November/December 2019 Featured Member: Celena Evans

Celena Evans is known for developing innovative solutions that bridge strategy and execution to consistently deliver exceptional results. During her corporate tenure, she developed a passion for working in a consultative manner to solve unique problems and bring new opportunities to fruition. She now serves clients as both a real estate agent with Keller Williams Atlanta Perimeter and a business consultant with Meliora Consulting.

As  founder and president of Meliora Consulting, she draws from experience gained over 20 years of leadership roles in business management, market strategy, product management and development, and project management roles with multi-billion dollar corporations. Meliora Consulting works with businesses to uncover gaps, identify opportunities, develop practical strategies, and implement plans to better meet customer needs and thrive.

Celena has had a strong interest in real estate since childhood. She moved to Atlanta just after the 1996 Olympics and has witnessed the tremendous growth of the region. In early 2019 she joined Keller Williams Atlanta Perimeter as a real estate agent. She derives a great sense of fulfillment from applying her expertise in marketing, project management, business, and engineering to provide unparalleled service to clients at every stage of the real estate process, ultimately helping them achieve their dreams.

Ms. Evans holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and an M.B.A. from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. She is a 2009 graduate of the Pathbuilders Achieva program for high-performing people. She is also Pragmatic Marketing Certified, a Toastmasters Competent Communicator, and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Celena is committed to community, mentoring, talent development, and diversity. She is an avid supporter of organizations that focus on women, minorities, children, and education. She has served on the boards of Literacy Action and Economic Empowerment Initiative. She served on the Emory University Executive Women of Goizueta alumnae board from 2008 to 2013 and held positions of President, and Chair of the Advisory Board. In recognition of her leadership in business and commitment to the community, Celena

In recent years, in addition to being a member of ProWIN, she has been active in the PTA (North Atlanta cluster schools), the North Buckhead Business Association and the Buckhead Business Association. As part of her commitment to housing opportunities for all, she has partnered with the Nicholas House as a member of the Dream Builder Society.

She resides in North Buckhead with her husband, Curtis, teen daughters Camille and Corinne, and Chloe the guinea pig.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Consultative Selling
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Case Development
  • Process Development
  • Product Management
  • Insights & Analytics
  • Cross-Functional Leadership
  • Presentations/Communication
  • French (Business Proficiency)
  • Project Management (PMP)

Professional Contact Info:
Cell: (678)827-3682
Email (Real Estate): celenaevans@kw.com
Email (Consulting): celenaevans@melioraconsult.com

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