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.
Born and raised in suburban Chicago, Brendan’s entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well from a young age. At age 10, he went door to door starting a neighborhood leaf raking and snow shoveling business. Rather than doing the work himself like many of his peers, he built a small army of friends to do the hard work while he focused on selling and customer service. However even with this early start, it wasn’t until college that Brendan had his real taste at the business world.
During the market crash of 2008, Brendan became a successful stock 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.
In 2011, Brendan also founded Simple SEO Group which he still owns and operates today. Simple SEO is a Chicago based full service digital marketing agency, offering digital marketing and website development services to companies large and small. The 500+ clients Simple SEO works with range from startup to fortune 10 companies and everything in between. Simple SEO has developed a strong industry reputation for delivering results-orientated, ROI-focused campaigns and helps the agency boast an unheard of 98+% client retention rate.
In 2013, Brendan and long-time friend & business partner John Shegerian launched B.J. Industries, a startup investment company & incubator which is invested in over a dozen businesses. The duo still are regularly pitched on and actively invest in startups and growth companies.
In 2018, Brendan co-foundered and today is the Chief Technology & Marketing Officer of Engage, an online platform disrupting the talent & entertainment booking industry. The company has quickly grown into the largest online talent booking platform.
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.
In 2023, Brendan co-founded and launched Apollo Automation, an AI driven automation and robotics company which assists SMBs with reducing overhead, employees and leveraging AI and automation to improve and grow their businesses.
In 2024, Brendan co-founded and launched ENVIE, a luxury hair business. He also co-founded and launched Instant IV Drip, a digital platform offering in-home intravenous therapy.
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.
Brendan has won dozens of awards and accolades for his work in technology, AI and marketing, including being named the Los Angeles Business Journal Most Influential Marketing Agency, and has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and dozens of other national publications.
In his free time, Brendan is an avid boater, commercial rated pilot, world traveler, and loves all things outdoors. He currently resides with his wife in the Chicago suburbs.