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Kevin Harrington / Inventor of the Infomercial, Original Shark on Shark Tank, "As Seen on TV" pioneer

Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur over the last 40 years. He is an Original Shark on the ABC hit, Emmy winning TV show, “Shark Tank.” He is also the Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, Co- Founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and Co- Founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). Kevin has launched over 20 businesses that have grown to over $100 million in sales each, has been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and has launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic brands and celebrities such as Jack Lalanne, Tony Little, George Foreman, and the new I-Grow hair restoration product on QVC. Kevin has extensive experience in business all over the world, opening distribution outlets in over 100 countries worldwide. His success led Mark Burnett to hand pick Kevin to become an Original Shark on Shark Tank where he filmed over 175 segments.

Kevin currently operates a private consulting firm where he works with companies to increase distribution; analyze electronic retailing opportunities; effectively market on digital, social media, TV, radio, or print; source manufacturing; celebrity relationships; open up his rolodex; and has been able to 10 X the stock price of several public companies. In today’s competitive world, companies cannot operate the way they have in the past because of the advancements in technology and the digital marketplace. Kevin provides the advice and expertise on how to navigate the constant changing distribution and marketing outlets. Kevin also brings his rolodex and relationships to all companies he works with, including help in financing, like he did with Russell Simmons and Celsius: http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2015/04/21/celsius-lands-16m-celebrity-investment.html

Kevin got his start as a young entrepreneur in the early 80’s when he invested $25,000 and launched Quantum International. This turned in to a $500 million per year business on the New York Stock Exchange and drove the stock price from $1 to $20 per share. After selling his interest in Quantum International, he formed a joint Venture with the Home Shopping Network, called HSN Direct, which grew to hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. Entrepreneur Magazine has called him one of the top Entrepreneurs of our time.

Aside from speaking to audiences across five continents, Kevin’s influence has reached over 100 million people through his multi-media presence and industry dominance. A prominent business thought leader, he is often featured and quoted as a business leaders in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, CNBC, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, Fortune, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, The View, Squawk Box, Fox Business, and more. He is a regular contributor to Forbes.com Inc.com, and has published acclaimed books like Act Now! How I Turn Ideas Into Million Dollar Products as well as the best seller, Key Person of Influence.

He is a co founder of the EO (Entrepreneurs Organization), which has grown to 45 countries and thousands of members, generating over $500 Billion of member sales. In 1990 he co founded the global direct to consumer organization and trade show, the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA). Today ERA is the exclusive trade association to represent a global $350-billion direct-to-consumer market place, encompassing 450 different companies in 45 countries.

The true value of Kevin is not only the 40 years of his knowledge of building businesses but also what he can do for other companies in many industries with his global Rolodex and his ability to solve problems.

Dr. Venus / Black Women Millionaires Mentor

Dr. Venus

Dr. Venus, The Black Women Millionaires Mentor™

Inspirational Speaker, Black Women Millionaire Mentor, and Creator/CEO of Defy Impossible, Inc., Dr. Venus Opal Reese has been featured in Forbes, Ebony, Black Enterprise, on ABC News, CBS News, PBS, in Glamour magazine, Diversity Inc., the Associated Press, on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, at MegaFeast and is a regular contributor to Heart and Soul Magazine/TV.

Once upon a time, Dr. Venus was a walking statistic. She was living on the “mean” streets of Baltimore by the age of 16 amid violence, drugs, and prostitution. The predictable outcome was welfare, addiction, and ultimately death. Amazingly, 14 years later she graduated with a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Dr. Venus has turned her survival into a system that fast-tracked her to $4 million in 5 years. Her clients have generated over 8 million in revenue using her PROVEN programs, systems and strategies.

Dr. Venus knows what it takes to break through inner glass ceilings that limit performance. She teaches purpose-driven, high-achieving Black Women professionals, entrepreneurs, experts, and executives how to defy their impossible to break the million-dollar mark—on their own terms.

James Malinchak/ Big Money Speaker Trainer

James Malinchak

What happened when business-motivational speaker and self-made millionaire James Malinchak was picked up by an ABC television crew, placed on an airplane with no money, credit cards, cell phone, laptop or watch, and was whisked off to an impoverished neighborhood, where he had to survive on $44.66 cents for a week?

