Restaurant company Shake Shack has appointed Tristan Walker, founder & CEO of Walker & Company, to their board of directors, effective June 18.
“With sizeable growth ahead and a relentless focus on excellence, guest experience and hospitality, Tristan’s knowledge and fresh perspective will be instrumental in Shake Shack’s continued success,” Shake Shack CEO, Randy Garutti said. “He brings with him a proven ability to lead, execute and inspire and his unique point of view will be invaluable for our company. We’re humbled to welcome him to our Board.”
Walker has an eye for inclusivity and authenticity that will help lead the company toward an expansive and forward-thinking future.
“I’ve long admired Shake Shack for their commitment to taking care of their guests, their teams and using their business to create good in the world,” Walker said. “As someone who is passionate about building authentic, inclusive brands, I’m excited to leverage my experience to help guide their growth and further strengthen their consumer and community connections.”
Walker is known as the brains behind Walker & Company, a maker of health and beauty products for people of color. Before his own venture, Walker worked as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Andreessen Horowitz and Director of Business Development for Foursquare, according to a press release.
Walker also serves on the board of directors at Footlocker, Inc. along with nonprofit, Code2040, as co-founder.
With Walker’s expertise, we’re sure he will prove to be a vital asset for Shake Shack’s future ventures.