Dr. Brian Penny is a former business analyst and operations manager at Countrywide and Bank of America turned whistleblower and freelance writer. He worked as a ghostwriter for a decade, and you’ve definitely read his work, whether it was attributed to him or not. He also has dozens of bylined pieces around the web.

Leaving Bank of America

Brian Penny middle fingerOn January 5, 2011, Penny quit his job. Bank of America’s Corporate Security filed false bomb charges against Penny. After beating the charges, Penny leaked emails proving rampant corruption and fraud in the force-placed insurance industry.

This caught Penny up in a variety of legislation and regulations from the New York Department of Financial Services, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, State Attorneys General Coalition, Federal Housing Finance Agency, and multiple class action lawsuits.

On December 6, 2014, Penny was jailed by the Mesa Superior Court after a default civil defamation judgment in case CV2014-093104 for naming an executive in his leak.

Leaving Fear and Loathing

Whistleblower Brian Penny
Eat Your Heart Out, Hunter S Thompson

Having survived severe retaliation by the banks, Dr. Penny began working as a freelance writer, being syndicated throughout the web. Although not trained as a journalist, Penny successfully utilized his business acumen to reach a wide variety of publications.

Dr. Penny is known for biting satire, glorifying trolls, pirates, and hackers, and rampant drug experimentation. His gonzo-style journalism and editorials cover topics ranging from digital security to gaming, piracy, cartoons, hip-hop, ethics, whistleblowing, Anonymous, activism, cannabis, yoga, meditation, spirituality, small business, trolling, movies, television, pop culture, art, comedy, and much more.

Dr. Brian Penny’s  work can be found on The Huffington Post, The Street, Main Street, Lifehack, Hardcore Droid, Hardcore Games, Cannabis Now, Gaiam, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, Yahoo, MSN, The Small Business Resource, Small Business Daily, Dumb Little Man, Fast Company, High Times, and many more…

In addition, Dr. Penny has been featured on HuffPost Live, The Give Good Podcast, The Work At Home Success Podcast,   the Michael Finney Radio Show on KGO FM, BBC4’s Documentary The Cult of Anonymity,  and various other media appearances.

Backlash and Criticism

Brian Penny is known for his wildly varied demeanor, often changing from nice guy to huge asshole. He infamously beefed with YourAnonNews, Eminem, Roseanne Barr, Amber Lyon, Dell Cameron, Ricky Camilleri, and various other entertainers, reporters, and characters throughout the media.

On October 12, 2014, Penny’s Blogger blog was deleted by his former boss, so Penny moved his business to WordPress, where his 1st Amendment rights have not yet been violated by bogus court orders.

One year later on October 12, 2015, the January 2016 issue of High Times was being published, featuring the story of Penny’s incarceration in Tent City.

Dr. Penny uses affiliate advertising at Thought for Your Penny, including Amazon, eBay, and Rakuten Linkshare. He may receive a commission from some links embedded within the site.

Brian Penny Sweets n Snacks American Beauty
Good luck erasing this image from your memory…

Misadventures in Media and Marketing

After High Times, Penny moved on to shine a light into the murky gray area between media and marketing. He regularly attends major trades shows and events, and his name is well-known in the PR world. Penny’s “marketing to marketers” tactic of spamming those whose lives are dedicated to spamming us earned him the ire of both sides of the media/marketing fence.

Dr. Penny is now a seasoned freelance journalist, writer, blogger, content creator, and artist. There’s not a publication in the English speaking world he hasn’t ghostwritten for through his various enterprise and B2B contracts. He’s always onboarding long-term clients and is an expert on online revenue streams.

He works with both large companies and independent activists, journalists, and other revolutionaries, to enable open and efficient communication. He’s available for consulting and willing to use his extensive archive of knowledge, resources, and contacts to help whoever needs it.

If you’re looking to get your brand featured (those with money) or voice heard (those without), you can contact Brian Penny at v.e.r.s.a.b.i.l.i.t.y.4(at)g.m.a.i.l(dot)c.o.m.

Brian Penny Whistleblower
In the end, it’ll be a Penny who breaks the banks…

15 thoughts on “About

  • July 8 at 12:00 pm

    Hearty thanks for doing your thing with a flourish. Random is right… I found you while checking out the reputation of lifehack.com… your take on them is a refreshing read in this age of relentless & overwhelming bullshit. Will be reading you henceforth.

  • January 15 at 9:59 am

    Hi Brian whats the best way to contact you directly?

  • January 25 at 12:39 am

    Hi Just read your cracked article, good stuff!
    I Think the review you did of the product I supported was solid, sorry to hear about drama llamas in form of shite mates.



    • January 27 at 6:28 pm

      Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. I’m always happy to do more product reviews. It’s a great business.

  • November 1 at 7:45 pm

    I too am a Whistleblower against my employer. I work for a Mortgage company that alters signatures, changes (adds or deletes) information an loan applications. Mostly the applications are for Reverse Mortgages which means they are preying on the elderly. Fighting an uphill battle.

    • December 4 at 2:46 am

      I’m sorry to hear that. Unfortunately it was bad during the Obama administration, and it’s only going to get worse with the Trump administration deregulating everything and removing what precious few whistleblower protections exist. If you need any help or just someone to listen, you’re more than welcome to email me at azmikversable@gmail.com. Good luck, and stay in the fight. The more of us that speak up, the louder our voices get.

  • June 24 at 8:47 am

    Your blog is an inspiration. We need more people like you in this world, not afraid to spread truth and awareness. Hope you live a long prosperous life, keep doing what you do.

  • March 4 at 8:00 pm

    I have not seen you since the time we spent in the Well on Huff post live – been doing – spent some time in Max too (trumped up of course for feeding stray and feral cats on the Delaware River ) Facebook is my war zone and twitter is my go to for R and R glad to see you again

    • March 5 at 8:49 pm

      🙂 I remember you, JoAnn. How are you doin? 🙂

      It’s been a while since I’ve had time to lounge on HuffPost Live. I still try to check it out every so often though. I’ll always love public access TV…

    • November 3 at 7:10 pm

      awww…thanks… 🙂

  • April 22 at 2:11 am

    Do you believe in a bigger plan, that you were uniquely qualified to be in the position you were in order to blow the whistle, or do you think it was random?

    • April 22 at 2:14 am

      absolutely random…I made the decision to say something about what I saw…people see corruption all the time; they just choose to ignore it…I didn’t, and still don’t…


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