Brandeis International Business School

Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec is a globally recognized business leader and trusted cybersecurity expert. For the last 14 years, Herjavec has been well known as one of the founding Sharks and executive producer of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show, Shark Tank.  

Born in Communist Yugoslavia, Herjavec and his parents left with very little for a better life in Canada. Boarding a boat called the Cristeforo Columbo in Italy, they made their way to a new world. From delivering newspapers, to waiting tables, to launching a billion-dollar, global computer company from his basement, Herjavec’s drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life in a classic rags to riches story.  

He has served as a cybersecurity advisor for the government of Canada, participated in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Task Force for Cybersecurity. 

Herjavec’s inspiring books have all appeared on bestsellers’ lists, two of them being notably featured in the Top 10 at the same time. A well-known motivational speaker, Herjavec has spoken to purpose driven companies around the world, ranging from IBM to HP and many more. He has spoken to crowds as small as 50 to ones as large as 20,000, and has shared the stage with Tony Robbins, Oprah and many others. He has also been featured inside and on the cover of multiple lifestyle and business magazines, including Inc, Success, Forbes, Fortune and more.