Kemper Brennan

Founder & Brand Strategist


Kemper Brennan is a thought leader and a sought-after expert in the fields of retail development, B2B channel acceleration and strategic growth initiatives. For over 15 years, she has been shaping and growing the prestige beauty divisions at leading global companies, including The Estēe Lauder Companies, Oribe Hair Care and Kao America’s Salon Division, with repeated success launching brands, opening channels and gaining top market share.

During her tenure at Oribe, Kemper worked cross-functionally with leadership and internal teams, steering the brand from a startup to one of the leading prestige hair care brands in the US and abroad. A strategic thinker and an expert negotiator, she launched and sustained key retail partnerships with Sephora, Amazon and Space.NK as well as the travel retail segment, resulting in double-digit revenue growth for five consecutive years.

In 2021, Kemper founded Bravura to bring her expertise to early to mid-stage businesses. Bravura is a coterie with the mission of propelling women-led companies and helping them make their mark on the beauty and wellness industry.

Kemper’s experience spans a full lifecycle of a company, from pre-launch to high growth:

  • Market analysis & whitespace identification
  • Go-to-market (GTM) strategies in the US & globally
  • Brand equity development & value creation
  • High-performance team development
  • Omnichannel marketing
  • Business development & retailer partnerships
  • Brand growth strategies