Stephanie Martin

One of co-founders of BrandForward, Stephanie brings 20+ years of brand strategy, sports marketing and global communications experience to her role as Managing Director.

Prior to BrandForward, Stephanie shaped brand, marketing and communications strategies for Fortune 500 companies such as The Home Depot, Avery Dennison and Albertsons, and major sporting events including Super Bowl 50, the 34th America’s Cup and Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018.

An adjunct professor in brand and communications for the University of San Francisco’s Sports Management Masters program and a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner, Stephanie approaches professional development and mentorship as a coach would: helping people to fully realize their strengths and maximize their potential. She is also co-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 Businesswhich chronicles the hosting of Super Bowl 50 and how major sporting events can be catalysts for good.

A student-athlete at Tufts University on the school’s national championship-winning sailing team, Stephanie graduated with a B.A. in English, and received her M.A. in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. She resides in Mill Valley, CA with her husband Mike and dog Lucky.