What’s with the “4?”
Vant4ge is built on four basic principles:
Simply Smarter Solutions
We combine the most advanced research, best practices, and cutting edge technology to help your organization produce the best results.
Vant4ge was born from innovation, and we continue to drive the future of the industry with revolutionary, breakthrough solutions like Vant4gePoint.
Better Data, Better Decisions
Our solutions help organizations base every decision, whether small or large, on relevant and accurate data.
It's All About People
We have a perspective on this industry that can’t be replicated. We package and deliver our experience for the benefit of our customers, their clients, and society.
Vant4ge’s leadership team is the best in the business. We understand the challenges that offenders face when reentering society, and we’ve designed a revolutionary platform that improves their chances at becoming productive members of society. We’d love to show you how it works.
Chief Executive Officer
As a justice-impacted serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in the correctional industry, Sean Hosman has a unique perspective on both business and second chances. Using technology to drive criminal justice reform is one of his many passions. He became justice-involved through addiction, and now, 10 years clean, he is dedicated to achieving racial equality in corrections and ending mass incarceration. In 1998, he founded Vant4ge, a human services and predictive analytics technology company that has revolutionized correctional care and case management. He is also the co-founder of Persevere, a non-profit that teaches justice-involved individuals to code behind prison bars, and Banyan Labs, a technology development company that hires Persevere graduates. Each business plays a vital role in increasing public safety and improving outcomes in the criminal justice system, while also bringing hope, skills, and opportunity to justice-involved individuals. Through his work with these companies, Sean is focused on changing lives and stopping the cycle of multi-generational incarceration. He received both his bachelor’s and his law degree from Brigham Young University.
Chief Operating Officer
With 25+ years in the correctional industry, including three years spent as a chief probation officer in California, Marjorie Rist brings depth and breadth of experience to her role as Chief Solutions Officer of Vant4ge. Her extensive involvement with adult and juvenile facilities and working with justice-involved individuals in the community has given her first-hand experience in all decision-making points from pretrial to parole. Through her work, she exercises a deep understanding of how to balance science and technology with operational practice to support data-driven decision-making. As the co-founder and current advisor of Persevere, a non-profit that teaches justice-involved individuals to code behind prison walls, she helps bring hope, skills, and opportunity to people who need it most. She is an active member of the American Correctional Association (ACA), International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), International Corrections and Probation Association (ICPA), and the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). She has a bachelor’s degree in management from St. Mary’s College of California.
Chief Technology Officer
Casey has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He excels in fast-paced environments with ever-changing demands, and understands the demands and responsibilities of client-focused development environments. He has experience successfully managing multiple engineering teams through growth phases while seamlessly maintaining systems for existing clients. Casey’s responsibilities include managing all aspects of product development from A to Z, as well as the day-to-day operations of Vant4ge’s engineering team. Casey holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Boise State University in Electrical Engineering (Computer and Control Systems Emphasis). When Casey isn’t leading our technology team, he dedicates his time to the 501st Legion, a Star Wars enthusiast organization that puts its costuming resources to good use through fundraising, charity work, and volunteerism.
Meet Sean, Our CEO
In order to address "the ways we think about prison and how that can change prison," the focus must be on how we think about prisoners and prison staff, and employing the most advanced and scientifically-proven methods for creating sustainable behavior change in both. Professionals, or Pros, should be the only ones dealing with Convicts, or Cons. We need to support and develop the Pros in order to be able to change the Cons.