Jamie Brandt joined the San Francisco 49ers in 2008 and serves as the team’s vice president of sales and service. Brandt oversees all aspects of sales, service, and special events for the club. In his career, he has been part of four stadiums or arena openings, including three in the NFL.
Brandt was instrumental in initially establishing the sales and service culture within the organization upon his arrival in 2008. One of his most important tasks was to methodically construct a team of dedicated sales and service professionals focused on growing and maintaining the 49ers ticket-buying fan base.
In 2012, in his role as the 49ers vice president of ticketing & fan experience, Brandt oversaw game day entertainment and is responsible for incorporating numerous enhancements to the show, such as the foghorn played during pregame and during the game after 49ers scores. Most recently and as part of the transition from Candlestick Park to Levi’s Stadium, Brandt has engineered a complete makeover of the ticket operations unit from personnel to policies and procedures.
Prior to joining the 49ers, Brandt was the senior director of ticket sales for the Arizona Cardinals from 2001-08. He was responsible for developing annual sales campaigns and overseeing day-to-day sales department activity, as well as overseeing service provided to the team’s season ticket holders. In 2006, Brandt led the Cardinals’ ticket relocation and new sales campaign for the University of Phoenix Stadium, which opened in the fall of that year. During Brandt’s time with the Cardinals, the season ticket base more than doubled and at the time of his departure the Cardinals had established a consecutive home sellout streak and season ticket waiting list for the first time in team history.
From 1997-00, Brandt served as the manager of club seat sales for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selling the new Raymond James Stadium which opened in September of 1998. During Brandt’s time with the Buccaneers, the team officially established a season ticket waiting list for the first time in its history. Brandt left the NFL for one season to assume the role of senior director of sales & administration for the XFL’s Orlando Rage in 2001.
Brandt started his career in sports with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning from 1996 to 1997. Brandt was part of a staff the sold the new Ice Palace Arena (now the Tampa Bay Times Forum) that opened in the fall of 1996.
A graduate of Eckerd College, located among the sunny beaches in St. Petersburg, Fla., Brandt earned a bachelor’s of business management degree with a focus in economics. He is also a board member with Juma, a non-profit based on the Bay Area that strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education, and financial capability for youth across America. Brandt and his 12-year old dog reside in San Francisco.