Jeff Kalpak is our master storybuilder and the heart of BKA. A world traveler, with 64 countries under his belt (and counting), Jeff has been profoundly influenced, professionally and personally, by the lands he's visited and the people he's met (from Fortune 500 CEOs to Cambodian tour guides). Guided by the principals of ethics and service, Jeff has elevated the industry while creating a culture within his company to see the world, and life itself, as the ultimate live event.
Jeff is a highly respected expert in the event industry, serving as Guest Lecturer at Yale, NYU, and Syracuse Universities, and Guest Speaker at Event Marketer Magazine's Experiential Marketing Summit, among other engagements. He was named Best Producer by American Entertainment Magazine and was selected the Entertainment Producer of the Year by Event Solutions Magazine. His induction into the ISES (International Special Events Society) Hall of Legends cemented his reputation as an industry leader.
Jeff has also produced and directed major theatrical productions across the globe and was on the frontier for bringing Broadway to the Asian market, with BKA's production of “Chicago”. He also helmed the televised Drama Desk Awards show for 16 years, where he directed celebrities, such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Jackman, Katie Holmes, Kevin Spacey, and Liza Minnelli.