I am a first generation immigrant and arrived in Canada with my parents from former Yugoslavia with only one suitcase, few prospects, $20 and no understanding of the English language. I built and sold several companies. By night, I launched BRAK systems, my first technology company. BRAK soon became Canada’s top provider of Internet security software worth a reported $100-hundred million dollars. I sold my company to AT&T in 2000. But that was only the start. I then helped negotiate the sale of another technology company to Nokia for $225 million dollars. Following a short retirement, I launched The Herjavec Group, now acknowledged as Canada’s fastest growing technology company, and in a few short years has grown from $400k in sales with 3 people to currently $125 million and almost 200 people. I commute between my permanent home in Toronto and a getaway in Florida.