Avanti isn’t a start-up. In fact, we’ve been in the payroll business for over 40 years. But in 2016, everything changed. That was when Avanti co-CEO, Amin Lalani found and acquired our then 36-year-old Calgary company with the desire to improve upon a good thing through product innovation and a people-first mindset.
Soon after the acquisition, Amin’s friend and colleague David Owen Cord joined as co-CEO and together they have transformed Avanti into a leading Canadian HRIS provider. In this short time, David and Amin have built a talented team that spans the country, doubled Avanti’s revenues, and transformed the Avanti experience into a modern, diversified, people-focused solution.
If you were to ask either one of them why they chose Avanti, their answers would likely be the same: Great clients, great people, and great products that help people simplify their work.
David Owen Cord
We love what we do and who we’re doing it for. Driven by a passion for our clients and simplifying their work, we’ve set the bar high to find solutions and increase innovation in all areas of workforce management – from recruiting and seamlessly onboarding new hires, to increasing efficiencies in payroll, and time and attendance. We’ve proudly provided payroll and HR technology to mid-sized Canadian companies for over four decades – and we’re just getting started.
Avanti’s core values lie at the heart of what we do. These values help us to shape our culture, business goals, and product development. We believe that if we remain true to our core values, we'll always be heading in the right direction.
Be bold in your thinking. Be curious. Ask why and wonder if there’s a better way. Try, fail and try again. We are all responsible for raising the bar. That’s how we move the dial.
This isn’t just a job – it’s an opportunity to grow. By setting goals and delivering amazing outcomes, we grow together. Your talent is a force to be reckoned with – use it.
Developer Experience Specialist
“Working with the latest technologies and tools in an agile, inclusive atmosphere and being part of a diverse team of awesome people are just some of my favorite parts of my role. Collaboration, togetherness and innovation is encouraged across the organization. The opportunities of continuous learning and training on any level are just few of benefits that every Avantian experiences.”
“Avanti’s values align with mine and the company’s forward-thinking approach in all aspects including work-life balance encourages professional development. The most important lesson that I have learned at Avanti is to not be afraid of asking questions. I have found that no matter which skill-level I may find myself on a particular day, I’m able to seek advice and bounce ideas with those around me.”
“The people at Avanti are what make coming to work great. Every week the development team faces new challenges and I enjoy working through them with my team. From management down, everyone at Avanti is accessible, supportive and awesome to work with. And I love that Avanti encourages continuous education. Avanti supports my educational goals whether that be through external courses or internal training.”
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