Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Avaap

September 4th, 2020

Member Spotlight by Dave Schoettmer, General Manager, Advisory Services

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services.

Our Columbus friends may know us previously as Navigator Management Partners. In 2019, we were acquired by Avaap, an industry-focused, cross-platform management and technology consulting firm specializing in Infor, Oracle, Tableau, Workday and other applications. Avaap holds formal software partnerships with each of these products mentioned. Avaap is also the only authorized U.S. Prosci® training partner for organizational change management.

With offices across the U.S. and around the world, Avaap has deep expertise in education, government, healthcare, and manufacturing, among other industries. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to large enterprises have partnered with Avaap.

Tell us about your company’s mission and values.

Avaap’s mission is the be the most successful industry-focused technology management and advisory services partner known for delivering outstanding customer experiences in the markets we serve.

We live by our five core values:

  • Passion: We are relentless in pursuing personal and professional excellence and achievement in everything we do.
  • Transparency: We communicate honestly and opening with colleagues and clients.
  • Collaborative: We work as one team to achieve boundless success for our clients, business, and each other.
  • Innovative: We are innovative, intellectually curious, and challenge the status quo to lead our industry.
  • Genuine: We are genuine in doing the right thing and being fully invested in building a better environment for our clients, communities, and each other.

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?

We love the opportunity to connect with other organizations in Columbus who are chamber members. In addition to delivering world-class professional services, we take pride in our engagement in our local community. To the extent we can do this with other Chamber members, it is always a win!

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?

We encourage all employees to continue learning and achieving new certifications through internal trainings, conferences, classes, and more. On average, Avaap employees hold two certifications or advanced degrees. We also attend and present at conferences and user groups, and publish articles, white papers, and host webinars as thought leaders in our industry.

As the only Prosci® authorized training provider in the U.S., our change management experts are constantly earning new certifications to better lead clients’ through change.

What is your company culture like?

If you love what you do, you’ll never feel you’ve worked a day in your life. Avaap’s leadership team leans on this philosophy in its management style, as we cultivate a workforce of individuals who love their profession and role in the business’ success. They are committed to their colleagues, and motivated to achieve and make a difference for our customers. Despite our ongoing rapid growth, Avaap has remained true to its roots, prioritizing people as its greatest asset.

What does it take to be a successful employee at your company?

Avaap thrives because our passionate employees are relentless in driving success for their clients and each other. Members of the Avaap family connect with one another, are collaborative, and are constantly working to make our culture the best it can be.

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?

We love Columbus for its diversity and caliber of talent. Even though the city is growing, it continues to maintain a strong sense of community and commitment to support each other. We are proud that Avaap can call Columbus home.

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