Edrienne Brandon

Board Member

Edrienne has led close to twenty commercial launches and directed global teams in corporate strategy, brand management, product development, commercial marketing, investor relations, and operations. She has worked for industry leaders such as Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Ernst & Young, and Volcano Corporation, as well as start-up companies. Edrienne is the Chairman/CEO/Co-Founder of Ablaze Ventures, a firm that produces consumer products and media as well as provides entrepreneurs with capital, resources, and general management expertise. She is the Nominating and Governance Committee Chair and Compensation Committee member of the Board of Directors of Jack Cooper Holdings Corporation, a privately held transportation and logistics company with over 4,000 employees, and a Board Member of City Heights Prep Charter School. Her past board service includes the Duke University Trinity Board of Visitors, the Duke University Board of Trustees Committee on Institutional Advancement, Harvard Business School Admissions and The Family Tree. She is a patent holder, a co-author of a Harvard Business School case on Oprah Winfrey, and a co-author of Unleashing the Power of Two. Edrienne earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, and her BA from Duke University, where she was a two-term Class President, Commencement Speaker, and Griffith University Service Award recipient.