H. HOLLISTER CANTUS
In the private sector, H. Hollister Cantus founded The ILEX
Group in 1985 to provide clients with strategic and tactical advice
on marketing to governments (Federal, state and local) and to
assist in finding market opportunities in the commercial sector
with emphasis on the national defense, national security, energy,
transportation, and aerospace industries. He had previously served
as the Senior Executive in Washington for two $6-billion dollar
Groups (United Technologies Building Sector and Lockheed Missiles
and Space Group) and a $1-billion dollar corporation (ICF Kaiser).
Mr. Cantus has also served on the Board of Directors of numerous
trade associations, corporations, non-profit organizations, and
industry advisory committees.
In public service, as a Naval Flight Officer (Captain, USNR-ret.) and as
a senior civilian official, he has served in the Executive Branch
under eight Presidents, including appointments as Deputy Assistant Secretary of
Defense and Associate Administrator of NASA, among others. Mr.
Cantus has also been on the House Armed Services Committee staff
and on numerous Advisory Committees to the Virginia General Assembly.
He has most recently served as one of the Governor’s appointees to the Virginia Commission on Military Bases, and as a Legislative appointee to the Joint Committee on Technology and Science’s Aerospace Advisory Committee.
A graduate of Williams College and a Virginian for four decades,
he has been deeply involved in national, federal, state and local
political activities and campaigns. He is married to Barbara Park
Cantus, a fund-raising consultant for charitable and political
organizations as well as an award-winning artist.
Jane-Scott Cantus has over 20 years of experience in helping businesses grow. She provides strategic and tactical consulting services to public and private corporations, private equity funds and their portfolio companies, professional services firms, not-for-profits and law firms.
Her prior corporate strategic, managerial and business development experience includes marketing, business development, project control engineering and project financing with several divisions of Bechtel Corporation, merger and acquisition analysis with Martin Marietta, and as a wealth management advisor at Morgan Stanley and as Senior Vice President at Fiduciary Trust Company International where she assisted corporate and individual clients in crafting solutions to complex financial situations.
Prior retained management recruitment experience includes Korn/Ferry International and Christian & Timbers, during which time she personally led 75+ C-level searches and completed over 200 assignments. She established both firms' Virginia offices.
She has been appointed by two Governors of Virginia to the Small Business Financing Authority and serves on several corporate and charitable foundation Boards of Directors, including the National Advisory Board of the Pentagon Foundation.
Jane-Scott Cantus is a Duke University graduate (BA) and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and a JD from the George Washington University School of Law.
Charles Cantus is a Government Relations Executive with extensive experience leading all aspects of government relations representing congressional and federal agencies, presidential campaigns, Fortune 500 corporations and trade associations for over 20 years. His expertise spans a multitude of industries including, information technology, cyber security, professional and technical services, defense and homeland security, energy, transportation, and government contracting.
Most recently, Charles served as Vice President of Government Relations with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), a global leader in providing technology enabled business solutions and services, servicing the financial, government, and utility business sectors. As Vice President of Government Relations, Charles transformed, led, and managed CSC’s government relations activities, supporting multi-billion dollar government contracting opportunities.
Prior to joining CSC, Charles served as Vice President and Managing Director of Government Relations with Bearing Point (previously KPMG Consulting), a $3 Billion consulting firm. Charles was responsible for all government relations activities for the corporation, managing a budget of $5 million. Notably, Charles successfully created and implemented comprehensive branding initiatives at all levels of government, positioning the company as a premier management consulting and systems integrator.
Charles was a Board Member and now an active member at the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, as well as its Political Action Committee. He previously served as Trustee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Political Action Committee and now serves as an active member of NVTC. Charles is also a member of the Washington Industrial Round Table and American League of Lobbyists.
Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Hampden-Sydney College.