EVAlution Management is well positioned to work with a variety of businesses as well as international companies looking to expand into Eastern European Markets, specifically the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Our clients typically share one or more of the following characteristics:
Small- to mid-sized businesses with 10 employees or more
Companies that, through growth, have become too complex and inefficient
Need someone to fulfill a Business Manager/COO function
Companies that are losing money or market share due to inefficient operations
Want to get the business “in order” to sell the company
Are looking to expand into Eastern European markets, and need expert guidance on expanding operations.
We work best with owners and executives who are ready to make the necessary changes to achieve their goals. It can be a difficult process, but we are committed to your success.
“Eva is simply brilliant! I’ve had the opportunity to work with Eva both as a fellow Board Member for a local non-profit business organization, as well as get her insight for my own company. She truly has a gift when it comes to understanding and analyzing data, and she is an excellent teacher when it comes to explaining exactly what the numbers show her – whether that be financial data, operational information, or inefficiencies in processes and procedures. But, the most important thing I think Eva brings to the table is the fact that she’s not afraid to roll up her sleeves and take action to get problems solved. She doesn’t just show you where the “gaps” are, she explains exactly what needs to happen to close those gaps. I don’t hesitate to recommend Eva to any company that wants to make real, meaningful, positive change to their bottom line.”
Rachel Rasmussen, Owner, Rescue Desk, LLC
"I have known Eva for more than 10 years. As Director of Trails Books and Prairie Oak Press, she implemented 80/20 to improve profitability by narrowing the focus of the business and reducing costs. She is a strategic, big-picture thinker with the ability to implement change through strong yet tactful leadership. Her operational skills are exceptional and she has experience in finance, marketing, operations and executive management. She's intelligent and funny and a delight to work with."
Anita Matcha, Owner, Compass Advisors, LLC
"Eva Solcova Smith is one in a million. She has the capability to cut through the day-to-day distractions, stories and excuses to get to the heart of a problem. By clearly identifying problems and thoroughly analyzing their context, she is able to delineate potential solutions. Her skills are ideal for small to medium size businesses as busy CEOs find it difficult to “take a step back” to review their current situation. They often need unbiased and reliable assistance. Eva isn’t about token solutions and she won’t “sugar coat” what she finds. She delves into the facts and her experience to support her recommendations. She is highly efficient as she gets more done in a day than most people I know. She is effective as she is dedicated to providing her best for those who work with her. When Eva commits to a job, she delivers."
Marilyn Holt-Smith, President & Owner, formerly Holt-Smith Advisors
"I’ve worked with everyone from Fortune 500 execs to successful tech entrepreneurs, and it’s no exaggeration to say that Eva is one of the best business minds I know. She has an amazing ability to analyze your current business position, spot the best opportunities for growth and craft the most viable plan to get you there. If you want to take your business to the next level, a meeting with Eva Solcova Smith would be a great first step."
Mark Knickelbine, former Managing Editor, Trails Books & Prairie Oak Press