Combining People & Technology to Create Value

Full-service website and app development, and a powerful hosted CMS

Webvanta was founded in 2007 by former Adobe Systems technology directors Michael Slater and Christopher Haupt. Each has been involved in a wide variety of Internet-related projects, including online photo services at Adobe, since the emergence of the web 20 years ago.

Connecting Businesses and Organizations with the Power of the Web

Webvanta's founders were driven by a desire to deliver more value from the web for businesses and organizations. They saw businesses struggling with the costs of buildling large, sophisticated websites, and often not being able to update their sites on their own.

Their past work convinced them that a managed, hosted content management system could reduce costs and eliminate a lot of the pain of large website projects by taking the software-as-a-service approach.

After creating the Webvanta Cloud CMS, the company added professional services to provide complete, turnkey solutions for business websites and apps.

Webvanta takes care of the implementation details, so our customers can focus on their goals and business strategies.

Design and Development Services

Webvanta is a full-service solutions provider for websites and apps, bringing both technology and business expertise to help clients streamline online content delivery and increase business results.

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The Webvanta Cloud CMS

The Webvanta Cloud CMS is one of the most capable hosted CMS services available. It readily supports full-custom, responsive visual design, as well as custom content structures to match the needs of each site.

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The Webvanta Team

Michael Slater


Michael Slater

Michael is cofounder of Webvanta. He's been involved with building content-rich web sites for more than 15 years. He was previously Director of Technology Strategy at Adobe Systems, which he joined when it acquired Fotiva, a venture-funded photo software startup he cofounded. Prior to Fotiva, he created and ran the Microprocessor Report newsletter and the Microprocessor Forum conference. Long ago he was a hardware engineer and assembly-language programmer.

Christopher Haupt


Christopher Haupt

Christopher is cofounder of Webvanta and the chief architect of our back-end systems. With more than 25 years of Internet-related software experience, he leads Webvanta's architecture, back-end engineering, and server operations. In his 10 years with Adobe Systems, he was Director of Engineering for Online Services, and held engineering management roles for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and PhotoDeluxe. Prior to Adobe, Christopher was a co-founder or lead engineer at a number of start-ups focused on educational and game software.

Charity Grace Kirk


Charity Grace Kirk

Charity has been working on the Webvanta platform for more than 5 years, and in the web world for almost 10. Detail oriented, with a past in project management and small business management, she is very interested in easy and intuitive user interfaces. She also brings with her experience in content strategy, search engine optimization, and online marketing.

Irene Stratton


Irene Stratton

Irene is Webvanta's office manager and bookkeeper. She has many years experience in a variety of office settings, from University research labs to start-up businesses.