What is SavvyDox?

SavvyDox puts mission-critical documents into the hands of people on the go — simply and securely.

Document owners distribute easily while keeping control of their content. Mobile executives and employees read and review in a flash on their tablets. Compliance officers make sure that documents are being used the way they’re intended.

Mobile document management means that businesses and governments have the info they need to make decisions and take action, anywhere.

SavvyDox is the first solution that combines the simplicity of an app with the control of a content management system.

The Story of SavvyDox

SavvyDox was founded in 2011 by David G. Thomson. David was an expert in high-growth companies and the author of the best-selling book Blueprint to a Billion.

In his work as a speaker and consultant, David saw that legislators, executives, and project managers were struggling to distribute important, sensitive documents and get streamlined feedback. He conceived the vision for SavvyDox and set up the company to meet clients’ needs for mobile document management, following the high-growth principles he was so familiar with.

Tragically, David died in the summer of 2012, but the SavvyDox team continues to build and deliver on the product and business vision that he set in motion.

SavvyDox is a privately held company based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The People of SavvyDox

Hans Downer
President and CEO

Hans joined SavvyDox in September 2012, bringing with him over 20 years of executive management experience, much of it in high-growth environments.

While working for Nortel as VP Customer Support in the Northeast region, Hans took responsibility for developing a product sales proposal for NYNEX, resulting in an award of $110 million. At Entrust, Hans grew services revenue from $1 million to $60 million in five years, grew Canadian sales by 131% in his first year managing the team, and was responsible for a $70 million profit and loss statement. His sales team at Mxi Technologies grew revenues from $16 million to $41 million in his first two years, while Hans personally closed multi-million dollar deals with Air France-KLM, Qantas, NetJets, and LAN Chile. He also served as CEO of the Ottawa-based startup Jinitech.

Hans is very focused on building strong, mutually beneficial relationships with investors, alliance partners, and customers, which he views as an essential cornerstone of a successful company.

Dan Lesage
Vice President Product Development

Dan came to SavvyDox in May 2012 after leading product teams in successfully shipping enterprise software for over 20 years.

Before joining SavvyDox, Dan spent six years at Adobe, running the Canadian research and development organization for their Adobe LiveCycle enterprise software suite. The team included 130 professionals in software development, quality assurance, and project management, and delivered five major functional components over four major releases. The suite components included forms, document processing, and workflow functions. Dan stabilized and shortened the delivery cycle, cutting costs and improving productivity and quality.

Dan has held critical roles in three startups, including one that he founded and bootstrapped in the enterprise applications services and products space. That company grew from 2 to 25 employees in the first three years while remaining profitable. Dan was a key contributor to the technical relationship that led IBM to acquire Object Technology International.