Our goal is to help you deliver more jobs, in less time, with the confidence in knowing that every aspect of your shop is integrated into one powerful Print MIS platform. Find out how we got there.
Since Avanti’s inception in 1984, we have been dedicated to helping print businesses integrate and streamline to deliver more jobs in less time. From our humble beginnings of providing traditional offset printers with estimating tools to accurately quote jobs and understand costs, then evolving to build a more complete printing management software for commercial and in-plant shops, we’ve always been focused on delivering tailored solutions that meet—and exceed—each company’s diverse needs.
This is how the idea for a flexible cloud-based, Print MIS solution arose, culminating in our industry-leading and JDF-certified print management software, the award-winning Avanti Slingshot. With the ability to run multiple lines of business, from large/grand format to print and mail workflows, and integrate from online order entry through to production and billing, our platform adapts to your business processes so you can operate with greater efficiency, productivity, and profitability.
Duncan Ellis brings more than 12 years of experience working with Fortune 500 clients at Xerox Canada to lead Avanti’s daily operations and software implementation teams as General Manager. His focus on employee engagement, business development and operational excellence is key in driving client satisfaction and success.
A man of letters, Mr. Ellis holds three degrees from the University of Toronto: Master of Education, Bachelor of Education, and Bachelor of Physical Education.
Outside of work, Mr. Ellis enjoys travelling with his family, tending his vegetable garden, and financing two sons at university concurrently.
More than 12 years of product management experience with ERP/MIS software firms ranging from the Fortune 500 to independent software vendors (ISV) has made Kevin Shaw the ideal strategy and operations executive to drive Avanti’s marketing, partnerships and alliances, product management and customer experience.
Mr. Shaw holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool and is a Chartered Member of the Canadian Institute of Management. He serves as an advisor to several start-up software companies and is an active mentor and coach to up and coming product professionals.
Matt Prusa joined Avanti in 2013 and leads strategy development for the Avanti Sales and Solution Architect teams as Director of Sales Operations. As the previous owner of the Xerox sales agency in the greater Kansas City area, Mr. Prusa brings 22 years of industry experience to Avanti, with the goal of establishing Avanti as North America’s leading provider of Print MIS solutions and expanding into new markets.
Mr. Prusa is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City with a Master in Business Administration. He has Certified Public Accounting and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt designations.
With her computer science background, project management and team leadership roles, Fay Rakoff brings to the table diverse experience mentoring highly effective teams in technology environments. At Avanti, Ms. Rakoff focuses on helping the company deliver on its commitment to its people as Manager, Organizational Effectiveness, implementing systems to accelerate staff engagement and motivation. The enhanced organization efficiency that results ensures Avanti’s strength and longevity as a company.
Over the past two decades, Avanti has developed long-term and trusted partnerships with many key technology providers. Avanti works closely with our partners to effectively deliver robust solutions to customers.