Ivan Thomas is a highly sought after award-winning entrepreneur, celebrity publicist, author, and transformational speaker. Over the last 16 years, Ivan has worked with and represented many of America’s top companies and individuals – helping them to grow their businesses, garner media coverage, establish powerful collaborations and ultimately solidify their positions as leaders in their fields.
As the President and CEO of Intrigue Media Group in Atlanta, GA, Ivan has worked with many high-profile organizations and dignitaries in his career – including Xerox, Nielsen, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the Caribbean & African Faith Based Leadership Conference, Black Man Films, Rev. Jesse Jackson, NBA player Michael Beasley, Rapper/Actor Waka Flocka Flame, Actor Darrin Henson, multi-platinum producer and entrepreneur Kevin “Khao” Cates, Celebrity Credit Guru James Hunt, music mogul Devyne Stephens, and many others.
Ivan is very committed to education, economic development, and humanitarian efforts. Known in many circles as “Mr. Defy Gravity,” he is also the founder of Defy Gravity International, a powerful motivational movement geared towards helping entrepreneurs and everyday people to activate their gifts, their purpose, and to achieve personal and professional greatness. He is frequently invited to speak at national and international events to inspire and educate professionals, college students, youth and members of underserved communities. As a result of his work, in 2022, Ivan received The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from United States President Joe Biden’s administration.