KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


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Kevin Harrington

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.


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James Smiley

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.