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Tristan J Walker

Founder & CEO, Walker & Company Brands

ABOUT

Tristan 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.” He 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. Tristan 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.