OUR PURPOSE

A Z Advisory Group team members posing together

 A Z Advisory Group is dedicated to providing our clients, consultants, peers, and community with the opportunity to take their business to another level. We are passionate about sharing our resources and best practices to help businesses that are plateauing. By offering services in executive coaching, strategic planning, operational consulting, and more; we can help you create the vision for your future.

OUR STORY

Thirteen years ago, Ashley Thill had a vision to create a team of consultants that would solve any obstacle a business could face when their growth began to stagnate. This led to the founding of A Z Advisory Group where every member has experience running or managing a business. We specialize in assessing businesses and working directly with your employees to develop a strategy to break the glass ceiling that is limiting you or your organization’s potential. Whether you need the training to create a powerhouse leadership team or need marketing administration to increase your online presence A Z Advisory Group has solutions for everything from A to Z!

MEET THE TEAM

Aaron West

Aaron West

Chief Operations Officer
Aaron West
Chief Operations Officer
A business owner of his own construction firm that he successfully sold at the age of 36, Aaron has personally experienced the challenges that the construction industry has been facing. As the Chief Operations Officer in A Z Advisory Group, he brings a talent for finding and breaking bottlenecks within companies with a level of candor that many find refreshing. Originally born on a farm, Aaron was never one to shy away from the hard work that was required to maintain the property and ensure everything was running smoothly. He took this attitude with him into the workforce in 2005 when he began working for Ron Fowles Construction and began helping them improve their existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Eventually, this led to an opportunity to buy his own personal business with his partner, Ron Fowles, where they began to increase their market share of Light Commercial in Manhattan, KS. Now he takes his experience to coach clients into discovering what inefficiencies are preventing their businesses from performing at peak efficiency and implementing strategies to revitalize their workforce. When he isn’t working Aaron spends his time training hunting dogs, perfecting his barbequing technique, and raising his two beautiful children with his wife. He also enjoys taking every opportunity he gets to go hunting with his friends and family in Kansas wilderness.
Sawyer Hobbs

Sawyer Hobbs

Administrative Manager

Sawyer Hobbs
Administrative Manager & Executive Trainer

Sawyer has always believed that the secret to success is equal parts flexibility, communication, and persistence. As a student-athlete at Wichita East High School, Sawyer was recognized as a leader on and off the basketball court and softball field, holding roles as Team Captain as well as winning recognition for All-City for 3rd Base. After high school, she joined JS Ventures where she quickly moved up through the ranks eventually becoming one of the youngest General Managers in that company’s history. No matter the role, her tireless work ethic and recipe for success has always served her well. Now, as the Executive Administrative Manager for A Z Advisory Group, she takes her past experiences to create dynamic leadership teams for any business.

Originally from a large, close-knit family with a total of nine siblings, Sawyer is no stranger to being self-sufficient. As the third oldest child, Sawyer was often given a lot of responsibility at a young age, something with which she thrived. During Sawyer’s early years she and her family had the opportunity to live in many different parts of the country, and as a result, Sawyer quickly learned how to meet new people and gain their trust and respect. Taking these life lessons into the workforce, Sawyer can quickly identify the key players within any workplace that could help her rise to the top.

Nowadays Sawyer enjoys using her skills to help businesses thrive through her use of internal marketing, task delegation, executive administrative management, and project coordination.

Sawyer loves the Cubs and the Packers and has a passion for collecting anything related to giraffes. She enjoys relaxing with her dog, exploring Wichita with friends and taking vacations with her significant other Stratman.

Ashley Thill

Ashley Thill

Chief Executive Officer

Ashley Thill
Chief Executive Officer

There is a relatively small segment of leaders in the business world who seem able to build relationships, trust, and rapport with almost anyone, and upon that build partnerships and alliances that create forward momentum to realize optimum outcomes. Ashley Thill, Zernco’s CEO, is one of those people and achieving results through collaboration, partnerships and relationships are who she is.

As a college student, Ashley worked in Zernco’s accounting and construction services departments. She returned to her business roots in 2009 when she again joined the family business as vice-president. In 2012 Ashley became majority owner of Zernco. With her more than twenty years of involvement in Zernco coupled with her fifteen years in the financial industry, Ashley is skilled in identifying business opportunities and developing profitable market strategies. Ashley believes in harnessing the unique abilities of those with whom she has surrounded herself to consistently improve operational efficiency. She is perpetually looking to expand the business to serve our clients in greater ways.

