Brendan Burke

Board Member

Brendan Burke is a strategist, analyst, and innovator with 18+ years of leading high-performance teams that drive growth, create demand, and exceed revenue goals. He currently heads marketing at a financial technology company and consults with B2C and B2B clients.

Previously, Brendan was recruited to build corporate Marketing, PR, and CRM capabilities and teams for CircusTrix, the world’s largest developer, operator, and franchisor of indoor entertainment centers with a network of more than 320 facilities in 18 countries serving 45 million guests annually. He directly managed all marketing, merchandising, and communications functions for 88 owned and operated locations and consulted with franchise locations.

Before he joined CircusTrix, Brendan was the Vice President of Marketing for the Utah Jazz, with responsibility for all aspects of the marketing directive, including strategic planning, lifecycle/ROI marketing, branding, advertising, digital marketing, and e-commerce, market research, and measurement/reporting.

In 2005, Brendan joined Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment (LHMSE) to create the first digital marketing and analytics departments for the Utah Jazz, MiLB’s Salt Lake Bees, and the Delta Center arena. He and his team were responsible for spearheading virtually every digital-first within the organization.

Early in his career, Brendan worked for several Los Angeles-based communications agencies where he served as a primary liaison to clients, including Ford Motor Company, Motorola, and Nintendo of America. 

Brendan thrives on challenges, particularly those that result in positive growth.  He is fascinated by the process of creating and retaining customers, in an ever-changing consumer landscape, and strives to continually enhance his skillset.  Brendan credits his success to great mentors and even greater teammates. 

He holds an MBA from the University of Utah and a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Brigham Young University. 

Brendan enjoys activities of all kinds, particularly tennis, football, and strategy-based board games.  Above all, he values time with his spouse, Nikki, and their three children, Hunter, Mason, and Savanna.