Dean Harrington

The Journey

My career in consumer finance has spanned four decades, from account collections to loan approvals – and a little bit of everything in between; from retail product financing to home mortgage lending. Working it, teaching it, managing it  – enjoying it!

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

- Joshua 1:9

Humbled By Three Things

Transformation

Helping build Shamrock Financial from a “small broker shop” focused on direct marketing to a regional lender committed to the home purchase market through a strong network of referrals.

Growth

Witnessing the longevity of our staff and watching the development of people as they flourish in their careers and grow their families. So rewarding!

Faith

Bringing a spirit of optimism and faith to the workplace with humility and a vision for “loving your neighbor” – not just the ones you agree with – all of them!

Some of my favorite things include reading, traveling, prayer time, church, podcasts, working out, wine and all things Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots and PC Basketball.

A Typical Day for Me

Up early. Read, read, read: scripture, motivational & business books. Load daily articles from online news sources. Do the kid thing, walk the dog, prayer time and head to the office.

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At Shamrock, a little MBWA*, then executive or department staff meetings mixed in with reading reports or informational briefings from staff, return calls and respond to daily/monthly/quarterly goals till late afternoon.

*managing by walking around

Walk the dog listening to a podcast then hit the gym. Get home and work for 20-30 minutes, shower, and have dinner with family in the early evening, spend time with the kids, do some reading, watch sports and head to bed for 9:30 or so.

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