May 6, 2015
Kevin Harrington, CEO of TVGoods.com LLC, cofounder of OmniReliant Holdings, Inc., and former judge on ABC's hit television show Shark Tank is widely acknowledged as the pioneer and principal architect of the "infomercial" industry. With more than 500 product launches resulting in sales of over $4 billion worldwide; twenty of these products reached individual sales of over $100 million, creating dozens of millionaires. In 1991, Harrington's first company, Quantum International, which began in the mid-1980s, merged with National Media and grew into a multinational corporation with $500 million in annual sales and distribution in more than 100 countries.
In addition, Harrington's philanthropy has established two important global networking associations; the Entrepreneur's Organization (E.O.) and the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA).