Who are we?

EnMast is a service of Anchor Advisors, Ltd., a Chicago small business consulting firm that empowers business owners to take control of and grow their businesses. Since 2001, we’ve worked alongside hundreds of business owners, helping them to build the business of their dreams.

Through our work with small-business owners, we saw a need for a gathering place where business owners could huddle, catch their breath, get some reliable business advice, learn how to run their businesses better and more efficiently, and make more money in the process.  So we took a risk and started EnMast. And we haven’t looked back since. It’s been a great journey so far, and we’re looking forward to all the places we’re going to take small businesses in the future.

Meet the EnMast Crew

Brad Farris, Managing Editor | Small Business Advisor

As principal advisor of Anchor Advisors, Brad Farris has experience leading businesses & business owners into new levels of growth and success. Through his work with over 100 Chicago area small businesses he has experience in guiding founders and business owners through the pitfalls and joys of growing their business. Prior to joining Anchor Advisors, Brad spent over 10 years managing business units for a family-owned conglomerate with sales of $2 million to $25 million.

When not working Brad enjoys cycling, cooking and the NFL. He is married with 5 children and lives in Chicago, Illinois. Connect with Brad on Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Bridget Ingebrigtsen | Brand Journalist

Bridget Ingebrigtsen owns Write On Command, a company that provides writing and editing services to businesses and not-for-profits. Bridget describes her six-year stint as Anchor Advisors’ writer/editor as being “mutually beneficial” — she helps Anchor Advisors keep their written projects on track and Anchor Advisors helps her keep her business on track. When she’s not running her business, Bridget is running after her four children, two dogs and the latest in entertainment news. Connect with Bridget on Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Devan Marie Perine | Community Manager

Devan Perine has a wide span of marketing experience working with small businesses from the creative arts, business consulting, and software & recruiting industries. She’s a graduate in Media Management, focus in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management, and a news & Apple maven. In her free time you’ll find her on a drumset or playing on the piano. She also thinks she’s a pretty darn good cook. Connect with Devan on Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn.