- Dollar Loan CenterFounder and CEO
CharlesBrennan is a serial entrepreneur and businessman originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the Founder and CEO of Dollar Loan Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Established in 1998, Dollar Loan Center serves the short-term, subprime lending market with easy to attain financing for immediate financial needs. Las Vegas, Nevada based Charles Brennan is also the namesake of the Brennan Rock n’ Roll Academy, a not-for-profit music program serving the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire in Sioux Falls, SD. Additionally, Charles Brennan and his wife Mary are the founders of Clark County Collection Service.
Growing up, Charles Brennan always knew he was destined for something big. He remember starting his first small business in Elementary School and as early as junior high, he began developing forward thinking plans to create a positive financial environment for himself. While still in high school, Charles Brennan took a position in the collections department of Citibank. He credits this time for opening up his eyes to the great demand for financial services.
In 1990, Charles Brennan left Citibank and opened The Blitz Ballroom, an instant legendary rock ‘n roll bar whose stage was been graced by names such as Quiet Riot and Joan Jett. Charles Brennan soon learned he possessed a natural talent for concert promotion and traveled the Midwest for several years matching artists with accommodating venues.
Then in a rather surprising move, Charles Brennan sold the Blitz Ballroom and headed for Las Vegas, Nevada, where he reentered the collection and finance business. It was in Las Vegas, Nevada, that Dollar Loan Center was born. Partnering with his good friend Keith Bergh, Charles Brennan tapped into an unmet need in the short term lending market. Bucking tradition, Brennan promoted Dollar Loan Center, in the same manner that he had garnered attention for his successful music promotion business – he made it larger than life with television and radio spots and print ads. Charles Brennan labeled any and every possible piece of advertising material available with the Dollar Loan Center logo even advertising on Howard Stern.
Today, Dollar Loan Center serves customers in four states: Utah, South Dakota, Nevada, and California.
In 2001, Mary and Charles Brennan founded Clark County Collection Service, LLC. The agency offers debt collection services to nearly 500 clients Nationwide. The company strives to promote professionalism in the debt collection industry and focuses on solutions via results-oriented methodologies and respect. According to Charles Brennan, Clark County Collection Service has been noted as one of the top 500 fastest growing companies in the United States by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Charles Brennan is notable in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota community for having established the Brennan Rock ‘n Roll Academy, serving Boys and Girls Clubs Members of the Sioux Empire. The Academy will offer free music education via lessons with professional musicians. As well, students will be allowed to participate in regular band rehearsals and concerts. Charles Brennan has donated a quarter million dollars to this project and committed an additional $3 million to ensure the program is successful.
Throughout his various ventures, Charles Brennan remains an optimistic, generous, and dedicated member of his community. He is an avid supporter of childhood athletics and in March of 2012 donated $30,000 to the Henderson Little League. Charles Brennan currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife and four children.
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