CEO & Founder of Herjavec Group, Serial Entrepreneur and
“Shark Tank” Investor
A star investor on ABC’s Shark Tank and the Founder & CEO of the prestigious cybersecurity firm, Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec is distinguished as one of North America’s most successful entrepreneurs and technology business leaders.
Since he founded Herjavec Group in 2003, it has quickly became one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies, scaling from $400K in annual sales revenue to a run rate of $150 million. Herjavec Group is recognized as a global leader in information security specializing in managed security services, compliance, incident response and remediation efforts for enterprise level organizations.
The son of Croatian immigrants, Herjavec’s esteemed technology career was hard-earned. Under qualified for the first tech position he applied for, he negotiated the job by offering to work for free for six months; he waited tables to pay the bills and eventually moved up the ranks to become general manager. Using what he learned, Herjavec left and founded BRAK Systems, a Canadian integrator of Internet security software, which he sold to AT&T Canada for $30.2 million. He went on to negotiate the sale of another technology company to Nokia for $225 million.
In addition to his weekly television appearances as a star investor on the Emmy Award-winning, Shark Tank, Herjavec was also a fan favorite on Season 20 of Dancing with the Stars. He is the author of Driven, The Will to Win and You Don’t Have to Be A Shark which were simultaneously featured as top 10 bestsellers.
Drawing from his life and business experiences, Herjavec delivers customized presentations full of practical insight and strategies on a range of topics, from technology and cybersecurity, to overcoming challenges and cultivating a will to win, to secrets from inside Shark Tank.
The Will to Win – Leading, Competing & Succeeding
Whether you are seeking to build the next big company in communications technology, to become the most respected teacher in your educational system, or to make a lasting impact as an artist in your field, the most important decision you can make, according to Herjavec, is to reject mediocrity. In the long run, “good enough” is never good enough, whether in our personal lives or in our careers. Drawing on anecdotes from his own life and from the lives of celebrity friends such as Oprah, Georges St-Pierre and Celine Dion, Herjavec delivers valuable life lessons that promise to guide readers to greater happiness and success.
Driven: How to Succeed in Business and Life
In his presentation, Herjavec shares his hard-won wisdom. Driven is organized by the work and life principles that made Robert Herjavec both wealthy and successful (indeed, these terms are not synonymous). Herjavec reveals the secrets that took him from waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company, The Herjavec Group, into a world-class conglomerate. His principles are as valuable in the living room as they are in the boardroom. Anyone can succeed, on their own terms, by following his sage but simple advice — as long as they’re willing to take chances, take control of their future and stay true to their vision.
Fast Forward and Focused
Technology is constantly transforming, creating new possibilities and risks in the business world. Dynamic IT entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of 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.
Identity & Access Management (IAM)
ompromised authentication has led to the majority of data breaches in large enterprises. How to stay afloat among all the sea of data companies collect? Dynamic IT entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, will share his tips on how to safeguard user identities and how an identity and Access Management program is pivotal to supporting digital transformation in order to drive identity effectiveness in any organization.
See what happens when the tables turn on entrepreneur Robert Herjavec, Founder and CEO of Herjavec Group, when he finds himself in the hot seat answering questions on business trends, entrepreneurship and revealing a few secrets from inside the Shark Tank.