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As a global connected technologies leader with decades of experience and some of the strongest innovators in the industry across our teams, we at HARMAN are uniquely positioned to guide professionals looking to push their careers and take on rewarding opportunities. With individuals from our engineering, sales, marketing, finance, human resources, procurement, supply chain, and information technology functions, the Leadership Experience Acceleration Program (LEAP) is as well-rounded as the people who graduate from it. Completing this enriching two-year, three-assignment rotational program is cause for celebration. That’s why we’re so excited to honor the HARMAN LEAP graduating class of 2021! On July 1, 13 of our bright, talented employees will begin some brand new adventures at HARMAN.

What is LEAP?

The LEAP program launched in 2018. The program creates a pipeline of future leaders for HARMAN who will accelerate quickly throughout the organization. Throughout their three rotations, the 2021 LEAPers got access to robust opportunities to learn and gain exposure from a prominent group of senior, diverse leaders. With this added benefit of working on projects among their cohort, made up of employees from different functions and regions, we hope they will be able to elevate their business acumen and challenge their professional paths. Despite being only three years old, the program has already nurtured some incredible HARMAN leaders and we cannot wait to watch the 2021 class thrive in their new roles.

A Ceremony for the Ages: Being an Emerging Leader at HARMAN

At the LEAP Graduation ceremony, HARMAN Chief Human Resources Officer John Stacey spoke to what it means to lead at HARMAN. “Raise your hand for new opportunities and be open to learning, failing and growing,” he said. “Leaders experiment, take risks, fail forward and try again. They seek opportunities to be challenged and to challenge others – Continue to always learn and cascade those learnings and growth to your teams, regardless of what level they are.” Harsh Bajpai, Nicole Kapoutsos, Antonio Monsalve, and Shalaka Pawar, the winners of the LEAP Capstone Project competition, were also announced at the ceremony. Overall, it was a fabulous three-day event celebrating our LEAP Graduates.

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Highlights from the LEAP Class of 2021

Ryan Wood’s enthusiasm, agility, and attention to detail have been welcomed by the Product Sourcing team.  There have been several instances where Ryan has gone above and beyond in identifying opportunities for cost savings in multiple programs that are under his control. – Paul Malott, Sr. Product Sourcing Manager

Jasmeet is one of the brightest and energetic employees we had within the Business HR Team.  She had great ownership and focus on the DTS Compliance Training tracking, reporting and closure.  Her dedication, reactiveness, and diligence in the assigned HR transactions and initiatives are much appreciated. Keep continuing your curiosity in the field you have to learn the different HR dimensions! – Shrikanth Shanthigodu, HR Manager

Congratulations Jordon and thank you for your many contributions to the LEAP program. I’m especially thankful for your contributions during your 1st rotation, where you helped us build EDI automation that led to an increase in our overall ASN in woods accuracy.  This helped HARMAN reduce our overall Accounts Receivable and improve our Customer Scorecards.  – Tom Adams, Director, Digital Dev Ops ERP

Thanks to my LEAPer, Indrisha Basu, we have developed and put in place our first Qliksense dashboard.  This has reduced the lead time and increased transparency in the engineering change management process. – Adam Nagy, Sr Director, Eng.Excellence & Sustaining

I want to thank Antonio for all his work on the R1 project.  He was critical for streamlining and improving our analytics.  He was really helpful for stabilizing our rear seat entertainment.  – Allan Miramonti, Manager, Systems Engineering

At HARMAN, we are proud of the LEAP program and the incredible opportunities it presents to the pioneering leaders of tomorrow. It has been an absolute pleasure to watch these LEAPers learn, flourish, lead and succeed at HARMAN. As they take on their next chapter with us, we’re confident that the next generation of great innovators is here and we can’t wait to see everything they will accomplish for themselves and the full HARMAN family.

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