Our Story

Helping Great Companies Recruit High Impact Talent

Our team has built and fostered business relationships for more than a quarter century with some of the best and brightest technology talent. We are trusted guides to help optimize careers in the complex and growing technology industry.

Our History

Communication, follow up and a great fit! Avanti was founded in 1998 in Sacramento, California based on the need for better responsiveness and feedback for people seeking a career change and a meticulous attention to detail when it comes to matching candidates to careers. Our clients and candidates can attest to Avanti’s performance. We are true partners with growing companies and high-impact talent.

Giving Back to the Community

We are passionate about helping under-represented communities. Avanti’s team works to inspire our underserved communities by promoting STEM to education and students. Avanti Recruitment Solutions team members regularly speak to students at local schools to educate them about careers in STEM. We aim to inspire people to join the industry and stay right here in the Sacramento region to help contribute to the local workforce. In addition, we have identified local charities that we support such as Sacramento Loaves & Fishes and Friends Of Front Street Shelter. We hope to lift communities and partner with charities because we have a heart for giving!

Our Team

Evelyn Milani

President & CEO

Evelyn Milani

President & CEO

Evelyn has over twenty-five years of experience in the recruitment industry and is an expert at conducting Behavioral Interviews to understand a candidates’ motivations and work preferences based on their past work experiences.

Evelyn is an active Sacramento community leader participating in initiatives with the NORCAL HIMSS Sacramento MeetUp Group where she heads up MeetUp Conferences to bring innovators and the business community together for forward momentum in technology for the healthcare industry. She is also a member of the MedStart Advisory Board.

Evelyn has a passion for workforce development in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields and visualizes a vibrant Sacramento where innovative companies thrive here as a result of a robust workforce. Evelyn is working to help make that happen by aligning students and career opportunities in STEM.

Rita Phillips

Coordinator

Rita Phillips

Coordinator

Rita Phillips performs Reference Checks and Special Projects for Avanti. Rita’s extensive and broad-based HR experience emanates from a long career as a manager and a supervisor with the Federal Government.

Rita provides informative and comprehensive reference checking, enabling clients to gain valuable insight about potential candidates. Rita’s ability to ask the right questions and provide meaningful input help meet the challenge of matching Talent with the right opportunity.

Rita also assists CEO Evelyn Milani with ongoing functions. She employs finely honed skills, dedication, and passion to enhance and maintain Avanti’s operations and its reputation as a leader in the staffing industry.

Cassie Zamora

Candidate Researcher and Sourcer

Cassie Zamora

Candidate Researcher and Sourcer

Cassandra Zamora is an analytical, highly detail-oriented researcher. She has experience as an independent business owner and is currently attending California State University, Stanislaus working on her Bachelors degree. Cassandra adds a tremendous amount of value to the talent search part of Avanti’s workflows by conducts researching mass amounts of information to identify high impact technical talent.

Chandra Schreck

Agile Operations Manager

Chandra Schreck

Project Coordinator

Chandra Schreck is a highly valued member of the Avanti team and brings experience with Project Coordination, CRM Management and candidate interviewing.

She has a keen eye for detail and provides insights into candidates’ strengths and backgrounds based on thorough interview techniques. Chandra also streamlines processes and creates efficiencies with Avanti’s CRM database.

Chandra worked for Avanti in 2006! We are thrilled to have her with us again!

Samantha Brainard

Sr. Recruiter

Samantha Brainard

Senior Recruiter

Sam is a senior recruiter with experience in both Information Technology and Engineering recruitment. She is a people centric professional with an in-depth understanding in client/account management, talent acquisition, training & development as well as HR spaces. Prior to technical recruiting, Sam obtained her bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Psychology and spent 2 years as a behavioral therapist for children with special needs. Sam adds value to the Avanti team with her thorough recruitment methods as well as her ability to identify talented individuals.