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Charles David Dreher

Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

Executive Director & Vice-Chairman - Investment Policy Committee, Commonwealth Capital LLC .

Executive Director & Vice-Chairman - Investment Policy Committee, Commonwealth Capital LLC .

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Commonwealth Capital, LLC


Partner, Executive Director & Vice-Chairman of the Investment Policy Committee Commonwealth Capital May 2015 - present
Partner, Director & Executive Vice President Commonwealth Capital Advisors, LLC November 2002 - present
Consultant John Hancock 1992 - 1995
Financial Consultant Shearson Lehman Brothers 1985 - 1992
Western Regional Manager Organizational Dynamics Inc. 1983 - 1985
Senior Marketing Representative Control Data Corporation 1974 - 1983
Sales Support Engineer Statistical Tabulating Corporation, Stat:Tab Data Services 1966 - 1974
Vice-President - Board of Directors WAIKIKI HEALTH November 2012 - present


LORAS College & De Paul University
St. Philip Basilica High School 1960 - 1964

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Real Estate
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • Beverages
  • • CPG
  • • On-Demand
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Crowdfunding • Venture capital • Seed funding • corporate finance • development capital

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Our Commitment. The majority of start-up and early-stage companies are told “No” by professional investors because they do not yet have a solid track record of strong earnings growth, proven revenues, and positive cash flow. Our job is to help position your Company to obtain the necessary capital while maintaining the vast majority of equity ownership interest and voting control.

Our Process. We have revolutionized the way capital is raised for start-up and early-stage companies by automating the proven techniques utilized by Wall Street investment banks. Our process enables you to legally and effectively compete directly with traditional financial institutions for individual investor capital. Furthermore, our process puts you in charge of the entire capital raising effort throughout the life of your Company. You will attract qualified investors by conducting a series of well-orchestrated securities offerings to meet current market demand, while maintaining compliance with federal and state(s) securities laws.

Make a Qualified Decision. We believe that when it comes to raising substantial amounts of capital there is no simpler way to get the funding that you require. In order for you to make a qualified decision if “the Wall Street process” is right for your Company, we suggest that you read your complimentary copy of the Abridged Edition of The Secrets of Wall Street: Raising Capital for Start-up and Early-Stage Companies. Soon enough, you will know more about the capital raising process than 98% of the entrepreneurial population…including your competition.

Is your time limited? We suggest our Corporate Finance Advisory Services, which offer you speed, accuracy, and expert advisory throughout the entire capital raising process. We provide our Corporate Finance Advisory Services with a true partner/mentor relationship mindset; therefore, we are equally committed to performing and supporting your capital raising efforts. In addition, if you need to engage an SEC registered broker-dealer to sell your Company's securities for you, we can assist you by sponsoring your Company at the next

National Investment Bankers Quarterly Capital Conference or

Financial Services Exchange Capital Conference.

Our Corporate Finance Advisory Services provide you with the highest probability of capital attainment possible. Below is a chart that delineates what constitutes our Full Corporate Finance Advisory Service.

Vouches Received

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Kenneth W. Hein. MBA, SMP
We worked together  •  President, Phoenix Metro Chapter, Association for Strategic Planning, Phoenix Metro Chapter.
Charles is the consummate professional; articulate, intelligent, conceptual, and given to always being a strategic thinker.
Joshua Cynamon
Finance/Strategy Consultant, Vantage Insights LLC. Previously CEO, GLC Investments, LLC. Washington University in St. Louis grad.
Charles understands fundraising for start-ups and really helps entrepreneurs get through successfully raising capital.
Malcolm Williams CEO - GLOBAL Sales Executive Director
We worked together  •  CEO, Pavilions of Splendour International Inc and Owner - CEO & GLOBAL Sales Executive Director, Pavilions of Splendour International Inc.
In the world of securities and start-up business finance with questions and provide answers - Charles ALWAYS responded and given common sens ... e helpful advice. A true proffesional to a tee.
Jason Jacobsohn
They're my friends  •  Business Advisor, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative, City Colleges of Chicago and Director, The Founder Institute.
Charles is one of the nicest people who you will meet. He genuinely cares about others and wants to assist however he can. He is resourceful ... and smart.
Fr Chuck Faso, OFM
They're my friends  •  Father Chuck Faso, OFM, Itinerant Preacher for Franciscans - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Order.
Charles listens well and grasps what a person says and then sees clearly and envisions the best possibilities. Charles's enthusiasm and posi ... tive energy affirms a person's hopes and sets aside unfounded fears. Charles' warm personality engenders confidence in new adventures.
Sheila Beckham
We worked together  •  Chief Executive Officer, Waikiki Health. Previously Director of Preventive Health, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.
Andrew 'Drew' Juska
They're my school  •  Director - Customer Service & Inside Sales, Zodiac Aerospace. Previously Global Account Manager, HCL Technologies.
Charles contributes with years of experience, an expansive portfolio with an exclusive network. His passion for growth is matched only by h ... is commitment and dedication to those he works with.
Dick Dale
They're my friends  •  Partner, Times Two Technology LLP. Previously Consultant, Richard J. Dale & Associates.
He has a diverse background in finance. His unique experience if from both the individual investor side and the company offering the securit ... ies to finance their growth or startup. He has excelled in both areas and trained many people to understand the concepts and advances topics from each prospective. I have Known Charles since 5 grade and our careers have crisscrossed over the years. I have been a member of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange and a financial principal and chairman of the board of a New Your Stock Exchange member firm.
Bruce Kaufmann
We worked together  •  Consultant, RGP. Previously Manager, Chair King Backyard Store.
Charles extensive experience in equity investment, venture capital funding and advising entrepreneurs on financial matters gives him the bro ... ad perspective needed to properly advise companies seeking investor financing. Additionally, Charles' success in marketing, and marketing companies, both offline and on the Internet, will help any company maximize its growth potential.
David Esser
They're my friends  •  Assistant Director, DePaul University. Previously Community College Liaison, DePaul University.
Charles is one of the most dilligent, hard working, and affable people I know. When working with him, you can expect the utmost in attention ... to detail, long-term planning, as well as compassion. He is a tremenous business partner, and a better a great all-around advisor.
Paul Skellon
They're my friends  •  Consultant - Head of Marketing, Communications & Special Projects, Pacific Air Cargo & Aloha Contract Services.
Charles has been extremely helpful in advising on funding options for our resort development project in Samoa
Russell C. Weigel, III
We worked together  •  Managing Member, Hoffman & Weigel, PLLC. Vanderbilt grad.
Because he loves challenges, solving problems, working with bright teams and their products and services, and envisioning their place in fut ... ure before it happens

Kenneth W. Hein. MBA, SMP
We worked together  •  President, Phoenix Metro Chapter, Association for Strategic Planning, Phoenix Metro Chapter.
Ken Hine is a consummate professional. As a former cornel in the military his ability to strategically plan exceeds his peers. His integrity ... is without question. I can proudly recommend Ken without hesitation.

Andrew 'Drew' Juska
They're my friends  •  Director - Customer Service & Inside Sales, Zodiac Aerospace. Previously Global Account Manager, HCL Technologies.
Andrew (Drew) Juska is one of the brightest, insightful and positive individual I have ever met. His quick grasp of the bid picture as well ... as attention to detail is impressive. He builds confidence in team members and contributes in meaningful ways to anything he commits to. Andrew is truly a priceless asset for any firm in the new millennia.

Bruce Kaufmann
We worked together  •  Consultant, RGP. Previously Manager, Chair King Backyard Store.
Mr. Kaufmann wrote a program for our firm. It was delivered on time and very professional. A great consultant to know.