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About Us

Our Story

Welcome to Evantage, Inc, DFW’s leader in new customer acquisition and sales consulting. We are dedicated to helping large companies develop and execute more effective sales and marketing campaigns. We do this by providing a professionally trained face-to-face sales team that can adapt quickly to changes in target market and products. We realize in today’s day and age, telemarketing and direct mail cannot effectively help a company gain and retain their clients. We have proven that a smile and a handshake is a more powerful tool when it comes to acquiring lifelong customers for our clients.

 

Evantage, inc. was founded in April of 2006 and our first client was a major telecommunications company based in Dallas. We have worked with them ever since, but have also taken on new campaigns and expanded from Dallas to having 30 offices throughout 14 states as of October 2016. We currently handle campaigns for well established, blue chip companies in the following industries: telecommunications, high speed internet, fiber optics, television, and office supplies.

Our Team

As a growth-focused organization, we understand that our people are our greatest asset.

MANAGEMENT

Every manager in our company is a full operating partner, enjoying full profit-sharing, strong corporate benefits and the autonomy that comes with running your own business. As a manager, you are responsible for daily operation of your own office and the development and advancement of a team of 35 to 50 people. The role of a manager ranges from coach of the sales and marketing team to head of human resources to recruiter and team leader. We have a strong philosophy of “lead from the front.” Since every manager in our organization has held every position under them, they are able to coach and lead from experience, allowing open communication among all team members with an emphasis on mutual respect and admiration.
CHRIS AUWARTER, PRESIDENT

Chris Auwarter was raised in a small town in upstate New York. After graduating from High School as Valedictorian, he was offered several academic and athletic scholarships to play soccer. After listening to his father’s advice to find a career path before beginning college, Chris took a position with a major American automotive manufacturer and was promoted quickly into a Quality Control Management role. After moving to Toronto for them for 6 months, just to see his position downsized, he realized “corporate America” may not be the best fit.

 

Chris decided to move south to Atlanta, Georgia and took an entry-level outside sales position at a local firm to learn the industry of outside sales and marketing from the ground up.

 

Chris opened Evantage, Inc in Dallas, Texas on April 10th of 2006 with himself and 5 other people. Chris founded Evantage with the mission to “provide a positive work environment, in which we strive to develop team members both personally and professionally. Also, to have an environment for learning and advancement based on personal initiative, no seniority. Lastly, create a work environment based on honesty and integrity.”

 

Chris oversees the Headquarters in Dallas as well as coaching and training the other Managing Partners and Junior Partners.

ALI ALTUFAILI

Furat “Ali” Altufaili was born in Babylon, Iraq and moved to the states in 1997. He grew up in Arlington, Texas with his loving parents and amazing four brothers. Ali went to UTA where he majored in architectural engineering. While going to school he worked in a family owned mechanic shop. There he realized two major things; that the value of working hard that his parents taught him are very important no matter what.

 

Ali came into working with Evantage because I was looking for something that was going to reward me for my effort and allow me to move up especially since I came from a mechanic shop that didn’t provide that

 

After discovering that this business gave me such an opportunity I started in the Fort Worth location to initially gain business experience as where things take me from there. I later fell in love with the fact that I was working with great people in a fun yet competitive environment.

 

Now as a manager I enjoy working with our team to help them achieve their goals and push them to be the best they can be!

HUMAN RESOURCES

As the front line and face of our organization, our administration and human resource team is the main source of growth for our company. They are responsible for recruiting, sales support, general business administration and office management. As with all position, our administrators start entry level and have to learn field sales and marketing – giving them a full understanding of each aspect of our business. They serve as a source of knowledge, energy and encouragement for our entire staff.
LAURA FRENCH, ORGANIZATIONAL RECRUITING CONSULTANT

Laura French grew up in a small town in central Louisiana, just outside of Alexandria. She graduated from Louisiana Tech in 2005 with a Bachelors Degree in Merchandising and Consumer Studies. Laura began working with Evantage, Inc. in August 2006 as an entry level sales rep. In 2007 she was promoted to Director of Human Resources and heads up administration and sales support in the Dallas office.

 

When asked why Laura chose Evantage, Inc. she said, “what I saw was a company that allowed me to grow both personally and professional. I like working with people that keep me motivated and focused.”

 

Laura’s goals entail being a corporate trainer for all HR staff as Evantage, Inc. expands into new locations. Her responsibilities include handling the day to day office responsibilities with the Dallas office, but also helping work with new administration staff that is hired.

TRINH NGUYEN, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Trinh was born in Vietnam and moved to the US at a young age. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, after graduation she wanted a company that will provide advancement opportunities and reward people based on their merit and effort, not by seniority.

 

Trinh started in the account representative position in 2009, learning how to work with customers and perfecting her communication, customer service and presentation skills. After excelling in this position, she was able to advance into the Human Resource role in 2011. Her favorite thing about working with Evantage is the ability to help coach and develop others. Her next goal is to transition into the financial sector with the company.

