Chuck Brennan (b. Charles C. Brennan, January 23, 1968) is an entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist based in Las Vegas, NV.
While in elementary school, Charles C. Brennan formed his first small business in his hometown of Sioux Falls, S.D. In high school, Chuck Brennan grew increasingly interested in the financial side of business and secured a position in the collections department at Citibank. While most teens were working at a movie theater, Chuck Brennan was developing the foundation from which his business career would be launched.
In 1990, Chuck Brennan opened the Blitz Ballroom, a Midwestern music venue that drew top-notch rock ’n’ roll talent. After a successful run at the Blitz Ballroom and in concert promotions, Charles Brennan headed to Las Vegas, NV, where he opened the short-term lending giant Dollar Loan Center. Drawing on his acumen for promoting rock stars and venues, coupled with his financial background, Chuck Brennan has expanded Dollar Loan Center services into four states: Utah, South Dakota, Nevada and California.
In 2001, Chuck Brennan and his wife, Mary, co-founded Clark County Collection Service, LLC. The agency currently offers collection services to nearly 500 clients across the country.
Chuck Brennan is actively involved in the communities where he grew up and where his businesses are located. Most recently, Chuck Brennan was the driving force behind the development of the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy in Sioux Falls, SD.
Chuck Brennan began building the foundation for his career early in grade school and then through a collections position with Citibank while he was still in high school. While Chuck Brennan became ever more enamored with business and finance into young adulthood, he also had a strong passion for music along the way. Although Chuck Brennan never mastered an instrument, he amassed a treasure trove of business skills that would allow him entrée into the music business.
In 1990, Chuck Brennan opened the Blitz Ballroom, which combined both of his passions: music and business. The Blitz Ballroom was a wildly successful concert venue, drawing big-name acts like Joan Jett and Quiet Riot. As Chuck Brennan developed the Blitz Ballroom into one of the hottest venues in the Midwest, he continued to make a name for himself in the rock community as someone who knew how to secure bands, match them to venues, and satisfy all parties involved.
In a bold career move, Chuck Brennan sold the Blitz Ballroom and moved to Las Vegas, NV. In Las Vegas, Charles Brennan seized the opportunity to meet an unmet need in the short-term lending market for consumers. Charles Brennan opened the first Dollar Loan Center in Las Vegas, NV in 1998. Through Dollar Loan Center, Charles Brennan went back to his original interest in finance, but now armed with the marketing and advertising expertise to grow the short-term lender into an institution. Dollar Loan Center currently serves thousands of clients in Utah, South Dakota, Nevada and California. In 2012 in Nevada alone, Chuck Brennan and Dollar Loan Center had over 100,000 repeat customers, a true testament to the caliber of financial services provided to customers.
In 2001, Chuck Brennan and his wife, Mary, co-founded Clark County Collection Service, LLC, to serve the collections needs of companies across the country. Clark County Collection Service prides itself in providing collections services with integrity and was named one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Entrepreneur magazine.
Throughout his career, Chuck Brennan has not forgotten his hometown or the many communities that support his business by choosing Dollar Loan Center for short-term loans. Dollar Loan Center and Chuck Brennan have provided long-time financial support to youth athletics, like donating $30,000 to the Henderson Little League in 2012. In 2013, the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy opened its doors to Boys & Girls Club members in Sioux Falls. The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy provides free music lessons, access to instruments, and concert participation for low-income children in Chuck Brennan’s old neighborhood. Chuck Brennan was not only the creative, driving force behind bringing this incredible program to his hometown, but he also committed $3 million to ensure its long-term impact on at-risk youth.
Chuck Brennan currently resides in Las Vegas, NV with his wife and four children.