Known as the original Shark on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank Kevin Harrington is an internationally acclaimed speaker, coach, celebrity entrepreneur and one of the most successful business experts of our time. He has launched over 500 products and businesses, generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic celebrities such as: Jack Lalanne, Tony Little, George Foreman, Billy Mays, the Hilton Family, the Jenner Family and the Kardashian Family. Since the 1980’s he’s been pitched more than 50,000 times by people looking to turn products, ideas and businesses into the next pop cultural phenomenon.
Kevin’s real world knowledge and business acumen has landed him in the boardroom of several private and publically traded companies, seeking his unrivaled global business perspective. A passionate proponent of giving back to his community, he has personally coached hundreds of people on how to create the perfect pitch.
Now, you can bring Kevin Harrington to your organization to motivate and equip your team with time-tested tools for scoring big wins in the business world. Kevin tailors his keynote speeches to your group, specifically targeting your areas of interests and industry. Each of his fast-paced, content-rich programs draw upon his own ups and downs, from growing up as one of six children, to attaining a high-profile career that has spanned four decades.
Refreshingly honest and down-to-earth, Kevin gives you the real deal on handling both success and failure, along with practical takeaways for sustaining the willpower to make things happen.
Aside from speaking to audiences across five continents, Kevin’s influence has reached over 100 million people through his multi-media presence and industry dominance. A prominent business thought leader, he has written over 100 articles – and appeared in thought leadership videos – for Forbes Magazine (Forbes.com) and Inc. (Inc.com), and has published acclaimed books like Act Now!: How to Turn Ideas into Million Products as well as the Amazon best seller, The 5 Steps to Becoming a Key Person of Influence.
While he is perhaps best known as the Inventor of the Infomercial, pioneer of the As Seen On TV industry, and the investor from the Emmy Award-winning TV show Shark Tank, Kevin’s impact extends way beyond the small screen. In 1990 he founded the global direct to consumer organization and trade show, the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA), with Greg Renker, co-founder of the multi-billion dollar company, Guthy-Renker. Today ERA is the exclusive trade association to represent a global $350-billion direct-to-consumer market place in 45 countries.
The true heart of Kevin’s career, though, has been helping people realize their business potential; showing them how to turn their dreams and ideas into products and businesses; and teaching them how to develop pitches not just for raising money, but for life. In addition to giving hundreds of pitches himself, this master salesman has assisted executives and entrepreneurs in crafting pitches for their employees and sales force, company boards, potential new strategic partners, key employee/executive acquisition targets and, of course, investors.
Inspired throughout his life by the Paul J. Meyer quote, “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass,” Kevin conveys a powerful message of perseverance and initiative, applicable to audiences everywhere. Overall, his legendary career has shown him that the one indispensable tool for everything meaningful in business, no matter the industry, is the perfect pitch and he can work with the people in your organization to get them there!