Advisory Board Bio – Kaleb Harrell

Kaleb Harrell

Kaleb Harrell

Owner & CEO, Hawkers

Kaleb Harrell is the CEO & Co-Founder of Hawkers Asian Street Food, a restaurant concept serving authentic Asian street food in an experience-driven environment, with a focus on small, shared plates. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Harrell currently oversees 12 restaurant locations spanning six states.


A Central Florida native, Harrell graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Finance and a passion for marketing. Prior to co-founding Hawkers Asian Street Food in 2011, Harrell co-founded a marketing agency, which he ran as a managing partner for many years. Throughout his time leading the agency, he grew its client base to span many verticals from small businesses to corporate giants including Disney, UPS, and Chevrolet.


In 2021, Harrell was named CEO of the Year, in addition to becoming an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Under his leadership, Hawkers Asian Street Food has been named a six-time Inc. 5000 winner, one of Central Florida’s fastest-growing businesses, and is among Central Florida’s top 100 privately held companies.