Original “Shark” on the Emmy-winning TV show, Shark Tank
Kevin Harrington is an original shark from the hit TV show Shark Tank and a successful entrepreneur for more than forty years. He’s the co-founding board member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and co-founder of the Electronic Retailing Association. He also invented the infomercial. He helped make “But wait… There’s more!” part of our cultural history. He’s one of the pioneers behind the As Seen on TV brand, has heard more than 50,000 pitches, and launched more than 500 products generating more than $5 Billion in global sales. Twenty of his companies have generated more than $100 million in revenue each. 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.
One of the most in-demand entrepreneurs under 40, International Speaker & Author
James has been recognized as one of the most in-demand entrepreneurs under 40 (Yahoo Finance, Clickfunnels Radio, Sales Funnel Radio, FOX, CNN, Jesse Doubek LIVE, The Jason Croft Show, & Dallas's shark tank show "Boardroom", and many more.) He has led $0 to $20M growth for two different companies, been a part of a Silicon Valley SaaS IPO, and co-founded an innovation practice at AT&T overseeing over 400 re-sellers and 2000 wholesalers.
James has been the behind-the-scenes advisor for over 450 C-Level executives. His primary focus is on disruptive digital marketing solutions. Past companies that have called on James include Facebook Messenger, AT&T’s Innovation Center, AmazonGo, and Amazon Locker. As an individual contributor, he led the country in sales for both Nextel & in two different AT&T sales channels winning 7 sales award trips over 13 years.
James has published 7 books, recorded thousands of videos and podcasts, spoken to over 12,000 enterprise sales reps, delivered over 600 speeches, and directly sold over $210M in sales before the age of 35. He has also been recognized as a digital marketing thought-leader and has spoken at CES, CTIA, AT&T Stadium, AT&T Tech Forums, AT&T Youth Tech Conferences, AT&T Partners Summit, BNFS Tech Summit, SCORE Los Angeles, & the Dallas Influencers Conference. James has shared the stage with Gary Vaynerchuk (America's most in-demand entrepreneur), Robert Herjavec (from the ABC hit TV show "Shark Tank"), and Kevin Harrington (from the ABC hit TV show "Shark Tank")
James is also a father of 4, played some college football, and is a former ESPN Bassmaster pro angler.
Founder & CEO of Women Who Lead
Frances Rios gives companies solutions to promote inclusive Cultures and Women the tools to reach leadership roles. With decades of experience as a spokeswoman for Fortune companies, and a successful track record as an entrepreneur and former journalist, Frances Rios has the expertise to share solutions for companies and employees looking to grow and succeed. She is an international speaker and member of the National Speakers Association and Global Speakers Federation. Her keynotes speak to business leaders (women and men) and organizations of all sizes in any industry.
Leadership Expert, Organizational Architect, Author
Tony is a sought-after speaker and expert on leadership and management topics. He has presented to audiences throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia; and thousands of people have attended his presentations. Tony is the author of “The Legacy Leader (1st and 2nd editions)”, “Breakthrough Thinking: The Legacy Leader’s Role In Driving Innovation”, “The Leader’s Lobotomy: The Legacy Leader Avoids Promotion Induced Amnesia”, “The Leader In the Mirror; The Legacy Leader’s Critical Self-Assessment”, “The Diversity Engagement Model: From Awareness to Action” (published in The Journal for Hispanic Business Research, October 2008), and “The Legacy Leader As Superhero: LEGACYWOMAN”. He is also the author of “See You At The Wake: Healing Relationships Before It’s Too Late” and “Jag: Christian Lessons From My Golden Retriever”.