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About Us: The AdvantageDS3 Team

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Our Team is Dedicated to Providing You with Optimal Document Solutions

The AdvantageDS3 Team has years of experience in the business of scanning and storage solutions. With competitive pricing and customer-first flexibility, we have what it takes to provide you with the best solutions for your documents.

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Chris Donohue

Owner and CFO

Chris is the Co-Owner and CFO of AdvantageDS3. Chris has over 25 years of business experience, most of which comes from the manufacturing and document imaging industries.

Chris is a member of the Cedar Rapids Downtown Rotary Club. He serves on the Youth Leadership Committee and has also volunteered for numerous service activities.

Chris graduated from Simpson College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. Chris played baseball at Simpson and served as Team Captain his senior year.

When not at work, Chris spends time with his wife and three children and is an avid runner, having run a marathon in the past.

Jeffrey Kiley

Owner and CEO

My name is Jeff Kiley, and I am the Co-Owner of AdvantageDS3. I have a passion for history, specifically the history contained in the pages of old newspapers, local primary source materials, and printed accounts of the past.

My team at Advantage partners with communities across the country to preserve and provide practical free access to their collective history at any time, from anywhere. I believe that the preservation of our collective history is a shared responsibility. I challenge like-minded communities to join Advantage in our mission to ensure their “first draft of history” is available for current and future generations. The guiding principles of our organization are both personal and straightforward: preserve the past, make it accessible today, and ensure its future.

We work to build strong community-first partnerships to preserve and digitize history, allowing communities to understand and connect to their past in a meaningful way. We make local history accessible by providing each community we partner with their own Community History Archive, an online search platform that is friendly, intuitive, and easy to learn. Anyone can browse, search, view, clip, and share articles, headlines, pages, and the stories recorded in the pages of the community newspapers, yearbooks, documents, directories, photos, and more. Just type a search and hit “enter”, or browse to a specific year, month, day, or page in any (or all) publications contained in the archive.

Intended to serve as a “portal to the past”, our platform allows those primary source documents to give an accounting of history as told by the individuals that witnessed it. When stitched together, these pages tell the story of the people, places, and events that shaped the community.

Mike Schmitz

Chief Technology Officer

Mike’s focus on the customer has led him to success as a position player throughout the product design and software delivery life-cycle. He also has experience in building and leading a technical team at the executive level.

Beau Brown

Chief Operating Officer

A technically minded leader in the digital solutions space, Beau is a team-player that has succeeded in past endeavors by focusing on customer deliverables and building lasting relationships. Beau likes to say he ‘has never met a challenge he didn’t like.’

Brett Bieber

General Manager

Brett has been working for Advantage Companies for over 15 years, and recently took over as General Manager of Operations.

Brady Donohue

VP, Sales & Marketing

Brady graduated from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, IA, with a degree in Marketing and Operations Management. At Mount Mercy, Brady was a pitcher on the baseball team.

Brady works to build partnerships with leaders to provide communities free digital access to local history.

When not at work, Brady enjoys boating and jet skiing at Lake of the Ozarks, golfing, and spending time with his chocolate and black lab, Charli and Murry.

Tanner Lohaus

VP, Brand & Marketing

Tanner Lohaus has been with Advantage Archives since 2021. Tanner attended the University of Northern Iowa, where he played basketball. He finished his education at Mount Mercy University and was a pitcher on the baseball team, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design.

When not at work, Tanner enjoys golfing and spending time with his black lab, Charlie. He is also an avid fan of all sports, whiskey, and reading sci-fi/fantasy books.

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