Tellabs @ Kaplan Institute
3137 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Doors will be closed by 12:40pm
Fireside chat starts promptly at 12:45pm
Illinois Tech Students, Faculty, and Staff FREE Tickets: http://go.iit.edu/oleary
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General Admission Tickets: http://go.iit.edu/oleary-2
As the son of an ILO expert, Kevin O’Leary lived and was educated in Cambodia, Cyprus, Tunisia, Ethiopia, France and Switzerland.
In 1983 O’Leary founded Special Event Television, a television production company that produced original sports programming such as “The Original Six,” “Don Cherry’s Grapevine” and “Bobby Orr and the Hockey Legends.”
O’Leary founded SoftKey Software Products (later called The Learning Company) in 1986. SoftKey soon became a catalyst of consolidation in the software industry, raising over $1 billion in financing and completing a series of acquisitions making it by 1999 the world leader in educational and reference software. In 1999, Mattel acquired the company for $4.2 billion.
Today, O’Leary is the Chairman of O’Shares ETFs. He is also the founder and Chief Sommelier of O’Leary Fine Wines, as well as a member of Boston’s 107-year old Hamilton Trust. O’Leary is an investor on five-time Emmy Award winning Shark Tank and is a regular contributor on ABC, CNBC and CNN. He is a bestselling author of three books: Cold Hard Truth and Men, Women and Money, and Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids and Money.
O’Leary holds a B.A. in environmental studies and psychology from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.