Ashley is happily married to Scott Thill and is looking forward to the next fifty years together. She is the mother of five children (one son and four daughters). She enjoys spending time with her family, painting and the beach.

Gavin Badillo

Gavin Badillo

Marketing Coordinator

Gavin Badillo
Marketing Coordinator & Website Developer

Employees emerging from the Millennial generation are often stereotyped as having a lack of responsibility, poor work ethic, and sensitivity to criticism. It takes someone with dedication, patience, and a willingness to communicate to fight these assumptions with logic and humility. Bringing a passion for practical innovation and collaboration as Marketing Coordinator for A Z Advisory Group, Gavin is a showcase of why you should not judge a book by its cover.

A recent graduate from the University of California – San Diego, Gavin majored in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts (ICAM) and developed a variety of technological skills that combined technology and art in new and original ways. In particular, he loves to explore people’s visions for their personal passion projects and bring them to life.

Gavin specializes in using his talents in design, videography, web development, and programming to find unexpected solutions to roadblocks in a client’s vision. Whether it involves renovating websites to add flair to a brand or implementing new technology into the workplace, he lives to help people in any challenge they face.

When not at work Gavin loves discussing anything from philosophy to zombie mythology and trying out the newest games. He also has a passion for collecting unusual trinkets for his keychain and trying out new activities he has never experienced before.

Amber Dunn

Amber Dunn

Project Manager

Amber Dunn
Project Manager

As a Wichita State University graduate of the Barton School of Business, Amber is  passionate about helping her clients develop their organizational vision using a framework of intentional strategic plans and guided implementation along the way as the Project Manager within A Z Advisory Group. Amber enjoys personally interacting with clients with her cheerful and positive attitude and believes that building relationships with clients is the key to understanding the unique challenges they’re facing.  

Coming from a family full of entrepreneurs, Amber started her own business in the self-serve frozen yogurt industry in 2010. While the industry trend ‘bubble’ burst a few years in, she learned invaluable lessons along the way and retained her heart and passion for all things business and entrepreneurship. She quickly found her way into the marketing world for nearly six years guiding teams and clients through brand strategy development, project management, public relations, and media planning, in sectors comprised of healthcare, retail, franchise, construction, and manufacturing.

Amber has a deep understanding of business as it relates to employee culture and retention, marketing strategy, process implementation, and strategic planning and development.  

In her free time, Amber is passionate about travel, fitness (particularly indoor cycle), dogs and anything that involves being outdoors. Even though Wichita is her home, she can’t resist the urge to see the world!

Kailey Pearson

Kailey Pearson

Graphic Designer

Kailey Pearson
Graphic Designer

Currently, a student at Pittsburg State University studying graphic communications and marketing, Kailey is constantly searching for new ways to refine her skills to help clients develop their brand’s media presence across all platforms. As a graphic designer for A Z Advisory Group, she now pursues her passion for building relationships with clients while gaining real-world knowledge for the skills she is learning in college. Kailey’s future goal is to use her experience to support local entrepreneurs’ dreams for starting their own business.

Coming from a family of creatives and a childhood within the construction world, Kailey has always found ways to use her imagination and blue-collar work ethic to come up with ideas and do whatever is necessary to execute them. At fifteen, she taught herself how to use multiple graphic design software programs and, naturally, found herself seeking clients to transform their brands by renovating social media platforms, modernizing website designs, and producing marketing materials to captivate a client’s audience. From there she became a first-generation college student and joined the A Z A team to use her creativity to assist businesses in their growth. Thus far Kailey’s largest project has been the creation and development of her own business, Sonder & Co which has given her the opportunity to see business development from the same side as the clients she supports.

Kailey is passionate about brand/marketing development, culture development within the workplace, and being able to work with clients to make their business dreams come true. Her skills include graphic design, social media marketing,  website development with Weebly, WordPress, Wix, & Squarespace, Promo Material Creation (including buttons, flyers, shirts and more), and an extensive knowledge of all the tools in the Adobe Creative Suite software.

When away from school and her job, Kailey loves to travel, spend time with friends (including her dog), relax outside, and stay physically active. She believes that exploring different ways to express creativity, encourage others, and have fun are essential in fueling her life- both in and outside of the workplace.

Ready to Begin?

Together  we will make a great team!