Arizona Team

Dieter Bollmann

Executive Chapter Director
VP Investments, First Financial Equity Corporation
Partner, Pegasus Vaultings Supply

Dieter offers customized full-service personal financial solutions to individuals, family businesses, and non-profits globally through First Financial Equity Corporation as an independent planning-based investment advisor by referral since 2002.

After growing up in the IT industry with work-study engagements at Hewlett Packard, IBM, and the University of Tuebingen in Southwestern Germany between 1984 and 1989, and a procurement specialist and consultant employment at Siemens in Silicon Valley from 1994-99, Dieter trained with Merrill Lynch to become a licensed Financial Advisor in Arizona during 2000 to 2002.

As a partner in his California-Arizona family business, Pegasus Vaulting Supply, Dieter has been importing specialty horse gear equipment for the American vaulting community exclusively from German manufacturers since 1994.

Volunteering for the German-Arizona business communities has been core and center since he moved to Scottsdale in 1999. He trained Henkel-Dial employees in German business culture in 2003, followed by co-chartering and leading the the AzBizNetz German-American business networking initiative from 2003 to 2012. Dieter joined the Arizona Chapter of the GACC West in the fall of 2017 where he has been heading the university committee. In January 2019 he accepted the role as Executive Chapter Director. Dieter is also active as a member of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce.

Sebastian Paepke

Manager Communications

Sebastian relocated to Scottdale in 2013 and is currently Recruiting Partner with Vendome Partners international assisting European companies with their executive hiring needs in the U.S.He has started his professional career in IT at APL Logistics in Hamburg, Germany and has worked several years in Marketing and Sales at Eurofins Scientific in Germany (a world leader in food and biopharma product testing.) Sebastian has organized and marketed worldwide conferences, corporate events, workshops and trade fairs for international customers. He has also established and co-founded a profitable international training facility for Ultra Trace Analysis located in Germany. Sebastian brings numerous years of corporate and international experience and has worked in Germany, Singapore, China and the United States. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration with emphasis on east Asia.

 

 

 

Arizona Contact

Dieter Bollmann
Executive Chapter Director

Sebastian Paepke
(480) 278-3537
spaepke(at)gaccwest.com