his daughters, Kay Kay and Jenness were Duchesses in 2006 and 2013.

He is also active in the Consejo organization.

Randy is a member of the Chevaliers du Tastevin and travels around the world to meetings for the organization.

Randy has four children, five grandsons and a granddaughter. He is active in outdoor sports such as golf, hunting, fishing and bicycling around town. He and his wife Kay enjoy traveling around the world extensively.

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , http://www.HeartofTexasRealty.com and on http://www.KLUP.com. In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, http://www.Bjorns.com and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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