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


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.


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


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.


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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