Aug. 24, 2020

Keenan Beasley, Chairman at Venture Noire | The State of Black Entrepreneurship | SSP Interview

Keenan currently serves as the CEO of Supply Factory Brands, a venture studio that invents and invests in brands in the health and beauty sectors. Keenan’s non-profit arm, Venture Noire, mentors and develops underprivileged diverse entrepreneurs and provides them with access to capital. Keenan also founded and is CEO of Kukua Corp, a global cannabis business, and Infinite Looks, a textured hair care company. In 2014 Keenan started BLKBOX, a creative agency in New York City with a wide range of multinational clients, including Samsung and Diageo. 

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

Keenan is a contributor to Forbes and CNBC, an advisor to numerous start-up companies and a regular lecturer at the USC Marshall School of Business. 

Keenan Beasley 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.

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