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.
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.
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 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.