Alex Cantu

Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations

Alex Cantu is the Senior Business Director for MAYA Consulting. Alex works with clients on advancing their financial and operational initiatives with the goal of providing quality education and services to students in underserved communities, and is also charged with leading the overall organizational performance of MAYA Consulting.

Alex is passionate about partnering with organizations dedicated to creating safe spaces for children so they may be thriving members of the community. He has spent his entire career engaged with organizations focusing on creating healthy communities through policy initiatives, restorative justice, and teaching leadership through service.

Throughout his career, Alex has been invested in working with statewide nonprofits specializing in community mobilization and strategic advising. He was most recently director of operations for Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, a nonprofit that provides healing and restorative justice support for sexually abused children with open allegations. Alex also advocated for the creation of healthier and safer communities as a grant and program coordinator for Texans For Safe And Drug-Free Youth, a nonprofit that promotes ending substance abuse in youths. These roles sparked his dedication to serving organization focused on creating safer living and learning environments.

Alex graduated from St. Edward’s University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and management. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business where he is working towards a Master of Nonprofit Administration.