Who we are
FIRST COMES TRUST
OWNER & MANAGING PARTNER
With almost three decades of professional experience in the United States as well as in Germany, Dagmar believes that a successful business is built on powerful and rewarding relationships.
Dagmar has blended her professional experience with her passion for coaching and consulting. It's time to give back. The highly effective strategy of peer advisory boards paired with one-on-one executive coaching presents the perfect platform for Dagmar to guide business owners and leaders to be their best.
Dagmar is also part of the rapidly growing team at AVEX Audio Visual, expanding the company's footprint as Regional Director of Venue Sales in the Southwest region.
Before, Dagmar worked for the world's largest event production company in the world as a result-driven sales director and skilled negotiator, overseeing a multimillion-dollar P&L and utilizing her core strengths to maximize her GOP, while mentoring her team to the next level.
Being from Germany as well as a master’s degree in English and German linguistics and literature from the University of Hamburg provides Dagmar with a unique cultural versatility. She ran her own business as a translator for many years.
Dagmar's background in journalism and documentary film making for one of the most renowned production companies in factual programming in Germany provided her with the perfect setting for her creativity to come to life. Being responsible for the production process from story board to voiceover was one of the most rewarding achievements of her career.
Since her move from Germany to Las Vegas in 2004, Dagmar has been deeply rooted in the Summerlin community. She is coaching her daughter's youth volleyball team, while being committed to creating a personal and professional support system in the Las Vegas community.
James D. Lordon
OWNER & MANAGING PARTNER
Jim has always had the passion for giving back, whether it be to colleagues, his family, or the community. Being an executive coach is a great opportunity to do exactly that!
Jim's more than three decades of experience in sales development, event & entertainment technology, and training have been fueled by his enthusiasm for building lasting relationships. As part of the ever-changing world of events, meetings and conventions as Regional Director of Sales for AVEX Audio Visual in the Southwest region, Jim adapts quickly to change, knows how to prioritize, and executes at maximum efficiency. His understanding of profit margins and fiscal responsibility result from his operational savvy combined with the deeply rooted understanding of the sales process to its most successful outcome. Jim's ability to sell the vision as well as service the dream has proven to be his success.
As a decisive team leader and trusted advisor with the competitive drive towards achieving ambitious personal and professional goals, Jim’s aim is on the bullseye to bridging the gap between teams and individuals. Partnering with peers and bringing their vision to life, while being profitable and fulfilled. Honest communication and business clarity build the team!
As a resident of Las Vegas since 2008, Jim is deeply committed to the non-profit community, improving the lives of Las Vegan families. His involvement in church allows him to coach, mentor, and support those seeking to improve their personal and professional lives.