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Tristan Walker        

Founder & CEO at Walker & Company Brands, Inc. & Former VP of Foursquare

Tristan Walker is the Founder & CEO of Walker & Company Brands and on the Foot Locker, Inc. and Shake Shack, Inc. Board of Directors. He is also a Board Trustee at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).

Prior to his founding Walker & Company (merged with Procter & Gamble, December 2018) he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Andreessen Horowitz. Prior to his time at Andreessen Horowitz, he was the Director of Business Development for foursquare, where he oversaw strategic partnerships and monetization. In 2019, he was named one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 “World’s Greatest Leaders.” He has also been named a USA Today Person of the Year, Ebony Magazine's 100 Most Powerful People, Vanity Fair's "Next Establishment," Fortune Magazine's “40 Under 40,” AdAge “Creative 50,” The Hollywood Reporter's “Digital Power 50,” and Black Enterprise's “40 Next.”

Walker is also the Founder and Board Chairman of CODE2040, a program that matches high performing Black and Latino undergraduate and graduate coders and software engineering students with Silicon Valley start-ups for summer internships. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Stony Brook University, where he graduated as valedictorian, and a MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

He currently lives with his wife, Amoy, and two sons, Avery and August, in Atlanta, Georgia.

News


Race in America: Entrepreneurship with Cheetie Kumar & Tristan ...
Dec 2, 2021 ... Tristan Walker is CEO and founder of Walker & Company Brands, a company at the forefront of making health and beauty simple for people of color. Prior to his ...
Bullish with Tristan Walker, CEO of Walker & Company Brands ...
Tristan Walker is becoming, if he's not already, a household name in Silicon Valley. He's the founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, the startup..
HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS THAT MATTERS
WE SPOKE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED BUILD SUCCESSFUL, SEEMINGLY ENDURING COMPANIES ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO CREATE A MEANINGFUL BUSINESS.
Tristan Walker raises $24M, Target to carry Bevel shaving products
Tristan Walker, the young Silicon Valley entrepreneur building a modern personal care line for people of color, has raised $24 million from top venture capitalists and celebrity investors such as Earvin "Magic" Johnson, John Legend and NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala...
How One Man Is Tackling Tech's Diversity Problem
Tristan Walker's CODE2040 fellowship program is making tech industry diversity a reality.

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