Your Website & Marketing Consultants and Coaches

Top Ranked Advisor offers hands-on, custom marketing solutions for independent financial advisor firms. We can work as consultants supporting your in-house team, or we can build your online assets from the ground up.

We believe in transparent, long-lasting relationships with our clients and a hands-on, flexible approach rather than commoditized service engagements. We always track your before and after metrics and provide regular reporting so you can ensure your marketing dollars are being well spent.

We work with only a dozen or so firms at a time so that we can ensure proper attention is given to your project. This also helps us avoid conflicts of interest in working with two directly-competing firms at once.

Our ideal clients are independent, fiduciary financial advisor firms that understand the importance of technology in growing their businesses.

Meet Brien

Brien ShanahanHi, I’m Brien Shanahan, founder of Top Ranked Advisor. Thanks for taking the time to consider my company and getting to know what we have to offer. If you like what you see and think we’re a good fit, I’d love to schedule a video call and learn more about you and your business. Whether we end up working together or not, I’ve found that a face-to-face call usually ends up being a good experience and beneficial for both of us.

I’m sure you’re wondering who I am and if it’s a good idea to work with me and my firm. So let me give you some background on my experiences and career to date.

I’m originally a journalist by trade and started working with financial advisors back in 2008. I created my company, SEO4Advisors, in 2010 after two years at an established firm where I helped manage continuing education webinars and create useful website content for advisors. I have always focused on search engine optimization as my core service because I believe it is essential and also a great opportunity for independent advisors. I’m a continuous learner, and, over the past decade, as SEO has evolved and incorporated so many areas of online marketing, I’ve spent countless hours learning as much as I could in a wide range of areas, including pay-per-click advertising, social media, and the many technological subtleties involved in building a well-performing website.

Along the way, I moved to Chile, continuing to work remotely for my advisor clients. There I worked on a few ventures that vastly accelerated my knowledge of company building. And what a ride it was. In 2014, I built a travel startup called Voyhoy that, in only three years, grew to nearly 1 million monthly visitors, mostly through free traffic gained from our focus on search engine optimization. I finished top of my class at Founder Institute, the intensive global business incubator with a 30% graduation rate, and was honored to be named one of the top 10 entrepreneurs in the country by the 15,000-member Entrepreneurs Association of Chile. Less than two years later, my company became the first Chile-based startup to graduate from the prestigious Techstars business accelerator, and we had launched in 6 countries in Latin America.

Building a travel startup is hard work, and we were eventually unable to raise the tens of millions of dollars that we needed to stay competitive with many deep-pocketed international corporations in the sector. So I went back to business in the financial advisor space with a renewed focus and a lot of new knowledge about how I could help.

Top Ranked Advisor is the continuation of my original company but focused on using the best technology systems to get even better results. Today I have a team of really skilled developers and support staff from around the world, and I bring in expert consultants to help in their areas of expertise whenever needed.

Thank you for considering us, and I look forward to connecting with you.

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