Dagmar and Jim are a proven power couple. With extensive backgrounds in sales development, business growth and planning, operations effectiveness as well as leadership and team development, they bring combined more than six decades of business savvy to the table.
With more than two 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. As a result-driven sales director and skilled negotiator with the largest event production company in the world, overseeing a multimillion-dollar P&L, she utilizes her core strengths to maximize her GOP, while mentoring her team to the next level, gaining their trust and respect.
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 has worn many hats in her career. Her 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.
Dagmar has blended her professional career with her passion for coaching. The highly effective strategy of peer advisory boards, along with the proven proprietary analytical and strategic planning tools available through The Alternative Board present the perfect platform to utilize her professional experience, while coaching business owners to be their best.
Ever since her move from Hamburg, Germany to Las Vegas 17 years ago, Dagmar has been deeply rooted in the Summerlin community. She is coaching her daughter's youth volleyball team, while being committed to strengthening neighborhood relationships and creating a personal and professional support system in the Las Vegas community.
Jim has always had the passion for giving back, whether it be to colleagues, his family, or the community. Being part of the Alternative Board 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 meetings and conventions in Las Vegas, he has proven to adapt quickly to that change, prioritize, and execute at maximum efficiency.
Jim's 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 for the past 12 years, 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.
If you’re like me and you’ve had your business for 20-something years, then you know that gone are the days of the gold watch for staying loyal to a ...Read more
Branding is the process of defining what your business stands for, crafting the positive impression you want associated with your products or ...Read more
Whether you recognize it or not, your business has a brand personality. The big question is, is it the one that you want? Brand personality is ...Read more
Have you ever hired an employee only to have them resign a few weeks or months later? This is a fairly common and frustrating experience among ...Read more
These days, it seems like everyone from rock stars to accountants are proponents of personal branding. Why? Because they understand the value of ...Read more
Now just might be the perfect time to breathe new life into your business. Many small businesses are still struggling financially and find themselves ...Read more
Business owners are in a bit of a pickle these days. The supply chain is still a mess, historic inflation is increasing the cost of literally ...Read more
After graduating college with a law degree, I went to work for a publicly owned company. My boss informed me on the first day that my decisions ...Read more
For nearly two years, the global supply chain crisis has wreaked havoc on businesses across the world. It wasn’t anything anyone expected, and many ...Read more