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Kwame Jackson

Kwame Inc.
CEO & Founder
New York City, New York

Kwame Jackson is polished, confident and credentialed with prestigious Wall Street experience and business lessons he learned in front of 22 million people each week, on NBC’s hit show “The Apprentice.”

As a New York City based entrepreneur, professional speaker and media personality, he is poised for global aspirations. Equally proud to have been born in our nation’s capital Washington, D.C., Jackson was also raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, which he considers his hometown. 

Kwame holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Although he was flattered to make both People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People and its 50 Hottest Bachelors list in 2004, Kwame is a businessman first! His professional experience includes co-founding several Internet start-ups during his time at Harvard, sales and marketing roles at Procter & Gamble, and most recently, on Wall Street as an Investment Manager for Goldman Sachs. It was his no nonsense attitude and ability to be a team leader that made him stand out on "The Apprentice" and it is his affable nature and street smarts that make him stand out in life.

Keppler Speakers Bureau lists Kwame as one of the highest paid and most in-demand speaker amongst those in reality television. He continues to be courted by Fortune 500 firms, major television networks, fashion houses, sports teams, marketers, advertisers, community, civic and political leaders for his input and expertise. As a professional speaker, he regularly addresses universities, aspiring entrepreneurs and executive management teams at the world's leading companies on various topics such as leadership, team building, surviving while thriving in corporate America and the importance of being an entrepreneur. Kwame's 400+ lectures to date include engagements at General Electric, American Express, McDonald's, JP Morgan Chase, The Democratic National Convention, London School of Economics, and Harvard University. 

Kwame's diverse efforts have been recognized with acclaim and accolades that include Keys to the City from Detroit, Indianapolis, Trenton, and Columbia; a National Entrepreneur Award from the United States Department of Commerce Small Business Administration and Minority Business Development Agency; and the declaration of "Kwame Jackson Day" by the Mayor of Charlotte, NC - Kwame's hometown.

It is his business savvy, passion for excellence and the lessons he has learned in the boardroom that have given him the ability to inspire others to explore, embrace, and execute the keys to success.

True to Kwame’s entrepreneurial training at Harvard, Kwame has founded Krimson by Kwame – a luxury lifestyle and Men’s Accessories Brand whose executive neckwear is currently retailing in flagship Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenny.com, and Belk department stores across the US in 140+ markets, and Kwame Inc. a personal brand management firm focused on his multi-media efforts as a professional speaker, budding author, and television personality.

As for the future, Lebron James, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, the Dean of Harvard Law School, the CEO of McDonald’s, Billionaire BET founder Bob Johnson, and others will have their wisdom distilled in the release of Stay Hungry! - Kwame’s first book compiling a series of first hand personal interviews with 20 global icons and personal mentors sharing their secrets to success and perseverance. Kwame continues to live by his own words..."We have our whole lives to be ordinary, and only a few fleeting moments to be extraordinary!"