Jeffery Keys (’96)
President, Diversity Food Brands LLC
I head minority-owned Diversity Food Brands, a consolidator, operator and licensor of food service brands with a primary focus on concessions common to airports, motorways, college campuses and hospitals. I started in restaurant operations when I was very young, working in fast food places before getting my undergraduate degree in economics. I became a commercial banker until I came across a company that did specialized lending for franchising. Eventually, I formed Diversity Food Brands. It’s not a typical career path ― from operations to finance to entrepreneurship.