ALZA Plaza
As the inventor of the graphical user interface for the Visual 360® performance appraisal system, and co-developer of many of its reliability enhancements, he led the collaboration between ALZA and MindSolve Technologies, who introduced this best-of-breed system to the market, and is now part of SumTotal Systems of Mountain View, CA. He has extensive experience with multi-rater feedback in many forms, from user-interface design to formal peer review systems for evaluating the job performance of senior professionals, scientists, engineers and executives.

As a Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of ALZA Corporation, Harold led ALZA's human resources function, beginning in the 1980s and continuing until 2002 — a period when ALZA grew from under 300 employees to nearly 3000. During this time, ALZA first attained over $1 billion in revenue and reached over $10 billion in market capitalization. He led ALZA's facilities and real estate operations during the late 1990s, when ALZA built and moved into its 400,000+ square-foot headquarters — three towers in Silicon Valley's Shoreline Industrial Park, then called ALZA Plaza.

His expertise in organization design — especially, matrix organizations — is reinforced by over twenty years' practical daily work experience in ALZA's highly productive R&D organization, which brought to market over 20 controlled-release pharmaceutical products representing combined annual revenues over $2 billion.

Harold was one of a group of Silicon Valley executives interviewed in Powerspeaking's hit dvd, Speaking to the Big Dogs. Big Dogs has been rave-reviewed by Fortune magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury, and others. Harold's essay "Presenting to the Big Dogs" is included in the coursework of the Powerspeaking's presentation skills workshop.

Harold’s consulting clients include companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, immunology, microelectronic hardware, and high-tech consumer product fields.