Brett Farmiloe is the founder of Featured, an expert insights platform that connects subject matter experts with publishers to create content. 

He is a published author and company founder who has a history of bringing unique ideas to life. Brett’s first company, Pursue the Passion, was a career education startup that took Brett and three friends on two cross country roadtrips to interview people about how they found passion in work. Since getting off the road, Brett has delivered over 100 speeches from Alaska to Miami Beach and authored the book, Pursue the Passion

Brett’s second company, which built and launched 10+ iPhone apps, failed. He then caught a break and launched a charitable coffee company with the actor Hugh Jackman (later acquired by Keurig). And most recently, he spent the last decade building an SEO company for small businesses, Markitors, which was voted a Best Place To Work multiple times and acquired by a digital marketing agency. 

Dad of 3, 3x RV owner and sometimes drives a minivan; backyard chicken farmer, contributor to outlets like Forbes, GoDaddy, Business Journals, and more.  Once was sponsored by a food company with unlimited supply of Hot Pockets. Proceeded to eat Hot Pockets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 30 days to bootstrap a startup. Never has ate a Hot Pocket again.

Projects in development… the revival of the World Pillow Fight Championships to raise funds for Sonoma County firefighters. Also, dedicated to improving neighborhood safety. 

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Featured is on a mission to unlock the world’s knowledge. Everyone’s an expert in something. And yet, less than 5% of the world’s knowledge exists online. At Featured, we believe that the most profound discoveries happen when we put our heads together.

As publishers are pressured to do more with less and AI becomes an increasingly dominant force, access to authentic human voices is more important than ever. Our perspectives, nuance, and experiences are irreplaceable. By allowing individuals to share their share expertise in a sustainable and scalable way, we’re making real knowledge from real people more accessible.

Democratizing thought leadership is a crucial step toward progress – equally as important to us as the content we produce. This drives us to connect publishers with the best thought leaders as defined by their experience, not whether they have a blue check mark or an expensive PR agency. By connecting true subject-matter experts with the world’s most powerful publishing platforms, we unlock the full potential of human knowledge, one answer at a time.