Category Archives: In the News

NYSE: An Interview with Robert Herjavec

January 18, 2017 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

Leading information security company, Herjavec Group, recently published its latest report, Cybersecurity Conversations for the C-Suite in 2017. Founder and CEO Robert Herjavec sat down with the New York Stock Exchange to discuss some of the findings of the report, the growing complexity of the cybersecurity landscape and the personal lessons that he learned from his father.  One of the key points of the report is that the number of channels and devices that businesses use is growing all the time. Can you talk about the security challenges this presents?There’s roughly 5.5 million new devices connected to the Internet every day, a…

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Forbes: Top 5 Christmas and Hanukkah Must Haves From ‘Shark Tank’

December 6, 2016 | In the News, Shark Tank

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or even Chrismukkah, you may find something to your liking in this list of top five holiday must-haves that were pitched on ABC’s hit business reality show Shark Tank.  1. Tipsy Elves You have been invited to an ugly Christmas sweater party, and the host is giving a $50 Amazon (AMZN) gift card for the best one. But you don’t have time, nor creativity, to make your own with appliques from Michaels. And irony-loving hipsters have picked clean all of the thrift stores. Never fear. Turn heads with a sweater from Tipsy Elves. The San Diego, Calif.-based company…

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Forbes: What Makes The Investors Bite: The Industries That Get The Most Deals On ‘Shark Tank’

November 23, 2016 | In the News, Shark Tank

What makes Shark Tank investors sink their teeth into a deal? Sometimes, the hook is in the company’s industry. On the hit ABC show, entrepreneurs pitch celebrity investors for a chance at professional partnerships. FORBES found that 319 businesses accepted deals on-air in the first seven seasons of Shark Tank. We spoke to 237 of them and learned that investors tend to form deals where their own professional interests lie. Home good companies were offered the most deals, and the most money, in the first seven seasons. And Lori Greiner, the queen of QVC, led the frenzy of sharks. While 73% of the hand-shake agreements made on-air change or fall…

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The Doctors: Robert Herjavec’s Personal Mission To Improve Cancer Care

November 22, 2016 | In the News

“Shark Tank” star and “Dancing with the Stars” alum Robert Herjavec is with The Doctors to share his personal connection in helping the fight against cancer and how patient care is improving through advances in medical technology. “My mom passed away from ovarian cancer about 9 years ago, and actually that’s why I did ‘Dancing with the Stars,’” he shares. “My mom was in the hospital a lot towards the end and every Monday we’d go there and we’d watch ‘Dancing with the Stars’… my mom would watch and say, ‘One day, do you think you would be on ‘Dancing with the Stars?’’ The show meant…

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CRN: Robert Herjavec

November 21, 2016 | In the News

What is your greatest career move to date? Starting Herjavec Group in 2003. We had a vision of offering managed security services to enterprise businesses. The market wasn’t quite ready then but we stuck with it and now, 13 years later, we’ve expanded globally and have a proven track record of excelling in optimising and managing highly complex environments. I’m so proud of our team. What is top of your bucket list? From a professional standpoint, it’s expansion across Asia Pacific. We’re currently in Australia but I’d like to expand our presence across Asia. What has changed most since you…

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Fortune: Before Robert Herjavec Was a Shark

November 16, 2016 | In the News

His path, from a poor immigrant to an entrepreneur to a reality TV star, was not an easy one. Being an immigrant led Robert Herjavec, 54, to grow up fast. His family moved from Croatia to Canada, and by the time he was 10, they relied on him to read their apartment lease. Later, he talked his way into a tech company before starting his own ventures. His cybersecurity firm, the Herjavec Group, has $130 million in 2015 revenue, and Herjavec has become a TV personage, on Shark Tank and Dancing With the Stars, where he was a recent contestant. His story: I…

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Answering the Hard Questions of Running a Small Business in a Small Town

September 27, 2016 | In the News

Standing inside the Bradley Building in Wabash, Indiana, I was stunned by the ticket price to refurbish this nearly 100-year-old building. It would cost millions – and I couldn’t grasp how this small town would afford to bring this anchor building back to life. In the opening episode of the Small Business Revolution – Main Street web series I recently launched with Deluxe Corporation, I received a tour of Wabash. We looked at local small businesses, checked out the downtown infrastructure and evaluated what still needed to be done. On the top of the local business community’s wish list is the…

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Inc: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec Shares the Cybersecurity Trends You Need to Know About

September 22, 2016 | In the News

Many people know Robert Herjavec from the television hit series, Shark Tank, from his appearance on Dancing with the Stars, or from the cover of Inc. magazine this summer. His full time job, however, is CEO of the Herjavec Group, a multinational, managed services cybersecurity provider. As the CEO of a firm that provides cybersecurity solutions and services to many enterprises on multiple continents, Herjavec has a keen awareness of various information-security trends. Over coffee in New York I recently discussed with him various observations about which the public – and especially readers of Inc. – should be aware. Here are some highlights from…

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ABC News: ‘Shark Tank’ Star Robert Herjavec Throws Party for Boy He Helped Get a New Prosthetic Leg

August 9, 2016 | In the News

The honeymoon will have to wait. Just one day after marrying his “Dancing With the Stars” partner Kym Johsnon, Robert Herjavec was in West Hollywood celebrating a very special little boy. Herjavec connected with 4-year-old Liam Brenes after the boy had his prosthetic leg stolen from an Orange County beach. Immediately upon hearing Liam’s story on the news, Herjavec wanted to help. Not only did the “Shark Tank” star fund the boy’s brand new “Ghostbusters”-themed leg, but he also threw a party for Liam and his family so that he could meet the brave little boy himself — even if…

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People: Robert Herjavec Throws Party for Boy Whose Prosthetic Leg Was Stolen One Day After Marrying Kym Johnson

August 8, 2016 | In the News

Robert Herjavec kept his promise to 4-year-old Liam Brenes, the California boy whose prosthetic leg was stolen.  Less than 24 hours after getting married to new bride Kym Johnson, the Shark Tank star hosted a party for Brenes to celebrate the little boy’s new Ghostbusters-themed prosthetic leg that Herjavec, 53, had offered to fund. Liam – who was born without a fibula and had his right leg amputated below the knee when he was 1 – was enjoying the day at Crystal Cove State Beach in Orange County with his family on July 24 when he discovered that the prosthetic he was trying to protect from the salt…

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