SPEAKER

Keenan Beasley

CEO & Founder, Venture Noire

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Keenan Beasley is a proud #girldad, successful entrepreneur, industry disrupter and visionary who embraces and utilizes technology to tell stories and influence consumers in dynamic ways. Keenan’s expertise in blending tech, art and creativity has changed the marketing landscape and opened the door to modern strategies and fresh approaches. 

 

Keenan is the founder & CEO of Sunday II Sunday, an active haircare brand at the intersection of health and beauty. Keenan’s non-profit arm, Venture Noire, mentors and develops diverse entrepreneurs and provides them with access to critical resources to help close the quality of life gap for underserved Americans. Currently, Venture Noire is launching an inaugural impact fund with a target of $150mm to invest at the interception of culture and commerce.

 

Before launching his entrepreneurial ventures, Keenan managed and led several multibillion dollar brands, including Tide, Gillette and Garnier beauty products. He served as Vice President of Marketing at L'Oréal, Associate Director at Reckitt Benckiser and Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble. 

 

Keenan is a host of leading podcast I Am Athlete, Bet On Black w/ Revolt and contributor to Forbes, Venture Beat, Fast Company and CNBC. He’s an advisor to numerous start-up companies and a regular lecturer at the USC Marshall School of Business. 

 

Keenan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Law and Systems Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He divides his time between New York City and Los Angeles.