38 years as management consultants, business advisors, with a team of 52 business advisor consultants worldwide. Our consultants work in a variety of businesses and have a large knowledge base. As "generalists" we work in restructuring, innovation, and start ups.
Our methodology is based on business psychology, utilizing strategic planning modules, team training, and creating strategy analysis
38 years as management consultants, business advisors, with a team of 52 business advisor consultants worldwide. Our consultants work in a variety of businesses and have a large knowledge base. As "generalists" we work in restructuring, innovation, and start ups.
Our methodology is based on business psychology, utilizing strategic planning modules, team training, and creating strategy analysis for business development.
Building on our proven methodologies, our reputation for "no buzzwords, in your face honesty" is quite well known. We pride ourselves on being unprofessional. Professionals just talk. We Execute.
We have specialized experience in the following industries: food service, food equipment and supply, financial services, global, organizational and new product development, manufacturing industries, mergers/acquisitions,IT and Engineering, Digital Media; we are certified bankruptcy trustees working in restructuring financially distressed businesses.
Strong relationships with venture capital and banking partners allows our introduction of new companies and products for developing new products and companies. We create the presentations and review for gaining funding.
The Evans Group LLC is a multi-talented & multi-faceted team of consultants with broad based experience in various industries, located in over 85 countries, where they have served an extensive array of publicly owned and privately held companies. Rated highly as a top boutique consulting company we base our work on industrial business psychology, we also are experts in the financial services area.
A strong federation of consulting experts; we question everything and create executable plans to develop people, products and services.
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Consultant | President @ The Evans Group LLC is a general consulting company with expertise in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, foodservice equipment and supply, business restructuring and new business development. Well known with public and private sectors, we are highly rated as independent consultants and business advisors, with 52 licensed consultants working all over the world.
Study our references and recommendations From 1977 to Present (38 years) Consultant | President @ Classically trained in the stock market by Chip's father, www.oexoptions.com is an educational weekly option and stock signal service, by written and private phone consultation. Providing private mentoring with a very personalized approach.
We've proudly won seven years in a row (2008-2013) as one the top TEN Option Advisory Services in the U.S. by Stocks and Commodities Magazine.
Dr. Evans is the author of two E books on the stock market:
Projecting the Dow: Using Fibonacci, Cycles and Historical Data to Effectively Use the DJIA to Trade Stocks and Options [Kindle and iBooks editions)
The Manual for S&P 100 Index Option Investing
Mathematical and Psychological Trading Techniques for Reading Stock Market Momentum ( iBook editions) From January 2003 to Present (13 years) Business Consultant @ Razient has partnered with The Evans Group LLC. Razient is a state of the art comprehensive supply chain management, measurement and risk mitigation software. Providing a complete process for managing supply chain risk, by gathering and analyzing information about their supplier networks and provides continuous alerting of various risk measurements. The Evans Group LLC is working with Razient in finding additional venture capital funds, licensed clients and long term implementation processes to help grow their business. From July 2014 to Present (1 year 6 months) Vice President, Retail Sales and Operations @ Jim Mills, one of our top consultants, recently gained an employee contract with Vonage. He is Vice President, Retail Sales and Operations for 18,000+ locations including Walmart and Best Buy, Accountable for both P&L and strategy for all retail and dealer channels. From January 2015 to Present (1 year) Director Of Marketing National Accounts Foodservice @ Malcolm McAlpine, a Marketing Consultant with The Evans Group LLC, is working as an employee as Director Of Marketing National Accounts Foodservice for Mondelēz International. From December 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) Consultant @ Savory Edible is working on provisional patents and gaining prototype funding for a unique health product designed by Dr. Sola Lamikanra, a food chemist and a consultant with The Evans Group LLC. This is both a client and a business venture, The Evans Group LLC is creating the plan for product prototype and venture capital funding. From May 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaConsultant @ The State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA), Peoples Republic of China has selected Dr. Sola Lamikanra of The Evans Group as a high-end expert under the National Recruitment Program of High-end Foreign Experts. The purpose of the National High-end Foreign Experts Recruitment Program is to attract highly accomplished foreign professionals globally from the economic and technological sector to help promote scientific development disciplines, innovation and cultural exchange.
