Chris Brandewie

Vice President of Strategy and Design

I have over 25 years of experience in designing a wide range of brand driven retail and restaurant concepts. During my time I have led diverse teams of specialists on both domestic and international projects for a number of marquee companies. In my most recent role as Head of Store Design for Best Buy, I was responsible for the creation of concepts for the fleet of 1400 stores.

Prior to my role at Best Buy, I held senior positions with such well recognized design firms as Chute Gerdeman and WD Partners, as well as running my own consultancy, AstroMan Studio. Along with this work, I have held adjunct professor positions at The Ohio State University and The University of Minnesota. I was also a Faculty Member of the Path to Purchase Institute.