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September 30, 2019— Northern Kentucky University’s Haile/US Bank College of Business and Procter & Gamble Co. welcomed Tristian Walker, CEO and founder of Walker & Company Brands, as part of the university’s 2019 Business Week. Walker delivered his keynote address, “Bring the Hustle: Achieving Your Authentic Brand,” on September 25  and was joined by Dave Knox, a leading consultant and award-winning author, in a fireside chat.

Walker & Company Brands, which was recently acquired by Procter & Gamble, is a family of brands that provide health and beauty solutions for all skin types. The company was launched with the introduction of its first product, Bevel, a razor Walker created after failing to find one he liked. Prior to launching Bevel, Walker was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz and Director of Business Development for Foursquare.

Students heard much more about how to be successful from just Walker this year. The College of Business' annual event consisted of 3 different keynote speakers this year, 56 breakout sessions and a career fair with more than 90+ employers. 

Sponsors this year included Procter & Gamble Co., Western & Southern Financial Group, Paul Hemmer Company, Clark Schaefer Hackett, Cincinnati Bell, BB&T, Orion Advisor Solution and the College of Business' Alumni Council.

Tristan Walker
Tristan Walker is the Founder & CEO of Walker & Company Brands. Prior he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Andreessen Horowitz and the Director of Business Development for foursquare, where he oversaw strategic partnerships and monetization. In 2019, Walker was named one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 “World’s Greatest Leaders.” He has also been named a USA Today Person of the Year, TIME 100 Next, Ebony Magazine's 100 Most Powerful People, Vanity Fair's "Next Establishment," Fortune Magazine's “40 Under 40,” AdAge “Creative 50,” and Black Enterprise's “40 Next.”