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The LAfirstep Group
 

LAfirstep is based in Los Angeles but we can also provide an on-line consulting service that will help you make the right decision before you'll waste more time, money and efforts. We work closely with large and small businesses to find the very essence of their needs.

The first consulting will be necessary, in order to guide you to the right professional who will eventually work on your specific needs and criteria.

If you want to book your consultation, please double check the Calendar availability and give our staff a minimum of 24 hours to a maximum of 48 hours to properly answer you and to give you an official confirm of your booking. Same-day consults are not allowed.

LAfirstep works only in association with the best and most reliable American professionals, in order to always deliver an exclusive, impeccable and useful service.

 
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Paola Cipollina

CEO & President

Paola started in the mid 80’s working in the fashion business and creating the first franchise of international fashion schools: called “Esse Moda” and famous all over the world. She has a practical and deep knowledge of the management rules and she’s able to show her undeniable skills in any production field that require strong bases of financial knowledge and budgeting.

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Mario Giacomelli

Business Consultant

Mario is an International Business Consultant specialized in helping European Startups and SMBs throughout their international growth in the United States. From the market research, up to the business plan and the industry and competitive analyses, Mario supports your business presence in North America.

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Donatella Granata

Employee and agent

Donatella is the owner of "Boston Art Passion", a company who is a leader in the video and photography market. Granata has studied at the University of Messina where she earned her degree in pedagogy and began her career as a teacher. She spent her youth traveling to discover all the new fashion trends while working with the most important brands in Milan, Rome, Florence, and New York.

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Veronica Centasso

International Event Planner

Veronica is a certified international event planner and designer. After starting her career in the hospitality industry, she moved to the Caribbean where she founded her first company “V stylish Events”. She moved to Los Angeles in 2013 continuing to craft lovely events for her clients. After publishing her first book “how to plan and design a celebration of a lifetime”, hosting her own radio show, and crafting an event for 150 female UN delegates in New York she decided to focus on weddings. Today she is a destination wedding and honeymoon specialist and when she not assisting one of her brides you can find her eating sweet things and balancing it off by teaching ballet, her first love.

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Giuseppe Giuliano

Employee and agent

Giuseppe earns his University Degree as a Lawyer in 2004 with an essay based on a criminology study.He currently runs his own lawfirm “Il Punto Giuridico di Giulianova” as a professional private legal consultant. He also founded and owns the majority of the shares of “Italian Lawyers Center”, an international lawfirm that helps and supports the legal communications between Italy and the USA.

Alessandro Pagnotta

Employee and agent

After 30 years Alessandro Pagnotta is a seasoned veteran of the hospitality and travel world. As the owner of RomeLimo.com Sandro worked with Italian corporations as well as foreign tourists providing tours and luxury transportation in Italy. In 1990 the company expanded to the U.S opening a branch in NYC. This gave him entree into the good and wine business where he became a consultant and wine and beverage expert. Today he is headquartered in Miami as a public relations consultant specializing in the authentic Italian food and wine experience.

Elisa Fava

Employee and agent

Elisa studied Communication and Marketing in Modena, worked for 17 years in the small business field of one of the main Italian banks and in 2018 she moved to the United States with her family. After two years in Dallas Texas she moved to Arizona in the suburbs of Phoenix where she started managing the Facebook group of Italians residing in the Valley. Her biggest passion is cooking Italian dishes, especially bread and focaccia, so she is starting a small homemade Italian food business.

Franco Botto

Employee and agent

Franco Botto, graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1989 in Pisa. After a few years of freelance, he began a thirty-year career in medium and large companies in the sector, mainly American. In addition to the scientific parts related to the product focus programs, it also starts working in the channels commercial of the companies themselves, as area manager, marketing, purchasing and commercial strategies. At the same time he also runs a family specialist shop. Specialized in food, in recent years he participates in and obtains professional certificates of fresh pasta production, ice cream production certificates. the start-up project in the USA comes to life. Owner and founder of Horizon Italy LLC, Texas On a personal level, he has developed multilevel marketing experiences for some years. Also specialized in commercial graphics and logo and brand creation.

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