Kenyata started his career in Cincinnati where he spent 11 years at Proctor & Gamble in progressive product development and marketing roles on brands including Product Manager for the Tampax business, where he has a patent on Tampax Pearl and led the product re-design for base Tampax. On Crest, Kenyata developed & executed the strategy for African American Marketing, where he introduced the 1st advertising campaign with notable African American Dentist Dr. Maria Ashley. He also had two successful stints on the Old Spice business, where he led the product qualification of the body spray re-stage and later played a significant global leadership role on the now famous brand reinvention
of Old Spice.
After leaving Proctor & Gamble, Kenyata served as Head of Marketing Strategy for Shell Oil, where he was responsible for increasing the marketing capability within the Lubricants’ organization as well as delivering scaled marketing strategies that have direct to consumer impact on both the B2C and B2B businesses.
Most recently, Kenyata served as the Director of Innovation for The Nestlé Pizza & Snacking Division, where he was responsible for delivering a new product and innovation pipeline and building a leading-edge competitive capability for the $3bn group of well-known brands that include DiGiorno, California Pizza Kitchen, and Hot Pockets.
Kenyata earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry & Chemical Engineering from Morehouse College & Georgia Tech (respectively) in 2001, and his Masters’ of Business Administration at the University of Chicago in 2009.
Kenyata is a native of Augusta, GA and is married to Phaedra and has a 4-year-old son, Kenyata Jr., 2 year old daughter, Mckenzie, and newborn son David. He currently resides in Cleveland, OH and his hobbies include golf, basketball, & music. He sits on the advisory board for the Neeley School of Business MBA program at Texas Christian University and is
a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.