InventorLori Greiner started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand
She is well known as a self-made inventor and entrepreneur, who has created over 700 products and holds 120 US and international patents. She is also known as one of the most prolific inventors of retail products of our time. She is a star Shark on the 4 time Emmy Award winning and 5 time Critic’s Choice Award winning show, Shark Tank. Shark Tank is a hit entrepreneurial business show, on ABC, where she invests in companies and helps turn people’s dreams into a reality. Lori also has had her own show on QVC-TV, for the past 17 years called “Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner.”
Lori says she can tell instantly if a product is a “hero or a zero”, and this is clearly shown through her many thriving investments and a 90% success rate on new items launched. She’s also well known for her impeccable negotiating skills and her uncanny ability to know and identify emerging brands and invest in them. Several of her investments are the highest success stories on Shark Tank to date.
Greiner’s cleverly designed products cover a large range, as she is constantly adding new items. From must-have organizers for the home to kitchen tools, travel bags and clever solutions for everyday problems, Lori’s products are enjoyed by men and women alike. She is known for creating some of the most popular jewelry and cosmetic organizers of all time. Her inspiration comes from her passion to bring happiness to people by making their everyday lives easier. Her products are sold on QVC and in retailers across the U.S. and in Europe.
Greiner’s accomplishments come from her sharp instincts and strong business sense. She oversees the legal and patent processes, and has driven her business to the success it has achieved. An expert on patenting, she is hands-on in all facets of taking a product from concept to creation and to market within months in lightning speed. She has also helped many budding entrepreneurs turn their ideas into hit products. At the heart of Lori’s own success is a combination of talent, hard work and perseverance. She is a strong role model for women of all ages and was recently honored by the Paley Center as an Important Woman in Television.
A great believer that, if you are lucky enough to be successful, you have a responsibility to give back, Greiner’s most gratifying moments come when she is able to help budding entrepreneurs achieve the same success she feels lucky enough to have enjoyed. She also believes that what matters most in life is who a person is and what is in their soul. She and her company annually donate a substantial amount of their profits to a variety of charities. Her all-American success story is refreshing in today’s challenging economy.
Lori, in her effort to “pay it forward,” wrote her first book, “Invent It, Sell It, Bank It” (Random House, 2014), which is a National Best Seller, was named one of the top 10 business books by Amazon.com, and also made Wall Street Journal’s top business books of 2014. “Invent It, Sell It, Bank It,” is a hands-on, nuts and bolt on how to turn an idea into a million dollar reality. Lori takes you step-by-step all along the way. Another part of the book’s tremendous popularity are the personal stories Lori shares and exclusive, behind the scenes about her journey.
In addition, Lori is a much sought after speaker for high profile companies such as Chase, IBM, Adobe, PayPal, Coldwell Banker, American Heart Association and several others , inspiring others to achieve their goals and dreams as she has and offers in her book and on stage the recipe to achieve great success. This also adds to Lori’s philosophy of helping others and sharing her experience to benefit others-all in an entertaining way.
Lori is very hands on in all aspects of her business. She has a great team, but Lori Greiner runs Lori Greiner Companies, even down to the social media posts. She knows they will be seen by millions and feels her followers deserve it to be her as the person writing, so she even spends countless hours weekly drafting posts and sharing thoughts.
Greiner’s products are regularly featured in top magazines like O, The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Woman’s Day, and Family Circle. She has also been profiled in Parade, Financial Times, Forbes, Success, Entrepreneur and has appeared on The View, Bloomberg, CNN and many others. Her Initial Silver Safekeeper was chosen as one of Oprah’s favorite things.