About Kevin - Kevin Harrington

About Kevin Harrington

For more than 30 years, Kevin Harrington has empowered entrepreneurs and innovative business leaders to turn dreams into mind-boggling reality.

Kevin Harrington: Success Catalyst

An original “shark” on the hit TV show Shark Tank, the creator of the infomercial, pioneer of the As Seen on TV brand, and co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization—Kevin Harrington has pushed past all the questions and excuses to repeatedly enjoy 100X success.

His legendary work behind-the-scenes of business ventures has produced well over $5 billion in global sales, the launch of more than 500 products, and the making dozens of millionaires.

Twenty of his companies have each topped $100 million in revenue.

The Entrepreneur’s Journey

Kevin understands the unique pressures you face as an entrepreneur and innovative business leader, as well as the restless spirit within that keeps you striving to be, do, and have more.

From an early age, Kevin sensed a passion for business.

As a boy growing up in a blue-collar Ohio family, he started selling newspapers on the street at the age of nine and launched his first business at fifteen—sealing driveways in the hot summer sun.

He soon graduated to selling high-end baby high chairs door-to-door but didn’t experience breakthrough success until he met an experienced guide.

This guide began teaching him the secrets of selling success and introduced him to resources from Napoleon Hill and Zig Ziglar.

As Kevin soaked up their wisdom, his personal and business growth began to skyrocket. By his first year in college, he had built his first million-dollar enterprise.

Kevin then began selling franchises and working with entrepreneurs. He created small business centers—one-stop shops where entrepreneurs could find support and be empowered to succeed.

Seizing Opportunity

Through his entrepreneurial experiences, Kevin realized his talent for turning underutilized assets into growth opportunities.

While watching late-night television, he realized nothing was being broadcast on the Discovery Channel after normal broadcast hours. He seized the opportunity to launch what later came to be called the infomercial. Before long, he had helped make “but wait, there’s more” part of our cultural history.

He’s launched massively successful products like The Food SaverGinsu Knives, The Great Wok of ChinaThe Flying Lure, and many more. He has worked with amazing celebrities like Billie MaysTony LittleJack Lalanne, and George Foreman to name a few. Kevin then built on that success to help pioneer the As Seen on TV brand.

After empowering others to achieve success, he recognized the shifting marketplace trends and began to intentionally build his personal brand.

Shark Tank

His platform-building efforts earned him a seat as an original “shark” on the hit TV show Shark Tank , where he continued to live out his passion—empowering entrepreneurs to greatness.

As a business shark, Kevin knows how to disrupt the marketplace and orchestrate a killer investment deal, bring the best resources to the table and build thriving businesses from scratch. But his people-first, win-win perspective is at the heart of everything.

Like his sales mentor, Zig Ziglar said, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”

Kevin’s been called The Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur and the Entrepreneur Answer Man, because he knows the challenges unique to start-ups and has a special passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed.

 

How can Kevin help you?

A Word from Kevin

Kevin Harrington 0046 AAAIf you’re a dreamer thinking about getting into business, an entrepreneur looking to take off, or a business leader wanting to grow your company, I’m glad you’re here.

I believe every entrepreneur deserves the opportunity to see his or her dream become reality.

And guess what—there’s a little bit of creative entrepreneur inside all of us and at every level of business growth.

So, welcome to my digital home, a place where innovative leaders like you can be equipped to more than 100X your success!

Be sure to get plugged into the community, so we can stay in touch.

When you do, I’ll send you my free Perfect Pitch Cheat Sheet to help you start enjoying greater success right now.

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Kevin's Bio: Entrepreneur, Pioneer, & Business Shark

Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur for over 40 years. He’s an original “Shark” on the Emmy-winning TV show, Shark Tank. He is also the Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, Co- Founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and Co-Founding board memebr of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).

Where He Started

Kevin got his start as a young entrepreneur in the early 80s when he invested $25,000 and launched Quantum International. This turned into a $500 million/year business on the New York Stock Exchange and drove the stock price from $1 to $20 per share. After selling his interest in Quantum International, he formed a joint venture with the Home Shopping Network, called HSN Direct, which grew to hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. Entrepreneur Magazine has called him one of the top Entrepreneurs of our time.

Proven Track Record

Kevin has launched over 20 businesses that have grown to over $100 million in sales each. He’s been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and has launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic brands and celebrities. Kevin has extensive experience in business all over the world, opening distribution outlets in over 100 countries worldwide. His success led Mark Burnett hand-picking Kevin to become an Original Shark on Shark Tank where he filmed over 175 segments.

Kevin currently operates a private consulting firm where he works with companies to increase distribution; analyze electronic retailing opportunities; effectively market on digital, social media, TV, radio, or print; source manufacturing; and celebrity relationships. He has been able to 10X the stock price of several public companies.

In today’s competitive world, companies cannot operate the way they have in the past because of the advancements in technology and the digital marketplace. Kevin provides the advice and expertise on how to navigate the constant changing distribution and marketing outlets. Kevin also brings his rolodex and relationships to all companies he works with, including helping to secure financing.

Trusted Expert

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 is often featured and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, CNBC, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, Fortune, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, The View, Squawk Box, Fox Business, and more.

He is a co-founding board member of the EO (Entrepreneurs Organization), which has grown to 45 countries and thousands of members, generating over $500 billion of member sales. In 1990, he co founded the global direct to consumer organization and trade show, the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA). Today ERA is the exclusive trade association to represent a global $350-billion direct-to-consumer market place, encompassing 450 different companies in 45 countries.

Bestselling Author & Teacher

He’s also the founder of the Secrets of Closing the Sale Master Class inspired by the Master of Sales—Zig Ziglar. He’s the author of several bestselling books including Act Now: How I Turn Ideas into Million Dollar Products, Key Person of Influence, and Put a Shark in Your Tank.

Kevin brings 40 years of his knowledge to building businesses and helps companies in many industries with his global Rolodex and ability to solve problems.

 

How can Kevin help you?