About Canvas GFX

Manufacturing organizations need to achieve growth objectives while facing a rapidly evolving workforce. Canvas GFX is a strategic partner that can help you realize the promise of Digital Transformation by empowering the front-line worker and leveraging the expertise of the engineering team. We’ve created powerfully simple technology that carries your team’s extensive knowledge along the entire digital thread to engage and empower frontline workers, reduce operating costs, and maximize revenue.

Workforce Retention & Growth

While most organizations assess the value of their employees based on what they do, the more innovative companies consider what these employees know. That’s because the Boomer generation is retiring. By 2025, most will be out of the industry, taking with them over 35 years' worth of specialist institutional knowledge. While it's difficult to quantify the value of that institutional know-how, it’s 100% certain that companies will feel the impact when these workers leave.

Digital Transformation Success

As you invest in new technology systems, digital transformation initiatives, and automation, it’s critical to capture and protect your organization’s institutional knowledge. Not doing so could lead to increased training expenses, project delays, production errors, and a host of avoidable and costly challenges.

Canvas Envision Can Help

We’ve worked with our customers to create a powerful platform to help your organization create and share the important documents that capture vital company knowledge. From simple manuals to advanced 3D digital work instructions and beyond, the Envision platform helps capture and protect your organization’s vital information so you can weather any workforce changes.

Move Faster

Canvas Envision gives every member of your organization the ability to drive success through visual communication and collaboration. With Envision, you’ll close gaps in understanding across your entire organization and ecosystem – between sellers and buyers, designers and fixers, engineers and executives – optimizing workflows and driving faster decision making that will impact your top and bottom line.

Communication works when we can share what we’re seeing. When we’re all on the same Canvas, the world runs better.
Young team collaborating around a computer
Patricia Hume

Patricia Hume | Chief Executive Officer

A dynamic leader whose career in software and high tech spans four decades, including 20 years at C-level, Patricia Hume is responsible for the creation and execution of the Canvas strategic vision.
With a wealth of cross-functional experience and deep operational expertise across large companies and microcaps, Patricia specializes in driving sustained growth and high-impact turnarounds.

Prior to joining Canvas, Patricia was chief operations officer at iPass, Inc., where she led global customer-facing activities, including sales, marketing, product, business development, strategic partnerships, operations, and customer support until the company’s acquisition in February 2019.

She has also served as chief revenue officer at Convio, senior vice president of Global Indirect Channels at SAP AG, group vice president of Avaya’s SMB Division, and CEO and president of VerticalNet Markets. She held numerous senior management positions during her 18-year service with IBM and Lotus.

A passionate advocate for diversity in tech, Patricia also volunteers for a non-profit organization focused on serving disadvantaged communities in Boston.
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Phil Landman

Phil Landman | Chief Technology Officer

A gifted developer and technical lead who holds three patents in editing and drawing techniques for graphics software, Phil Landman drives the design and development of the Canvas product suite.
Having worked on the very first version of Canvas for Windows Phil is steeped in graphics software design. He personally developed the advanced 2D rendering engine which, through many years of evolution under his guidance, still sits at the heart of the Canvas product.

Phil was director of research and development at former Canvas parent companies Deneba Software and ACD Systems where he also designed and built new licensing and marketing systems from the ground up.

Along with formidable expertise in both desktop and server software development, Phil is highly skilled in product and workflow management and he enjoys analyzing complex projects and developing elegant, robust solutions.
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Becky Darsch

Becky Darsch | Chief Revenue Officer

An accomplished commercial executive with over 25 years’ sales experience, Becky Darsch is responsible for the development and execution of global sales at Canvas.
Becky is a transformational leader driven to establish highly competent sales teams that focus on delivering high-impact results to clients and stakeholders. She has served in many enterprise sales and sales leadership roles within the Information Management industry and excels at building long-term client relationships with Fortune 500 and mid-market enterprises. Her true passion is helping clients capture the value of their twogreatest assets – employees and their knowledge.

Prior to joining Canvas, Becky spent five years as vicepresident of sales with documentation software leader Information Mapping and held multiple leadership roles in over 20 years at TAB. Like Canvas, both organizations are leaders in their respective marketplaces, each helping clients maximize the value of their information.

Becky is an advisor to TASCA Global, a company that focuses on cultural agility. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, volunteering and staying active.
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support

Canvas offers formal support for customers on current and 2019 products.
For queries relating to
older versions of our products, please submit a ticket.

sales + general inquiries

Canvas GFX, Inc.
192 South Street, Suite 250
Boston, MA 02111-2736, USA
Tel: +1-833-721-0829

media contacts

Stephanie Fox
VP Growth Marketing, Canvas GFX
stephanie.fox@canvasgfx.com

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