Webvanta helps businesses and organizations achieve their marketing and communication goals using web and mobile technologies. We are a full-service solutions provider, bringing both technology and business expertise to help clients streamline online content delivery and increase business results.
Webvanta's cloud CMS is also available as a hosted solution for agencies and front-end developers as a self-service system that can be fully white-labeled.
Webvanta was founded in the fall of 2007 by former Adobe technology directors Michael Slater and Christopher Haupt, with funding from angel investors.
President & CEO
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 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.
A life-long autodidact, Matt taught himself the BASIC programming language 15 years ago at the age of 12, built his first website at 13, released a Half-Life mod at 15, learned the ins and outs of the entire Adobe product line at 16, and created a community-run, collaborative art website before leaving high school. These days, Matt is obsessed with developing and promoting the use of standards and best practices in front-end web development for improved user experience and site performance.
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 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.