ABOUT

Tristan Walker is an astute entrepreneur who began his journey founding Walker & Co., which was acquired by Procter & Gamble in 2018. In this transition, he became the first Black CEO in Procter & Gamble’s 180-year history. Among these achievements, he has served on the board of directors at Foot Locker, Shake Shack, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. His flagship brand Bevel also became a category leader with distribution in grocery stores across the nation. Walker has received numerous accolades, including placement on the TIME100 Next list, Ebony Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful People, and Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40, and he has been named USA Today’s Person of the Year. He also founded CODE2040, a program that matches high-performing Black and Latino undergraduate and graduate coders and software engineering students with Silicon Valley startups for summer internships.