Welcome Jay Kemp

Jay comes to Ode Management with almost two decades of experience in the speaking industry. He was one of the three original members of Dallas-based, International Speakers Bureau, where he spent 15 years of building the company to over 50 employees with revenues in excess of $17 million when he left in 2009. He was involved in every aspect of the business including:


  • Speaker sales...Jay was always one of the top producers every year from 1994 till he left ISB in 2009. He brokered speakers and entertainers for corporate conventions/special event all over the world. He's executed corporate events for world famous comedians (Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Dana Carvey, Kevin James, Jeff Foxworthy to name a few), musicians (Sheryl Crow, Beach Boys, Gladys Knight, Kathy Mattea) and many politicians including ex US Presidents.
  • Sales Management
  • Speech writing/consulting
  • Speaker training/coaching

In 2009, Jay took his agency experience to work exclusively for best-selling author and Hall of Fame Speaker, Jeffrey Gitomer.Now Jay has perspective from two different speaker worlds; The bureau world and the world-class speaker world. Now we will take what he's learned and merge the those two worlds with the new Ode Management office in the US. Jay is looking to take his knowledge and look at the speaker management business in a whole new light. He's looking forward to working with the current O2 speakers as well as adding to the roster in the US to make ODE a true global force.

For further information on Ode team or to enquire about making a booking for your next conference or event please contact the friendly ODE team


  • +61 2 9818 5199
  • info@odemanagement.com

United States

  • +1 877 950 5633
  • enquiries@odemanagement.com
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