…Kevin Harrington, chairman and founder of TVGoods, Inc.
If Kevin’s name sounds familiar, it should! He’s recently been featured as one of the investor “sharks” on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank, produced by Mark Burnett. The show gives budding entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their products to a panel of acclaimed judges in hopes of turning their ideas into a successful business reality
Along with Kevin’s appearance on Shark Tank, he has a long and exciting history with inventions and inventors. In 1984, Kevin produced one of the industry’s first 30 minute infomercials. Since then, he has been involved with over 500 product launches that resulted in sales of over $4 billion worldwide with 20 products that reached individual sales of over $100 million.
Kevin founded Quantum International, Ltd. in the mid 1980s, which merged into National Media Corporation in 1991. Under his leadership as President, National Media reached $500 million in annual sales, distributing in over 100 countries and 20 languages. This company’s success has been chronicled in a case study at Harvard/MIT for over a decade.
Kevin was also CEO of several other entrepreneurial companies including HSN Direct, a joint venture with Home Shopping Network, in 1994 and Reliant International Media in 1997. Reliant International Media was sold in 2007.
Throughout his career, Kevin helped to establish two of the most important and recognized global networking associations: the Entrepreneur’s Organization, or EO (formally known as the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization) and the Electronic Retailing Association, or ERA. Today, the EO has 113 chapters in 38 countries and more than 924,000 members. The ERA represents the $125 billion electronic retailing industry and is comprised of over 450 member companies and subsidiaries that use the power of electronic retailing to sell directly to consumers via television, radio, Internet and wireless media in over 100 countries worldwide.
He also recently released a book entitled “Act Now: How I Turn Ideas into Million-Dollar Products” that chronicles his life and experiences in the DRTV industry.
Kevin will speak on Wednesday morning, helping us to kick off INPEX® 2012! Then, stick around for the chance to participate in Pitch Tank, where you’ll have the opportunity to get real answers on how to market your product from Kevin and his team of experts.
If you’re interested in Kevin’s presentation or exhibiting your invention at America’s largest invention trade show, June 13-15, 2012, call 1-888-54-INPEX to speak to one of our account representatives and reserve your booth today!
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