The hour-long episode features Malinchak leaving his current lifestyle in search of real-life heroes who are making a difference in their local community. He ultimately reveals himself as a millionaire and rewards them with a portion of his own money to further their cause.

After growing-up in a small Pennsylvania steel-mill town near Pittsburgh as the son of a steelworker and a housewife – multi-millionaire James Malinchak is now one of most requested highest paid motivational and business speakers and business marketing coaches in America.

Since 2001, James’ strong passion for serving others has impacted hundreds of thousands by teaching his unique personal and business strategies through his corporate and college speaking, public seminars, private coaching, books and home study courses. He has dedicated his life to helping others “Achieve a Better, Richer Business and Life!”™

James conducts LIVE public seminars attended by new and beginning entrepreneurs, executives, celebrities, actors, professional athletes, professional speakers and trainers. He also is called America’s #1 speaker coach for anyone wanting to get started as a motivational speaker and start a personal achievement and corporate training company and he’s the behind the scenes business marketing coach for top authors, speakers, trainers and celebrities in America today.

Giving back is a big part of James’ life and he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various organizations and has donated thousands of dollars of his own money to help others. Especially dear to his heart is helping kids create a successful future by developing the belief in themselves that they can overcome challenges and achieve their dreams and goals.

A big part of his inspiration comes from his sister Vicki who died from a brain tumor. James says, “Having the chance to spend quality brother and sister time with my sister Vicki during the last few months of her life was the greatest blessing God has given me in my life. My experience being on the Secret Millionaire and having my heart and soul impacted by the amazing givers and servers I met on the show, is the second greatest blessing I’ve ever received!”

One of the Most Requested Business & Motivational Speakers in the World

* Delivered over 2,200 presentations for business organizations, corporations, associations, colleges and universities worldwide for audiences ranging from 20-10,000

* Twice Named “College Speaker of the Year” (Campus Activities magazine & APCA)

* James mixes humor and enthusiasm with empowering stories to deliver a high content message that “Empowers Audiences to Achieve Extraordinary Results!”

Top Business Marketing Coach & Top Businessman

* James is one of the most in-demand, highest paid business marketing coaches in the world, with fees ranging from $15,000 – $100,000+

* Named one of the “Top 40 Business People Under the Age of 40 in Las Vegas”

* Owns 6 Businesses- Selected as GKIC Marketer of the Year (Winner over 80 other competitors)

Darrin Henson / Celebrity Speaker, Business Mogul

Darrin Henson

Darrin Dewitt Henson established himself as a film and television mainstay during the 2000s, deftly and effectively juggling onscreen acting roles and dance performances with off-camera choreographic work. Henson made his first strong impression on American television, as one of the main characters (Lem) on the domestic comedy series Soul Food (2000-2004), then emceed a popular dance-themed instructional video (the 2001 Darrin’s Dance Grooves, followed by a sequel in 2007), and moved swiftly into features. More high-profile projects included director Russ Parr’s showbiz drama The Last Stand (2006), the blockbuster urban teen movie/dance film Stomp the Yard (2007), and Gary Fleder’s inspirational sports drama The Express (2008, in which he portrayed football player Jim Brown). Henson also appeared in a recurring role on the TV family drama Lincoln Heights as Ruben (2007-2008). As a choreographer, Henson worked with a myriad of superstars including Britney Spears, *NSYNC, and Jennifer Lopez.

Shayna Rattler / Corporate Atteaction Coach

Shayna Rattler

Shayna Rattler is the ultimate go-to matchmaker for top brands and influencers.  As CEO of Corporate Attraction™, a global consultancy based in Dallas, Texas, Shayna has spent over a decade working with corporations, entrepreneurs and influencers of all shapes and sizes to create perfect alignment between brands and talent for not only effective brand representation, but increased visibility and profit.

An expert in understanding what makes you incredibly attractive to corporate sponsors, Shayna also created the exclusive training program Sponsorship Magnet™, uniquely designed for business owners and up-and-coming talent who want to learn how to land corporate sponsors.

Her clients have included international best-seller Lisa Nichols, media star Steve Harvey, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and big brand corporations like UPS, Delta Airlines, State Farm, and Mary Kay International.

Shayna has been featured in over 250 media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Enterprising Women, and Black Enterprise. In 2012, she was the recipient of the National Association of Professional Women Woman of the Year for her industry.

Her mission is to forever change the way that businesses in America market and prosper.