Press Release

Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec to headline Finastra US client conference

Successful entrepreneur, businessman, author, and leading investor on Shark Tank will provide keynote at Perspectives 2017

London, UK, and Toronto, Canada, 27 June 2017 – Finastra has confirmed that Robert Herjavec, CEO and founder of Herjavec Group and star of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit Shark Tank, will be the keynote speaker for its US client conference, Perspectives 2017, taking place on August 28-30 in Orlando, Florida.

The conference brings together over 1,100 financial executives and decision makers from banks and credit unions to share ideas, learn about emerging technologies and network amongst peers. At Perspectives 2017, attendees will discover new strategies to inspire, inform, innovate and interact in order to drive their organization’s future success through the latest advancements available to financial institutions.

“Robert Herjavec's extensive experience in business, alongside his wisdom and entrepreneurial drive, make him an ideal host for this event,” said Bill Neville, President, North America, Finastra. “We are honored to have Robert Herjavec speak at Perspectives 2017 and are eager for him to share his story with our attendees.”

Herjavec’s keynote speech will highlight his entrepreneurial and disruptive approach to business and life. He’ll share his life principles that are as valuable in the living room as they are in the boardroom, which is a direct reflection of being a successful investor and well-respected CEO.

“Serving all of our customers and partners, delivering innovative and transformational products, and providing exceptional service remain our top priorities,” added Neville. “We cannot think of a better keynote speaker than Robert Herjavec to help us fulfill our mission and we are thrilled at the incredible demand for this event.”

To learn more about Perspectives 2017, and to register for this event, please click here.

About Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec is a dynamic entrepreneur and a leading Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank. Born in Eastern Europe, he arrived in North America on a boat with his parents after escaping Communism in the former Yugoslavia. From delivering newspapers, and waiting tables, to launching a computer company from his basement, his drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life for himself and his family. Robert has built and sold several IT companies to major players such as AT&T. In 2003 Robert founded Herjavec Group, and it quickly became one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies. Today, Herjavec Group is recognized as a global leader in information security, specializing in managed security services, compliance, incident response and remediation efforts for enterprise level organizations. Robert released his third book, You Don’t Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success, published by St. Martin’s Press on May 17, 2016. Robert’s motivational business advice has received millions of impressions through TV, print, radio and digital media. He shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank.

For further media information please contact:

Caroline Duff
Senior PR Manager, Finastra
T: +44 (0)20 3320 5892

Patrick Kilhaney
Public & Analyst Relations Manager, Finastra
T: 917-286-1053

About Finastra

Finastra unlocks the potential of people and businesses in finance, creating a platform for open innovation. Formed in 2017 by the combination of Misys and D+H, we provide the broadest portfolio of financial services software in the world today—spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital markets. Our solutions enable customers to deploy mission critical technology on premises or in the cloud. Our scale and geographical reach means that we can serve customers effectively, regardless of their size or geographic location—from global financial institutions, to community banks and credit unions. Through our open, secure and reliable solutions, customers are empowered to accelerate growth, optimize cost, mitigate risk and continually evolve to meet the changing needs of their customers. 48 of the world’s top 50 banks use Finastra technology.
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