Founder & CEO, Walker & Co. Brands Inc.
Tristan is Founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, a family of brands designing health and beauty solutions for people of color.Â Its flagship brand, Bevel, provides grooming products and services designed to help reduce razor bumps and skin irritation. Tristan has been named a USA Today Person of the Year in 2014, 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.
Prior to founding Walker & Company Brands, Tristan was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Andreessen Horowitz. Before that he served as the Director of Business Development for foursquare, where he oversaw strategic partnerships and monetization. Tristan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stony Brook University, where he graduated as valedictorian, and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.Â Tristan is also the Founder and 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 currently lives with his wife and son in Palo Alto, California.