While at the university, Dr. Lamikanra will identify research and innovation needs in food science, and provide appropriate guidance to faculty that would help in securing funding and resources from the National Science Foundation of China to support such programs. Additionally he will provide academic guidance and mentor future leaders in the food science discipline. From May 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) ChinaBusiness Consulting | Business Advisors @ The Evans Group LLC working with our foodservice industry specialist, Ron Voelker, on the
following foodservice equipment and supply distributor client engagements:
■ Maxwell Food Equipment
■ Carolina Cooks
■ Central Food Equipment
Find more of Ron Voelker's work with The Evans Group at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronvoelker From 2013 to Present (2 years) Management Consultants @ The Evans Group LLC works with many public corporations that are a core part of our consulting business. We hold confidentiality agreements with all of our public companies. Details on business advisory services we have done with public corporations available upon private inquiry. From January 1977 to Present (39 years) Business Consulting | Advisor @ Building developmental and process logistics for this distribution company. Private and confidential work for the parent company From January 2013 to Present (3 years) Colorado Springs, Colorado AreaBusiness Consulting | Analyst @ Advertising White Papers and Social Media business White Papers.
Specific studies on social media's think tanks. We analyze while being active in the discussion threads, using psychological profiles to find business values. From November 2012 to Present (3 years 2 months) Greater New York City AreaExpert Witness @ Ron Voelker uses market research, database development and analysis in many areas. Our company has been hired to research, or re-analyze, specific business to State programs, where we have acted as expert witness. Dr. Evans is trained in industrial psychology.
Our company specializes in litigation/expert witness- http://www.theevansgroupllc.com/#litigation-specialists From 2013 to Present (2 years) Management Consultant | Business Advisor | Business Restructuring @ This venture capital firm hires The Evans Group LLC for business restructuring, review and development in companies they buy worldwide From September 2012 to Present (3 years 4 months) Business and Market Analyst @ H.M.S.Y. is a private venture capital firm associated with another of our core clients.
As consultants we research and act as business advisors for venture buys, mergers and acquisitions, and business development. In 2014 we are working on effective use of social media, including financial and portfolio analysis. From January 2012 to Present (4 years) Equity Position | CEO | Business Restructuring @ Feed Your Mind LLC is a unique vending machine concept, selling educational and healthy products. This company has opened entire markets with new innovations. . The Evans Group LLC has rebuilt this concept for international rights and distribution. From February 2013 to Present (2 years 11 months) Greater Seattle AreaBusiness Advisor |Strategist |Consultant @ Second Helping Media is a startup grassroots venture in the weight loss industry; combining exercise programs with nutritional and weight maintenance teaching. The Evans Group LLC is doing key research, preparing marketing and business plans and working with venture and angel lenders. From February 2013 to Present (2 years 11 months) Greater New York City AreaBusiness Consultant | Certified Bankruptcy Trustee @ We are a certified bankruptcy trustee, and licensed by several banks to work in emergency bankruptcy situations and turn-rounds, bank covenant issues, or act as the closing trustee.
We remain on active contracts with several banks. From January 1995 to Present (21 years) Merger/Acquisition Consultant | Business Advisor @ We have worked with this venture capitalist worldwide in his acquisition of each firm he has purchased and sold over the past 20 years.
The Evans Group LLC reviews business opportunities, restructuring and psychological support to this financier, that typically owns 14 to 20 companies many are located in Europe, the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates. We continue to enjoy serving IHBF, and this acquisition/re-development venture capitalist. From September 1997 to Present (18 years 4 months) Business Consultant | Strategic Planning | Corporate Restructure @ Ongoing restructuring of a stainless steel manufacturing plant that produces for the foodservice industry. With Ron Voelker, a licensed consultant for The Evans Group LLC, we are currently on our second contract with this company.
