Stephanie Martin


One of the co-founders of BrandForward, Stephanie Martin brings 20+ years of brand strategy, sports marketing and global communications experience to her role as Managing Director. BrandForward is an athlete brand strategy consultancy that works with individual professional and retired athletes, as well as leagues, teams and players associations.

Prior to BrandForward, Stephanie held communications and marketing leadership roles in 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.

A frequent speaker, panelist and moderator on brand strategy, Stephanie is an adjunct professor in brand and communications for the University of San Francisco’s Sports Management Masters program; a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner, and the 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 Business, which chronicles the hosting of Super Bowl 50.

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 .

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