About Ontra Presentations
Ontra Presentations is managed by the brother–sister team of James Ontra and AlexAnndra Ontra.
The duo started Ontra Presentations, LLC in 2002 with a borrowed desk, two phones and licensing rights to the Iguana Presentation system which had been discarded from a previous start-up.
James and AlexAnndra cold-called prospects every day for eight hours a day, and within 90 days had landed ABC National Television Stations and Towers Perrin. Ten years, five different software applications (some discontinued, some still going) and over 30 Fortune-level clients later, both are still developing presentation management solutions that help their clients share, shuffle and show their content.
James is responsible for technology development, including the company’s flagship products, PPTshuffle and PPTshare. He brings over 25 years of entrepreneurial expertise and 15 years experience on both the sales and developmental sides of presentation management software.
From the software’s inception at Micro Interactive and continued development at iXL, to a recognized presentation software at Iguana Interactive, to the current application today, James has raised funds, directed sales and technology, and has painstakingly worked to ensure that our software continually meets current market needs.
James is a natural-born entrepreneur, beginning with his college career at the University of Houston where he published “Houston’s Hottest” calendars, managed and helped found the “Velvet Elvis” pub, and printed T-shirts in his garage.
The US Small Business Association in Houston, Texas named him “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” in 1993.
James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Houston.
AlexAnndra is responsible for business development, including client services, sales and marketing. Before co-founding the company, she worked in advertising, on the account services side, developing campaigns for clients in a variety of industries including healthcare, packaged goods, telecom, dot com, retail and travel.
AlexAnndra also serves as President of the Board for Dances Patrelle, a non-profit dance company in New York. She studies ballet, skis and sails. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin.