Our purpose is to advance the way we communicate complex information.
Companies perform better when they democratize access to data.
They become more effective, when that data – however siloed, however complex – is made accessible, understandable, and actionable.
At Canvas we help customers achieve this across organizations and ecosystems through powerful visual communication.
Our illustration software has been developed specifically for technical use cases, giving users the ability to create rich visual assets that express complex ideas with clarity and precision.
Able to import and manipulate a vast array of source file types, Canvas software becomes a hub for essential workflows.
With a history that reaches back over three decades, Canvas software is market proven, and has earned the trust of some of the biggest brands in industry.
Now an independent company, invigorated by new investment and fresh leadership, Canvas is partnering with customers to support their evolving visual communication and collaboration needs in the digital transformation era.
Patricia Hume | Chief Executive Officer
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.
Phil Landman | Chief Technology Officer
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.
Becky Darsch | Vice President Global Sales
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 two greatest assets – employees and their knowledge.
Prior to joining Canvas, Becky spent five years as vice president 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.