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.
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.
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.
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.