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Robert Herjavec

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Robert Herjavec is a dynamic entrepreneur and a leading Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank. From delivering newspapers, and waiting tables, to launching a computer company from his basement, his drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life for himself and his family.

Robert Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. Born in Eastern Europe, he arrived to North America on a boat with his parents after escaping Communism in the former Yugoslavia. From delivering newspapers, and waiting tables, to launching a computer company from his basement, his drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life for himself and his family.

A dynamic entrepreneur, Robert has built and sold several IT companies. In 2003 Robert founded Herjavec Group, and it quickly became one of North America’s fastest-growing technology companies. Today, Herjavec Group is recognized as a global cybersecurity operations leader specializing in managed security services, compliance, identity services and incident response for enterprise-level organizations.

His inspiring books all appeared on bestsellers’ lists:

  1. Driven
  2. The Will to Win
  3. You Don’t Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success

Robert’s motivational business advice has received millions of impressions through TV, print, radio and digital media. He shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show, Shark Tank. Robert placed 6th with partner Kym Johnson, when he competed for the mirror ball trophy in season 20, of the popular show, Dancing with the Stars.

For a number of years, Robert competed as Ferrari #007 for Herjavec Group Racing in the Ferrari Challenge North America Series, achieving multiple podiums and winning Rookie of The Year in 2011. To Robert, running a business is a lot like one of his greatest passions, racing cars. He believes, “You have to stay laser-focused when driving a car over 200 miles an hour, and the same approach is required when growing a business in today’s world of rapidly changing technology.”

  • Question & Answer

    See what happens when an executive member of your team or MC tables turn on Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec, when he finds himself in the hot seat answering questions on business trends, entrepreneurship and revealing a few secrets from inside the Shark Tank. This fireside chat is a great way to customize Robert’s appearance to your corporate goals and messaging, with an opportunity to engage audience participation.
  • Fast Forward and Focused

    Technology is constantly transforming, creating new possibilities and risks in the business world. Dynamic IT entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of global cybersecurity firm Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, will explore evolving technology trends, and the rising cyber security threats we face personally and professionally on a daily basis. He will reveal a few secrets from inside the Shark Tank and inspire anyone willing to keep up in a fast-moving world.
  • The Will to Win

    Anyone can succeed, as long as they’re willing to take chances, take control of their future and stay true to their vision. Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec, reveals the secrets and sales tips that took him from waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company into a world-class conglomerate. He shares life principles that are as valuable in the living room as they are in the boardroom, that will resonate and motivate your team and audience.
I loved how relatable and personable Robert was! Robert had great insights for entrepreneurs and I loved hearing the inside scoop on Shark Tank.

— JD Power

The FAST team was thrilled with Robert's presentation at our annual kick-off. He spoke about adapting to change in our industry where the only thing constant is change. A truly motivating and passionate speaker.

— FAST Technology

In my 30 years with the association I have never received the response I am getting today concerning Robert’s speech last evening. It is by far the most well-received presentation in our history. Mr. Herjavec connected with the audience in a way that was “magical” He personal story is powerful and inspiring and his delivery authentic and heartfelt. BRAVO!

— Manufacturer & Business Association

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