Founded by three millennial visionaries, Branding Ventures is on the leading-edge of brand innovation and business transformation.


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Cory Kaimana Barros
Partner, Client Relations

As a thought leader of 21st century brand and millennial marketing, this native of Hawaii delights in quantum consciousness. His keynote, ‘Purpose Beyond Profit’ catalyzes his decade career in marketing and entertainment to teach every inspired entrepreneur how to transform business into brand. Cory founded Branding Ventures to transform the chaos of communication into the harmony of humanization.



Javan Ward
Partner, Business  Development 

Inspiring the next evolution of business transformation, Javan is a visionary whose aim aligns to using brand as a tool to empower social, environmental and economic change. His passion for innovation exemplifies the pivotal question every human faces, “why are we all here?” This spark of curiosity champions his message for millennials to embrace a higher truth in a rapidly evolving world.



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Zack Schlegel
Partner, Operations

A passionate leader, avid college football fan, and graduate of the University of Oregon. Zack's passion for branding began while working as an undergraduate intern for the Oregon football program, where he gained powerful perspectives on developing a winning brand culture. Zack currently oversees agency operations and account development, and continues to carry with him a passion for sound performance.


Brand Manifesto

Our roots begin with a deep understanding that matter causes meaning. We buy and sell, to express and experience. In this new era of conscious commerce, consumerism has entered humanization. Brand allows consumers to become co-creators, and turns business competition into collaboration.

By upgrading your business to brand, you align purpose to profit. Branding Ventures serves business at all levels, as brand is not business modeling, it is business management.

As people, we operate by trust, and we trust who we know. Brand engages to relate to the customer. The force that registers resonance, carries impact. We serve the inspired entrepreneur who expresses the bravery, creativity, and passion built on brand.

Our endeavor in digital, design, and technology; advances business efficiency and brand affinity. We imagine, innovate, and inspire the world of business and entrepreneurship.

The world doesn't need saving, it needs branding.

Our Clients

We serve the innovator in you.

Our clients have visionary spirits, creative minds, and innovative ideas. They are leading-edge entrepreneurs with a deep desire to be a catalyst for a positive future. Business is their outlet for change-making, social innovation, and global collaboration. 

It is our intention to inspire the leadership, creativity, and bravery required to build a better world. We see brand as the platform for business to transform culture and society in the 21st century.

This is a call to the dreamers, the doers, and the conscious creators out to make a sustainable difference around the world. If you care about positively impacting people, the planet and your profit, then you are in the right place. 

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