John Harris, Founding Partner of CDL, has been Chairman Emeritus of Harris Steel Limited since July 2010. Prior to that, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Harris Steel Limited and Harris Steel Group Inc.. He oversaw the acquisition of Harris Steel by Nucor Corp. for $1.25 billion. He was the President at Harris Steel Limited and Chief Operating Officer at Harris Steel Group Inc. and Harris Steel Limited, the President of the reinforcing products division at the firm, and served as the President at Harris Steel Group and Harris Rebar. He also served as an Executive Vice-President at Harris Steel Limited as well as served at Harris Steel Inc. since 1974. John has been Director of Harris Steel Group Inc. since 1989 and Director of First National Financial since 2006. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Trent University and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Toronto. John is a Founding Partner of the Creative Destruction Lab.