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Keving Harrington is a visionary entrepreneur and the creator of the popular infomercial “As Seen on TV”. Harrington has successfully launched over 20 businesses with sales of over 100 million each. He has been named one of the best entrepreneurs of our time by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur for over 40 years. He’s an original “Shark” on the Emmy-winning TV show, Shark Tank, the Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, Co-Founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and Co-Founding board member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). He 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, Kevin Harrington 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. He 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. Harrington has extensive experience in business all over the world, opening distribution outlets in over 100 countries worldwide. His success led Mark Burnett hand-picking him to become an Original Shark on Shark Tank where he filmed over 175 segments.
Kevin Harrington 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.
On the other hand, Kevin Harrington is 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.