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. Evelyn is also a member of the MedStart Advisory Board. She 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.


Onsite Partnership Manager

Barbara is our on-site Partnership Manager/Recruiter, responsible for providing augmented IT sourcing and support to one of Sacramento’s major healthcare providers. She conducts needs assessment with hiring managers to determine staffing requirements, provide interviewing coaching, training, and support to management team, act as the single point of contact to the IT Personnel Department for all open requisitions, support recruitment activities and job fairs, design and implement sprint-light workflow to hiring process, create indicators and dashboard, manage associate vendors, create and implement business processes, deliver outplacement workshops for employees, assist with marketing campaigns, strategic recruitment activities in support of other I.T. and I.T. Healthcare organizations in the Sacramento Area.


    Sourcing Specialist

    As our Sourcing Specialist, Serena leverages the latest technologies and tools for sound research and potential candidate outreach using multi-media and social media outlets.


    Client Manager

    As the Client Manager, Christina’s role is integral to help achieve our monthly goals. In this role, Christina oversees a smooth workflow for candidate outreach, improves operations, and troubleshoots any delays in attaining feedback from clients. Christina processes weekly payroll, creates client invoices, handles scheduling, and tracks monthly placements.