Kevin Harrington/As Seen On TV Pioneer and Original Shark on Shark Tank
Inventor of the Infomercial, Original Shark on Shark Tank and As Seen on TV Pioneer and one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time! While watching television one night in 1984, Harrington noticed that sometimes the only thing on the screen were the color test bars that stations ran when they had nothing else to air, thus giving Kevin the idea to produce the industry’s first 30-minute infomercial to fill that dead air space, which is what coined him the Inventor of the Infomercial. Since then, he has been involved with over 500 product launches that resulted in sales of over $4 billion dollars worldwide and 20 products that reached individual sales of over $100 million. By 1990, Harrington was named one of the 100 best entrepreneurs in the world (by Entrepreneur Magazine). In the mid- 80’s he formed Quantum International which grew to $500 million in sales selling products in 100 countries in 20 languages. He then formed HSN direct in conjunction with Home Shopping Network and soon after formed Reliant International Media. Kevin also founded As Seen on TV, Inc. and acquired AsSeenOnTV.com, the world’s largest web site featuring as seen on TV products! In 2009, Kevin was selected as one of the original ‘Shark Tank’ Sharks on the ABC hit show. As an innovator and pioneer in the industry, Kevin has been featured on over 150 Shark Tank segments over the last five years on both ABC and CNBC. Kevin has continued to be a champion for Entrepreneurs He founded two global associations – ERA (Electronic Retailers Association), which is now in 45 countries and Young Entrepreneur’s Association (now EO – Entrepreneurs Organization) which boasts combined member sales of over $500 billion dollars. Equally important, he is actively engaged in fostering and speaking on Entrepreneurism nationally and internationally.
Larry White/The Ritz Group
Larry White is the Founder and CEO of Retail Electronic Visions a software development company providing social media communities for Retail, Capital, Emergency Management, Yachting and Sports vertical industries. Retail Electronic Visions is the holding company for brands doing business as the Ritz Group, (www.ritzgroup.org) TheAisles (www.theAisles.net) and eLink 911 (www.elink911.com)
In 2012 Retail Electronic Visions purchased the 26 year old Ritz Group and added the Capital Community, a Reg D private equity solicitation community, for entrepreneurs, Investors and service providers. In addition, the Capital Expo was launched as the industry’s first video virtual e-trade show for companies raising equity funds under the Invest Georgia Exemption Act (IGE)
The Ritz Group meets monthly at the City Club to network and added Shark Attack where 3 companies (Bait) pitch for 15 minutes to 3 Industry ICONS (Sharks). Professionally Emcee’d by Bob Rathbun, Fox Sports South broadcaster for the Hawks. 8 exhibitors are featured at the Networking Event.
In addition to providing members with electronic Incubation and physical networking, the Ritz Group provides members with a free and fee-based services to improve the “investor-readiness” of early and later stage companies through debt, crowdfunding and equity funding process.
New 2014 programs will include online delivery of Equity-U courses, Ritz Group Radio to showcase our members, Angel Meet-Ups to serve our Angels, plus the launch of Blue Chips – a new collaborative approach to fund Georgia’s “best” disruptive Technology, Consumer Goods, Medical, Food and Beverage and Entertainment early-stage ventures.
Dan Moss/The World Chamber of Commerce
Vice President and Chairman of the Committee on Investment-Economic Development/Board of Directors
Event planning and organization to gather the international community of Atlanta together with, government, business leaders, Consuls and Ambassadors to enhance international and domestic business, with the goal of creating jobs and wealth.
For over 40 years Dan has been involved in the investment, business and civic communities around Atlanta. He has helped hundreds of individuals and families achieve their financial goals.
Through his involvement in the capital community, Dan has also helped launch start-up businesses as an angel investor and entrepreneur.
Cathy Hankinson/IMPACT Success Systems
CEO, Speaker, Trainer
Cathy Hankinson has a passion for helping people. As a powerful results-driven leader, her expertise is in creating Make-over Strategies that result in a roadmap taking you from where you are now to where you want to be with your business, life and money. Cathy spent her career building a solid, expansive network of trusted experts.
She brings together people and resources to create powerful results.
