Advantis Strategic Management: Project Management Expertise

About Us

Our Experience

  • 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.

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

Project 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:


  • Financial Services
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Retail Environmental Design and Construction
  • Enterprise-wide rebranding
  • 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)


 

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


Scotiabank

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


Linden Foundation

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


Rogers Communications

Advantis is capable of integrating business needs and objectives into a comprehensive strategy with concrete requirements to help facilitate the work of organizations like Rogers deliver the final product on-time, on-budget, and with excellent results.  I've had the pleasure of working with Advantis on the Fido signage re-branding project across Canada.  Both Sonya and Wayne were organized, efficient, and extremely competent.  Advantis is 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