 

Her favorite past times include traveling, spending time with her family and husband, and watching her favorite TV show, Friends.

ALINZA MAHMOOD, RECRUITER

Alinza was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Texas in 2002. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration Marketing Concentration. I chose marketing as my major because the opportunities seemed endless and I wanted to be a part of a growing and successful company and be able to market it for the world.

 

Her first step into the real world after graduation was accepting a position as a recruiter in March 2016. Working here for the past few months has really made me realize the importance in recruiting. I enjoy being surrounded by coworkers who challenge me to be better professionally and personally every day. My favorite part about working here is being able to provide opportunity for others to start their career here at our company.

BROOKE NEEDHAM, RECRUITER

Born and raised in San Diego, CA; Brooke ran to Texas as quickly as she could. While attending Texas Tech University, Brooke double-majored in International Business and Marketing. Upon graduation, Brooke was looking to become part of a fun company with a great culture.

 

After graduation in Spring 2016, Brooke joined Evantage, Inc as an Account Representative.  After showing great communication skills and work ethic, Brooke advanced to the Human Resources position in March 2017.

 

Brooke’s hobbies include fitness, health, hiking and exploring all the exciting restaurants that DFW has to offer.

ASSISTANT MANAGER

The role of assistant manager in our company is one of the toughest to obtain and therefore one of the most rewarding. Our assistant managers receive an instant raise of over 60 percent and partial profit sharing. The assistant manager phase of our management training program is designed to prepare you to run your own business as a manager. We teach you everything from business administration and finance to human resources and recruiting, at the same time keeping you as an active team leader and trainer of our sales and marketing team.
COMING SOON

CORPORATE TRAINER

The role of a corporate trainer is to learn the skills of recruiting, training, and team development. We are focused on developing these individuals on the skills of managing a team vs just yourself. On top of new customer acquisitions, our corporate trainers focus on team leadership, facilitating new hire training, and overseeing Account Representatives.

 

The focus of the account management position is to develop someone who can “do” into someone who can “teach”. You will learn how to balance roles as a sales and marketing professional, coach, and mentor as well as additional office responsibilities and continued personal development. By providing our account managers with direct one on one mentorship and training, we utilize this position to develop the leadership abilities and entrepreneurial mindset necessary to become a successful assistant manager and managing partner.
ERIC ANAGHO JR.

Hails from Cameroon and immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager.  My family and I made Maryland home and I later moved to the south for college.  Attended Grambling State University from where I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Accounting.  Invested a great part of my preliminary professional years in Accounting.

 

I grew up in a family with 3 amazing brothers that prioritizes education, entrepreneurship and exploring the cultural and economic diversity in the world. Being a very driven and ambitious person, I decided to explore other attractive professional opportunities in business with a focus in sales and marketing and this direction led me to start with Evantage, Inc. in late 2015.

 

I relish and value the opportunity to lead and inspire people to achieve the most of what they possibly can in life as I believe that represents the epitome of human benefaction. A few of my interests include Sports, International Travel, Arts and Motivational Speaking.

 

My biggest aspiration is to use my business acumen to excel as an entrepreneur and in the process, help empower people as well as provide life-changing opportunities for individuals and communities in diverse parts of the world.
NAZ BASS

Nah Bass was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He went to the University of Miami and graduated with a BA in Economics.

 

He grew up in a family environment where his Mom grew a small business to become an incredibly successful company in Vegas. That showed him that hard work paid off. He also realized that it is important to surround yourself with positive people because that will influence your performance.

 

He chose Evantage because of the positive work environment and opportunity for growth and personal betterment. I plan on having my own office and helping grow the office to more than double its current size.

KIM HOANG

Kim was born and raised in Vietnam. I moved to Dallas, TX in 2011 to attend UT Dallas where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double degree in Marketing and Accounting.

 

She believes that “coming from a different background where there are not many things I am already entitled for, I truly believe that dreams do not work unless you do. I also always had passion in developing leadership skills and helping others.”

 

She joined Evantage in November 2015. She genuinely enjoyed the team-oriented, high energy atmosphere in the office. She also fell in love with the ideas of being rewarded and recognized for the exact amount of work she put in.

 

Her goals are definitely to continue developing my leadership as well as my entrepreneurship skills. She is looking to be able to manage her own venture in the near future and continue to help others reach their life goals.

ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE

The role of an Account Representative involves learning the very basics of our company. We believe in promoting from within, so everyone in Management has started in this role. The big focus in this role is to learn about our clients in the 3 P’s: Price, Product, Promotions. You also learn how to work with customers and our retails partners directly. We want to see a person in this role demonstrate a great student mentality, exhibit professionalism and integrity, as well as learn and apply our basics of the marketing system.