With over 25 years of project management experience leading complex enterprise-wide initiatives, we have the expertise to guide your organization's leadership team through the process of implementing important initiatives.
We love to share our passion by helping others that are struggling to implement complex initiatives effectively. By leveraging formal project management methodology, our process is designed to empower your team and outfit them with tools they need to succeed.
Given that 70% of initiatives fail to deliver desired results, please talk to us today about how we can provide an objective assessment of your project delivery strategy and capabilities to take your PM capabilities to the next level of maturity.
Smooth Delivery Requires a Robust Plan
Our services include a comprehensive review of your project management practices and PMO maturity to identify gaps and opportunities. Change cannot happen without a robust plan that provides for strategic alignment, talented project leaders, and expert implementation skills.
We undertake an assessment of your capabilities across several strata, provide recommendations, timelines, cost, and options.
We take a holistic view of your organization's strategic plan to identify how to deliver solutions that align with your strategic plan and will provide the desired results. Why? Because we understand that leadership impacts organizational culture, culture links to strategy, strategy matters to innovation efforts, and innovation links to business performance.
By understanding the linkages between leadership, culture, strategy, innovation and performance, we endeavour to reduce the variances of practices that impede the smooth delivery of initiatives. Delivering better results ensures your future success.
Why Choose Us?
We have a track record of implementing complex programs for some of Canada's Top 100 companies. Different organizations have different project needs and levels of support. Having Advantis assess your project management capabilities allow us to customize options that fit your needs - support and training for your organization, or engaging us to implement your important initiative.
At our core is a team with a strong understanding that a creating a positive program management culture is also a critical component of facilitating change. With the support of your senior leadership team, together we can collaborate with your organization and provide the guidance need to support robust implementation success.
Whether you’re seeking a strategic partner to provide an objective perspective on strategic change, to management project implementation, or to provide oversight and coaching, call us today.
What We Do - Preparing for Change
What We Do
We have over 25 years experience in strategic planning, structuring, and delivering complex initiatives that impact the customer experience at multiple touch points. We typically work with a range of stakeholders and report to the senior leadership team.
Business Model Alignment
The linkages between leadership, culture, strategy, innovation, and performance provide the context in which we assess your project management capabilities and the potential impact to your business model. Given that business model innovation is the most important type of innovation, our review also seeks to address gaps in your strategic initiatives that may not align with your organization's overall strategy.
We review your change plan and provide recommendations to ensure your initiative is supported by a robust project plan to deliver the desired results.
By providing an objective review of current or proposed initiatives within a strategic context, we facilitate discussions among key stakeholders to evaluate the best approach for your important initiatives.
What We Do - Implementation
Organizations that allow a variety of practices to exist across a portfolio of initiatives often experience negative implementation results. With an increase in distance between team members across time zones, countries, and cultures, project success declines by 50%.
When your organization lacks qualified project leaders or a PMO to move significant initiatives forward through to successful completion, Advantis can provide seasoned project management professionals to structure and lead your major initiatives.
Education and Training
Successfully implementing major initiatives or change requires formal project management methodology to guide and support the change process.
Advantis can provide training for key stakeholders to further develop your organization's project management capabilities.
Who We Are
Dr. Wayne P. Stamler, VP Client Strategy
Having led enterprise-wide branding, strategic marketing, business development, and change initiatives, Dr. Stamler is a seasoned professional with international and domestic experience.
Dr. Stamler's experience includes training and development, and leading major initiatives for Educators Financial Group, Cineplex Digital Solutions, CIBC, Envision Sales, Scotiabank, L3 Wescam, Rogers Communications Inc., Barclays Bank, and Fido Solutions Inc. Wayne’s industry experience include:
Aerospace and Defense
Retail Environmental Design and Construction
Wireless / Telecommunications
Dr. Stamler credentials includes:
Doctor of Business Administration in Leadership
Master of Business Administration in International Business
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFC)
Dr. Stamler is also a P/T Professor at Conestoga College's School of Business and Hospitality.