Find more of Ron Voelker's work with The Evans Group at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronvoelker From June 2000 to Present (15 years 7 months) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma AreaBusiness Advisor | Consultant | Strategy and Team Development @ Linked Strategies worked with The Evans Group LLC several years as they developed their core methodologies for social media, advertising and client development From June 2011 to June 2014 (3 years 1 month) Organizational Development Consultant @ Joy Marshall, an Organizational Development Management Consultant, led the consulting work for The Evans Group LLC with Ford Direct.
FordDirect has been dedicated to helping Auto Dealers succeed in the digital marketing space. FordDirect is the only joint venture of its kind in the industry, combining the strength of Ford Motor Company and Ford and Lincoln Mercury Dealers. They provide digital products and services to Dealers, Ford Motor Co. and FDAF and Lincoln markets. From February 2014 to April 2014 (3 months) Greater Detroit AreaBusiness Consultant @ Providing business and product development business consultation to Securranty, helping the firm to strategically penetrate select markets for commercial equipment warranty work. From October 2013 to October 2013 (1 month) Investment Consultant @ The Evans Group LLC helped develop a new stock trading systems and hedge fund stock and options trading financial subscription service for this company. Working from creation of concept, to complete strategy and execution, the financial service of the company got a great service add on and business plan From September 2013 to September 2013 (1 month) Albuquerque, New Mexico AreaBusiness Advisor | Strategic Planning Consultant @ Working with two top financial service newsletters recommending stocks and options The Evans Group LLC developed strategy, business plan and several new products and pricing programs, raising gross profits and creating higher revenue stream and brand name for the companies. They have hired us several times since. From February 2013 to April 2013 (3 months) Albuquerque, New Mexico AreaBusiness Consulting | Business Training @ Our consulting firm was hired to develop financial, operational, departmental and personnel review of this sales and distribution company. Ron Voelker, our longest term licensed consultant (12 years) used proprietary Evans Group short term planning and integration of efforts. The firm will be hiring us again in the near future. From July 2012 to January 2013 (7 months) Financial Analysts | Stock Analysts | Stock Option-Marketing @ The Evans Group LLC works with financial advisors, stock analysts and traders on marketing and web strategies. With the success of our award winning www.oexoptions.com site, this has led to the development of social media, web presence, and marketing services to a number of firms.
We take on new assignments regularly From January 2011 to January 2013 (2 years 1 month) Business Consultant | Business Advisor | Strategist @ With Ron Voelker of The Evans Group LLC provided ongoing strategic counsel to this buying consortium of Foodservice Equipment Dealers. Worked directly with the Buying group for Seminars and Workshops such as Improving Cash Flow and You Are What You Decide and also directly in the field with Dealers for in-depth business reviews and turnarounds.
Worked Additionally with Headquarter Personnel to bring new dealers into the group. From January 2005 to December 2011 (7 years) Greater Denver AreaBusiness Consultant |Business Advisor | Corporate Restructure @ Trendco Supply, Inc and their subsidiaries has been a core client for The Evans Group LLC for many years. We have been hired as restructuring agents, new business development leaders, and business succession planners. Currently we work on special projects only for this company. From January 2004 to December 2011 (8 years) West Palm Beach, Florida AreaBusiness Advisor | Consulting | Strategic Planning @ A large foodservice buying group referred this distributor to The Evans Group LLC and veteran Ron Voelker handled the assignment. During the one year period, The Evans Group acted as the strategic advisor to this foodservice hospitality and international company. From July 2010 to July 2011 (1 year 1 month) Business Consultant | Business Strategist | Website Optimization @ With Ron Voelker from The Evans Group LLC we performed a Multi-Year Financial Review, White Paper and Advance Website Development for Foodservice Equipment and Laundry Designer/Exporter to the Caribbean. We have had two contracts with this client. From 2010 to 2011 (1 year) Miami/Fort Lauderdale AreaBusiness Consultant | Foodservice Equipment/Design/Distribution @ Forensic Financial Review and Whitepaper, On-going Strategic Development for this Foodservice Equipment Design & Distribution Company. Ron Voelker from The Evans Group was the lead consultant; we have since had two contracts with this client. Find more of Ron's work at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronvoelker From January 