Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian businessman and politician who is best known as the co-founder of O’Leary Funds and SoftKey. A leading expert within business, Kevin has taken his expertise to appear on a variety of TV programmes and also to become a highly sought after speaker. With a dynamic and enthusiastic approach, he can deliver the most compelling and effective speech surrounding entrepreneurial, business management and leadership topics.
Towards the beginning of his career, Kevin founded SoftKey Software in which he was the President of for over a decade. He later became the President of The Learning Company in 1994 for over 8 years before becoming the Chairman of O’Leary Funds Inc. A businessman who showed strong resilience and admirable determination from the of-go, Kevin is an ideal speaker for motivating aspiring business people as well as start-up businesses.
With an abundance of industry wisdom, Kevin joined the cast of ABC Television’s Shark Tank in 2009 to give everyday business people an opportunity to launch a new company or product. Similarly to Dragons’ Den, the show is a business reality TV series where O’Leary has amassed even more acclaim as a businessman throughout his 11 years on the show.
Most recently, he has gone onto found yet another company. O’Leary Financial Group launched in 2013 and is a group of brands that helps companies with principles of business including honesty and great value. He has also become the Chairman of O’Shares Investments, O’Leary Funds and O’Leary Fine Wines. Kevin has also ventured into the world of politics as a frequent attendee of Conservative Party gatherings.
With a variety of skills and areas of expertise, Kevin O’Leary can provide a unique after dinner speech that can interest a wide range of people. The author behind Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life, The Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women and Money: 50 Common Money Mistakes and How to Fix Them, he has been known to be one of the most engaging and insightful speakers within the circuit.