Host and Creator
Brett King is a four times bestselling author, a renowned futurist and keynote speaker, and the founder of the fintech start-up Moven. He is the creator and main host of Breaking Banks, which is broadcast live globally via VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio.
Brett 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.
He 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.
Co-Host of Breaking Banks/Host of Serial Intrapreneur
JP Nicols is co-host of Breaking Banks, and founder and host of Serial Intrapreneur on Provoke.fm, where he tells the stories of the leaders who battle the status quo inside their own companies to innovate and drive change.
He has been internationally recognized as a leading voice for innovation, strategy and leadership, and his work has been featured in some of the industry’s top publications and conferences across the country and around the world.
JP is a trusted advisor to companies from startups to the Fortune 500, a popular writer and speaker, and is often quoted in the media. He is a top-rated instructor in a groundbreaking class on fintech and innovation at leading graduate schools of banking.
He is also Cofounder of FinTech Forge, where he helps financial institutions build and leverage their innovative capacity through strategic fintech partnerships and investments; and Cofounder of the Alloy Labs Alliance, a member-driven, shared fintech lab and accelerator for regional and community banks.
Co-Host of Breaking Banks/Host of Fintech5
Jason Henrichs is co-host of Breaking Banks and host of the Fintech 5 on Provoke.fm, where he takes a quick but insightful look at the people actually making change versus those just making noise.
Jason founded FinTech Forge, which helps financial institutions build and leverage their innovative capacity through strategic fintech partnerships and investments; and Cofounder of the Alloy Labs Alliance, a member-driven, shared fintech lab and accelerator for regional and community banks.
He is also the co-founder and Chairman of FinTEx, a non-profit growing the FinTech cluster across the Midwest, and the founder or Currency, a FinTech Center of Excellence in partnership with the University of Chicago, Northwestern and DePaul University.
Jason is a frequent speaker on financial innovation, regulation and compliance as competitive advantage. He is on the FinTech advisory boards for the City of Chicago, the AARP, the Center for Financial Services Innovation Lab, and the SXSW Accelerator.
Jason and his wife are active angel investors in companies that include mobile savings, B2B payments, international payments, investment management, fraud detection, analytics and back office tools.
Co-Host and Contributor
Ron Shevlin is Co-Host and frequent contributor to Breaking Banks, best known for his “moments of snark” and “Quantipulation” segments.
He 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.
Contributor/Co-Publisher of The Financial Brand
Jim Marous is a frequent contributor to Breaking Banks, lending keen insights from his prolific research and writing on financial services.
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.