2008 to 2011 (3 years) Lakeland, Florida AreaBusiness Consultant | Strategic Board Member | Advisor @ On-going on-staff consultant and strategic advisor for Texas-based Foodservice Equipment Designer and Distributor. With Ron Voelker from The Evans Group, we are currently on our 4th contract with this customer. Find more of Ron's work at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronvoelker From 2007 to 2011 (4 years) Odessa/Midland, Texas AreaBusiness Consultant | Business Strategist | Franchise Development @ With Ron Voelker from The Evans Group, we performed a multi-year financial review and whitepaper/startup for franchise development, for this Foodservice Equipment & supply distributor. Find more of Ron's work at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronvoelker From 2009 to 2010 (1 year) Greater Nashville AreaBusiness Consultant | Marketshare Analyst @ Working with Ron Voelker of The Evans Group LLC we worked to expand the coverage and marketshare of this Foodservice Equipment Designer and Dealer. From 2009 to 2010 (1 year) Greater St. Louis AreaBusiness Consultant | Bankruptcy Specialist @ Consulting leading to Bankruptcy for this HVAC, Appliance Parts and Foodservice Equipment Dealer. From 2008 to 2010 (2 years) Visalia, California AreaBusiness Consultant | Business Strategist | Advisor @ This wholesale foodservice design, and turnkey supplier with web sales emphasis, hired The Evans Group with Ron Voelker, to perform a multi-year financial review and business development whitepaper. Find more of Ron's work at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronvoelker From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Tyler, Texas AreaBusiness Consultant | Business Analyst | Advisor @ This new and used restaurant equipment dealer hired The Evans Group with Ron Voelker, to perform a multi-year forensic financial review and develop an on-going strategic development plan, for their foodservice equipment design & distribution company. Find more of Ron's work at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronvoelker From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Hartford, Connecticut AreaBusiness Consultant | Business Strategist | Advisor @ Ron Voelker from The Evans Group worked with the client. He conducted a multi-year financial review and business development for this Seattle-based, foodservice equipment designer and restaurant installer. He also assisted them with opening of a new location. Find more of Ron's work at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronvoelker From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Greater Seattle AreaBusiness Consultant | Bankruptcy Specialist | Turnaround | Advisor @ Business consulting leading to selling of the business. From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Orange County, California AreaBusiness Consultant | Business Analyst @ Multi-year financial review and business development whitepaper was performed with Ron Voelker of The Evans Group, for this Foodservice Equipment Dealer. Find more of Ron's work at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronvoelker From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Savannah, Georgia AreaBusiness Consultant | Business Strategist | Business Advisor @ Multi-year financial review and business development was performed with Ron Voelker of The Evans Group, for this national foodservice designer and distributor. The Evans Group also worked on acquisition targeting for Chrisco. Find more of Ron's work at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronvoelker From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Cincinnati AreaBusiness Consultant | Fabrication Specialist @ Multi-year financial review /restructuring and partner reviews/business development for this kitchen designer, equipment distributor, stainless fabricator and millworker. Ron Voelker of The Evans Group also worked with this client. Find more of Ron's work at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronvoelker From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Business Consultant | Retirement Strategist @ Multi-year financial review and business development whitepaper was performed with Ron Voelker of The Evans Group. Work included designing a strategy for owner to move towards retirement and the evaluation of a second location site. Find more of Ron's work at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronvoelker From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Business Consultant | Turnaround Specialist @ Consulting which led the business to sale for this cash and carry retailer and foodservice equipment dealer. From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Business Consultant | Turnaround Specialist | Fabrication Analyst @ Working with Chip Evans and Ron Voelker of The Evans Group this stainless steel fabricator and equipment supplier restructured their business model. From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Greater St. Louis AreaBusiness Consultant | Operations Specialist @ Chip Evans and Ron