Speaker Profile

Kimberly Paige
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer / BET Networks

A seasoned brand marketer and general manager with over 25 years of experience, Kimberly Paige is widely recognized as a leading business executive in the beverage, beauty, and media industry due to her proven track record of delivering transformative growth and creating billion-dollar brands. In late 2019, Ms. Paige joined Paramount Global as EVP and CMO of BET Networks. In this role she is responsible for managing and implementing brand marketing and creative strategy across all platforms, including BET, BET+ streaming, BET Digital, and the highly successful BET Live Events business.

Before joining BET, Ms. Paige was the chief operating and brand officer at Sundial Brands. She partnered with founder and CEO Richelieu Dennis to craft the overall strategic direction for future growth across the entire Sundial portfolio and played a leading role in the launch and marketing of the $100 million New Voices Fund in support of Women of Color Entrepreneurs. Prior to transitioning to the beauty industry, Ms. Paige worked at the Coca-Cola Company for 16 years in various roles in North America and globally. Her roles included vice president, venturing and emerging brands where she was responsible for leading marketing innovation and assessing high-growth merger and acquisition opportunities. She also led the turnaround and delivery of record growth of the $3.5 billion Sprite and Flavors portfolio. During her leadership, she relaunched the company’s second- and third-largest global brands and led key marketing partnerships with the NBA, LeBron James, and Drake. She started her career in brand management at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati.

Ms. Paige has a bachelor’s in marketing and communications from Howard University and an M.B.A. in marketing from Clark Atlanta University. She serves on the boards of Spanx, Versed Beauty Brands, and Morehouse School of Medicine.