Meet Our Team

Rudy Trebels - CEO

Rudy Trebels is the CEO and a founder of Wedgewood Investment Group, LLC, headquartered in Northfield, Illinois. Rudy Trebels has spent more than four decades as an innovator in the U.S. real estate and finance industries.  He has completed more than $1 billion in transactions serving more than 100 lenders and investors.  Rudy graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in business.  He is a major benefactor to the campus and has served on the Drake University Board of Trustees since 2007.  Rudy is also a major contributor to Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois where Rudy has actively served on the Board of Governors for 20 years.   Rudy and his wife Lee have received the "Heart of Gold Award", a much-envied humanitarian award from Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois that is given to an elite corps of donors for extraordinary leadership and contributions to the challenging mission of this remarkable foundation. 


Brian Trebels - Member

During his 15+ year career in the finance industry, Brian has completed more than $250M in finance transactions. As a finance executive, Brian has specialized knowledge in structuring, compliance, documentation and funding. Brian studied Business at Drake University. He is an active member of ELFA, NAELB and Vistage. 

Brad Colehour, CFA | Vice President - Credit and Syndications

Prior to joining Wedgewood Investment Group, Brad spent over 20 years in commercial banking with positions in relationship management and portfolio management in the Chicagoland area.   Brad dealt with customers with needs from  SBA lending all the way to Mid-Corp banking.  In October 2018, Brad was honored to receive his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.  Brad graduated  from Iowa State University, where he earned his business degree with a finance major. 

Patrick Cotter - Managing Director

Patrick Cotter is a Managing Director at Wedgewood Investment Group where he is responsible for originating and executing financing assignments including permanent, bridge, construction, acquisition and refinancing solutions, as well as joint venture equity transactions for institutional and private property owners and developers.

Prior to joining Wedgewood, Patrick was an Associate in JLL’s Capital Markets group in New York where he played a key role in structuring debt and equity transactions for clients nationwide. During the course of his career, Patrick has been involved in more than $6 Billion of Capital Markets transactions.

Mr. Cotter earned both his BBA in Management Consulting and MBA in Corporate Finance from the University of Notre Dame where he was also a member of the Men’s Division I Lacrosse team.

Seacel Jin -  Sr. Financial Analyst & Health Care Portfolio Manager

Seacel was born and raised in Bloomingdale, Illinois where she still resides today. She attended Michigan State University on a full academic scholarship, graduating with honors in Finance and International Business. Seacel began her financial career in 2007 with BMO Capital Markets within their investment and corporate banking divisions in Chicago. For more than 8 years, she has been a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Commercial Lending Division at FirstMerit Bank and First Midwest Bank, of which both positions carried a core focus in the senior living - healthcare sector. In 2016, Seacel joined Wedgewood Investment Group where she collaborates with deal originators to evaluate and prepare investor prospectus'. During her free time, Seacel spends a considerable amount of time as the Public Relations Director and as a performer with Yellow River Performing Arts Group, a non-profit group dedicated to bringing cultural awareness of China's rich culture through music and dance. She also volunteers with Michigan State University's Financial Management Institute, where she mentors students who are interested in pursuing a career in the financial industry. 

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