Voelker of The Evans Group analyzed and restructured this re-manufacturer and large hospitality industry equipment company. From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Springfield, Missouri AreaBusiness Consultant | Turnaround Specialist @ Working with Chip Evans and Ron Voelker of The Evans Group, this Cayman Islands owned produce distributor, was managed to minimize losses and ultimately to Sale. Duties included Chip's board reviews in the Caymans, and Ron's hands on site management of the facility and team. From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Naples, Florida AreaBusiness Consultant | Stainless Steel Fabrication @ Consultant to SSP, a stainless steel fabrication company later sold to Elkay Manufacturing. From 2000 to 2009 (9 years) Spokane, Washington AreaBusiness Consultant | Restaurant Supply Distributor | Restructuring @ General business analysis and restructure. From 2007 to 2008 (1 year) Business Consultant | Custom Designer Hospitality Industry @ The Evans Group led Bridger Design as they centralized and outsourced, and attempted to close the business with the least debt. From 2007 to 2008 (1 year) Business Consultant | Business Advisor @ Consultant to the CEO of the business and in the sale of this privately held 50 year old company. From 2005 to 2008 (3 years) Consultant | President @ Consulting to develop this arm of Subtechnologies, Inc., a specialty distributor to Subway. Was able to build the business in five years, and then sold off to Hockenberg's, a leading competitor. From 2001 to 2007 (6 years) Kansas City, Missouri AreaBusiness Consultant | CEO Coaching | Restructuring @ Did restructuring with this client and CEO coaching when the various companies were sold to the first investment group that bought a "roll up" of five companies. Worked for two years with the firm, before it was sold again to another venture capital company. We developed the company for resale and it returned $17 million in profit to the venture capitalist for two years of ownership, before sale to another company. From January 2004 to January 2006 (2 years 1 month) Kansas City, Missouri AreaHR Consultant @ Developed and conducted training throughout the South American--International Team; in team building, time management, and execution. From 2005 to 2006 (1 year) Miami/Fort Lauderdale AreaBusiness Consultant | Corporate Restructure @ Restructured the business; including the development of a new business plan, and staffing changes. In the end the company returned to profitability. We have worked with the company again since our original contract. From January 2004 to June 2005 (1 year 6 months) Houston, Texas AreaBusiness Consultant | Market Analyst @ Worked as consultant on market analysis and to develop and introduce new fryer oil filter additive. Used throughout KFC and Popeye’s as a result of our test results and recommendations. From 2004 to 2005 (1 year) Greater Atlanta AreaBusiness Consultant | Corporate Restructure | Product Development @ The Evans Group LLC has been honored to work on business restructuring, development of import product line, new categories, support in buying groups, and helping Admiral Craft to be the oldest and most successful foodservice supply Import Company in the U.S. We have been under contract with Admiral Craft four times in fifteen years. From January 1998 to April 2003 (5 years 4 months) United StatesConsultant @ The Evans Group LLC worked with this then start up environmentally innovative company, and helped develop the company to got to market with recycled rubber mulch. Extraordinary in that the company’s product was new, not “real mulch”, three times as expensive but is guaranteed for twelve years.
Rubberic, Inc- “About 15 years ago the idea of using recycled rubber as a mulch was a concept that very few people knew about, as tires were placed in landfills or burned as fuel. That all changed in late 2000 when IMC opened its doors and began to produce a mulch from shredded tires that looked identical to wood mulch – they called it Rubberific® as it offered some terrific benefits versus any other mulch on the market.
After a few years of selling direct to consumers and commercial entities the product entered the mainstream marketplace through retailers such as Lowe’s, Ace Hardware and True Value. The product distribution has now grown to more than 5,000 retail locations across the country and the product line was expanded to a full suite of landscaping and playground products. That is a pretty terrific expansion by the team that built Rubberific.” From January 2001 to March 2003 (2 years 3 months) Business Consultant to Sr. VP @ Instrumental in working with the Burger King franchisee organization creating a buying group; worked with the Sr. V.P in charge for many years.
Helped define and specify new products. From 1995 to 2003 (8 years) Business Consultants to Sr. Vice President of Operations @ The Evans Group LLC used its proprietary database analysis process "Maximize Your Potential" to filter and organize sales territories, off "cleaned" database reports.
