10 Jul Brandon Marcello
High Performance Strategist
Dr. Brandon Marcello has over 20-years experience in the performance enhancement industry. As a high-performance strategist, he takes forward-thinking organizations and elite athletes to the next level of their game – and careers. Having extensive involvement in both the applied and research worlds, he has implemented successful, high performance training programs for professional, Olympic and collegiate athletes. Continuing his work with the U.S. Department of Defense and Draper Labs, Brandon has recently been tasked with defining the future of soldier performance.
Most recently serving as the Director of Sports Performance at Stanford University, Marcello’s role was to oversee all aspects of athletic performance enhancement for the 36 intercollegiate sports. During his seven years at Stanford, Marcello initiated cross-department collaboration with many of Stanford’s academic departments, including, but not limited to the Stanford Sleep Center, Center for Longevity, bio-engineering, Residential and dining enterprises, Stanford surgery, neuroscience, and the Hoover Institute. He was the creator the highly-acclaimed Performance Based Dining concept that has been successfully implemented since 2011, and has received national media attention and numerous awards.
Prior to his seven years at Stanford, he served as the Director of Performance for USA Softball, and implemented all athletic development programs for the 2008 Silver Medal US Olympic Softball team, 2007 Gold Medal Pan American team and 2006 Gold Medal World Championship team.
In 1999 he was approached by Mark Verstegen to join him in Tempe, Ariz. to help create EXOS (formerly Athletes Performance (AP), a world class training facility for professional and elite athlete.
Prior to his work at the Arizona facility, Marcello was a Performance Specialist at the International Performance Institute (IPI) of the IMG Academies in Bradenton, FL.
A recognized author, researcher and international presenter, he routinely speaks around the world on a number of topics pertaining to elite-level performance. Marcello holds a PhD in Sports Nutrition from Baylor University, and an MS and BS in Exercise Science from Marshall University.