Robert Herjavec

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Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec in 2010
Born(1963-09-14) September 14, 1963 (age 49)
Zbjeg near Slavonski Brod, Croatia
ResidenceBridle Path, Toronto, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
OccupationChief Executive Officer,
The Herjavec Group
Home townToronto, Ontario, Canada
Net worthIncrease$100 million (est.)[1]
SpouseDiane Plese
Children3
 
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Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec in 2010
Born(1963-09-14) September 14, 1963 (age 49)
Zbjeg near Slavonski Brod, Croatia
ResidenceBridle Path, Toronto, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
OccupationChief Executive Officer,
The Herjavec Group
Home townToronto, Ontario, Canada
Net worthIncrease$100 million (est.)[1]
SpouseDiane Plese
Children3

Robert Herjavec (play /ˈhɜrəvɛk/) (born September 14, 1963) is a Canadian businessman, investor, and television personality.

Biography

Herjavec was born in Varaždin, Croatia and emigrated with his family to Canada at the age of eight, eventually settling in the Toronto neighbourhood of Rexdale. He attended New College at the University of Toronto, and began his business career with IBM mainframe sales. In 1990 he founded BRAK Systems, which soon became Canada's top provider of Internet security software. BRAK Systems was sold to AT&T in 2000 for $100 million, and Herjavec took a position there as VP of Internet Security. He subsequently became VP of Sales at RAMP Networks, which was later sold to Nokia for $225 million. In 2003, Herjavec founded The Herjavec Group, a security software company, of which he is presently the CEO.[2]

Herjavec starred in the CBC Television series Dragons' Den from season 1 to 6.[3] He was also selected by Mark Burnett to appear on Shark Tank, the U.S. version of Dragons' Den.[4]

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