Having become a Make-Over expert in the areas of image, money, and other life and business skills, Cathy created the Make-over Matrix™. She is also the Inventor of IMPACT The Money Mastery Game™ – the board game where players can play their “way to wealth.” It is a game that anyone can understand, regardless of education or experience. It is full of success principles for business, life and finances that many of us wish we had known sooner. That game recently became the catalyst for an upcoming new TV reality series, Project Launchpad.
As Executive Producer and Host, Cathy created a show where small business owners across the U.S. are the stars. This series showcases the riveting journeys of real people working to make their dreams a reality, their business into a success as a team of business experts guides them along the way. Share the triumphs, and the disappointments, faced throughout the journey of a typical entrepreneur.
Cathy’s is on a Mission to educate people of all ages on foundational success principles for money, business and life. Her greatest passion is to educate, inspire and empower people to be able to have freedom, choices, peace of mind and happiness. As a catalyst in the transformation process, Cathy hopes to empower others to unleash their full potential and become a greater contribution to our world.
Glenn Carver/Heat Ventures, LLC
Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
Glenn Carver is the Chief Entrepreneurial Officer of HEAT Ventures, LLC, a media production company designed to inspire people worldwide to realize their greatest potential through his speaking, writing, television production and online information products. In February 2010, Glenn was inspired to write his first book on entrepreneurship called “Stand in the Heat – Lessons from Legendary Entrepreneurs on Staying Cool under Pressure”. Stand in the HEAT is a survival guide for entrepreneurs and it is Glenn’s personal mission to empower today’s entrepreneurs with inspiration and strategies for long-term success. Stand in the HEAT received early praise from personal development legend, Brian Tracy who said, “This could be one of the most important books ever written.” Glenn was recently interviewed by Inc. Magazine on how a corporation can cultivate the “entrepreneurial spirit” within its ranks.
George Horrigan/Fountainhead Consutling Group
Founder and President
George is a noted innovation and business planning expert who over the past 17 years has shown over 1,200 business owners how to achieve the hopes and dreams for your business so you can Work Less, Make More and Have Fun in Your Business. George shows you how to take the business you have and turn it into the business of your dreams. He is Founder and CEO of Fountainhead Consulting Group, Inc. which provides consultations on a full range of business planning and operation issues thus enabling you to “Work Less, Make More and Have Fun in Your Business”.
George has personally has started and operated seven companies and understands the mindset and mentality of an entrepreneur thus giving him both professional and personal perspectives on creating a thriving business. From his over 25 years of experience of being a CPA and a business planner he has a proven track record of showing people step by step, how to grow and take their businesses to the next level by eliminating the guesswork, trial and error, and uncertainty that plague so many business owners.
Fountainhead Consulting Group, Inc.’s Business Consulting and Planning services area includes a unique service named Structure of Success™ which is ideal for business owners who want to solve real world problems and take their business where they want it to go thus enabling you to – Achieve the Hopes and Dreams for Your Business.
George holds a BA in Accounting and a Masters degree in Computer Science from Cleveland State University, is a frequent speaker on various business planning and operations topics and has been recognized in a number of Who’s Who National Registry’s. He shows people how to create the business of their dreams, is author of four books including “Creating a Thriving Business” and has a forthcoming book “Work Less, Make More and Have Fun in Your Business” due out in late 2014.
Specialties:George has a proven track record of showing people how to start, grow, manage and take your business and turn it into the business of your dreams. Over the past 17 years George has shown over 1,200 people either how to grow an existing business or start a new business. From his over 25 years of experience of being a CPA and a business planner he knows what actions a business owner can adopt to improve cash flow, boost profitability, take a business your next level or what can kill a business.
Show Host: Tres Crow/Ritz Group
Director of Membership and Ambassador for The Ritz Group, the premier electronic and physical networking organization in the state of Georgia. With over 2500 members, monthly networking and pitch events, hundreds of opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Growing and managing the membership community of 400 people, ensuring members are using all of the tools that the Ritz Group offers.
- Maintaining the website, producing physical and electronic collateral and communications to the broader audience of 2,500.
- Signing up sponsors for all Ritz Group venues, and meeting monthly sales quotas. Sponsorships range from $349 to $5000.
- Selling licenses for Capital Expo, a privately licensed virtual trade show.
- Developing new products, services, and marketing opportunities.
- Organizing monthly Shark Attack networking events and presentations.
- Organizing and hosting the Ritz Group Radio Show.
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