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Image Gallery: Avant Hosts Grand Opening of ‘HQ-2’ in Dallas

More than 300 “trusted advisers,” key vendors and members of the Avant leadership team were on hand for the Feb. 27 ribbon cutting of Avant’s 6,000-square-foot “HQ-2” in Dallas. The million-dollar, 18-month initiative underscores the company’s commitment to enabling technology sales throughout North America and beyond.

“Avant Communications launched in Chicago more than 10 years ago, and we’ve led the league in enabling trusted advisers to support their clients in IT decision-making,” said Avant CEO Ian Kieninger. “As our industry footprint continues to grow larger, it only makes sense that we extend our presence into new regions, to more capably meet the needs of our trusted advisers and their customers using local resources.”

The focal point of the new facility is the Dallas BattleLab, a world-class training/demo facility and a key investment in Avant’s Platform for IT Decision-Making. At the Dallas BattleLab, trusted advisers can evaluate and demonstrate the technology options available through Avant and the industry ecosystem. Based on high success rate and partner demand, additional regional BattleLab hubs for other tech centers are also under consideration.

Scroll through our gallery below for a look at the grand opening of the new facility.

Avant ribbon cutting - 2020 Grand Opening

Ribbon Cutting

Avant officially opened its second BattleLab, this one in the Dallas area. Here (left, front) Drew Lydecker, co-founder and president, and (left, rear) Ian Kieninger, co-founder and CEO, officially cut the ribbon on the new facility as (right) Rick Reed, senior director of channel sales, cheers them on.

Crowd at Avant grand opening - 2020
Celebration

More than 300 trusted advisers and vendors from Avant’s ecosystem joined to celebrate the grand opening.

Drone shot of Avant crowd - 2020 Grand opening
Heads Up!

It took a drone to fit everyone into the grand opening celebration picture.

Avant BattleLab - 2020 Grand Opening
BattleLab Briefing Room

The BattleLab is used as a training center, a UCaaS/CCaaS demo center and an executive briefing center (EBC) for trusted advisers to use with their clients. It also includes a webinar broadcast center.
Avant EBC Center - 2020 Grand Opening
EBC Center

There is a steady stream of trusted advisers having meetings with clients and vendors in the BattleLab EBC Center. To date, their close ratio is 100% when they bring a client into one of the Avant BattleLabs.
Avant Vendor Wall - 2020 Grand Opening
Vendor Wall

Ian Kieninger at the wall displaying logos of the 26 vendors from Avant’s ecosystem that are colocated within the BattleLab to facilitate trusted adviser engagements with their clients.

Avant Desk Space - 2020 Grand Opening
Desk Space

The office offers dedicated and shared desk space that both vendors and trusted advisers can use during the workday.
The Avant Lobby - 2020 Grand Opening
The Lobby

Avant’s new office is located in the center of Frisco, Texas, one of America’s fastest-growing cities, less than 30 minutes from two airports.
The Avant Blue Light - 2020 Grand Opening
Come On In!

The Avant blue light means they’re open for business and ready to support clients in their IT decision-making journey.
The Avant Team - 2020 Grand Opening
The Team

It takes an outstanding team to be a top master agent with an incredible culture and national expansion.

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