The Team

Meet the Vantage Team


Butch Wardlaw, President & CEO

Butch is an expert in media, risk, and crisis communications; group process facilitation; strategic planning and communication; leadership development; message strategies; and public/community involvement. Butch brings his leadership experience gained in the federal government and private practice to every Vantage offers. Throughout his career, Butch has served in a wide variety of leadership roles, both public and private.

Melissa Wardlaw, Chief Financial Officer, Board Secretary & Co-Owner

Melissa is a co-owner of Vantage and the Wardlaw Group. An expert in business management operations, marketing, and accounting/finance, Melissa serves as the principal management analyst for the Wardlaw Group team.

Susan Schoenberg, Director of Operations & Project Manager

Susan oversees day-to-day operations on many Vantage contracts ensuring client needs are met and Vantage maintains its commitment to excellent service. Susan uses her experience and training in leadership coaching to deliver and oversee various projects Vantage handles.

Hannah Frantz, Training & Project Coordinator

Hannah specializes in training and is committed to delivering programs and courses that exceed client expectations. She uses her experience with international non-profits and curriculum development to support Vantage in its dedication to meeting specialized client needs.

Claire Saint-Rossy, Survey & Data Analyst

Claire works on data analysis and survey-related projects for Vantage. Primarily, she provides service to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) through a variety of data and surveys support services.

Kevin Stieper, Accountant

Kevin provides C.P.A. services to Vantage through his firm Kevin Stieper, CPA. He oversees and supports Vantage’s financial operations.