Brent Dillinger joined Trivium Life Services as CEO in 2008 after several years serving on the Board of Directors. At that time, Trivium was known as Crossroads of Western Iowa and was a $2.8 million organization, employed 90 people, and served 250 clients. Under Dillinger’s helm, Trivium has grown into a $24 million organization that employs more than 400 individuals and serves 2,000 clients annually.
This growth was partly due to Dillinger’s expertise as a certified Merger & Acquisitions Advisor, which he used to acquire several similar long term support services providers and two behavioral health organizations. With these expansions, it became apparent the organization needed a unifying name to better encompass Dillinger’s vision and the organization took on the name Trivium in 2021.
Dillinger has a long history of service and leadership, dating back to his 2010 graduation from the Municipal Leadership Academy by the Iowa League of Cities. He was a member of the Leadership Council Bluffs Class of 2011 and Leadership Iowa Class of 2012. From 2011 to 2016, Dillinger served on the City Council of Missouri Valley Iowa. He currently serves as past-President of the IACP Board of Directors and is a member of the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors.
Several organizations have recognized Dillinger with awards and honors, including Executive of the Year from the Iowa Association of Community Providers (IACP) in 2016, Citizen of the Year in 2011 from the Missouri Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Business of the Year in 2010 from the Missouri Valley Chamber.
Before entering the nonprofit world full-time, Dillinger used his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Bellevue University to work in management at the district level in two Fortune 500 companies.
Dillinger exhibits his strong desire to inspire and serve others as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, where he has provided strengths-based individual and team coaching to hundreds of people within a dozen companies. This work is the driving force and core offering of the company he founded in 2018, Peakfully Coaching and Consulting (www.peakfully.com). He is a champion of Strengths coaching within Trivium and the good it has done for the development of all staff.