Global Business Mogul Robert Herjavec’s Rise from Modest Origins to “Shark Tank Australia”

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Global business icon, Robert Herjavec, dives headfirst into “Shark Tank Australia“. From a remarkable journey spanning continents to unparalleled entrepreneurial success, Herjavec brings his dynamic expertise to the Tank.

With over 15 years on the Emmy Award-winning U.S. series “Shark Tank” and as a founder and investor on Canada’s Dragons’ Den, Robert’s expertise is truly global. His energetic and playful persona combines seamlessly with his nose for lucrative deals, making him a captivating Shark.

Who Is Robert Herjavec?

Born in Eastern Europe and arriving in North America after escaping Communist Yugoslavia, Robert’s story is one of resilience and determination. From humble beginnings delivering newspapers and waiting tables, he launched a computer company from his basement. He rode his relentless drive to build a better life for himself and his family.

With several IT companies built and sold under his belt, Robert’s entrepreneurial prowess is undeniable. In 2003, he founded Herjavec Group, swiftly establishing it as a North American tech titan. Today, the Group leads the global charge in information security. It specialises in managed services, consulting, delivery, and incident response for top-tier enterprises. His cybersecurity expertise extends to serving as a Cybersecurity Advisor for the Government of Canada and participating in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity.

Life Beyond Business

Beyond business, Robert is an acclaimed author with books like “Driven,” “The Will to Win,” and “You Don’t Have to Be a Shark.”

Herjavec is also married to “Dancing with the Stars” pro Kym Johnson and splits his time between Toronto and Los Angeles. He is the proud father of three children. Robert is involved with many charities, including the Humane Society, the America Cancer Society, PLAY – Physical Lifestyles for Autistic Youth, and Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.

“Shark Tank Australia” premieres Tuesday, 29 August at 7.30 pm on 10 and 10 Play.

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