Our Mentors

Mac Harman

Mac’s entrepreneurialism first surfaced at age three when he started selling dead tennis balls repurposed as dog toys to neighbors from his trusty red Radio Flyer wagon. In 2006, Mac founded Balsam Hill in his Palo Alto, CA apartment. Ten years later, Balsam Hill is a $100M direct-to-consumer retailer of holiday and home décor products in North America & Europe and was recently named to Forbes’ inaugural list of “America’s Best Small Companies.” Previously, Mac served as CEO of Progress Wire Products, in marketing for Clorox, in business development for the Cleveland Clinic, and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Mac has been named an E&Y EOY Finalist and been honored on the Silicon Valley "40 under 40" list. He is an angel investor, mentor, and board advisor to various startups.  Mac is a committed husband and father, avid skier, and holds degrees from Stanford Business School and Williams College.