Alliance with FreeBalance to Improve International PFM Change and Capacity Management

Partnership will bring proven change management methods to improve success rates of Public Financial Management (PFM) reform and Government Resource Planning (GRP) efforts.

Washington, USA (October 02, 2013) – Evans Incorporated, provider of holistic “human-centered” change management services to the public sector, is pleased to announce a new alliance with FreeBalance that will help to improve Public Financial Management (PFM) reform in governments using FreeBalance GRP software.

Many studies show that change management is considered a critical factor for GRP success, particularly in developing countries and emerging economies. “We look forward to working with FreeBalance’s international customers to better manage change inherent in adopting effective PFM reform efforts,” said Dr. Susan Evans, CPE, President and CEO of Evans. “We share the FreeBalance view that building public sector IT and PFM capacity is a critical factor for ensuring successful GRP implementations and PFM reform successes, overall.”

“Context is critical in GRP implementations, especially human capacity and political incentives,” said Manuel Pietra, FreeBalance President and CEO, “This partnership gives our advisory services additional skills to enable PFM reform.”

Governments around the world often lack program management capacity. Change management “is the process of helping people understand the need for change and of motivating them to take actions which result in sustained changes in behavior”.  Evans applies a human-centered diagnostic driven and intervention-based approach utilizing our proprietary CAARMA™ methodology.  The Evans’ approach also focuses on building the capacity of our partners to lead change, themselves.  Most software manufacturers are not directly involved in project governance. FreeBalance is directly involved in government implementations with certified partners like Evans Incorporated.

About FreeBalance

FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. FreeBalance solutions are active in 20 countries managing more than a quarter trillion ($US) in annual budgets worldwide. For more information, visit FreeBalance website.

About Evans Incorporated

Evans Incorporated delivers high performing teams that bring deeply perceptive insights and problem-solving abilities in human-centered change management, process improvement, and technology implementation.  Our insights and methodologies help clients address root causes of organizational challenges on their road to improved performance. We look at challenges through a different lens. We solve not only the problems THEY see, but the problems WE anticipate.  Our clients hire us because of our distinctive ability to assess organizational dynamics, identify underlying issues, and develop a blueprint for creative solutions.

Evans Incorporated Media Contact:
Ana Gross
Phone: 703-663-2491

Evans Recognized in SmartCEO Future50 Winners

Washington SmartCEO Announces the 2013 Future 50 Award Winners
50 Greater Washington companies to be recognized for their fast-growth in
Washington SmartCEO’s Future 50 Awards program.

Lanham, MD (Nov. 12, 2012)— Washington SmartCEO is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Future 50 award. The Future 50 Awards program recognizes 50 of the area’s fastest-growing companies based on employee and revenue growth over the past three years. The 2013 Future 50 winners collectively generate $4.3 billion in annual revenue and employ over 21,000 individuals in greater Washington.

The Future 50 Awards program, now in its eighth year of celebration in Washington, kicked off with an application process ending this fall. In addition to the group of Future 50 winners, SmartCEO recognizes Emerging Growth and Blue Chip winners within the Washington community. Emerging Growth companies generate $1 to $5 million in annual revenue and have experienced significant growth over the last three years. Blue Chip companies generate more than $200 million in annual revenue, have demonstrated steady growth and have a reputation for providing high-quality management, products and services.

“The companies we are honoring this year are growing in spite of the economic hardships we have all been facing. These companies are investing in themselves, and investing in their people and are rising above the rest. They deserve to be recognized and celebrated because they are moving our economy and this region forward,” says Jaime Nespor, group publisher of SmartCEO magazine, “We are proud to recognize them for their achievements and growth.”

SmartCEO is an exclusive community of CEOs and business executives, highly regarded mentors and well-respected thought leaders whose experiences benefit their own organizations and the communities in which they serve. SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through the pages of our award-winning magazine, connections at our C-level events and access to valuable online resources. For more than a decade, SmartCEO has been a leader in helping CEOs tell their stories in-print, in-person and most recently in-video. SmartCEO’s Mid-Atlantic focus began in Baltimore and has grown to include Philadelphia, Washington DC, and has recently expanded to New York City.

Evans Inc Named to 2012 Inc. 500|5000 Fastest-Growing Companies

For second straight year, Evans Incorporated is honored by Inc. magazine’s annual exclusive list, moving up in its ranking from 2112 to 1311 in 2012.

