About Charles Jennings

Charles Jennings 
“My goal is to reduce my client’s costs and control their risk exposure through innovative, well managed solutions.”

Charles Jennings is the owner and senior consultant of Charles Jennings & Associates, a technology solutions and risk mitigation firm located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Charles grew up in Mounds View, Minnesota during the 1960’s and 1970’s. He attended school at Red Oak Elementary, Edgewood Junior High, and Irondale Senior High.

In 1978, after graduating from high school, Charles enlisted and served in the U.S. Air Force, first qualifying for Pararescue (PJ) Training, and then later training and serving as an Air Traffic Controller holding a Secret security clearance.

After discharge from the U.S. Air Force, Charles returned to school in 1982 attending Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He focused his studies on the rapidly growing field of Computer Programming and Operations.

While attending school, Charles maintained a 4.0 grade point average and also volunteered as a Computer Lab Assistant. Graduating in 1983 with Highest Honors, Charles was immediately recruited and hired as a Computer Programmer/Operator by the Carlton Celebrity Dinner Theater in Bloomington, Minnesota. He was asked to return to Minnesota School of Business in 1985 to be the Graduating Class Guest Speaker.

In 1985, Charles went to work for Northwestern National Life Insurance as a Senior Programmer/Analyst developing a financial system custom tailored to the Reinsurance Division of the company.

Finally, in April of 1989, Charles made the decision to start his own consulting firm, Charles Jennings & Associates.

Now, after 36+ years of experience in the Computer and Technology industry, 15+ years as a Private Investigator, 19+ years as a Security Contractor and Consultant, and 14+ years of experience managing Event Logistics, Mr. Jennings blends his knowledge and experience to help you more effectively manage your business resources, contain or lower your costs, and reduce your risk exposure.

Photo Gallery
Made it to the top of the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse. 175 feet of fun!
[October 2011 - Ponce Inlet, Florida]
My son, Charlie, and I all dressed up!
[January 2011 - Fridley, Minnesota]
Meeting Bill Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk) after his show "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It"
[March 2013 - Minneapolis, Minnesota]
Don Shelby and I learning how to "Take A Selfie"
[October 2017 - NE Minneapolis, Minnesota]
My granddaughter, Melonee, and I hanging out with Sponge Bob and Patrick at the Mall of America!
[August 2013 - Bloomington, Minnesota]
Mia and I getting the VIP Backstage Tour after the Phantom of the Opera and meeting 'The Phantom'.
[October 2009 - Las Vegas, Nevada]
My Daughter, Nicole, graduating from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
[May 2012 - Minneapolis, Minnesota]
My Granddaughter, Melonee, leading me off into the South Dakota desert. I’m looking out for snakes!
[June 2013 - South Dakota]
Me sporting an extremely rare white suit
[June 2005 - Minneapolis, Minnesota]
Volunteering as a dishwasher for the “Taste of Greece” Festival at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church.
[September 2017 - Minneapolis, Minnesota]
Working security in minus eleven degree (-11°) temperatures
[January 2013 - Saint Paul, Minnesota]
Hostage Rescue Training. I was one of the bad guys. They did not successfully rescue the hostage!
[April 2013 - Undisclosed Location, Minnesota]
A photo I took of a lonely Dickerman Park in front of the Griggs-Midway building.
[April 2018 - Saint Paul, Minnesota]
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