About Us

Ed Breclaw

Ed Breclaw is the founder and president of Illinois Growth Advisors.

He is a Gazelles International Certified Coach and the CEO/owner of Renaissance Executive Forums – Chicago West. Executive Forums is an international organization providing peer group advisory board services and “best practices” consulting to help top executives achieve their goals and reduce business risks.

Top executives rely on Ed’s deep and broad experience in coaching, strategic planning, business development, team collaboration, leadership and problem solving. He has held a variety of senior management, marketing and operations positions with small, mid-market and large companies, including H.J. Heinz Company, PepsiCo, SYSCO and the Sara Lee Corporation.

Ed earned B.S. and M.S degrees in Food Science and an MBA in Marketing from Michigan State University. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army and received an Army Commendation Medal for his service.

Our Core Values
• Integrity
• Accountability
• Focus
• Above and Beyond
• Continuous Learning
• Never Give Up