Falls Church, Virginia – September 1, 2012

For the second straight year, Evans Incorporated has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Inc. magazine ranked Evans Incorporated as No. 1311 on the sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking that represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Evans, a management consulting firm that helps clients reach maximum effectiveness through managed change involving processes, systems and people, joins the rarified company of enterprises that have appeared on the list multiple times, many of which have grown to become national icons.

“Evans Incorporated is proud to be named to the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 list for the second consecutive year, and we are honored to be ranked in the same company as some of the country’s most successful and innovative businesses,” said Susan Evans, President and CEO of Evans Incorporated. “Staying true to our pillars of client service has enabled us to grow while helping clients manage change.  Evans believes it’s people, not systems, that will ultimately achieve great outcomes – and that’s why we are passionate about building environments where people are excited about collaborating, innovating, and having an impact.”

The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 was ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. Evans experienced significant revenue growth of more than 236 percent between 2008 and 2011, and saw its number of employees grow nearly 129 percent. The company is headquartered in Falls Church, Va., and previously made the list in 2011.

The achievement places Evans among an elite group of companies including Unified Payments, which topped this year’s Inc. 500|5000 list, as well as Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani,, KIND, and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands.

The median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remained at an impressive 97 percent. The companies featured on this year’s list reported having created more than 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

“Now more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” said Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit

About Evans Incorporated

Evans Incorporated is a management consulting firm committed to building high-performing teams that embrace change and make the complex and challenging simple and solvable.  We apply a special lens for looking at organization challenges that allows us to identify risks, fears, and resistors, and align diverse stakeholder groups while planning for the unseen and unexpected.  Evans draws from CAARMA, our blueprint for human-centered change, to apply the right tools and techniques, and partners with clients to deliver the benefits of transformation with minimal disruption and delay.  Learn more about Evans at

Evans CEO in Smart CEO Magazine: Importance of Vision

Evans CEO and founder Sue Evans is featured in the October 2012 issue of SmartCEO magazine and highlights the significance of vision:

“I’m sort of a latecomer to the idea of vision.  It used to make me kind of cringe.  We’ve done a number of employee surveys, and the thing that keeps coming out is that they need to understand what the vision is.  It has to be what characterizes what we are, who we are, and what’s different about us.  I know we need to do that.  The lack of vision has been the missing piece.  It’s what I want to insert in there so we can focus on really defining who we are.  Obviously, the vision changes.  The thing that is most important around it is that we be constantly and consistently communicating it.  We want to make sure that not only our employees but our clients have a sense of what that vision is.  When we’re trying to decide whether to invest in this initiative or that initiative, we have to go back and say, “Is that going to help us reach this goal to transform the consulting model?”

read more here.

Sue Evans’ insights on growth and SECAF

Over 70% year-to-year revenue growth for two consecutive years.  Over 80% repeat clientele. Award winning professional-development culture.  A growing team of trusted advisors delivering remarkable service to clients.  These statements highlight just a few pieces of the Evans experience.  These results do not come by chance, however.  At Evans, we not only help our clients grow their organizations, we dedicate ourselves to learning and growing our own organization as well.  For example, we are active members of the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), where we gain education, resources, and advocacy as a growing company.

We engage with SECAF and our peer contractors to improve our ability to adapt to the changes happening with our clients, specifically the Federal Government.  We exchange cutting edge ideas and methodologies about change, leadership, and high-performance organizations in their educational forums.  Through their networking forum, we build relationships and form complementary partnerships with other firms so we can create even more robust service packages for clients.  In the advisory forum, we engage with other contractors to learn best practices, challenge our own ways of thinking, and further refine the service that we deliver to clients.

We are honored to be selected as a 2012 Finalist for SECAF’s Contractor of the Year – an award that recognizes our ongoing commitment our clients, our people, and our community.

