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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 32 offices throughout 14 states as of October 2018.  By the end of 2019, we anticipate having 50 locations across the nation.  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, 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.

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, 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, 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.

JASMINE, HUMAN RESOURCES 

Jasmine Garza is from League City, a growing town just outside Houston, TX. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2019 with a major in Marketing, and a minor in Spanish. 

Jasmine began an internship as an account representative for Evantage, Inc. in the summer of 2018, and was promoted to Executive Recruiter in May of 2019.  When asked why she chose to stay with Evantage, Inc. she responded, “From the first day of training at Evantage, Inc I knew that the atmosphere and room for growth was something that I enjoyed and wanted to be apart of.”

Jasmine’s goals are to continue to grow everyday, while maintaining a student mentality and picking the brains of her mentors. 

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.

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.
BRANDON, CORPORATE TRAINER

Brandon grew up in Raleigh, NC and moved to Fort Worth, TX in 2011 to attend Texas Christian University where he graduated with a degree in Psychology.

He joined Evantage, Inc in June 2018. He genuinely enjoys the intense competitiveness of our office. “Our office is full of winners and overachievers and we all want to be the best.” He was also drawn to the ideas of continuous development we embody; learning and growing better each and every day.

His next goal is to be promoted to Assistant Manager and eventually become a business owner where he can create a long lasting impact on his community.

ROSA, CORPORATE TRAINER 

Rosa was born in the small town of Tiringueo in Mexico and raised in Dallas, TX. Growing up was a challenge. She was raised in a strict home and had to translate for her parents, which was not easy, but it taught her valuable lessons. She learned to be grateful, how to value things, value life, and respect for her parents. She knew she wanted more out of life, especially for her family. She wanted to fight hard and accomplish more for herself. Some of her life accomplishments are working for everything she has, little help from others and financially being able to care for her family.

She started working at Evantage, Inc in November of 2017 as an Account Representative. She learned how to conduct sales, which she enjoys. Early on, she noticed positive changes in herself, such as communication skills, self-confidence, being solution-oriented, and adaptability.

She enjoys learning and growing. Her passion for learning is competitive, which is one of the reasons she enjoys working at Evantage, Inc. She loves friendly competitions too. For the past two years, her position at Evantage, Inc has been Senior Corporate Trainer.

“I chose Evantage, Inc, because they challenge me personally and professionally to grow into a better version of myself.”

In her free time, Rosa enjoys reading books, meditating, painting, and wine tasting.

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.