About Avanti:

Avanti Recruitment Solutions provides an array of recruitment and screening solutions that focus on meeting the needs of successful companies and high performing talent.  Founded in 1998, we align with organizations that provide a healthy work environment, career growth, and challenge. We match talent based on past employment success factors such as pace of work, level of structure and support and environmental culture.

Our Philosophy:

We build strong, long-term relationships and work to understand the priorities and motivations of talent and the culture and management style of the company. When there is a fit between the two, we make the connection.

Meet Our Team:

Evelyn Milani

President and CEO

Evelyn has over twenty-five years experience in the recruitment industry and is an expert at conducting Behavioral Interviews to understand a candidate’s’ 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.

Contact Evelyn at: emilani@avantirecruiters.com or (916) 429-1077.

Rita Phillips


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.

Kirsten Morales

Recruitment Coordinator

    As a Recruitment Coordinator, Kirsten identifies sales leads and sources and screens candidates using the latest technology to build our talent pool of candidates. She performs market research and analytics using AI tools including market availability reports based on company profiles, industry, job requirements, and location.

Serena Kouklis

Sourcing Specialist & Social Media Manager

As our Sourcing Specialist & Social Media Manager, Serena leverages the latest technologies and tools for market research and candidate outreach using multi-media and social media outlets.