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
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.
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.
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.
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.
- The Art of the Pitch
If you had one chance to deliver a knock out elevator pitch, could you do it? Or would you stumble and miss out on a potentially life changing opportunity? This finely tuned lecture was designed to ensure that you never fumble another pitch. Over the course of pitching and listening to pitches for more than 30 years, Kevin Harrington has synthesized the core principles of what to say, how to say it and just as importantly, what not to say.
- How To Become A Business Shark
You can’t become a business Shark without taking risks. Some people take life as it comes; some grab it by the ears and shake and shake. Kevin is truly one of the shakers, and will teach you how to approach every situation and business deal as an opportunity. Kevin can help corporations by sharing how your sales team can learn to think like a “Shark.
- Overcoming Adversity
Kevin came from humble beginnings and is now a self-made millionaire starring on one of ABC’s most critically acclaimed shows. As a young man, Kevin quickly learned his strengths and use them to his full advantage to become the successful businessman he is today. He will give you tips on how to unveil your best qualities and utilize your inherent talents to reach success.
- Entrepreneurial Start Ups
Kevin has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. He started his first business before he was out of high school and employed a full staff by the time he entered college. Kevin approaches every situation as an opportunity and never looks back. You’ll learn that not every move you make will be a success, but to never lose heart. He will teach you how to move on from failure and capitalize on success. Kevin customizes this speech for corporations by focusing on capitalizing on opportunities.
- Test Before You Invest
While an entrepreneur at heart, Kevin never jumps in head first; he always tests his ideas before he invests his capital. He will teach you his systematic approach to retail readiness and show you how to realistically and objectively approach your goals.