Jesse Cole is the founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of the Savannah Bananas. Using Jesse’s Fans First Experience approach to customer experience, the Savannah Bananas have sold out every game since their first season and have a waiting list in the hundreds of thousands for tickets. Jesse and the Savannah Bananas’ six-part docuseries premiered as the #1 show on ESPN+ and have been featured on many other network shows.

His teams have welcomed more than one million fans to their ballparks and are embarking on a World Tour in 2023. The Bananas have been awarded Organization of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year, and won the CPL Championship in their first year. Fans First Entertainment has been featured on the INC 5000 lists as one of the fastest-growing companies in America.

Cole has been featured on over 500 podcasts and is an in-demand keynote speaker all over the country sharing the Fans First Experience on how to stand out, be different and create raving fans of both customers and employees. 

Fun Fact: Cole owns seven yellow tuxedos and proposed to his wife Emily in the yellow tux in front of a sold out crowd. She said Yes! The two later married at their stadium. In 2018, they welcomed their first baby banana, Maverick.

Jesse Cole was an outstanding speaker whose unparalleled energy made an enormous impact on our organization. Living proof that a virtual keynote can be as dynamic and engaging as in-person. Truly amazing!
– Dave Kerpen, President, Entrepreneur’s Organization NY
Jesse was far and away the very best presenter we’ve ever had at Trek World! He was transformative for our company and eclipsed all our hopes. It was truly amazing.
– Ben Scherer, Trek Bike
Jesse is entertaining, that goes without saying, but he is also insightful and inspiring. He hit just the right balance for my event.
– Mark Schaefer, Bestselling Author
Jesse can hold an audience on the edge of their seats for 75 straight minutes without breaking a sweat. Jesse’s extraordinary energy and knowledge, is coupled with true humbleness, humor and entertainment. Hire him, you will only regret it if you don’t!
– Mike Michalowicz, Author of Profit First

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