Seizing Her Future: Savanah’s Story


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The evolution of Savanah’s career during her time with DMC Atlanta is one that deserves to be recognized and celebrated. A shy, 21-year-old with minimal work experience (but MASSIVE aspirations) quickly blossomed into a powerhouse in the recruiting world over the last 3.5 years, showcasing that the right person willing to make the necessary personal and professional changes can accomplish anything they put their mind to. With Savanah now moving into a Talent Acquisitions role with OmniEngine, an affiliate client of DMC Atlanta, based on a glowing recommendation from our CEO, Adam Dorfman, we can’t help but reflect on Savanah’s character and the journey that got us here!

Born in Fort Lauderdale, FL and raised there for 8 years, Savanah great up as the youngest of 3 siblings! When her family moved to Sharpsburg, just 45 minutes South of Atlanta, Savanah acclimated easily, throwing herself into activities ranging from cheerleading and gymnastics to volleyball. Outgoing even as a child, she recalls days and summers spent outside with neighborhood friends.

When asked about her entrepreneurial drive, Savanah states “I grew up seeing my dad self-employed and helping my parents with their painting and remodeling businesses. We would buy houses, flip them, resell them, everything! I saw early on the perks of having a career that was meaningful, a career that helped people, and challenged myself.”

With college approaching, Savanah went with what she knew from high school, which was Dental Hygiene. Fortunately, she realized early on that was not her calling and was able to switch to a marketing and social media management major that suited her creative side better. After school, Savanah knew she didn’t want to stay stagnant in Sharpsburg, so she took the plunge and moved into the city — an environment that would always keep her busy and offer greater career opportunities.

As it turns out, she was 100% right about Atlanta, starting her first career outside of college in business-to-business sales, a catalyst for her soon-to-be recruiting career at DMC Atlanta. Sales helped stretch and strengthen Savanah’s communications skills, transforming her to become a more confident, self-assured person. That skill set only multiplied further after being hired at DMC Atlanta. 3.5 years later, when Savanah approached us about creating a new position, we knew exactly where she was needed and how it would benefit both her and our network of clients. Now with a hyper-focus on talent acquisitions for senior sales positions, we think it’s safe to say that stepping outside of her small city comfort zone paid off.

When asked about her favorite memory with DMC Atlanta, Savanah instantly claims, “Easy! The Dominican Republic for a rest & relaxation weekend with the team. It was my first time out of the country for recreation and everything I hoped for. I got to swim with the dolphins with some of my favorite people in the world. It was great.”

Her advice to anyone new starting in the company is this: “Be open to challenging yourself. You’re going to learn a lot in a short time and it might feel like too much at times but it’s so worth it! Come in with an open mind and just jump right in!”

As for her free time, Savanah enjoys taking different fitness classes, exploring new restaurants across Atlanta, and attending every concert and festival possible! Her zest for life is contagious and her ambition infectious. It has been an absolute pleasure working side by side with Savanah these last years, and an even greater pleasure to watch her emerge as the businesswoman we always knew she could be. Savanah, congratulations on taking this next step in your career. You make us proud.

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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Chad Harpole

Manager

Chad Harpole started in the company in Austin, TX.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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."  

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! 

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.


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

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!

Austin Owen

Manager

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