Evans Selected as Finalist for SECAF Government Contractor of the year (


Contact Info for Evans Incorporated:  Ana Gross 703 663 2491,
Contact for SECAF: Mary Evans: SpeakerBox Communications – 703-287-7816


Evans Incorporated Recognized for its Work in the Government Contracting Industry

March 31, 2012, Falls Church, VA –  Evans Incorporated is pleased to announce its selection as a finalist for the Fourth Annual SECAF Awards, hosted by The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF). The SECAF Awards Gala is the premier commemorative event honoring small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on small business. The winners will be announced at the gala on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

The event honors finalists and winners in the following categories:SECAF Government Contractor of the Year (revenue under $6 million)

  • SECAF Government Contractor of the Year (revenue $6 to $12 million)
  • SECAF Government Contractor of the Year (revenue $12 to $25 million)
  • SECAF Award of Excellence (revenue under $25 million)
  • Small Business Partner of the Year (revenue $25 to $100 million)
  • Small Business Partner of the Year (revenue more than $100 million)
  • Government Small Business Advocate of the Year (Honoree)



“We are delighted to be name a SECAF Finalist,” said Sue Evans, President and CEO of Evans Incorporated.  “Evans is committed to providing strategic advice to organizations facing change.  Clearly our Government clients are facing significant challenges with shrinking budgets and impacts on their workforce.  Being recognized by SECAF gives added recognition and importance to the services we provide.”

“The SECAF Awards Gala is our annual event that recognizes, honors and spotlights companies that are doing outstanding work within the government contracting community,” said Kwesi Rogers, chairman of SECAF and president of Federal National Payables. “Evans Incorporated has demonstrated its commitment to the industry’s advancement and success over the past year, and we wish them the best of luck throughout the final judging process.”

“We’re honored to see such a strong list of finalists this year, as it exemplifies the strength in leadership and mentorship amongst small and emerging contractors,” added Mark Moore and Scott Brezler, co-chairs for the Awards Gala selection committee. “Evans Incorporated is a great testimonial to all the great things our community puts forth, and we’re happy to see their hard work being recognized.”

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About The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum

The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) enables the small and emerging government contractor to achieve maximum growth rates in a highly competitive marketplace. Arming members with business resources, access to influencers and government agencies, and advocacy opportunities and education, SECAF is an important resource for a growing company.

SECAF also serves the medium to large government contractors, providing invaluable introductions to specialized small businesses that enable the overall contracting community to work successfully in tandem. For more information visit

Evans Incorporated Wins 2012 Helios Apollo Award


Contact:Ana Gross
703 663 2491,

Evans Incorporated Named 2012 Apollo Award Winner

Falls Church, VA – May 30, 2012 – Evans Incorporated, a strategy and management consulting firm, announced today that it has been named a winner of the 2012 Helios Apollo Awards. The Apollo Awards recognize employers in the Washington area that promote the top employee development initiatives.

“We are delighted to be name an Apollo Awards winner,” said Sue Evans, President and CEO of Evans Incorporated. “At Evans Incorporated, employee development is integral to our culture of fostering leadership and teamwork to enrich employees, delight clients, and serve our community. We are fortunate to have employees who are passionate about achieving high performing teams. They are the driving force behind many of the award-winning initiatives that define our employee development program.”

“Evans Incorporated illustrates the spirit of the Apollo Awards by investing in their employees and building cultures with intention,” said Kathy Albarado, CEO of Helios. “They truly make an impact on the lives of many and that enthusiasm spills over into serving our community.”

Evans believes that employee development is an essential competitive advantage for us; it ensures that our consultants are skilled in our tested methodologies, best practices and leadership that directly benefit our clients. Among the development initiatives that have direct payoff to us and our clients are our robust onboarding process with clearly defined roles, schedules, and outcomes; our employee-led brownbag knowledge sharing program; a tuition reimbursement program that funds graduate coursework; and leadership development through community outreach programs.

Award program sponsors include Diamond Sponsor: Berenzweig Leonard, VIP Reception Sponsor: Foster, Soltoff & Love, Gold Sponsor: Washington Financial Group, Networking Sponsor: Access National Bank, Silver Sponsor: BBG, and Specialty Sponsors: Red Thinking, Undercover Printer, London Ink, Fairfax Chamber, and WTPF.

About Evans IncorporatedAt Evans Incorporated, our consultants provide strategic advice to organizations facing change. We are passionate about helping leaders create high-performing teams, processes, and cultures that last.

About Helios Apollo Awards This must-attend industry event hosted by Helios HR in partnership with Washington SmartCEO, will honor the leading organizations and the people behind them that promote employee growth and development as an integral part of their organizational culture. To learn more about the Apollo Awards, please visit

About Helios HRHelios provides custom human capital management consulting, outsourcing and recruiting solutions to attract, retain, develop and engage an organization’s “core” – its people.

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