How DMC Atlanta Overcame COVID-19


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During unprecedented times, the ultimate challenge is often overcoming one’s mindsets and limiting beliefs. When facing a pandemic like the one currently in our midst, it can be easy to dwell in the hardships and let negative thoughts consume us. For this exact reason, we are left with two options: to remain defeated or to rise to the challenge.

Our answer? Challenge accepted. Though COVID-19 approached rapidly and unexpectedly, the DMC Atlanta crew refused to let this predicament dampen our spirits. We have been determined to take advantage of the extra time given to us and utilize it in a way that ensures we evolve as an even stronger company and unit.

At DMC Atlanta, we believe that for any endeavor to succeed, the entire team must be on the same page about the mission and direction of the company – WHY we exist. We must share an ideology so that the entire team is moving with force in the same direction to conquer goals and overcome obstacles, paving a way for our team’s success.

Our resilience as a whole is what makes DMC Atlanta a top workplace in Atlanta and the country. In following through with our mission for these last eight weeks, we began by taking part in weekly calls that featured business professionals leading industries in telecommunications, therapeutics, real estate, and beyond.

These virtual calls allowed our teammates to hear wise words and learn valuable lessons from those who’ve experienced the ins and outs of their respective fields. For example, Dixon Dedman, founder of Kentucky Owl Bourbon and proprietor of the award-winning Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, KY, shed a light on the importance of entrepreneurship and how to build a successful brand. 

Scott Dorfman, Founder, former Chairman, & CEO of Innotrac Corporation (NASDAQ: INOC), gave us key insight on the importance of mentality in business and how to scale hurdles like COVID-19 so that we can all come out on top. Furthermore, we heard from featured executives such as Cody Friesen, Rick Kueber, Gary Polson, Ryan Cone, Larry Dorman, and DMC Atlanta’s President, Adam Dorfman.

From the beginning, we made it a priority to maintain an atmosphere of learning, even while working remotely from home, and it’s safe to say we succeeded. In addition to putting our student mentalities into practice daily, we also crafted a goal to keep up our lively company culture. Throughout this time, we digitally held happy hours, team activities, celebrated birthdays, and even a college commencement.

Knowing that our efforts to continually strengthen ourselves as professionals, and holding up our team’s culture were successfully in effect, we knew it was time to reopen our company’s team expansion. We collaborated on a new recruitment module and are proud to say that digital hiring is now available.

DMC Atlanta did not let limiting beliefs keep us from reaching our superior potential. Tried and true, we worked together as a unit to strengthen our goals, our mindsets, and our overall core. We are prepared and ready to surpass any future obstacles that may come our way. 

“Where we are at any given moment is the sum of the decisions we have made.”

Mission accomplished. To access further information regarding who we are, the services we offer, and our company culture, we encourage you to visit our website. From all of us at DMC Atlanta, we wish you great safety and health.

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Our TEAM

Adam McNally

Manager

Adam  was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in a small town in southern Maryland. He loves this business because it's purely based on performance.

Chris Auwarter

Manager

Chris grew up in a small town in NY and runs an office in Dallas, TX.  He is a proud Cleveland Browns Fan.  Seriously.  He is.

Shilan Parham

Manager

Shilan was born and raised in Iran, moved to China, and lived there for 8 years. She always had a dream to move to the United States, as it is the land of opportunity.

Julia Copeland

Human Resources Recruiter

Julia was born in Iowa, but her dad's job moved her family out to the suburbs of north Atlanta. From there, her love for lemonade and the word "Y'all" grew.

Sofin Rajwani

Account Manager

Sofin was born and raised in India, then made his way to the States to further his education. He loves to dance and is often seen busting a move around the office here at DMC Atlanta! 

Kenneth Burke

Account Manager

Ken was born and raised in upstate New York, and his true personality is just as colorful and awesome as part of his upbringing, where he worked with traveling carnivals!

Andres Campanucci

Manager

"The Nucci" is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. If you don't like him, it's you, not him.  He's awesome.

Daniel Uzamere

Account Manager

Originally from Nigeria, Daniel is a rising star in on the DMC Atlanta team who can occasionally be spotted dancing in the office.

Rae Stafford

Human Resources Manager

Rae has been a part of the DMC Atlanta team since 2012. She is head of HR and has an unnatural love of queso.

Alethea Burke

Manager

Alethea was born in Alaska, spent most of her childhood in Florida, but claims Atlanta as her home. Occasionally Adam hides in her hair when Jenna is being really loud.

Michael Cosper

Manager

Michael was raised south of Atlanta. He is a rabid UGA fan who runs our team in Nashville with his wife, Vianca. Go Dawgs!

Adam Dorfman

President & CEO

Adam founded DMC Atlanta in 2003. He is a bourbon and food snob who loves his family and live music. He is also a proud "Headblade" proponent.

Savanah Hart

Human Resources Recruiter

Savanah is an Atlanta native who graduated from Valdosta State.  If you thank her for something, you will immediately know she worked at Chick-Fil-A

Chad Harpole

Manager

Chad Harpole started in the company in Austin, TX.

Tia Maiello

Human Resources Recruiter

Tia grew up in a tiny town in Upstate New York and loves being a part of DMC Atlanta's growth. We love it when she says "calendar."  

Leon Butts

Account Manager

Leon was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and raised by a single mother with 17 siblings. Leon has always had a competitive spirit and a natural when it came to athletics, especially wrestling.

Ganessa Pickens

Assistant Manager

Ganessa is from Riverside, CA, but we are slowly converting her to sweet tea.  She has mastered the non-duckface selfie.


Mike Figueroa

Manager

Mike was born in New York, NY but raised in Atlanta, GA and attended the State University of West Georgia.

Dan Bazuin

Manager

Dan was raised in a northern Michigan, runs an office in Detroit, and has the nickname "Bear Claw." Dan joined our team after a couple of years in the NFL. 

Austin Owen

Manager

Austin was born and raised in Atlanta. He has traveled the US in search of the perfect protein shake.

Jenna Huss

VP of Development

Jenna is DMC Atlanta's VP of development. She is one of the smartest people we know, but she has no idea how loud she is.