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First Avenue Advisors was established in 2006 to deliver on the idea that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things when they are focused on the right things to do.

Arthur Ashe once said:

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

The simple and effective messages and methods transferred to you from First Avenue Advisors are based on 25 years of Selling and Leading commercial operations involving 18 countries with commodities, specialties and custom products and services. With a lifetime annual organic growth rate of 22% involving all these variables, we have a good chance of helping you improve and sustain your organic growth goals.

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Rex Knechtly

Rex Knechtly has built several highly successful sales teams, turned around three struggling organizations and led multiple cultural changes. He has averaged 22% annual organic revenue growth over 25 years of sales and marketing leadership. His experience in the US, Europe, and Asia covers a succession of roles including managing territories, reviving a national accounts program, building an international SBU, and leading global sales organizations for two different billion dollar companies.

Equally effective in commodities, specialties and custom offerings, Rex has led direct, indirect, domestic and global sales and marketing. Additionally, he has led and grown R&D, customer service, application engineering, customer satisfaction and retention and technical service efforts.

Rex finds the key to sustainable revenue generation and retention is a healthy balance of domain knowledge and enabling skills residing in all customer-facing resources.

Rex holds a double major, Marketing and Finance, Bachelor of Science degree in the college of Business from The Ohio State University and has attended executive education at Harvard, Wharton, Michigan and UCLA.

How to be the Rock Star of Sustainable Sales Growth

by Rex Knechtly | By Hanna Hasl-Kelchner

“Always Leaving It Better Than We Found It”

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First Avenue Advisors was established in 2006 to deliver on the idea that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things when they are focused on the right things to do.

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