Stephanie Martin

One of co-founders of BrandForward, Stephanie brings 20+ years of marketing and corporate communications experience across the retail, manufacturing and sports industries to her role as Managing Director.

Throughout her career, she has built innovative strategies, partnerships and narratives that result in stakeholder action on a global scale. Stephanie has shaped consumer outreach, employee engagement and community relations strategies across worldwide workforces of Fortune 500 companies such as The Home Depot, Avery Dennison and SUPERVALU, and major sporting events such as Super Bowl 50 and the 34th America’s Cup. Also an advisor to the C-suite and members of corporate and nonprofits Boards, she has helped individuals and organizations develop strong relationships with their customers, employees and communities.

Stephanie believes in building a strong and supportive organizational culture that is committed to excellence, outstanding customer service and delivering results. A certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner and former MBA professor, she approaches team leadership and mentorship as a coach would: helping people to fully realize their strengths and maximize their potential. She is also the author of the book, Big Game, Bigger Impact: How the Bay Area Redefined the Super Bowl and the Lessons Learned that Can Apply to Any Business, with co-author Pat Gallagher.

Stephanie was a four-year student-athlete at Tufts University, graduating with a B.A. in English, and received her M.A. in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. She enjoys competitive sailing, hiking in Marin County, traveling the world, and spending time with her husband Mike and dog Lucky.