Kevin Harrington (entrepreneur)
|Occupation||entrepreneur, business executive|
|Known for||panel member on Shark Tank|
Kevin Harrington is an American entrepreneur and business executive known as the inventor of the infomercial and for the founding of "As Seen On TV". He has appeared on the television series Shark Tank and American annual invention trade show Inpex 2012 as Keynote Speaker.
Harrington created "his first infomercial in 1985", founding a company called Quantum International. He became the president of National Media and oversaw the launching of several successful infomercials. After leaving National Media in 1994, he formed a "joint venture company with The Home Shopping Network" and "co-founded HSN Direct International Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President" between 1994 and 1998. In 2002, he became the President of Harrington Business Development Inc. and the Chairman of On Tv, Inc. That same year, he became the Vice Chairman and Director of Thane International Inc. and the Director of Reliant International Inc., leaving both positions in 2003. In 2004, Harrington became the Chairman of Reliant Interactive Media Corp. and the CEO of ResponzeTV America, LLC.
Harrington was the Director of Infusion Brands International, Inc. from 2006 to 2008. In 2007, he became the Chief Executive Officer of ResponzeTV Plc and the Executive Director of ResponzeTV Plc, leaving both positions in 2008. In 2009, Harrington became a panel member and investor on the ABC TV series Shark Tank and published his book, Act Now: How I Turn Ideas into Million-Dollar Products. In 2010, Harrington became a Member of Advisory Board at AbsolutelyNew, Inc. and the Chairman and Senior Executive Officer of H & H Imports Inc. While in Shark Tank show Harrington rarely made offers and for season 3 show's producers replaced Harrington with more charismatic Mark Cuban, which resulted in show gaining ratings. In 2013, Harrington teamed up with Cherif Medawar through http://efreedom.com and together they laid out a plan to equip up-and-coming innovators and business owners with the tools and methods to become Sharks themselves.
He serves as CEO of the Internet company TVGoods and "Senior Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors" for the company called As Seen On TV, Inc. Harrington has been the Director of Harrington Business Development Inc., since 2002. Harrington is an Ex Officio of the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA), Founders Circle. Kevin Harrington has became the company spokesperson for InventHelp in April 2013. 
- "H & H Imports Inc. (HNHI.OB) to Change Their Name". International Business Times.
- "INPEX (Invention & New Product Exposition) on June 13, 2012". yahoo finance.
- Kevin Harrington Executive Profile Bloomberg Businessweek
- How I Turn Ideas into the Next Million Dollar Product World Cat
- Electronic Retailing Association website, Founders Circle
- InventHelp Press Release PR Web accessed 5/22/13