Ms. Sonya M. Rosenwirth, Principal
Ms. Rosenwirth's expertise includes strategic planning, stakeholder communications, CPG sales and marketing, and new product development having launched several national brands and private labels. As a highly interpersonal, enthusiastic, and a process-driven, results-oriented leader, she can navigate through continually evolving environments. Sonya is adept at leveraging formal project management processes to minimize process variances.
Sonya has led new product development initiatives for Shoppers Drug Mart, HBC, Sears, Rexall, Wal-Mart, and major project initiatives for Cineplex, and NEO Advertising.
Sonya’s industry experience includes:
Consumer Packaged Goods: HABA, OTC Pharma
Private Label and National Brands
Media and Entertainment / Digital Signage
Retail: Drug, Food, Warehouse
Healthcare / Senior Care
Ms. Rosenwirth also has over five years of governance experience as a board member and Vice President of the Linden Foundation which operates a long-term care facility with several levels of resident care.
Ms. Rosenwirth credentials include:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Long Term-Care Administrator (LTCA)
Portfolio of Initiatives
What Clients Say
Educators Financial Group
I’ve enjoyed working with you (again) at Educators... A lot of growth on the PM front at Educators. Thanks for helping set the foundation.
Sylvie Pelletier - former Vice President, Marketing, Educators Financial Group
I know you've received a number of "thank you's" from various people at Scotiabank, but I feel the need to repeat it...so here goes "BIG THANKS" for all your hard work and commitment on this project. We had lots of admirers.
Our unique digital installation is unmatched... The senior executives at the event were impressed by the display... Duncan and John Doig absolutely loved it... Duncan [stated] "this is great"... Frank She, SVP of our technology department loved it too. Anatol von Hahn, Group Head Canadian Bank personally congratulated me as well. Thanks again, we could not of pulled this off without you.
Eddie Pilatos - Director, Marketing Integration Services, Scotiabank
Cineplex Digital Solutions
Sonya’s energy is contagious! Her lively and professional manner makes it easy to connect immediately with her project sponsors, team, vendors and our clients. As a project manager, she played a key role in the success of planning and deploying a large logistically and technically complex project.
She is someone who always challenges the status quo, looks for new and better ways of doing things and always believes in getting the job done - the right way. If you are looking for somebody to get your project running from the ground up and to manage it meticulously, I strongly recommend Sonya. One of the finest people I have ever worked with. Looking forward to our next project!
Julie Goodine, PMP - former Senior Program Manager, Cineplex Digital Solutions
Sonya is an accomplished Project Manager who led our management team and board of directors through a complex strategic planning process which engaged numerous stakeholders.
Sonya's exceptional guidance, knowledge and support resulted in a thoroughly professional and well-crafted strategic management program plan. It is evident by Sonya's leadership style, candor, and presence that Sonya is capable of fostering open communication and collaboration among diverse stakeholders. Her effective " whatever it takes" attitude and ability to keep stakeholders focus on goals and priorities was the impetus for ascertaining and documenting key insights. This strategic initiative was successfully delivered on time and within budget. I would highly recommend Sonya and would be only too happy to work with her again.
Theresa MacDermid - former Executive Director, Slovenian Linden Foundation
Advantisis capable of integrating business needs and objectives into a comprehensive strategy with concrete requirements to help facilitate the work of organizations likeRogers deliver the final product on-time, on-budget, and with excellent results. I've had the pleasure of working with Advantis on theFidosignage re-branding project acrossCanada. Both Sonya and Wayne were organized, efficient, and extremely competent.Advantisis a solid resource for any organization.
Christine Rinaldi - former Channel Manager, Rogers National Dealer Sales
Smith & Long
Advantis Strategic Management is the home of the most motivated, organized, and efficient people that I have met. Advantis guided us through a complex national installation for 87 shopping malls. These installations were brought in on time, on budget, with minimal disruption to the customer largely due to Sonya’s design and organizing capabilities. When our staff arrived on site, they had contact information and were briefed of any installation obstructions prior to commencement which saved time and money. I would recommend their services to organizations that value efficient project management.
Bob Renwick - former PM, Smith & Long, Toronto
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Advantis Strategic Management
6-1500 Upper Middle Rd. W., Oakville, Ontario L6M 0C2, Canada