Kesia King
Power Panel Speaker

Kesia double majored in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She went on to obtain her MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and has extensive experience in B2C and B2B sales and marketing. Kesia founded CHOP CHOP Mobile Salon & Barber as a way to combine her love for hair care, fashion and beauty with her strong belief in creating platforms for multi-cultural engagement and interaction. Kesia created CHOP CHOP while being a wife, mother of two, mentor and full-time marketing manager at a Fortune 500 company. Kesia's detailed business plan and impressive live pitch to ABC's Shark Tank star, Daymond John earned her a win and $20,000 in the Miller Lite Tap the Future semi-finals. Her business was also nominated in 2016 for the Chicago Innovation Award.CHOP CHOP has been a featured business on Windy City Live, Fox 32 News, Rolling Out, WVON 1690's Urban Business Roundtable, WGN Radio, Voyage Chicago and the Salon Owner's Collective podcast. Learn more about CHOP CHOP at and follow on instagram: