Meet lovely Diane Plese, the wife of business leader, best selling author, hit TV personality, race car driver, Robert Herjavec.
You might know her 51-year-old hubby better, as he demonstrates his entrepreneurial expertise through his leading role on the Emmy nominated, hit American TV show, Shark Tank.
Her hubby has built and sold many companies over the years, but has stayed true to his roots: technology. He currently owns The Herjavec Group, and claims it to be “the best one yet.” THG is an IT integrator, they do computer security and information storage for enterprise and government.
Entrepreneur Robert Herjavec, previously a dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and now one of the sharks in the US production Shark Tank; didn’t have an easy star in the world of business. Herjavec began his career with IBM mainframe sales but in 1990 founded BRAK Systems which soon became Canada’s top provider of Internet security software. BRAK Systems was sold to AT&T in 2000 for $100 million. But before that, as the son of immigrants he waited tables and delivered newspapers.
Lovely Diane and Robert have been married for over two decades, she is the mom of the couple’s three children; two daughters and a son. Diane –who is an optometrist –and Robert married in Croatian church in Mississauga, a Canadian city near Toronto.
They enjoy vacationing and you can bet, they do it in style, when you are traveling and staying in luxurious joints why do it at a hotel where you can bumped into other peeps, why not juts own several vacation homes, like Diane and her hubby.
Diane and her family reside in an opulent home, a French-style chateau in the heart of Toronto’s elegant Bridle Path. They also own properties in Toronto’s neighbourhood North York and Mississauga. The stunning home has also put Robert and Diane on the map. He bought the mansion in 2000, The main entrance opens onto a rotunda with marble floors and a fireplace. To the left, past the library, is a vast indoor pool with a life-size statue of a goddess, a fireplace and doors that open onto a patio in summer. Faux Grecian columns abound. The couple, along their massive home was featured on an episode of Joan River’s How’d You Get So Rich?
Diane, from Croatian descent, was born in Toronto. She grew up in Parkdale, her parents arrived to Canada in 1959.
If you have a beat, you’ve probably heard Diane and Robert have separated after 24-years together. Herjavec admits he and his wife were once a great team but says over time they drifted apart.