SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lavante Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based supplier management solutions for Fortune 1000 companies, announced today that Frank Harbist has joined Lavante as its new President and CEO. In this role Frank will lead all company business activities reporting to the Board of Directors. Prior to Lavante, Frank was the CEO of ActiveScaler, Inc., an infrastructure software startup focused on accelerating real-time enterprise applications. Frank was also President and CEO of ProStor Systems for three years, a VC-funded storage software startup acquired in 2011. Before ProStor, Frank spent more than 20 years at Hewlett-Packard Company in various organizations in Enterprise Software and Infrastructure, including multiple Vice-President and General Manager roles.
"I'm thrilled to be joining Lavante at this exciting time and look forward to leveraging my industry experience and passion to accelerate business growth and market success," said Frank Harbist, Lavante President and CEO. "Lavante's mission and unique value is in connecting businesses with suppliers. Our software solutions automate and simplify supplier management processes, driving immediate gains in profitability and satisfaction for both constituencies. In Lavante, I see the opportunity to build on a great reputation for customer engagement and satisfaction to extend both our market and technology leadership positions."
Lavante’s accelerating business growth with Supplier Information Management and Statement Audit Enablement solutions, positions the company as the dominant player in the space. “I’m excited and look forward to the bright future under Frank’s leadership,” said Joe Flynn, Lavante’s Founder and Chief Strategy Officer. “Frank’s achievements in the real-time Enterprise and Software markets will be pivotal to Lavante’s continued success.” Companies and their suppliers will both benefit by using Lavante’s innovative automation technology to improve business lifecycle interactions.
"The Lavante Board is proud and excited to bring in Frank Harbist; a visionary leader who has successfully delivered significant growth for both large and small businesses in the software and IT markets," said Krish Panu, PointGuard Ventures Managing Director. "His executive experience with enterprise applications and his customer-driven approach to leading companies makes Frank the ideal choice to guide Lavante as a dominant player in the market for supplier management solutions."
Lavante is the leading provider of Cloud-based supplier management solutions for Fortune 1000 Companies. Our mission is to connect businesses with their suppliers and we provide value to both by automating and improving the quality, accuracy and cost effectiveness of business interactions. For businesses our software and services help drive dollars to the bottom-line by ensuring quality of supplier data and automation of supplier onboarding and ongoing management, including burdensome tax and compliance requirements. For suppliers, we simplify the process of delivering value to clients and improve customer satisfaction, the ability to win new accounts, and profit.