Brendan Egan

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Brendan Egan is a serial entrepreneur who focuses on leveraging his experience in development & marketing to create new technologies, disrupt existing industries, and make an impactful change in people’s lives.


During the market crash of 2008, Brendan became a successful day trader, growing a personal trading fund. In 2009, he launched a digital trading education company, LearnToTrade, which was the highest-rated and most purchased price action trading course on the market. He also worked with hundreds of traders from around the globe, offering one-on-one consulting. He later sold the company in 2012, a year after graduating from college.


Brendan also founded Simple SEO Group, which he still owns and operates today. Simple SEO is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency offering website design & development, mobile app design & development, digital marketing campaigns (including SEO, PPC, email marketing, CRO, & social media management), and consulting.


Brendan has worked with over 500 clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies and has earned a reputation for delivering results-orientated, ROI-focused campaigns for every client.


In 2013, Brendan and long-time friend & business partner John Shegerian launched B.J. Industries, a startup investment company & incubator that is invested in over a dozen startup businesses.


Brendan is also the co-founder & Chief Technology and Marketing Officer of Engage, an online platform disrupting the talent & entertainment booking industry.


In 2019, Brendan published his first book, 101 Tips From The Marketing Masters, which focuses on providing actionable tips & tricks for businesses looking to improve their digital marketing. The book quickly became an Amazon #1 Best Seller in the categories of marketing and digital marketing. In 2021, he co-authored his second book, The Insecurity of Everything, which focuses on how the technology revolution has led to a security crisis all around the world.


Brendan has won dozens of awards and accolades for his work in technology and marketing, including being named the Los Angeles Business Journal's Most Influential Marketing Agency, and has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and several other national publications.


Brendan serves on the Board of Directors of ERI, the world’s largest cybersecurity hardware destruction company, and is the chairman of ERI’s technology committee. He also serves on the board of directors of Engage as well as 11 other companies.

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Brendan was our keynote marketing speaker at our annual company conference and spoke to our attendees on SEO and PPC. He offered insightful and actionable information which was very well received.


Brendan led a session at our annual conference on standing out in the marketing world post COVID. It was a very well attended breakout session and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive on what our attendees learned in the session.

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  • What is your favorite quote? In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? Everyday. You never know what moments will have a big impact until after they happen.
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? I love the outdoors, especially being on the water, boating, water sports, and the beach.
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? I have many mentors. I don't follow any big names in my space or in business as mentors.