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.
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.
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 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.
Born and raised in Houston, Marissa attended College in Houston at the University of Houston. “I loved the experience of attending college football games, and that’s when I found my love for football.” Good thing, cause we love football here at Evantage, Inc too.
She’s lived in the DFW area for a year and has had fun exploring the great restaurants that Dallas has to offer. Before moving to Dallas, she lived in New Orleans for 5 years and enjoyed exploring the fantastic cuisine offered in New Orleans. Another foodie in the office!
She loves spending her weekends exploring with her rescue dog and cooking and eating new cuisine. “I’ll always try something once,” she says.
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.
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.