Naviant’s Culture & Talent

Naviant’s culture is best described as dynamic, fluid, fun, and evolutionary, and the company remains rooted in its core values of integrity, openness, and teamwork. Watch this brief video to gain some insight into Naviant’s mission and values, as well as our passion for helping clients succeed.

Since its founding in 1986, our organization has been driven by the desire to provide best-in-class customer service and innovative solutions. Striving to ensure that employees are treated as family, Naviant has attracted and retained top talent and born leaders who are genuinely passionate about inspiring good in others. You can learn more about Naviant’s Culture here. We have been able to remain at the top of the industry in guaranteeing success for our customers due to the dedication of our team, and what once began as an entrepreneurial dream is now a thriving organization with more than 60 employees and hundreds of happy clients.

Meet some of the executives who have helped to make this happen.

Mike Suter, Founder & Owner

As the Founder & Owner of Naviant, Mike Suter brings more than 30 years of sales, leadership, and business expertise to the enterprise content management industry. Mike’s strong business acumen, dedication to the customer, and passion for success has transformed Naviant into a financially sound organization built upon a strong reputation for customer satisfaction. His belief in innovative processes and technology has helped Naviant grow and serve hundreds of customers worldwide. Mike’s humble attitude and passion for empowering people to grow and succeed, both professionally and personally, has attracted and retained top talent among Naviant staff, and developed a top-notch core executive team. As a successful family-business owner, Mike believes in running a business where everyone has an opportunity to do well for themselves and their families, and work-life balance is valued. Mike is a well-respected business professional who is involved in the community and supports many local charitable organizations.

Michael Carr, President & CEO

As President & CEO at Naviant, Michael Carr brings more than 30 years of financial literacy and business acumen to the enterprise content management industry. Michael Carr joined Naviant in 2007 as CFO and has played a critical role in the success and growth of the company.  A top-line revenue thought leader, Michael provides a unique perspective to help businesses grow, while maintaining a healthy bottom line. Michael’s vision for growth and success has brought tremendous focus to the Naviant team and culture, as he believes strongly in the power of a great team guided by an enduring Vision, focused by a practical Mission, and anchored by collective Values. Michael has been critical in developing corporate goals and key performance indicators that waterfall through departments, teams, and individuals. His high degree of personal integrity and sincerity has led to his success as a leader. Michael has a passion for sharing his knowledge and perspective on the importance of sound business practices. Michael resides on the Boards of the UW Credit Union, Financial Executives International (Madison Chapter), and Oakwood Village. He is an active member of the WICPA and Asbury United Methodist Church. Michael earned his MBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his BBA in Accounting from Iowa State University. Go Cyclones!

Liz Skolaski, Executive Vice President & COO

As Executive Vice President & COO at Naviant, Liz Skolaski brings more than 30 years of direct sales, consulting and management experience in the technology and enterprise content management industry. Liz is grateful to be leading an organization where our employees inspire her to come to work every day with their diverse perspectives and experiences to always keep things fresh and interesting. Liz is an expert at helping employees overcome barriers that ultimately make their jobs easier, and allow them to grow in their careers. Her leadership and insights have been instrumental in developing and managing our strong relationship with Hyland Software. Liz also participates in Hyland’s Partnership Advisory Council (PAC) which is an elite group of leaders from Hyland’s top partners that help guide Hyland Software’s partnership program. As an accomplished sales professional, Liz specialized in enterprise business development for Norstan Communications, AT&T, Lucent and Avaya, consistently performing at the top of her class and achieving multiple President Clubs. Liz later transitioned into management at Inacom Information Systems, where as Vice President of Sales she helped grow the company by 20 million dollars in two years. She then transitioned to Vice President of Operations and managed all partner programs with Cisco, Microsoft, H.P., IBM, and EMC. With her passion to mentor others, Liz has transformed the organizations she has worked for. Through her strong business acumen, candor, and ability to read people she has encouraged the belief that we will always achieve more as a team, and as a breast cancer survivor, Liz has a unique perspective on life and brings laughter and kindness wherever she goes.