TEAM

Co-Founded by Brett King, Tanja Markovic and Jay Kemp

TEAM

Co-Founded by Brett King, Tanja Markovic and Jay Kemp

Our Mission

Provoke Management is an elite boutique agency with some of the most thought-provoking and game-changing speakers across the globe. We specialize in representing CEO’s, Executives and Start-up experts in the FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and several other spaces where disruption is the norm. We work closely with our clients around the globe; partnering with their events and matching our speakers to deliver world-class, thought-provoking content. 
 
With decades of experience in speaker representation and event managementour team is committed to providing unmatched quality, around the clock support, 360-degree service & relentless focus on helping both speakers and event planners reach their maximum potential at their events. By focusing on every single detail we aim to create optimal conditions for our speakers to thrive, making them THE highlight of your event. 
Co-founder/CEO

BRETT KING

Co-founder/CEO
Brett King is highly sought after world-class speaker, International Best-Selling Author, Radio Show Host,  an entrepreneur and a global influencer in the Fintech and digital marketing space. He is the founder of MOVEN, a $200m mobile bank start-up, with the world’s first smart bank account. He also heads the helm of Provoke Media, which houses his podcast/terrestrial radio show “Breaking Banks”; recently named by Voice America as its #1 show. He’s written 7 books (5 of which are international best-sellers). As Provoke Media’s Founder, Brett brings a global speaking experience that very few have. This year alone, he has spoken in more than 35 countries and more than 80 companies.   Name a bank and Brett has probably spoken to them.  Companies who work with Brett regularly are Deloitte, Oracle, Google, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Visa, MasterCard and a bevy of Credit Unions.  Brett also has his pilot’s license. On his rare days off, he’s most likely flying his plane around the New York City area.
Co-founder/President

JAY KEMP

Co-founder/President
There’s not much Jay doesn’t know about working in the speaking business. He helped start a successful speakers bureau in the 1990’s and worked as a manager and an agent for 15 years.  He exclusively represented one of the world’s top sales speakers and since 2012 he has worked on the full-scale speaker management side. He brings almost 25 years of experience to Provoke Management and he prides himself on being one of the best dealmakers in the industry. He considers himself the “right-hand man” to the speakers he manages and makes certain that he is always available to them no matter where they are in the world. He also has that same credo for his clients around the globe. A former gymnast at the University of Oklahoma and a member of the 1984 Big 8 Men’s Gymnastics Championship Team, Jay loves proving himself every day in the competitive speaking arena.  When he is relaxing, you will find him hiking with his family, mountain biking with his son or watching his extremely talented daughter perform in one of her high school musicals.
Co-founder/COO

TANJA MARKOVIC

Co-founder/COO
Tanja is our multi-tasking guru, who makes the impossible possible and is the glue that holds everything together.  Having worked in events and speaker management for past 10 years she understands the challenges, the pressure and the complexity of putting on a successful event. An entrepreneur herself, her career has been spent on building successful brands, managing individuals, running large corporate events for clients and helping small companies grow into large corporations. A former tennis player, top 50 world ranked junior, she also played for the top 10 national ranked University of North Carolina tennis team. Her competitive spirit hasn’t faded and she now focuses on creating an unmatched thriving environment to all of our speakers while working with event planners to deliver seamless events. When she is not supporting our speakers and helping our clients you can find her being active outdoors, practicing yoga, traveling the world and spending time with her family & friends by the lake or an ocean. 

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