Charles E. Brueggemann

Chief of Staff & Transition Coach

Charles Brueggemann assists privately-held companies with maximizing company value which includes navigating family business transitions to the next generation.

Chuck’s involvement in this area of our firm stems from his unique gift as a communicator. The ability to elicit information is a rare talent that has been honed through experience and training in a variety of settings to include: crisis line intervention coach, police hostage negotiator, Reid Interrogation methods, homicide and special victims’ investigations, certified life coach and experienced executive coach.

His professional career spans both public and private settings, most notably 25 years with the Illinois State Police, retiring as the First Deputy Director, the highest rank a sworn officer can hold. Thereafter, Chuck consulted with a closely-held family business with international reach; he held the position of Sr. VP of Business Development for Jim’s Formal Wear, LLC; and most recently leads the department of athletics at McKendree University. Since 1999, Chuck has served as an advisor for a closely-held business and as a trustee for their family trusts.

Chuck was raised, the youngest of six siblings, in the Midwest and maintains close ties to his family. He is an alum of McKendree University with an undergraduate degree in Business and Social Justice, as well as a Master of Arts in Homeland Defense and Security from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He and his wife, Susan, have two grown daughters.