This process allowed management to realize what is available in the market for greater or new sales penetration. From March 1997 to January 2001 (3 years 11 months) Business Consultant to Venture Capitalist @ Worked for venture capitalist in purchase of ISS Shelving, SIAB Stainless in Italy, and Koolco Plastic Injection Molding.
Ran the Italian fabrication plant of two years, business sold.
Worked in the transition of sale, of Clairson Industries (ISS) to Leggett and Platt, an industrial conglomerate.
This venture capitalist hired us again as IHBF Ventures based in the Grand Cayman Islands. We have completed eight restructurings of "new acquisitions" for this company worldwide.
Mr. Sauey is a venture capitalist that buys troubled companies only, and hands them to The Evans Group to ready for "sale again". From 1998 to 2001 (3 years) Business Consultants | Business Analyst @ The Evans Group LLC used its proprietary database analyze "Maximize Your Potential" to filter and organize sales territories off "cleaned" database reports.
This allows management to know what is available. From January 1997 to January 2000 (3 years 1 month) United StatesBusiness Consultant | Food Distribution and Segment Training @ Database analysis by sector and sales training. From January 1997 to January 2000 (3 years 1 month) Business Consultant | IPC Franchisee Coop @ Created a white paper analysis for a purchasing alliance, and consortium set up. Negotiated programs with all vendors; helped lead and create this conceptual, now actual performance group within IPC, the franchisee buying group for Subway Restaurants worldwide. From 1999 to 2000 (1 year) Miami/Fort Lauderdale AreaBusiness Consultant to the CEO | Corporate Restructuring @ This firm was part of large foodservice company that went bankrupt. Primesource was a spin off bought by an entrepreneur; two years of consulting and restructuring of this large foodservice company, helping to shift to new ownership.
Our job was to teach and counsel the new owner, and restructure the business. We were able to sell Primesource to a venture capital mutual fund within two years, done profitably, and the former owner recommending us is now a large Burger King franchisee. Ron Voelker and Chip Evans worked this restructuring completely. From 1997 to 2000 (3 years) Business Consultant to Kool Star Refrigeration @ Hired to re-structure and develop this small walk in cooler and freezer manufacturer. Worked two years with owner and G.M. This business was sold soon thereafter to Standex International. From 1995 to 1997 (2 years) Business Consultant to the CEO @ Worked actively with the C.E.O. to develop minority development status with major accounts across the U.S., from school to restaurant chain uniforms, and to more specialized military gear, and latter offered the Minority Council Development affiliation which led the way for massive growth. From January 1994 to December 1996 (3 years) Miami/Fort Lauderdale AreaBusiness Consultant | Change Agent | Corporate Restructure @ Acted as a change agent restructuring "VP of Sales" as the company terminated staff, changed pricing modules, and later sold to Franke Corp.
Stainless Incorporated was the largest kitchen equipment manufacturer and supplier to Burger King Corp. From January 1994 to January 1996 (2 years 1 month) Vice President of Sales @ Developed the sales team for this privately held business, which was selling to the third generation. The company did $25 million annually in the mid 90's, and is now well over $100 million annually and one of the top industry leaders. From January 1993 to January 1995 (2 years 1 month) Greater Philadelphia AreaBusiness Consultant | Corporate Restructure @ Contracted to re-structure divisions of Domino's Pizza, during bankruptcy proceedings, and prior to the sale to outside venture capital firms. Was hired again for one year in 1999. From 1993 to 1995 (2 years) Regional Sales Manager @ Managed a staff of 65 sales reps and six sales managers across the eastern United States. From January 1982 to January 1986 (4 years 1 month)
Ph.D, Business and Psychology @ University of Michigan From 1969 to 1976 Chip Ph.D is skilled in: Start-ups, Management Consulting, Business Strategy, New Business Development, Team Building, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Business Planning, Coaching, Organizational Development, Marketing Strategy, Leadership Development, International Business, Manufacturing, Succession Planning