Our passion for
connections & opportunities


over the last 20 years, we have built empires, created thousands of opportunities and brought in millions of dollars for our clients. Based in the west coast hub of Los Angeles, we leverage connections and opportunities around the world. Our team of connectors, visionaries, and strategic consultants focus on results-driven marketing and PR tactics to get the results you want and need – today.

Welcome to Connections First!

From introductions to opportunities to influencers, we know a guy. However, unlike most connectors, we don’t just build connections, we build relationships leveraging strategy and passionate execution at every step of the way.

Decades of experience have taught us that before a business can start to succeed, it must build connections first. And with our extensive network and relationships we not only can get you the connections you need now, we can ensure that from start to finish your goals are not only achieved but exceeded.

We are a modern agency, that works with clients all over the globe from mom and pop stores to Fortune 100 companies. No project is too small or too large. And if it is outside of our scope of expertise or our vast networks’ capabilities we will be the first to let you know.

Connections First partners with L7 Ventures, a full-service agency that accelerates businesses from launch to growth, and to exit. In addition to building strategic connections, with L7 we can service your business needs at any stage.

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About Christopher McDonald

With almost two decades of experience, Christopher McDonald brings to the table an extensive network of connections and opportunities. But it’s not just his network, but the actual relationships he builds. Going beyond merely booking talent, Christopher has worked with everyone from high profile billionaires to celebrities to small businesses to identify, strategize, and build bridges that develop not just into relationships but new ventures never before imagined.

With a strong familiarity with traditional media, and having booked an array of top talent from the world of entertainment, sports, business, science, tech, and politics. Christopher launched Connections First in order to bring opportunities never before seen by many small businesses.

Christopher grew up a citizen of the world. His father served 35 years active duty in the U.S. Army with his career taking Christopher and his family to Japan, Korea, Germany and various posts around the United States. Christopher holds a bachelor of science in broadcast journalism from Boston’s prestigious Emerson College, which led to the beginning of his professional career at CNN.

Christopher has had the pleasure and honor to work with the following brands:

“Tavis Smiley” (PBS), “The Arsenio Hall Show” (CBS/Tribune), “It’s Not You, It’s Men w/ Tyrese & Rev Run” (OWN) and “Impact Theory w/ Tom Bilyeu” (YouTube/Itunes), Quest Nutrition, Prince, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Angelina Jolie, Jay Z, Kanye West, Dave Matthews, Joni Mitchell, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Michael Strahan, Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride, Paul Mitchell’s John Paul DeJoria and Tony Robbins.

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