Kewaan Drayton

Kewaan Drayton

CEO of Red Eye Film Productions

Recently named the 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce, Kewaan K. Drayton is an innovative entrepreneur, dedicated community organizer, and business consultant. His consulting expertise lies in developing impactful business strategies for early-stage startups, often using proven, inexpensive guerrilla marketing techniques.

After nearly a decade of successfully launching his ventures with little capital, Kewaan understands what drives sales conversions, how to excite a target audience about a new product, service, or experience, and how to leverage existing relationships to ensure a loyal following. While his current ventures are primarily in the entertainment realm, the principles he applies are relevant to any industry.

Kewaan has been featured in print and media outlets, including the Savannah Morning News, Connect Savannah, Savannah Tribune, WTOC, and WSAV. His more recent venture, The Savannah Underground, was awarded 2021’s “Best Local Theatre Company” by Connect Savannah.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Kewaan enjoys mentoring aspiring business owners as a SCORE Mentor and educating male minority youth on the criminal justice system so that they are empowered with information. Kewaan holds a B.S. in Criminology from Florida State University and is a Jim Moran Small Business Executive Program graduate.

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