John Harllee

Chief Operating Officer

John Harllee provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure the organization has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.

With over 24 years of operational leadership experience in the Federal Government sector, Harllee most recently led growth & strategy as a Managing Director for Accenture Federal Services. Prior to AFS, John was the Chief Business Officer for Agilex where he led legal, contracts, and other back-office functions. Other previous experience includes Operations VP at Oracle; and Corporate Counsel roles at Oracle, Netscape, and AOL.

John holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and three children.

What musician, album, or song best describes what working at Steampunk means to you?

The title of this R.E.M. album captures the nature of the music and sound on the album. From a personal point of view, I discovered this album when I was sixteen and fully engaged in Life’s Rich Pageant in only the way that a teenager can be.   The cascading choruses and instrumentals on each of the songs creates a wall of sound that sometimes sounds discordant, but it all hangs together with unique hooks in every song.   The band was also moving into greater prominence at this point, moving from small to big, and taking strong moral and ethical stands that I admired and respected.  They were way ahead of their time, both musically and culturally.