Shaun M. Brennan- Principal

I grew up in the Utica area, and I proudly call the Mohawk Valley home. 

Before launching my career in business, I graduated from SUNYIT of Utica, New York with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a minor in Accounting. In 2003, I received my Master of Science with Concentration in Marketing and Human Resources from SUNYIT. 

At SUNYIT, I assisted the Small Business Development Center in the development of the 20 Hour Course clients must pass to qualify for an SBA Loan. I also taught elementary education at the New York School for the Deaf in Rome, New York. 

Before I started SMB Consulting Company, I was a commercial insurance underwriter. Learning the business from the carrier’s perspective is a great help when evaluating my clients’ coverages. I know the insurance company side of things and I bring that insight to the table during my consultation with clients. And, just as I enjoyed my time as a teacher helping kids succeed, I work to educate my clients about their group health coverage in today’s challenging economy. 

My passion now is to help business owners gain control over their group health benefits…their second leading expense. As a business owner, I know how hard it can be to make it in New York State. I’ve seen businesses large and small leave. My father and grandfather were dedicated employees of General Electric in Utica before it left the area in the 1990s. I know how communities and families suffer when jobs move out of the state.

My ultimate goal is to help make it easier for businesses across New York State to succeed and grow. 

And, I’ll help you with your group health benefits plan…just give us a call or click here. I look forward to working with you and your employees.

The Growth of SMB Consulting since the start of the business in 2008, was tremendous. With more clients and meetings came the need for the small business to grow and expand. In April 2012, Genesee Brennan LLC was formed to purchase the future home of SMB Consulting. The 24,000 square foot building located in downtown Utica's business district. 


10 Years in Business was celebrated in August of 2018. 

Thanks to all my clients and cheers to all.


Contact Us
Phone- 315.269.7252
Fax- 315.507.2953