Power Forward Speaker Series
First Commerce was proud to announce Shark Tank's "Mr. Wonderful," Kevin O'Leary as the 6th speaker in our Power Forward series, Tallahassee’s largest annual business event!
Among his many successful business ventures, O’Leary is perhaps best recognized for his role on the business reality show, Shark Tank. Known as “Mr. Wonderful” on the show, O’Leary is passionate about startups and has invested in numerous small businesses during his 10 years on the show. He describes Shark Tank as the embodiment of the American Dream.
Today, O’Leary is the Chairman of O’Shares Investments. He is also the founder and Chief Sommelier of O’Leary Fine Wines, an award-winning wine label, as well as a member of Boston’s 107-year old Hamilton Trust. In addition to Shark Tank, O’Leary is a regular contributor on ABC, CNBC and CTV, and a bestselling author of two books: Cold Hard Truth and Men, Women and Money, and Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids and Money.
Local business leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs, and students in Tallahassee and surrounding communities attended this event. Power Forward with Kevin O'Leary was held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.
Read the recent interview we had with Kevin where he shares his thoughts on success in life, business and entrepreneurship.
Power Forward in the News
WCTV Pre-Power Forward Interview, 2/5/2019
Tallahassee Democrat Q&A with Kevin O'Leary, 1/27/2019
WCTV Announcement, 11/27/2018
Tallahassee Democrat, 11/27/2018
Past Power Forward Speakers
Past speakers in the Power Forward Speaker Series have included Chip Conley of Airbnb, Jim Kelly, NFL Quarterback legend, Randi Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media and former Director of Marketing at Facebook, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., and Barbara Corcoran also of ABC’s entrepreneurial hit, “Shark Tank.”
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