The Team

Brett King

Host

Brett King is a four times bestselling author, a renowned futurist and keynote speaker, the host of the “BREAKING BANK$” Radio Show on WVNJ AM 1160 and globally via VoiceAmerica  and the founder of the fintech start-up Moven.

King was voted as American Banker’s Innovator of the Year in 2012, and was nominated by Bank Innovation as one of the Top 10 “coolest brands in banking”. His latest book Breaking Banks debuted in the top 3 on Amazon’s Bestseller’s list in the US, France, Canada ,Germany and Australia, and features interviews with 30 of the top innovators and disruptors in the financial services industry today. BANK 3.0 his previous book was released in 8 languages and ranked as a finance bestseller in 19 countries.

King has been featured on FoxNews, ABC, CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, Financial Times, The Economist, ABA Journal, Bank Technology News, The Asian Banker Journal, The Banker, Wired magazine and many more. He contributes regularly as a blogger on Huffington Post. He has spoken to more than a quarter of a million finance professionals in over 40 countries in the last 3 years alone.

If interested in engaging Brett as a speaker, please contact Jay Kemp at

Rachel Morrissey

Executive Producer

Rachel Morrissey has been the producer of Breaking Banks since it began in May of 2013.  She has her BA in History from Utah State University and her MA in Media Studies from The New School, focusing on audio and on the body in virtual space. She is passionate about storytelling and the changing nature of our lives as we incorporate technology into our minds and bodies.  To contact the show, please email her at

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Ron Shevlin

Host

Ron Shevlin has been a management consultant for more than 25 years, working with the leading financial services, consumer products, retail and manufacturing firms in the world.

Prior to joining Cornerstone Advisors as director of research, Ron was a senior analyst at Aite Group, where he specialized in retail banking issues. Prior to Aite Group, he was a vice president at Epsilon, where he led the database marketing firm’s financial services consulting practice. Before Epsilon, Ron was a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, heading up Forrester’s research efforts on customer loyalty, profitability, and consumer channel use in the financial services industry.

Ron is the author of Smarter Bank: Why Money Management is More Important than Money Movement. He was recently ranked #2 on Bank Innovation’s list of 30 Innovators to Watch. His Snarketing 2.0 blog was named to Radius’ 25 Best Marketing Blogs of 2014.

Ron received a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance and Statistics from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from SUNY Binghamton.

JP Nicols

Speaker/ Host

Bank innovation consulting expert JP Nicols has been internationally recognized as a leading voice for innovation, strategy and leadership for the future of financial services, and his work has been featured in leading publications and conferences worldwide.

JP is a trusted advisor to companies from startups to the Fortune 500, a popular writer, a top rated speaker, and is often quoted in the press on video and in print. He has been named to several lists as an influential thought leader in financial services, including:

JP’s work has been featured in some of the industry’s top publications, including American Banker, The Financial Brand, BAI Banking Strategies, Investment News, Bank Innovation and many others.

Sam Maule

Speaker/ Host

Sam Maule serves as the Head of Digital / FinTech atNTT Data Consulting, Inc. He joined the firm in June 2011 focusing on the Cards & Payments Community of Practice. In this role, Sam provides industry subject matter knowledge and experience to CG’s Financial Services clients in support of projects such as Consumer and Commercial Card portfolio management, emerging payments, Loyalty & Prepaid, and digital/mobile banking.

Sam is the creator and catalyst behind the ongoingFemTechLeader program .  The series of interviews with women leaders in technology across the globe has included interviews with executives, engineers, and start-up founders from Google, Amazon, Twitter, Amex, DBS, Standard Charter, Lloyds, Stripe, and over 200 women leaders.  The series has been featured inAmerican Banker, and multiple other publications.

Rob Findlay

Co-Founder, Next Money

Rob Findlay is the founder of Next Bank and leads the group wide UX practice at DBS Bank in Singapore. Prior to this, he was Director of Innovation for BlackBerry Asia Pacific. Rob began his career in the creative industry, running his own brand and design company. Transitioning to financial services, Rob led the customer experience for National Australia Bank’s direct banking channels, and led a culture change programme at OCBC. Since 2007 he has authored The Bank Channel, an innovation thought leadership resource.

Liz Lumley

Director, Global Ecosystem Development, Startupbootcamp Fintech & Insurtech

Working on the global development of innovative ecosystems for FinTech & InsurTech.

Global FinTech Diva for life.

For 20+ years, I have been a global specialist commentator on services, regulations, risk, data and technology in investment, retail, and global transactional banking

I was an internationally recognised reporter, tweeter, blogger and broadcast journalist

Well-established global conference speaker and organiser.

Expertise includes: technology installations and market data usage at global investment banks, retail banks, institutions and exchanges.

Specialties: Business and ecosystem development. Writing, reporting, editing. Publication production and printing. Networking and lead generation. Investigative and online journalism and research. Currently working on MD skills.

Jim Marous

Co-Publisher of The Financial Brand

Named as one of the most influential people in banking and a Top 5 Fintech Influencer to Follow, Jim Marous is an internationally recognized financial industry strategist, co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report. Marous advises on innovation, portfolio growth, customer experience, marketing strategies, channel shift, payments and digital transformation within the financial services industry.

As a sought after keynote speaker, author and recognized authority on disruption in the financial services industry, Marous has been featured by CNBC and CNN, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, The American Banker, Accenture and the Irish Tech News and has spoken to audiences worldwide. Jim has also advised the White House on banking policy and is a regular contributor and guest host for the Breaking Banks broadcast hosted by Brett King.

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