Duncan Ellis

As General Manager of Avanti, Duncan Ellis is responsible for driving the company’s daily operations and also leads the teams responsible for all software implementations. Their emphasis on Project Management, Training Effectiveness and Continuous Improvement drive greater success for our clients.

Prior to joining Avanti in 2017, Mr. Ellis spent a dozen years working with Fortune 500 clients at Xerox Canada in various Sales and Management roles. His focus on employee engagement, business development, operational excellence and client satisfaction led to Mr. Ellis winning three President’s Club awards at Xerox.

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.

Mr. Ellis enjoys travelling with his family, tending his vegetable garden, and financing two sons at university concurrently.

Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw is a strategy and operations executive who leads all activities across Marketing, Product Management, and Customer Experience. He is the Deputy to the General Manager and owns Avanti’s Alliances and Partnership Strategy. Prior to Avanti Systems, Mr. Shaw was a senior member of the Global Product and Technology group at ADP, LLC of Roseland, NJ specializing in data analytics products.

Mr. Shaw has more than 12 years of Product Management experience with ERP/MIS software firms ranging in size from the Fortune 500 to independent software vendors (ISV). Across various roles, he has driven product vision and strategy, delivered frictionless customer experiences, lead team transformations and determined the commercial viability of dozens of products.

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, coach, to up and coming product professionals.

Matt Prusa

Matt Prusa

Matt Prusa, Director of Sales Operations, joined Avanti in 2013 and provides sales leadership for the Avanti Sales and Solution Architect teams, leading the development of plans and strategies for overachieving on Avanti’s sales goals.

Prior to Avanti, Mr. Prusa spent 22 years as owner of the Xerox sales agency in the greater Kansas City area. Like any small business owner, he wore many hats including hiring, training, marketing, and key account management. He worked with many local production printers to expand their capabilities through improved workflow.

Since joining that Avanti team, Mr. Prusa has focused on the goal of establishing Avanti as North America’s leading provider of Print MIS solutions. He has also helped to expand into new markets, including the United Kingdom.

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 certifications.

Fay Rakoff

As Manager, Organizational Effectiveness, Fay is key to implementing systems to accelerate staff engagement and motivation, resulting in enhanced organization efficiency.

This recently created role demonstrates Avanti’s commitment to best leveraging our most valuable assets, our people, thereby strengthening our company now and well into the future.

With her Computer Science background, project management and team leadership roles, Fay brings to the table diverse experience mentoring highly effective teams in technology environments.


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