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18 years, 11 industries, 5 continents

BRANDKIND is a strategic marketing consultancy that builds brands to love and last. ​We advise enterprises, growth businesses and late stage startups on brand re-stages, strategy changes, M&A marketing, and new launches. BRANDKIND is a proudly woman-owned, BIPOC business based in Oakland, CA. 


Our team is a deeply experienced, fun group of marketing strategy experts who enjoy counselling senior management teams, brand marketers and entrepreneurs. As a boutique agency, BRANDKIND fits our team of strategists, creatives and client services to work with yours. This way to work gets us access to the best talent out there for your specific job.

If you want to go quickly go alone, if you want to go far go together.- African proverb


The business of strengthening and amplifying

As a forerunner in impact strategy consulting, BRANDKIND has helped hundreds of people, businesses, and organizations to define their financial, social, and environmental impact. 


Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, a global hub for innovation, BRANDKIND brings leading-edge thinking to our clients across the US. Our consultants are located throughout the US and we work remotely and on location with clients.

BRANDKIND - Earthrise - the first photo of our moon from space

In 2017, founder Shantini Munthree joined a group of 250 media and marketing leaders at UN Headquarters for a SDG summit. Together, they pledged to work toward world-changing goals.


Shantini promised to help our clients see and appreciate their connection to a larger purpose. We set a moonshot to help 1,000 organizations double their impact, changed our name to BRANDKIND to reflect our bold mission, wrote a book, LOVE + FEAR (2019) that serves as our blueprint, and introduced a pro bono program to help us accelerate our moonshot.​


Photo credit: NASA - Earthrise - the first photo of Earth from the moon.

We help you take moonshots. That's our commitment.


Meet our CEO, Shantini Munthree

Shantini Munthree is the CEO of BRANDKIND Consulting, which specializes in advising private companies on growth and transformation strategies tailored for the middle market. She oversees BRANDKIND’s strategy, business direction, and client relationships with CEOs andtheir board and teams. Shantini brings strategy and rigor from her experience at top consumer goods, manufacturing and financial services firms like P&G, MillerCoors (now part of Anheuser-Busch, Sara Lee Corporation, and Vanguard. 


Committed to promoting fiscal sustainability and business impact, she actively engages in nonprofit and mentoring efforts beyond her role at BRANDKIND. Shantini serves as Chair of Grand Canyon Conservancy’s board, is a founding member of the Private Directors Association, and chairs the P&G Alumni Network in the SF Bay Area. Nurturing our next generation of leaders is a passion for Shantini, who guides entrepreneurs at prestigious accelerator programs such as UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck and the University of Santa Clara’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Shantini is also an author; known for her thought leadership on buyer behavior in her book, “LOVE+FEAR: Mastering the Primal Motives of Buyers” (Archway: 2019).

How she refuels: Sunshine, fresh air and beautiful vistas, cultural immersions and good food, sustainable treasure-hunting, and mentoring.

Most valuable assets: Family and a network of friends and colleagues across this beautiful planet.

IMAGINE. CREATE. LOVE. is Shantini's life motto.

BRANDKIND's CEO, Shantini Munthree

Our team has helped build all types of businesses - from regional leaders to global enterprises.

BRANDKIND has a culture that mirrors that of our clients; one that is driven by purpose and performance. Our consultants have come to trust each other - and our process - through the sweat, the grind, the magic and the sparkles we've created. 



Bringing strategy to life involves some creativity.

Our in-house creative studio is here to support our client work in strategy development. The team produces high impact visual and digital materials to support the strategic process and establish a new reality in client communication of the strategy.  Our team creates concept boards, infographics, presentations, websites, sales enablement materials, and other communication assets.

Born out of a branding world, BRANDKIND brings this competitive edge to our clients.

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