The Team

Meet the Vantage Team

Butch Wardlaw, President & CEO

He 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 offering. 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 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.

Stephen Betsock, Survey & Data Analyst

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

Terence Rice (TJ), Project Manager

TJ provides project management, facilitation, contract support, business development, and training development. He primarily manages several Vantage projects, along with business development services. TJ works closely with the Director of Operations to ensure Vantage maintains its commitment to excellent service. Prior to working for Vantage, TJ worked as a Learning Architect developing and designing distance learning and performance support training for government and operational end users.

Reem Garada, Project Manager

Reem oversees and coordinates numerous projects for Vantage. She has extensive experience coordinating internal resources and third parties/vendors for projects in order to ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within the scope and within budget. Reem is responsible for assembling the project staff; for their technical or functional development, performance, and/or termination during the project or projects and developing detailed project plans to track progress.

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.